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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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Schism tears at bitcoin community

You may not know it by looking at bitcoin’s recent price surge, but the infrastructure underpinning the world’s most popular virtual currency is teetering. While speculators continue to push the value of the digital money to record

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Bitcoin starting to behave all grown up

Bitcoin is showing signs of becoming a serious asset class. Last week’s price swings hardly back up that assertion. The cryptocurrency dropped 7,8% on Thursday after news that the People’s Bank of China threatened to shut exchanges

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Bitcoin crashes as much as 23% in one day

Bitcoin prices plunged as much as 23% from Wednesday’s all-time high, according to Bloomberg data, as some traders took gains and investors celebrated a rally in the yuan. Bitcoin fell to as low as US$888,99 on Thursday

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Bitcoin surges to near-record high

Bitcoin headed for its biggest weekly jump since June as rising geopolitical risks boosted demand for alternative assets. The cryptocurrency surged 15% this week to US$900,40 as of 2.38pm in Hong Kong, taking its gain this year

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