11:31 p.m. March 11, 2018 – By Kevin Kingsbury
Asian markets start the week off strong, building on last weeks rebound Nikkei pushes higher; New Zealand index sees record closeAsia-Pacific stock markets were higher Monday, building on a late-week rebound for the regions equities.
11:55 a.m. March 11, 2018 – By Shawn Langlois
Alt-coin traders share their portfolio-of-horror storiesBitcoins whipsaw reversal has been well-chronicled, but its the other digital currencies Reddit members were talking about when someone suggested, Lets play a game called How much down is your (alt) portfolio?
8:41 a.m. March 10, 2018 – By Maria LaMagna
This credit card will offer rewards in bitcoin and has 2,000 people on the waiting list This company has ambitions to start a credit card that gives crypto instead of pointsThis company has ambitions to start a credit card that gives crypto instead of points.
5:00 a.m. March 10, 2018 – By MarketWatch
The other assets that are in a bull market along with U.S. stocksU.S. stocks are not the only asset currently in a bull market. European, Japanese equities are also enjoying rising prices.
1:26 p.m. March 9, 2018 – By Barbara Kollmeyer
Bitcoin rout continues, records 5th consecutive losing day Brutal week sees bitcoin shed 20%Bitcoin prices continued to drop on Friday, as bloodbath in No. 1 digital currency persists.
1:00 p.m. March 9, 2018 – By MarketWatch
Dow closes above 25,000 while Nasdaq finishes at a record as stocks rallyThe Dow closes above the 25,000 mark and the Nasdaq ends at a record on Friday as Wall Street appeared to shake off worries about tariffs on steel and aluminum to focus on the jobs report that came in stronger than had been estimated.
12:12 p.m. March 9, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
When will bitcoins bloodletting cease? Fundstrats Lee turns to the Bitcoin Misery Index for answers The value of a single bitcoin has shed about 20% of its value over the past week, but the worst may be near, says Lee The viscous selloff in bitcoin has even the biggest bulls scratching their heads. With a fall of more than 20%, and a raft of negative press, investors are searching for a signal to buy this dip.
6:57 a.m. March 9, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Heres how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country Looking to mine bitcoin on the cheap? Head to Venezuela So, where is the cheapest place to mine bitcoin?
6:16 a.m. March 9, 2018 – By Victor Reklaitis
Go big on stocks as Trump has 1 huge reason not to launch a trade war, says quant Critical information for the U.S. trading dayStocks look set for a weekly win, amid buzz about the Trump-Kim meeting, tariffs and the jobs report. Fears about inflation, rates, trade wars and growth are overblown, says todays call from a J.P. Morgan guru whos overweight U.S. stocks.
1:24 p.m. March 8, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Bitcoin falls again, now down 20% on the week Futures markets record third consecutive losing dayDigital currencies take another step lower.
12:42 p.m. March 8, 2018 – By Maria LaMagna
Hush agreements and a credit card that will give rewards in bitcoin Thursdays top personal finance stories Thursdays top personal finance storiesThursdays top personal finance stories
12:29 p.m. March 8, 2018 – By Ryan Vlastelica
The best sector of this bull market is the greatest investment story ever told Internet stocks set the pace in markets 9-year bull runWhile the strategy of investing in internet-related companies will likely always be first associated with the dot-com era, the past decade has proved to be just as strong a period for the sector that has now influenced nearly every aspect of the economy.
12:10 p.m. March 8, 2018 – By MarketWatch
This weeks Mutual Funds and ETF storiesConventional investing wisdom tends to fall by the wayside when the stock market seems to offer only upside.
7:48 a.m. March 8, 2018 – By Ryan Vlastelica
Heres why retiring baby boomers wont create a stockmaggedon for millennials Market returns dont have a strong correlation to demographic trendsThe retirement of the baby boomer generation is one of the biggest shifts currently happening in the U.S., carrying significant long-term implications for government spending and the labor market. But could it have an impact on the stock market?
3:29 a.m. March 8, 2018 – By Carla Mozee
Japan suspends two cryptocurrency exchanges in hopes of strengthening security Japans crackdown comes after $530 million in NEM cryptocurrency was stolen Two cryptocurrency exchanges were temporarily suspended by a Japanese regulator Thursday as part of its effort for stronger security in the market after millions of dollars in digital currency was stolen earlier this year.
