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Bitcoin futures trading underway

Bitcoin futures trading underway

The price of Bitcoin bounced back from a 4pc fall that followed the launch of a new set of futures in the cryptocurrency by the world’s largest exchange provider CME in Chicago. Its value on the Coinbase exchange fell from $19,375 …

Bitcoin hits new all time high

Bitcoin hits new all time high

Having traded in a relatively narrow - for bitcoin - range of $16,500-$17,500 over the past week, the world's most popular cryptocurrency jumped to new all-time highs following the latest (unexplained) burst of buying out of Asia, with …

Airport employee arrested in Moscow for mining cryptocurrency

Airport employee arrested in Moscow for mining cryptocurrency

The FSB  conducted a search at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport on December 5, 2017. One employee, a system administrator, had seemingly launched a bitcoin mining farm right at his workplace, Russia Beyond reports with a reference to the …

Bitcoin: another day, another record

Bitcoin: another day, another record

Bitcoin exchange rate soared more than 23%, smashing through the $18,000 benchmark for the first time ever, according to the data from Coinmarketcap.  The exchange rate surge over the past day amounted to $4,000. On …

 Bitcoin surges above $15,000 to new high

Bitcoin surges above $15,000 to new high

Bitcoin crossed the $15,000 mark today just 10 hours after topping $14,000.  The landmark happened on the Coinbase exchange at 10 a.m. London time on Thursday, and it traded as high as $15,200 on that platform.  …

Bitcoin exceeds record-breaking $14,000

Bitcoin exceeds record-breaking $14,000

Bitcoin exchange rate rose by 16.5% to $14,507 for the first time, according to the data of the electronic cryptocurrency platform Coinmarketcap. On November 29, the cryptocurrency set a historical record, rising by more than 10% and …

Bitcoin closes in on $13,000 mark

Bitcoin closes in on $13,000 mark

Bitcoin is closing in on $13,000, in what is set to be another milestone in the cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise. The price of Bitcoin pushed past $12,000 overnight, and was trading upwards of $12,700 by midday, according to …

Twins become world's first bitcoin billionaires

Twins become world's first bitcoin billionaires

The twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are worth more than $1bn after capitalising on the astonishing rise in Bitcoin. An $11m bet on Bitcoin made by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss over four years …

Bitcoin sets another all-time high

Bitcoin sets another all-time high

The price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin continues its surge above $9,000, trading at roughly $9,495, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). This continues a roughly eight-month winning streak for Bitcoin and other cryptos, …

First bitcoin robbery solved in Istanbul

First bitcoin robbery solved in Istanbul

Turkey's cybercrimes police detained a gang of thieves who robbed 450 Bitcoins worth $2.83 million from a businessman in Istanbul's Merter district. The incident marks the first time police carried out an operation to detain criminals involved in stealing cryptocurrencies.

 Bitcoin strives to hit $10000

Bitcoin strives to hit $10000

Bitcoin climbed within a few dollars short of a record $8,000 just days after a plunge of as much as 29% from the previous high. Bitcoin has gained 17% this week, touching a high of $7,997.17 during Asia hours before moving lower in …

Bitcoin plunges almost 30% from record high

Bitcoin plunges almost 30% from record high

Bitcoin plunged 29% as the cancellation of a technology upgrade prompted some users to switch out of the cryptocurrency, spooking speculators who had profited from a more than 800% surge this year. The cryptocurrency has dropped 9.5% …

Will bitcoin take over the world?

Will bitcoin take over the world?

Bitcoin would have become a good tool in the hands of artificial intelligence, if it intended to take over the world, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said, speaking at the International Festival of …

Bitcoin price hits another record high

Bitcoin price hits another record high

Bitcoin hit another record high today, continuing the rally seen in the previous day amid renewed bullish sentiment from investors. The price of the cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $5,856.10 in the early hours of Friday morning, …

Bitcoin price hits new all-time high

Bitcoin price hits new all-time high

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5,186 compared with $966 at the start of the year. The digital currency has soared 750% in …

China Is said to ban bitcoin exchanges

China Is said to ban bitcoin exchanges

China plans to ban trading of bitcoin and other virtual currencies on domestic exchanges, dealing another blow to the $150 billion cryptocurrency market after the country outlawed initial coin offerings last week, Bloomberg reports. …