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NASDAQ Officially Confirms Launch of Bitcoin Futures in Early 2019

The world’s second-largest stock exchange in the world, the Nasdaq exchange, has officially confirmed its plans to launch Bitcoin futures in 2019. Late last week, unofficial reports surfaced of the exchange launching these plans, first reported by Bloomberg. Joseph Christinat, VP of Nasdaq’s media team, spoke to the UK’s daily tabloid The Express yesterday and confirmed the plans. The VP states that these futures will be listed and launched in the first half of 2019—no official date has been given at this time. Nasdaq Bitcoin Futures The launch still remains subject to approval from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).Christinat told The Express: “We’ve put a hell of a lot…

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Bitcoin (BTC) up Nearly 20% in 48 Hours, How High will It Go?

Bitcoin (BTC) made a rather dramatic comeback just 48 hours ago. At press time, the world’s first digital currency is currently trading above $4,300. The entire crypto community is buzzing, as most altcoins have followed BTC’s upward movements. Bitcoin (BTC) Comeback The cryptocurrency community took a huge hit in mid-November when Bitcoin Cash miners started a hash war. Investors lost confidence in the maturity of the community, as the war dragged out after Bitcoin Cash split in two. On one side was Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, who led the Bitcoin ABC movement. On the other was Craig Wright, also known as ‘Faketoshi’ by the crypto community,…

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Bitcoin Rally: Cryptocurrency Makes a Comeback After Major Slump

Many in the financial world this week were claiming Bitcoin was “dead” after it hit its 2018 record lows this week. What they didn’t predict was a Bitcoin rally. On Sunday, the world’s first digital currency hit just above $3,600 a coin, which is the coin’s record-low this year. Bitcoin hadn’t seen below $3,700 since mid-September 2017, and this past week, the cryptocurrency was down almost -40% for the month. However, on Tuesday night that all began to shift. Bitcoin Rally In around 60 minutes, Bitcoin jumped up in price over $200. While this isn’t the monumental rise it had on a daily basis in late-2017, the…

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NASDAQ to launch Bitcoin Futures in 2019

Nasdaq Inc. is still planning to launch its Bitcoin futures early next year, Bloomberg reported early this morning. Two individuals familiar with the Bitcoin project told Benjamin Bain, a reporter at Bloomberg, that despite the downturned market the index still plans on offering these contracts. Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged nearly -75% since the beginning of the year and interest in digital currencies has dramatically decreased. Still, the Wall Street exchange feels there is enough investor interest to continue its plans. One of the individuals at Nasdaq told Bloomberg that the company has been working diligently to satisfy the concerns of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Crash Causes Crypto Mining Closures and Bankruptcy

Back in 2017, Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency took the spotlight in the media as investors and Wall Street began to take notice of digital currencies and the blockchain. Many executives in the major global banks shot down digital currencies almost immediately, as Bitcoin was a direct threat to their existence. See, Bitcoin was created to expose the currently flawed central banking system and to completely revamp the way individuals spend and send money. It remains unknown why crypto began to pick up speed towards the second half of 2017, but at the time, some digital currencies were seeing 100% gains in a single day. Cryptocurrency mining began…

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Bitcoin’s Fall from Grace: Warren Buffett Said It All Along

Talk of the crypto-town is Bitcoin’s massive fall from grace. It seemed to be holding steady at around $6,300/$6,400 for most of October, but now it’s holding on for dear life. Mid-November saw the coin drop unprecedentedly. It began crashing and continues to today. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is priced at $4,2oo per coin and down a further 4% on the day. What Happened? Some will blame Bitcoin Cash’s hard fork for creating an industry scare. Some will blame talk of regulatory scrutiny for rattling investors. But others will say, “I told you so” that Bitcoin’s crash was an inevitable eventuality and neither of the…

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Tom Lee Sticks by His $15,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction Despite Falling Market

Tom Lee, the long-standing Wall Street crypto bull, is sticking to his $15,000 year-end price prediction for Bitcoin (BTC). The Fundstrat Global Advisor voiced his prediction on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ yesterday. Tom Lee and Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin just recently fell to its lowest levels in more than a year yesterday, but Lee remains convinced. Originally, Lee cut his Bitcoin year-end prediction by $10,000—from $25,000 to $15,000. “Days like this, it does make me wonder,” said Lee to CNBC. “These past few days have definitely been a negative development.” The Fundstrat advisor contends that more oversight from US regulators and institutional involvement could push the prices of BTC up. Lee…

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Bitcoin Hits Lowest Level Again—This Time Last Year Things were Very Different!

Bitcoin has hit its lowest level again this year. Is it the beginning of the end for Bitcoin? I bet that question has been asked many times over in 2018. Bitcoin gained house-hold name status around Thanksgiving last year. That was the kind of year Bitcoin had in 2017. Bitcoin’s Lowest Level But now, Bitcoin is down more than 30% since Thanksgiving 2017. But that’s not as bad as being down 60% on the year, 18% this week alone, and hitting the lowest level of 2018 today. At the time of writing, BTC is selling for $5,148 and is down nearly 9% on the day. As is…

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Bitcoin Hits the Lowest Level of the Year Thus Far—Entire Market Down

Today is a bleak day for cryptocurrencies everywhere as Bitcoin hits the lowest level of the year thus far. Where Bitcoin goes, the rest of the market tends to follow, and indeed, the index shows us all the top-ten coins are experiencing double-digit losses. Bitcoin Hits Lowest Level of the Year Currently, Bitcoin is down over 10% and has touched a low of $5,550 a coin. This price is the weakest the coin has been since October 2017 and also puts an end to what was the steadiest period the coin experienced in months. Bitcoin has been trading comfortably around the $6,400 range for the majority of Autumn and volatility was…

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Square’s Bitcoin (BTC) Profits Jump $500,000 in Q3

US financial service company Square (NYSE:SQ) just announced that its Q3 Bitcoin (BTC) revenue jumped up from its previous earnings in Q2. Square detailed its full company earnings in a shareholder letter released yesterday. In the third quarter of 2018, we continued to drive strong growth at scale. $SQ https://t.co/HPhSMfVgac — Square IR (@SquareIR) November 7, 2018 Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue Q3 2018 Square released a full digest of its total earning and financial activities. The release was far more colorful and interactive than most public companies’ earnings reports. It included various pie charts, graphs, and diagrams, uncommon in the earnings space. Earlier this year, the newly public…

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