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  • This former dot com millionaire wants to legitimize 'blockchain investing'
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    This former dot com millionaire wants to legitimize 'blockchain investing'

    Forget bitcoin, blockchain is where the average investor should put their money in, according to Sir John Hargrave , the author of a new book "Blockchain for Everyone."

  • Crypto’s Been Going Crazy; Here’s Why
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    Crypto’s Been Going Crazy; Here’s Why

    By now we all know that crypto went on a true bull run last week, when Bitcoin broke above $13,500 for the first time since January 2018. With Bitcoin making up 61.5% of crypto’s total value, it was no surprise that the overall crypto market hit a 12-month high at the same time. Per Coinwatch.com, the total market cap of crypto peaked above $365 billion on June 26; it has since slipped to $316.50 billion. At this writing, BTC is trading at $11,075, and has a market cap of $196.21 billion.To make sense of everything, we’ll take a step back for a longer look. The three-month chart for BCT shows clearly that the coin has been on an upward trend since this past April 1, and equally clearly that this week’s volatility includes the steepest losses during that time.BTC 3-Month Price ChartBut BTC remains at 15-month highs, and the losses in recent days look like classic profit taking. The sharp peaks and valleys are reminiscent of Bitcoin’s chart pattern during the runup and dropdown from November 2017 to April 2018. So, volatility is baked into BTC, but we already knew that. As Forbes Magazine's Caitlin Long reminds us, Bitcoin is designed to present investors with a stable system, rather than stable prices.And this brings us to the second major point in to BTC’s recent price surge: as it rose in price, it attracted more miners as well as more buyers, and in blockchain, more miners means greater security. Bitcoin’s hashrate, the speed at which miners run calculations to open the next block, is at an all-time high. Back to Ms. Long, who points out, “The higher the hash power, the more secure Bitcoin becomes… simply because the cost to amass enough hash power to attack the network far exceeds the gain from doing so.”The gains in BTC’s hashrate have been making a splash in the crypto world, and feeding another important trend: Bitcoin has a distinctly positive news sentiment, as seen by the slant of articles published in the past week. We can turn back to Coinwatch, for a look at Bitcoin’s News Sentiment:BTC News SentimentCoinwatch analyzes the cryptocurrency news channels in real-time, and presents the results. You can see here that in the last week BTC has gotten slightly more than the average number or write-ups, and the tone has been significantly more bullish than usual. The coin has been doing well in the markets, investors are interested in it, and it’s clearly reflected in the news. Which, of course, helps feed more favorable investor sentiment toward BTC.Three main topics are filling the headlines about BTC: the current bull run, the unveiling of Facebook’s (FB) Libra project, and, most recently, the surge in the hashrate. All three factors are pushing BTC to a positive trend: reporting on gains feeds a bullish narrative, reporting on Libra generates interest in cryptocurrency, and reporting on the hashrate and related security issues reassures the public. While there is reporting on BTC’s slips during the week, it’s overshadowed by the positive trends. Widespread Gains in Major CoinsBitcoin is not the only crypto posting gains and positive news sentiment in the past week. Ethereum (ETH), the third-largest coin by market cap, has shown a similar pattern in recent days. ETH is up 110% in the past three months, and at this writing is trading just below $298.ETH 3-Month Price ChartAs with Bitcoin, ETH has a distinctly positive news sentiment. The number of articles featuring the coin is in line with the weekly average, while the tone of those articles is decidedly bullish – at 90%, even more bullish than Bitcoin’s tone. The most recent articles on ETH emphasize that the coin has stabilized at current trading levels, that transaction volumes are high, and that a 52-day bull run is in the realm of possibility.ETH News SentimentThe third major cryptocoin, Ripple (XRP) has also posted gains in the April-May-June period, but not to the same extent as BTC or ETH. Where those coins are up 166% and 110% respectively, Ripple has only gained 27%, and has been in a ranging pattern since mid-May. In the last 7 weeks, XRP has stayed between 37 and 47 cents per coin. Where other cryptos have been showing sharp gains, XRP has simply failed to get traction.XRP 3-Month Price ChartA look at Ripple’s news sentiment shows the effect of this trading pattern on the general outlook toward the coin. Articles on XRP have trended decidedly bearish, far more than the average in the cryptocurrency industry.XRP News SentimentReading the headlines in Ripple-related articles bears this out. Recent press mentions include Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Recovery Could Face Many Hurdles. It’s a tone that we just aren’t seeing in the Bitcoin and Ethereum articles.Ripple’s holding pattern, and recent losses among the smaller altcoins, are less significant to the overall cryptocurrency market than the gains in Bitcoin and Ethereum. With those two coins making up over 71% of the total market cap in crypto, we would expect to see the markets follow their lead, and we do. Again from Coinwatch.com, the total market cap chart bears this out – it closely follows the pattern established by BTC and ETH.3-Month Cryptocurrency Market CapThe general tenor of the crypto markets is optimistic now, despite a drop from last week’s high points. News and investor sentiment remain positive on two the three largest coins, and neither of those shows any sign of the bottom falling out.In our last article on this subject, we quoted investor and fund manager Mike Novogratz, who foresaw – during the recent price run-up – BTC stabilizing between $7,000 and $10,000. He’s a careful prognosticator, however, and he also said, “If I’m wrong on that, I think I’m wrong on the upside.” He appears to have been correct; BTC appears to be stabilizing, at least for now, near $11,000.

  • Bitcoin Breached another Landmark, AMD Stock Rose
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    Bitcoin Breached another Landmark, AMD Stock Rose

    Cryptocurrencies continued their exceptional run on June 26. Bitcoin (BTC) rose 15% and reached $13,400—a 17-month high.

