Israeli regulator wants a stock market ban on companies that are based on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin

Israeli regulator wants a stock market ban on companies that are based on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin: Israel’s markets regulator will propose a ban on companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.  Read also: Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency is the ‘gateway drug’ to cryptomania, and …

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Buffett partner Charlie Munger says bitcoin is ‘total insanity,’ avoid it ‘like the plague’

Charlie Munger Buffett partner Charlie Munger says bitcoin is ‘total insanity,’ avoid it ‘like the plague’: Warren Buffett’s top lieutenant, Charlie Munger, is a bitcoin skeptic. Munger was asked for his views on cryptocurrencies during a University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business event. “I think it is perfectly asinine …

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Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency could hit $60,000 in 2018 but another crash is coming, says startup exec

Bitcoin could hit $60,000 in 2018 but another crash is coming, says startup exec: In the latest development, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Julian Hosp says bitcoin’s rapid rise isn’t over yet. But there’s a catch.  “I think we’re going to see bitcoin hitting the $60,000 dollar mark, but I also think we’re …

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Opinion: Bitcoin is a bubble, but the technology behind it could transform the world – Will Hutton

Bitcoin is a bubble, but the technology behind it could transform the world – Will Hutton: Humanity’s earliest, truly transformative general purpose technologies were the ability to cross-fertilise plants and cross-breed animals. Suddenly, it made more sense to farm than to hunt and gather.  The surge in agricultural output meant …

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Bitcoin: Miners from 15 Countries to Give Input for Russian Cryptocurrency Bill

Bitcoin Miners from 15 Countries to Give Input for Russian Cryptocurrency Bill: Cryptocurrency miners from 15 countries have confirmed that they will be showing Russian parliamentarians how cryptocurrencies are mined and discussing their countries’ specific approaches to mining regulation.  After the meeting, the Russian government plans to draw up recommendations and …

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Buying and selling Bitcoin, explained

Buying and selling Bitcoin, explained: Before you jump into this overview of how to buy and sell Bitcoin, check out our first article in this series, Bitcoin, explained. Mining Bitcoin isn’t the only way to get your hands on the stuff, you know.  In fact, mining Bitcoin is a complete …

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Five Bitcoin Must Reads of 2017

Five Bitcoin Must Reads of 2017: Bitcoin has enjoyed a massive increase in value and a surge of new users over the last 12 months. Its success looks set to continue into 2018, but there are still burning questions about its future potential.  Read also: Bitcoin is “the riskiest investment you …

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Bitcoin Price Ricochets To $14,000 Today (December 23): 5 Things To Know

Bitcoin Price Ricochets To $14,000 Today (December 23): 5 Things To Know: Volatility in Bitcoin prices continued on Saturday, with the value of the cryptocurrency or digital currency recovering to $14,715 on Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Luxembourg.  Bitcoin prices have swung wildly this week. From a record high …

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