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Bitcoin alternative Ethereum tops $600 on UBS-led blockchain pilot

Blockchain is the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like ether and bitcoin. Also known as distributed ledger technology, blockchain is a continuously growing log of data that is decentralized, meaning it is not governed by any central authority. “The news that Ethereum is being used as a base identity layer in conjunction with some of the […]

Stellar (XLM) Rebranded, Seen as Alternative for KIN token to Migrate from Ethereum

A previously undervalued digital asset, Stellar, was recently rebranded and shot forward in the series of pumps for altcoins. Stellar (XLM) is starting to grow again, breaking out to $0.18 after growing by 22.5% in the past 24 hours and more than 35% on a weekly basis. The Stellar growth continues, as the network invites […]

QUANT STRATEGIES IN THE CRYPTOCURRENCY SPACE | AllAboutAlpha: Alternative Investing Trends and Analysis

By Nicolas Rabener, FactorResearch Factor Investing in the Wild West of Financial Markets Summary: Cryptocurrencies have reached a market capitalisation of > $150bn Backtesting quantitative strategies is difficult given a limited trading history & universe Short-term Momentum works very well, classic factor investing strategies less so INTRODUCTION The year 2017 might be regarded as the […]

Bitcoin v Glint: Could you make cash from GOLD? App offers cryptocurrency alternative | UK | News

Almost 86-years since the nation gave up on the gold standard, tech company Glint Pay Services is encouraging investors to throw their weight behind the precious metal as they “reintroduce gold as money”. Users will be able to make payments through mobile phone apps or a conventional MasterCard, allowing anyone to buy, sell and gift […]

As Alternative Assets Grow, It’s Time to Recognize Cryptocurrency as a Viable Investment Option

One of the world’s largest financial institutions has just announced that they will be introducing bitcoin to their offering. // — Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don’t have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email — // The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) handles more than $1 Quadrillion worth of trading […]

Bitcoin pioneer’s cryptocurrency alternative allows for multiple networks

Jeff Garzik, a bitcoin pioneer known for his contributions to the digital currency’s underlying code, has lately soured on the asset whose value he helped push into the stratosphere. Bitcoin is being held back not only by its own limitations, as he sees it, but by the infighting that has become a permanent feature of […]

The New Classic? Protesters Are Already Plotting Alternative Ethereums

An ethereum hard fork wouldn’t be complete without a protest movement (or two). The second-largest public blockchain by total value, ethereum successfully forked yesterday, activating a bundle of upgrades that make its blockchain faster and better-suited for developers. But while the shift looks to have gone smoothly (with no problems impacting transactions or contracts), groups that […]

Bank Negara to decide by Dec 31 if alternative cryptocurrency should be banned – Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: Those investing in cryptocurrency will know by the end of the year if it would be a legal investment scheme in Malaysia. As other countries have increasingly banned this form of currency, Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim said that it would make a decision on the matter by the end of […]

Edward Snowden: Zcash Is ‘Most Interesting Bitcoin Alternative’

Noted whistleblower Edward Snowden has come out in support of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash, calling it the “most interesting alternative” to bitcoin. Writing in response to a tweet from technologist Mason Borda which read: “Zcash is the only altcoin (that i know of) designed and built by professional and academic cryptographers. Hard to ignore,” Snowden replied, […]

As Bitcoin prices climb, Siacoin offers an attractive alternative

Everyone is looking for the next Bitcoin. Finding a currency with potential not just to change the world, but also net multiple thousand percent returns over the next several months, though, isn’t as easy as an influx of new contenders would have you believe. But it doesn’t matter. Wealth creation that centers on speculation isn’t […]

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