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CFTC accuses company of running bitcoin Ponzi scheme
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission accused a New York firm of running a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme, the regulator's first anti-fraud enforcement action involving the cryptocurrency. In a civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Thursday, the CFTC charged Gelfman Blueprint Inc. and its chief executive and head trader, Nicholas Gelfman, with fraud, misappropriation, and...
Sep 22
07:00 AM
Crypto chatter on Reddit is up 930% this year. So... is THIS the top?
How do you know what the price of bitcoin is going to be? The amount of bitcoin-related internet chatter may provide the clearest picture
Sep 21
04:15 PM
Bitcoin, Ether stabilize after September selloff
Bitcoin and Ether prices climbed on Wednesday, as both digital currencies continued to recover from a plunge that wiped out more than a third of their value this month (BTC )
Sep 20
01:30 PM
Heres a reason why China would want to shut down bitcoin
Cryptocurrencys surge conflicts with Beijings focus on a strong, stable yuan, writes Ivan Martchev.
Sep 20
02:15 AM
One crypto bear explains why bitcoin is nothing more than a trading sardine
Financial Times editor Robin Wigglesworth says he was recently accused of being a Luddite reporter who couldnt possibly understand the digital magic of bitcoin because he shunned hard sciences for the girls at journalism school.
Sep 19
01:46 PM
Bitcoin bulls regroup after last weeks selloff
Bitcoin tilts lower on Tuesday, but the No. 1 digital currency was holding well above last weeks nadir, as the asset attempts to claw out of a hole that saw it shed more than a third of its value. (BTC )
Sep 19
01:00 PM
Bitcoin is a bubble, says the head of the worlds largest hedge fund
The founder of the worlds largest hedge fund says bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies clearly meet the criteria for a market bubble. (BTC )
Sep 19
06:49 AM
Should central banks issue their own bitcoins?
The Bank for International Settlements appears to think that central banks should consider issuing their own digital currencies.
Sep 18
01:30 PM
Bitcoin just might be forming a top when... your 68-year-old dad paints a picture of it
Some fervent supporters add to their positions. Others just keep hodling or maybe take some profits. Then theres Ludvig Manukyan, who celebrates bitcoins incredible rally with his paintbrush. (BTC )
Sep 18
09:46 AM
Jersey Oil up 40% as North Sea drilling starts
Shares of Jersey Oil & Gas PLC (JOG.LN) rose as much as 40% in early trading Monday as the company said that operations of an exploration well located in the North Sea have started, following a revaluation of its potential for hydrocarbons. The oil and gas company whose geographic focus is the U.K. Continental Shelf said that joint venture partners, led by operator Statoil U.K. Ltd., agreed over... (GAS )
Sep 18
01:45 AM
Equifax hired a music major as chief security officer and she has just retired
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Susan Mauldin, whose identity is being scrubbed from the internet, studied music composition, writes Brett Arends. See full story. Bitcoin needs to be worth $1,000,000 to be a legitimate currency Think bitcoin has been in bubble territory? You aint seen nothing yet, as the cryptocurrency needs to surge about 300 times it value over the next several years to be considered a... (BTC )
Sep 17
06:00 AM
Why bitcoin may be worth only a third of its value
Fridays prices action in bitcoin, which jumped about 10% after the digital currency lost a third of its value so far this month, suggests that enough people though it was a good value after the recent correction
Sep 15
02:30 PM
Bitcoin needs to be worth $1,000,000 to be a legitimate currency
Think bitcoin has been in bubble territory? You aint seen nothing yet, as the cryptocurrency needs to surge about 300 times it value over the next several years to be considered a legitimate currency or risk retreating into obscurity and obsolescence, says one industry expert. (BTC )
Sep 15
12:45 PM
SoFi CEO Cagney resigns effective immediately
Social Finance Inc., also known as SoFi, said it has accepted co-Founder and Chief Executive Mike Cagney's resignation, effective immediately, in the wake of sexual harassment allegations revealed earlier this week. The fintech startup named Executive Chairman Tom Hutton interim CEO, and said it would accelerate its search for a new CEO. "For now, there is no more important work than paving the...
Sep 15
05:30 AM
North Korea launches another missile, Japan orders shelter-in-place
Japan has issued a shelter in place after North Korea fired another missile late Thursday, according to Japanese and South Korean news reports. The missile was reportedly launched from around the North Korean capitol, Pyongyang. Most Popular Bitcoin at crossroads after shedding more than $27 billion in value Dow closes at record for third day but broader market hurt by retail stocks Bitcoin, Ether... (BTC )
Sep 14
03:15 PM
One bitcoin-linked fund has lost half its value in just 2 weeks
Bitcoin Investment Trust, a closed-end bitcoin fund, loses half of its value over the past two weeks, after falling 12% on Wednesday (BTC )
Sep 14
01:45 PM
Bitcoin faithful rage against Jamie Dimon
Hell hath no fury like a bitcoin enthusiast scorned. If J.P. MorgansJamie Dimon spent any time bouncing around the internet the past couple of days, hed be able to tell you all about that. (BTC )
Sep 14
01:30 PM
Dole Food exploring a sale: WSJ
Fruit and vegetable producer Dole Food Co. is exploring a sale, months after filing for an initial public offering, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The report, which cited people familiar with the matter, said private-equity firms are among those interested in the company. Dole was taken private in 2013 and filed for an IPO in April. Most Popular Bitcoin at crossroads... (BTC )
Sep 14
01:00 PM
Everything you need to know about digital currencies, in one massive graphic
Despite all the financial media coverage of bitcoin and other lesser-known digital currencies, cryptos pretty much remain a mystery to most. Thats where social trading platform eToro and the Visual Capital blog come in.