12:27 a.m. March 8, 2018 – By Shawn Langlois
Steve Bannon tells European audience: cryptocurrency will bring you true freedomAt this stop on his European speaking tour, Trumps former top adviser explained why digital currencies like bitcoin could be an asset to the Continents antiestablishment movement.
9:05 p.m. March 7, 2018 – By Ellie Ismailidou
How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoinWhen it comes to blockchain technology, one of the most common mistakes investors make is equating blockchain to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Here’s how to invest in blockchain without buying any cryptocurrency.
7:44 p.m. March 7, 2018 – By Mike Murphy
Crypto bull John McAfee says SEC is striking out in panic at digital currencies SEC had earlier warned of risk some crypto exchanges pose to investorsAnti-virus tycoon-turned-cryptocurrency bull John McAfee lashed out at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday night, claiming that the agency is running scared.
11:41 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Sally French
Heres how many of the worlds ultrawealthy are increasing their cryptocurrency investments If youre like 21% of the worlds truly rich, youve gotten more into cryptos21 percent of respondents in an annual survey of wealth advisers and private bankers said their clients increased their investments in cryptocurrencies in 2017
10:29 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Binance tells customers funds are safe after tech glitchBinance CEO Zhao Changpeng on Wednesday said its customers’ funds were safe, as the head of the popular exchange attempted to assure investors after a glitch in its system. Reports of problems on the platform surfaced via online forum Reddit, indicating that so-called altcoins, or alternatives coins to bitcoin , were being liquidated from users’ accounts without their consent. The technology issue resulted in Binance temporarily suspending withdrawals. However, in a tweet from its official account, Binance described the issues as “irregularities in trading activity” and emphasized that “all funds are safe.” Binance didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
9:33 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Bitcoin price drop gathers momentum as potential Binance glitch unsettles investors Virtual-currency traders also react to the SEC demanding that exchanges register with its regulatorMajor cryptocurrencies fell sharply Wednesday as reports of a system errors at a popular exchange platform appeared to unsettle investors.
8:00 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By MarketWatch
Heres why buying the Cohn dip may be better than selling the panicAhead of what looks like a rough day for stocks as they fret anew over White House departures and trade-war concerns, out call of the day says buy this dip before its too late.
5:57 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Barbara Kollmeyer
Heres why buying the Cohn dip may be better than selling the panic Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAhead of what looks like a rough day for stocks as they fret anew over White House departures and trade-war concerns, out call of the day says buy this dip before its too late.
5:23 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Emily Bary
PayPal crypto patent interesting but may no longer be a top priority, says analystPiper Jaffray analyst Jason Deleeuw weighed in on PayPal Holdings Inc.’s potential cryptocurrency efforts Wednesday, after was made public earlier in the month. PayPal’s patent filing was for an “expedited virtual currency transaction system,” which could speed up cryptocurrency transactions by allowing buyers and sellers to trade private keys and not wait for transactions to be confirmed on the blockchain, Deleeuw wrote. He noted that “Bitcoin transactions are not confirmed until they are batched in a block and added to the blockchain,” which can take about 10 minutes. Deleeuw sees some challenges for PayPal if it were to get involved with crypto in this way, noting for one that “the reliance on PayPal for enabling this solution defeats the decentralized purpose of cryptos.” He added that while the patent was recently made public, it was filed in mid-2016, and recent comments from management suggest to him that PayPal may have “de-prioritized” such efforts in the last 18 months. “Still, we like that PayPal is exploring how to improve crypto asset accessibility,” he wrote. PayPal shares are up 85% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 15%. Square Inc. , another popular payments stock, has seen shares rise sharply in recent months after it began allowing users to buy and sell bitcoin on its peer-to-peer Cash app.
12:37 a.m. March 7, 2018 – By Mike Murphy
Coinbase launches its first index fund for cryptocurrencies For now, fund will track four digital currencies, be limited to accredited usersCoinbase, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, is launching a weighted index fund for digital currencies as it enters the asset-management business for the first time.
1:37 p.m. March 6, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Coinbase’s COO Hirji says digital exchange to offer cryptocurrency-focused index fundCoinbase’s President & Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji late Tuesday said the popular digital-currency platform would kick off a crypto-focused index fund. Hirji told CNBC during an interview on its “Fast Money” segment that the planned index fund is intended to give retail investors broad exposure to virtual currencies. The COO said the fund is still in the works and would be targeted to accredited investors, with a specified net worth. Hirji said the index fund would be market-cap weighted but didn’t offer more details.
