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Looming split could fracture bitcoin

It’s time for bitcoin traders to batten down the hatches. The notoriously volatile cryptocurrency, whose 160% surge this year has captivated everyone from Wall Street bankers to Chinese grandmothers, could be headed for one of its

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Bitcoin to hit $50 000: prolific stock picker

Ronnie Moas, who for the past 13 years has made more than 900 stock recommendations via his one-man show at Standpoint Research, is now venturing into cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin will double to US$5 000 next year, and reach

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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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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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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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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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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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SA banks swap asset via blockchain network

South Africa’s largest banks have successfully swapped an asset via a blockchain network, set up among themselves. The banks – Absa, Investec, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank/First National Bank and Standard Bank

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Forget bitcoin, monero is surging

Forget bitcoin. There’s a new digital currency that is surging as online drug dealers begin adopting it to conduct business with more anonymity. The two-year-old currency monero has more than quadrupled this month after gaining

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