Sep 14
09:00 AM
Bitcoin, Ether in bear market territory after declines
The precipitous declines in prices of bitcoin and Ether in the wake of potential crackdown on exchanges by Chinese authorities shave off nearly $40 billion from their market capitalization over the past two weeks (BTC )
Sep 14
08:45 AM
Dr Doom Faber says Trump is killing the dollar and thats why people are diving into bitcoin
Its a big day for inflation data and that could boost the buck. However, Dr. Doom, also known as Marc Faber, says the dollar is in for a rough time longer term, thanks to Trump. The alternatives are few, though, and bitcoin isnt one of his favorites.
Sep 14
04:30 AM
Bitcoin at crossroads after shedding nearly $20 billion in value
Fears of a bitcoin bubble and a focus on the rise of digital currencies overall may signify that cyberunits are at an important crossroads. (BTC )
Sep 13
11:00 AM
Jamie Dimons good argument for bitcoin wont win him any points with cryptocurrency fans
The J.P. Morgan CEO delved Tuesday at a Barclays investment conference into his view of the sorts of people for whom bitcoin might be a useful financial instrument.
Sep 13
06:01 AM
Dimon calls bitcoin a fraud and may have delivered the biggest blow to the digital currency
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. boss Jamie Dimon just leveled one of the harshest criticisms about bitcoin and the broader digital-currency sector to date.
Sep 12
02:17 PM
Are you hodling bitcoin?
You wont find the definition in Merriam-Webster, but Urban Dictionary is here for all your made-up-words needs.
Sep 12
02:17 PM
Bitcoin is now the most crowded trade around: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynchs September fund manager survey finds crowded trades in bitcoin and tech stocks, but theres no irrational exuberance yet for stocks. (BTC )
Sep 12
08:30 AM
Nvidia and AMD arent at serious risk from crypto concerns, analysts say
Two stocks that have benefited from the rise of cryptocurrencies have been graphics cards makers Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. but worries about how a drop in the virtual currencies will batter these stocks may be overblown.
Sep 11
12:30 PM
Chinas bitcoin-exchange ban puts digital currencies under pressure
The two most popular digital currencies, bitcoin and Ethereum, are under pressure after Chinese authorities say they plan to shutter platforms that help individuals buy and sell bitcoin in the country. (ETH )
Sep 11
06:30 AM
Bye, bitcoin: China to ban commercial trading of virtual currencies
Chinese authorities plan to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges, delivering a final blow to a once-thriving industry of commercial trading for virtual currencies, which took off inside the mainland four years ago.
Sep 10
09:15 PM
Female employees at SoFi report improper behavior at the fintech startup
Social Finance Inc., a fintech company whose hard-charging ethos propelled it to success, is ensnared in the controversy over workplace culture and the treatment of women at Silicon Valley technology startups.
Sep 10
03:15 PM
Bitcoin is a little like the dollar, but its still a speculative bubble, says Howard Marks
Billionaire investor Howard Marks drew lots of flak in July when he said bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not real. The Oaktree Capital co-chairman now has backed down a bit, though hes nonetheless still steering clear. (BTC )
Sep 08
08:16 AM
Bitcoin is a bit like the dollar, but its still a speculative bubble, says Howard Marks
The number of total disasters is growing, leading to buzz about taking chips off the table before the weekend starts. Todays call fits with that wariness, coming from Howard Marks, who for the most part doubles-down on his bearish view on bitcoin. (BTC )
Sep 08
04:18 AM
NYSE abandons steps to list Ether exchange-traded note
NYSE Arca, Inc. withdrew its proposal to the Securities and Exchange Commission to change rules under the Exchange Act of 1934 that would pave way for listing an exchange-traded note EtherIndex Ether Trust, according to the SEC press release. NYSE requested a rule change last December and needed an approval from the SEC before it could officially list a digital currency ETF. Initial registration...
Sep 07
12:45 PM
Bitcoin rallies to move closer to $5,000 as ether slides
Bitcoin rallies Thursday in a bid to recoup its record high of $5,000 as jitters over Chinas ban on initial coin offerings over the weekend further receded. (BTC )
Sep 07
10:30 AM
That Floyd Mayweather-backed cryptocurrency falls short with just $7 million
Hubii had hoped to bring in up to $50 million in its two-week fundraising campaign, but by the close had raised barely $7 million.