1:30 p.m. March 6, 2018 – By Barbara Kollmeyer
Bitcoin drops below $11,000, pulls back from key breakthrough level A tough day for crypto traders as all major digital currencies finish in the redBitcoin struggles to break above $12,000 on Tuesday, as a popular cryptocurrency exchange faces allegations of taking unfair profits.
1:00 p.m. March 6, 2018 – By MarketWatch
Here are the states most threatened by steel tariffsHeres a state-by-state rundown on jobs that could be at risk if Donald Trump follows through on across-the-board tariffs on steel and aluminum.
8:00 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By MarketWatch
Theres no stopping it, warns Ron Paul: A calamity could cut this market in halfSuch a calamity could very well lead to a 50% drop in the stock market, Paul warns.
7:36 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By Leslie Albrecht
Good news for people who havent got a clue about cryptocurrency Searches for the definition of bitcoin tend to spike along with the volatile currencys valueSearches for the definition of bitcoin tend to spike along with the volatile currencys value.
5:00 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By MarketWatch
Dow futures over 100 points higher, lifted by Korea talks, easing trade worriesU.S. stock futures jump, getting an additional boost from headlines linked to talks between North and South Korea and as fears over a full-blown trade war calmed down.
4:28 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
The chance of hacking a bitcoin wallet is as likely as winning Powerball9 times in a row Trying to guess a Bitcoin key? Youre wasting your timeBitcoin skeptics who stay away digital currencies for fear their fortune may be stolen can rest easy.
1:49 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By Barbara Kollmeyer
Forget $100,000 bitcoin, says Kenneth Rogoff try $100 instead Regulation will bring down the price of the cryptocurrency within 10 years, the Harvard economist saysRegulation will bring down the price of the cryptocurrency within 10 years, the Harvard economist says.
1:00 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By Nouriel Roubini
Roubini: Blockchain is one of the most overhyped technologies ever This is why Bitcoin and other inefficient cryptocurrencies wont take over the worldBlockchain is an overhyped technology that is too inefficient and slow to revolutionize the payments system, write Nouriel Roubini and Preston Byrne.
12:57 a.m. March 6, 2018 – By Mike Murphy
Coinbase hit with two class-action lawsuits, one claiming insider trading Cryptocurrency exchange faces claims of ripping off customersPopular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is facing two new class-action lawsuits, including one that accuses it of insider trading.
12:57 p.m. March 5, 2018 – By Aaron Hankin
Bitcoin meets resistance at $12,000, as Ripple bounces PayPal files patent for system that would speed up transaction timesAfter a relatively rocky week for equity investors, those in the cryptocurrency space have feared much better as digital currency prices continue to tick higher over the weekend.
9:51 a.m. March 5, 2018 – By Emily Bary
PayPal files patent for cryptocurrency systemPayPal Holdings Inc. shares are up 0.5% in midday trading Monday after it was revealed that the company recently related to bitcoin. The company’s patent filing was for an “expedited virtual currency transaction system” and was . Such a system could potentially speed up bitcoin transactions and be anonymous. Shares of PayPal were originally down to start the day after the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon.com Inc. was interested in creating its own product similar to a checking account. PayPal’s stock is up 84% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 Index has gained 14%.
9:48 a.m. March 5, 2018 – By Emily Bary
Square stock jumps 8%, on track to close at new record highShares of Square Inc. are up 8.5% in Monday trading and on track to close at a new all-time high. If the current gains hold, this would mark Square’s largest one-day percentage gain since May 4, 2017, when its stock rose 8.9%. The company said late Friday that its general counsel, Hillary Smith, would be resigning, and Square confirmed to MarketWatch that it hasn’t announced any news. The company announced better-than-expected earnings last week and CEO Jack Dorsey also said at the time that the company wanted to enhance its bitcoin offerings . Square shares are up 194% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 is up 14%.
4:51 a.m. March 5, 2018 – By Victor Reklaitis
One way to play Trumps tariffs: Buy these stocks and enjoy the heat Critical information for the U.S. trading dayThe Dow looks like it might want to fall for a fifth-straight session to kick off the week, as hand-wringing about a potential trade war persists. One product of President Trumps tariff plan: a rise in bullish calls on steel stocks.
8:32 a.m. March 4, 2018 – By Emily Bary
Square earnings: Cheers for Cash, Caviar and larger customers Analysts praise growth in Squares services revenue and its continued move upmarket despite weaker-than-expected forecastSquare shares are up 166% over the past 12 months. Analysts found more reasons to be optimistic about future growth in the latest quarterly numbers.
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