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Twitter cracks down on obnoxious cryptocurrency scam accounts

Twitter cracks down on obnoxious cryptocurrency scam accounts

Cryptocurrency enjoys massive popularity at the moment, and with that popularity comes many, many scammers. Facebook has already taken the drastic step of banning all crypto-related advertisements to tackle the issue, and now Twitter is cracking down on its own scammer problem. The company has said that it is actively putting measures in place to take care of the problem, but will it be enough?

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Bitcoin price in a decade: As called by Harvard economist

Bitcoin price in a decade: As called by Harvard economist

Bitcoin prices might be sweet in the short term, but Harvard economist professor Kenneth Rogoff has an ill prediction for the next decade. Speaking in an interview this week, Rogoff suggested that in the next decade, Bitcoin will probably be worth only a small fraction of what it's worth today. As of publishing time for this article, Bitcoin sits at around $10k per coin.

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Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Bitcoin price given clout in US Government auctions

Over the past half-decade, the United States Department of Justice has been holding Bitcoin auctions. These auctions took place in a manner not entirely unlike what most people know as Police Auctions. Once a criminal is apprehended, charged, found guilty, and sentenced for a crime, their assets are (potentially) up for forfeit. In selling these Bitcoin lots, the United States government has instilled legitimacy in their worth, time and time again.

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Bitcoin price untouched as Trump sends stock market tumbling

Bitcoin price untouched as Trump sends stock market tumbling

Over the past 24 hours the stock market's fallen sharply while Bitcoin price seems to be sticking to its guns. The DOW has "plunged" over the past three days around 1,000 points over the past two days, falling especially sharply a moment after Donald Trump made comments about adding trade tariffs to steel and aluminum. Bitcoin prices stayed steady this morning, too, as Trump said that "trade wars are good" and "easy to win."

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Bitcoin price to go 2x by midyear says Wall Street’s Tom Lee

Bitcoin price to go 2x by midyear says Wall Street’s Tom Lee

Historical trends and a selection of top-level company announcements of late will bolster Bitcoin prices by mid-year. That's what Fundstrat's Tom Lee expects, anyway. Lee's expectation for the price of USDT per Bitcoin was right up around $20,000. Lee also suggested that the climb will cool off by the end of the year, where he projected the price of Bitcoin would sit closer to $25k.

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Poloniex down: It’s not just you

Poloniex down: It’s not just you

This afternoon Poloniex was rendered unreachable in the mid afternoon for users around the world. This downtime began at approximately 2:30 PM Central Time and is still in effect as this article goes life. Users first experienced server issues that allowed the Poloniex site graphics to load, but nothing else - then it went straight to HTTP ERROR 500.

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Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Woz says someone stole 7 of his Bitcoins

Speaking about cryptocurrency this week, Steve Wozniak revealed a tidbit about his personal experience with Bitcoin. At an economic event, Woz spoke about the power of Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrencies in general. In one particularly interesting - albeit short - story, Woz told of the time when he sold a few bitcoins to a buyer who payed with a credit card. That was his first mistake.

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Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price jolts as Poloniex acquired by Circle

Bitcoin price in USD rammed upward this morning as news broke of Circle acquiring cryptocoin market Poloniex. The two companies had worked together in a non-official sense in the past, and this acquisition makes their two companies one. Circle Trade is "one of the largest liquidity providers of digital assets and cryptocurrency in the world," while Poloniex is one of the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The Circle app allows users to essentially send money by text.

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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

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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ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

Move over smart speakers. Smart displays are in the house! Rated as one of the fastest growing segments in the tech market these days, smart speakers of all shapes, sizes, and prices have invaded both homes and store shelves. At CES last month, Google took up Amazon on its Echo Show challenge and announced a new subclass of connected devices: smart displays. Better late than never, French manufacturer ARCHOS is joining the fray at MWC with its Hello smart display and speaker in one. Not only that, it also has another trendy device to cater to those still holding out for bitcoins and their kin.

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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

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. It is with this move that Bitcoin trading (and other cryptocurrency trading in general) goes mobile.

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This glitch could’ve destroyed Bitcoin, but it didn’t

This glitch could’ve destroyed Bitcoin, but it didn’t

Zaif exchange had cryptocurrencies - including Bitcoin - available for free for approximately 18 minutes on February 16th. Fortunately, the mistake was mitigated. Fortunately, none of that "free" cryptocurrency was allowed to leave the exchange. One user essentially got as far as the front door with 2,200-trilion-Yen (approximately $20-trillion USD) worth of coins - but was stopped in the nick of time.

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