Sep 07
10:15 AM
Why bitcoin isnt a reliable hedge against stock-market moves
Bitcoins fantastic triple-digit returns so far this year have captured investors attention, while also fueling fears of a bubble. And analysts say investors tempted to use cryptocurrencies as a hedge should beware that its characteristics make it unsuitable even as a part of a diversified portfolio. (BTC )
Sep 07
08:33 AM
Economists back Yellen for second-term, see December rate hike: WSJ
A large majority of business and academic economists said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen should be reappointed to a second four-year term, according to a Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday. More than three quarters of the economists surveyed expect the Fed to next raise interest rates at its Dec. 12-13 meeting. The Journal surveyed 56 economists in its monthly poll. Most Popular Bitcoin,... (BTC )
Sep 07
08:15 AM
This is the dumbest bitcoin bet you can make
Bitcoin Investment Trust shareholders are overpaying for the hot cryptocurrency, writes Brett Arends. (BTC )
Sep 07
02:31 AM
Oil ends higher as refiners reopen after Hurricane Harvey devastation
Oil futures ended higher Wednesday, lifted as Gulf Coast refiners continued to resume operations following the shutdowns caused by Hurricane Harvey. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery CLV7, +1.09% on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 50 cents, or 1%, to end at $49.16 a barrel. Quote References CLV7 +0.53 +1.09% Most Popular Bitcoin, Ether and other cryptocurrencies may be... (BTC )
Sep 06
11:45 AM
Bitcoin, ether extend gains to second day
Bitcoin and ether prices continue to climb on Wednesday, clawing back some of the steep declines over the holiday weekend that were sparked by Chinas ban on initial coin offerings (BTC )
Sep 06
10:46 AM
Trump agrees to fund government, raise debt limit to Dec. 15, Schumer, Pelosi say
President Donald Trump and congressional leaders agreed to extend the debt limit and fund the government until Dec. 15, as well as approve aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Democratic leaders said in a statement on Wednesday. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said "both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December." Most Popular Bitcoin,... (BTC )
Sep 06
10:16 AM
Hurricane Irma heads toward Virgin Islands as a potentially catastrophic storm
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE One of the most powerful storms to ever build in the Atlantic is still on a track that could take it to Florida or other parts of the southeastern U.S. later this week. . See full story. Bitcoin, Ether and other cryptocurrencies may be seeing the beginning of the end Risks are rising after warnings from U.S., Chinese regulators, writes Brett Arends. See full story. Heres the... (BTC )
Sep 06
09:00 AM
Labor Department estimates it will make upward adjustment of 95,000 jobs
The Labor Department on Wednesday said its preliminary benchmark revision anticipates a 95,000-job, or 0.1%, increase to March 2017 employment. The final benchmark revision will be issued in February. Each year, the employment estimates are benchmarked to comprehensive counts of employment for the month of March, drawing on state unemployment-insurance tax records. Most Popular Bitcoin, Ether and... (BTC )
Sep 06
07:16 AM
Bitcoin, Ether and other cryptocurrencies may be seeing the beginning of the end
Risks are rising after warnings from U.S., Chinese regulators, writes Brett Arends. (BTC )
Sep 06
02:16 AM
Why Beanie Babies make for a better investment than bitcoin
In Merkels latest bearish slam on bitcoin, Where money goes to die, he explained why most of the players in the crypto market will eventually disappear and take the fortunes of late-to-the-party speculators with them.
Sep 05
10:01 AM
Bitcoin, Ether bounce after weekend plunge
Prices of bitcoin and rival Ether bounced slightly on Tuesday after sharp falls during the Labor Day weekend, when currencies tumbled following news that Chinese regulators declared initial coin offerings illegal. (BTC )
Sep 05
08:30 AM
Bitcoin drops after China bans ICOs
Chinese regulators on Monday declared initial coin offerings illegal, dealing a blow to the latest financial-markets mania and sending the prices of the two leading cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ether, tumbling. (BTC )
Sep 04
11:45 PM
Why the middle-aged dad bod could be deadly instead of sexy
MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE There are serious health hazards to being overweight at a certain age. See full story. More from MarketWatch More Coverage What will we see first: Dow 30,000 or bitcoin $30,000? North Korea might finally have a nuclear deterrent Why every investor should print out these charts and hang them on their wall Most Popular The stock market is back near recordsbut its...
Sep 03
02:15 PM
What will we see first: Dow 30,000 or bitcoin $30,000?
U.S. stocks have been enjoying a strong run this yearover the past several years, reallybut its nothing like the gains that have been seen in digital currencies. The moves have been so dramatic that it seems reasonable to ask: what will come first, Dow 30,000 or bitcoin at $30,000?
Sep 01
08:15 AM
This weeks Mutual Funds and ETF stories
Dont miss these top money and investing features: Think your investments cant go to zero? Think again. How to make money with stocks despite Septembers awful record Heres a way to make more money with your dividend stocks We just might be in a bitcoin bubble when... Making money in space This weeks digest looks at what could go wrong with stocks when so much is going right. For proof, check out a...
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