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Research: Portfolios are Augmented with Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Research: Portfolios are Augmented with Bitcoin

Shashwat Gangwal, an academic at the Indian Institute of Technology, published a paper called ‘Analyzing the Effects of Adding Bitcoin to [a] Portfolio’ in Volume 10 of the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology International Journal in late 2016. The topic of investigation; what is the impact of adding bitcoin to various portfolios such as stock, bonds, gold, real...

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Announces Entrance to Bitcoin Wallet Market

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO Announces Entrance to Bitcoin Wallet Market

GMO Internet Inc., the Japanese IT services conglomerate, have announced their entry into the Bitcoin wallet market. In an official Japanese language statement on their site they explain their reasons for entering the sphere on their estimation that the market will reach "1 trillion yen ($8.78 billion) in the next few years." They also acknowledge the clearance of Bitcoin as...

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Retelling the Bitcoin Story: ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ Review

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, News

Retelling the Bitcoin Story: ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ Review

Banking on Bitcoin, released in independent cinemas across the US on January 5, tackles the true life stories and public misconceptions surrounding the cryptocurrency's rise to prominence. Stylistically, Banking on Bitcoin feels a little bit like the 2015 movie about the financial crisis: The Big Short. There are neat graphics of some of the currency’s technical underpinnings. However, it does...

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Ambisafe Inc. and ICOrating Partner to Form “Moody's” of ICO Investing

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Ambisafe Inc. and ICOrating Partner to Form “Moody's” of ICO Investing

As the cryptocurrency economy continues to mature, investors have been funding blockchain startups with millions of dollars through what the crypto world calls "ICOs," or Initial Coin Offerings. To help individuals and institutional investors make informed decisions, U.S. corporation Ambisafe Inc. has partnered with Russian rating agency ICOrating, to analyze the burgeoning ICO market. The term ICO is an almost...

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Ripio Raises $1.9 Million for Financial Inclusion in South America

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Ripio Raises $1.9 Million for Financial Inclusion in South America

Buenos Aires-based Bitcoin payments service Ripio, formerly known as BitPagos, has secured $1.9 million in Series A funding. The South American startup plans to broaden its user base in its home country Argentina and neighboring Brazil, as well expand its digital payment services into Mexico. Ripio users can buy and sell Bitcoin in exchange for local currencies. They are also...

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State Street Amps up their Blockchain Technology for 2017

Category: Business, Finance, News, Tech

State Street Amps up their Blockchain Technology for 2017

Leading-edge US-based financial services holding company State Street is getting ready to implement technology that will enable them to move their internal operations and some external business transactions onto the blockchain. In October 2016, the Winklevoss brothers invited State Street to support their application to the SEC for a Bitcoin ETF. It's not surprising that the Winklevoss Brother's turned to...

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Bitcoin or Gold for 2017?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitcoin or Gold for 2017?

For many people, 2016 is a year they would rather forget. But for some investors Bitcoin's steady rise, in response to 2016's political and financial surprises, suggests the cryptocurrency is poised to take the safe-haven mantle away from gold in 2017. Whether it was the post-Brexit BTC-GBP prices helping the global value breach the psychological milestones of $800 and then...

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