Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers

One unit of the cryptocurrency now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, after tenfold rise since start of 2017The price of the virtual currency bitcoin has broken the $8,000 barrier for the first time, prompting speculation that it could soar past $10,000 by the end of the year.The rise means one unit of the world’s first major cryptocurrency is now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, traditionally seen as a safe-haven investment in times of economic turmoil. Continue reading...

Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers

A European financial markets watchdog warned Monday of the risks to investors of putting money in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and to firms of stepping over the line of legality.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Bitcoin's speculative fever makes rally in stocks look tame

The digital currency topped $8,000 Monday, extending its year-to-date gain to more than 750%.        

Mon 20 Nov 17 from USA today

Bitcoin just passed $8,000

Mon 20 Nov 17 from TechCrunch

Bitcoin hits record high after smashing through $8,000 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 percent climb in just eight days. ...

Mon 20 Nov 17 from Reuters Technology

Bitcoin is hitting new highs—here’s why it might not be a bubble

Bitcoin hasn't found its killer app, but that might not matter.

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Arstechnica

Survey of Bitcoin owners reveals that most are investing for the long haul

With Bitcoin values continuing to climb (they’re approaching $8,000 per as of writing), one has to wonder what the overall rationale is behind those involved in the cryptocurrency. Is ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Techspot

Bitcoin breaks $8,000 barrier amid speculation over spin-off

One unit of the cryptocurrency now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, after tenfold rise since start of 2017The price of the virtual currency bitcoin has broken the $8,000 barrier ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Guardian.co.uk

Bitcoin Within Striking Distance Of $8,000 As Cryptocurrency Hits Another All-Time High

Every few weeks we talk about Bitcoin hitting another record high, and today is no different. Earlier this month, Bitcoin hit a new high of $7,500, sending its market cap soaring above $120 ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from HotHardware

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Reuters Technology

Are there any bitcoin stocks worth buying?

Believe it or not, at least five stocks have been tethered in some way to bitcoin -- but that doesn't make them worth buying.        

Tue 14 Nov 17 from USA today

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