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26.03 2018

This New Blockchain Platform Aims to Give Gold a Digital Edge

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain were thought by some to replace gold as the ultimate haven against financial calamity. Now the gold market is using blockchain to kick back at crypto and bring precious metals into the digital age.

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19.03 2018

On the G-20 Agenda: A Shared Desire to Calm Down Crypto

It took one of the wildest investment manias in history to jolt them into action, but governments around the world are finally starting to regulate cryptocurrencies. Their approaches have run the gamut, from a massive crackdown in China to an exchange-licensing regime in Japan and a largely hands-off system in Switzerland.

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08.03 2018

Coincheck to Start Paying Back Victims of $500 Million Heist

Coincheck Inc. said it will start compensating users who had their cryptocurrency stolen beginning as soon as next week, as the Japanese exchange seeks to resume more of its operations. All of the 260,000 users impacted by the theft of NEM coins in the Jan. 26 theft will be reimbursed according to conversion rates detailed by Coincheck after the attack, the Tokyo-based company said at a news conference Thursday.

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13.02 2018

Coincheck Users Pull $373 Million in First Chance Since Hack

Coincheck Inc. users withdrew 40.1 billion yen ($373 million) from the cryptocurrency exchange on Tuesday, the first day customers were allowed to pull out in the wake of the cyber-theft of about $500 million last month. The target of the biggest theft of digital coins in history on Tuesday began allowing yen withdrawals for the first time, triggering the exodus of money.

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04.02 2018

Why the Cryptocurrency World Is Watching South Korea

Many South Koreans are obsessed with cryptocurrencies. The country’s lawmakers? Not so much. From the prime minister down, officials have warned that the speculative mania surrounding Bitcoin and its peers is dangerous. Demand for the virtual currency was so extreme at one point in January that it lifted prices in Korea 50 percent higher than those in America.

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22.01 2017

What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom

Digital money has a very human vulnerability: psychology. By Matthew Leising and Rob Urban If you bought a Bitcoin in early 2017, when one cost less than $900, you could have a profit of more than 1,200 percent now. But you almost certainly didn’t do that. Perhaps you dipped in a toe in November or December, as the price hit headline-grabbing records—$10,000, then $15,000, then higher.

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22.01 2017

Bitcoin Isn't the Future of Money

How should central banks proceed with cryptocurrencies? Very carefully. If the Bitcoin bubble has a redeeming feature, it's that it has started some interesting conversations. One is about whether governments should get into the cryptocurrency business for themselves.

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22.01 2017

Blockchain ETF Pioneer Expects Bitcoin-Linked Fund by Mid-Year

Crypto fans rejoice: a Bitcoin ETF could be just around the corner after all, according to the manager of one of the first blockchain-focused exchange-traded funds. “Especially given this negative volatility in Bitcoin, the SEC is wiping their brow a little bit here,” Eric Ervin, co-founder of Reality Shares Inc., said on Bloomberg Television, referring to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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22.01 2017

Don't Expect the Crypto-Futures Revolution to Stop at Bitcoin

Cboe Global Markets Inc. is exploring futures on other cryptocurrencies after becoming the first U.S. exchange to offer Bitcoin contracts last month. “You look at the entire crypto space and you look at what other products have the liquidity and the notional size, a derivative makes sense,”

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