Tag Archives: bitcoin

Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency

Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if h...

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China busts World Cup gambling ring pulling $1.5 billion in crypto bets

Officials in China have busted a World Cup gambling ring that took in over 10 billion yuan (nearly $1.5 billion) in cryptocurrency bets, reports the South China Morning Post. Six individuals allegedly connected to a dark web-based crime syndicate hav...

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Bitcoin price drop: A prize-laden puzzle

Bitcoin prices broke their months-long uptrend in December of 2017 and for the first time since then, it might be time for the downfall to re-up. We’re looking for flags, likelihood of reversals, and the larger upward trend.

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Bitcoin price bounce: NVIDIA’s faith in crypto

This week bitcoin prices bounced at the trendline forged approximately one half year ago at the same time as NVIDIA signaled support for crypto. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang spoke to Jim Cramer on Mad Money TV, suggesting that cryptocurrency was “here to stay” regardless of the fact that it’s not one of the company’s main drivers – yet. “The reason … Continue reading

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Intel mulling Bitcoin miner tech as gaming brands back off

A Bitcoin mining hardware accelerator was revealed in a patent this week, showing Intel’s hand ahead of any product unveil. Over the past year, several major gaming-focused hardware manufacturers went both in and out of love with the fact that their gear was flying off shelves.

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Bitcoin price dips below so-called McAfee bet curve

Today the average price of bitcoins to dollars dipped below the McAfee bet curve. McAfee predicted back on July 17th of 2017 that one Bitcoin would be worth $500,000 “in three years.” Bitcoin went from around $2.2k to $19k by the end of the year.

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SEC intensifies its cryptocurrency fundraising investigation

In January, the SEC warned that it was "looking closely" at companies that are involved in cryptocurrency (and using associated terms to boost stock). But now, it appears that the regulatory organization is doing more than just keeping an eye on thin...

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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

This week Elon Musk made an offhand comment which revealed that he did, indeed, own a stash of bitcoin at one point. The amount wasn’t especially massive – not by today’s standards, anyway. What’s important is this wallet’s proximity to Elon Musk in the past, and how aware of the amount Musk remains today.

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Robinhood’s commission-free cryptocurrency trading is live

The zero-fee stock trading app, Robinhood, announced its plan to enable users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum last month. Now the company is making good on its promises

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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin prices may well jolt as major-player Robinhood launches their newest no-fee trading feature: cryptocurrency. The add-on to the Robinhood app and ecosystem was announced back on January 25th to some relatively major hurrah. Now, just under a month later, said feature was released in full.

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