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College Kids Are Paying for Bitcoin and Spring Break With Student Loans, but Tuition Is a Safer Investment
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College students are already facing crippling student loan debt upon graduation; maybe that’s why one in five seems to figure they have nothing to lose by using student loans to purchase Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency remains a secondary concern to most college students behind student loan debt. By the end of 2017, college students and graduates had […]

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What Should You Do About Bitcoin (and Other Cryptocurrencies)?
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In the past few months, a couple of other writers for The Simple Dollar, Holly Johnson and Michael Gardon, have offered their takes on Bitcoin, which in large part overlapped with my own (I offered my own nascent thoughts on Bitcoin back in the early days). Still, a week doesn’t go by when I don’t […]

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Please, Don’t Borrow Money to Invest in Bitcoin (or Anything Else)
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The road to long-term wealth can be a long one, and when you think about it, many of us take some pretty extreme steps to reach our financial goals. Saving up enough cash for retirement often means investing a percentage of your income for several decades, for example. Some of us start businesses with long […]

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Amid Bitcoin Frenzy, SEC Warns Against Risky Cryptocurrency Products – NPR
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NPR Amid Bitcoin Frenzy, SEC Warns Against Risky Cryptocurrency ProductsNPRIf you're tempted to join the cryptocurrency bandwagon, regulators say you should take a pause before you click "buy." Following bitcoin's meteoric price rise in 2017 — from just under $1,000 in January to nearly $20,000 in December — there's been a …SEC warns against public […]

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Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow – Reuters
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Reuters Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slowReutersNEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency's blistering price gains to slow in the coming months, even as it blasted above $17,000 to a fresh record high in the spot market …Why Arbitrage Traders Are Salivating Over […]

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Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures debut in sedate fashion – Reuters
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Reuters Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures debut in sedate fashionReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – The eagerly anticipated launch of futures trading of the world's largest cryptocurrency bitcoin got off to a positive start on Sunday, with the price nearly 9 percent ahead after briefly slipping below its opening level. A Bitcoin …Bitcoin Futures Start With a Bang […]

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How Secure Is Bitcoin Really? – Fortune
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Fortune How Secure Is Bitcoin Really?FortuneIf this isn't peak bitcoin, I'm not sure what is. This week saw a staggering price run ($17,000!!!) along with wall-to-wall media coverage, and was capped off by the CEO of Coinbase—whose core business is bitcoin—telling people to calm down and …Even Coinbase thinks you should maybe chill for a […]

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Bitcoin Futures Plan Criticized by Brokers for Overlooking Risks – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg Bitcoin Futures Plan Criticized by Brokers for Overlooking RisksBloombergSome of the world's biggest derivatives brokerages criticized plans to offer bitcoin futures and options on U.S. exchanges, telling regulators that the contracts have been rushed to market without proper consideration of the risks. The Futures Industry …Bitcoin surges above $14000 to new highBBC News Price […]

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Bitcoin miner NiceHash reports hack, theft of its 'wallet' – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Bitcoin miner NiceHash reports hack, theft of its 'wallet'USA TODAYTOKYO – The Slovenian-based bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars' worth of bitcoins, as meanwhile the value of the virtual currency has soared to a new record high …More than […]

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Federal regulator gives OK for bitcoin futures to trade – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Federal regulator gives OK for bitcoin futures to tradeUSA TODAYNEW YORK — A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. The […]

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11000, but fades after sharp rally – Reuters
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Reuters Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11000, but fades after sharp rallyReutersLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular […]

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