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Bitcoin, ether lead cryptocurrency slide

Bitcoin declined as much as 17% on Monday, while smaller competitor ether continued to slide after experiencing a “flash crash” last week, raising concern about mainstream acceptance of the digital currencies. Bitcoin slumped to as low

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Why Vinny Lingham is avoiding bitcoin – for now

The bitcoin market is “over-inflated” and “very frothy”, despite big risks looming on the horizon, South African Internet entrepreneur – and cybercurrency expert – Vinny Lingham warned on Tuesday. Lingham, who has been dubbed by some media

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Don’t get burnt in the bitcoin frenzy

If you have heard of bitcoin and ethereum, you are also likely to be aware that these cryptocurrencies have been reaching record highs. Since the start of the year, the value of a single bitcoin has risen from US$968 to a peak of over

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Bitcoin perplexes currency analysts

Bitcoin is gold for millennials. Or maybe it’s that generation’s fine wine and collectible art. Or just a bubble waiting to burst. For foreign-exchange analysts trying to use traditional methods to value

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Beware the bitcoin bubble

Bitcoin’s astronomical rally has cryptocurrency bulls feeling vindicated. Not so fast, sceptics say. The digital currency’s more than 100% surge in the past two months looks eerily familiar, argue the bears

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Bitcoin looks like a bubble waiting to burst

Ever since the dot-com and housing bubbles popped in 2000 and 2008, spotting bubbles has become an obsession. Investors have spotted bubbles in bonds, credit, equities, gold – you name it – over the last several years

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Ethereum gets big corporate backers

An effort to transform how businesses work by using blockchain technology added new members from multiple industries as Toyota, Merck, State Street and other companies joined industry group the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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One bitcoin is now worth how much?!

With a 94% year-to-date gain, and a single “coin” now worth US$1 843, bitcoin has been on a helluva run lately. The increase in the cost of the massively volatile electronic tokens has led to many

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Divisive bitcoin ‘fix’ crashes after bug exploit

A controversial plan to fix bitcoin’s network congestion suffered a setback after attackers used a newly discovered bug to crash the software. Bitcoin Unlimited, which had been attracting support from the digital currency’s biggest miners, was

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