  • Why Bitcoin Has Surged to $9,300
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    Why Bitcoin Has Surged to $9,300

    Bitcoin (BTC) is on another astronomical rally, rising 22% in just over a week to reach a 14-month high of $9,300.

  • Can the Bitcoin Rally Keep Going?
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    Can the Bitcoin Rally Keep Going?

    The Latest on the NASDAQ, Roku, AMD, and Bitcoin(Continued from Prior Part)Bitcoin is currently trading at a one-year highFor most of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, people forgot about cryptocurrencies. However, cryptocurrencies have had a

  • Bitcoin Has Nearly Doubled in Only Six Weeks
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    Bitcoin Has Nearly Doubled in Only Six Weeks

    The Latest on Google, Netflix, Uber, and Bitcoin(Continued from Prior Part)Bitcoin has breached the $8,000 mark for the first time since last JulyAfter a lull, Bitcoin (BTC) has finally taken off again. The cryptocurrency climbed to $8,297 on May

  • Bitcoin Crossed above $5,000 after More than a Three-Month Lull
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    Bitcoin Crossed above $5,000 after More than a Three-Month Lull

    Tech Bytes: Bitcoin's Surge, Apple's Life-Saving Device, and MoreBitcoin has surged nearly 25% in two days Like most other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) has been in a lull over the last four months. It crashed from $19,587 in December 2017 to a low

  • Bitcoin Eyes $4K After Erasing Monday’s Price Losses
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    Bitcoin Eyes $4K After Erasing Monday’s Price Losses

    With bitcoin's quick reversal of the losses seen on Monday, the technical charts are again pointing to a rally to $4,000.

  • Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Ethereum ETP for Trading
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    Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Ethereum ETP for Trading

    Swiss stock exchange SIX Group has listed an ethereum-based exchange-traded product (ETP) backed by Amun.

  • MakerDAO Opens Token Holder Vote on Fee Hike for Ethereum Stablecoin
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    MakerDAO Opens Token Holder Vote on Fee Hike for Ethereum Stablecoin

    With the dai's dollar-peg "almost at a breaking point," governance token holders are considering whether to raise the "Dai Stability Fee."

  • Bitcoin Seeking Gains After Retaking Key Price Support
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    Bitcoin Seeking Gains After Retaking Key Price Support

    Bitcoin has returned above crucial support at $3,700 and could bounce higher if it can defend that level going forward.

  • Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month at Kraken Crypto Exchange
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    Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month at Kraken Crypto Exchange

    Crypto Facilities, which provides futures data to CME, saw its own trading volume jump five-fold after being acquired by Kraken.

  • Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar
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    Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar

    Coinbase is parting ways with Neutrino employees who worked at Hacking Team following a customer backlash.

  • Bitcoin’s MACD Prints Strongest Bull Signal In Over a Year
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    Bitcoin’s MACD Prints Strongest Bull Signal In Over a Year

    Bitcoin's MACD histogram is registering its highest value since January of 2018, which suggests bitcoin's price may have already bottomed out.

  • TradingView Adds First Crypto Index to Charts and Analysis Platform
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    TradingView Adds First Crypto Index to Charts and Analysis Platform

    TradingView, the U.S.-based provider of financial markets data charts and analysis, has added Huobi's HB10 cryptocurrency index to its platform.

  • A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto
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    A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto

    LGO Markets, a new crypto exchange for institutional investors with an unusual approach to custody, will launch spot trading on March 11.

  • 3% Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook
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    3% Bitcoin Price Drop Puts a Dent in Short-Term Bullish Outlook

    Bitcoin has taken a knock Monday and the sell-off could intensify if key support near $3,650 is breached.

  • This fitness studio accepts bitcoin and pays its instructors $1K an hour
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    This fitness studio accepts bitcoin and pays its instructors $1K an hour

    PLUS: American Venture Capitalist & Draper Associates Founder Tim Draper explains why bitcoin is the way of the future, and changes his $250,000 bitcoin call. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Brian Sozzi join in on the conversation, along with GRIT BXNG Co-Founder Bill Zanker.

  • Former Mt. Gox CEO launches new blockchain venture
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    Former Mt. Gox CEO launches new blockchain venture

    Mark Karpeles, the disgraced CEO of the infamous Mt. Gox crypto exchange, has unveiled plans to enter the blockchain space in Japan. He was found guilty of tampering with records at Mt. Gox and got a suspended sentence earlier this year, which he's appealing. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman discuss with the panel.

  • Consensus Conference looks at future of Crypto
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    Consensus Conference looks at future of Crypto

    Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut, Myles Udland, Sibile Marcellus, Kristin Myers discuss the outlook of crypto and what to expect at this year's Consensus Conference.

  • GrayScale Investments introduces #DropGold campaign
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    GrayScale Investments introduces #DropGold campaign

    Grayscale Investments is launching a new national ad campaign that encourages you to buy Bitcoin and drop gold. CEO of Grayscale, Barry Silbert, joins Yahoo Finance to break down the details.

  • Will Bitcoin rally continue?
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    Will Bitcoin rally continue?

    Cryptocurrencies have rallied in recent days with Bitcoin trading above $5,000. Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, Dan Roberts and Pras Subramanian discuss.

  • Bermuda Premier discusses regulating fintech and crypto companies
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    Bermuda Premier discusses regulating fintech and crypto companies

    The government of Bermuda passed the Digital Asset Business Act last fall to regulate fintech and crypto companies, and The Signature Bank of New York became the first bank to offer banking services to fintech companies in Bermuda. The Premier of Bermuda joins Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Akiko Fujita, and Sibile Marcellus to talk more.

  • What BTC can teach us about technical analysis
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    What BTC can teach us about technical analysis

    Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita is live at the TradersExpo live with John Bollinger of Bollinger Bands.