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Bitcoin Climbs Higher After Korean Regulator Hints at Cryptocurrency ‘Normalization’
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After causing cryptocurrencies to crater last month, South Korea has surprisingly helped Bitcoin turn things around. Bitcoin surged and stabilized yesterday after a South Korean regulator hinted at a lighter regulatory touch from the government, a marked departure from their warnings at the start of the year. Here’s Reuters: The regulator said on Tuesday that it hopes to see South
Official Who Guided Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Found Dead at Home
Jung Ki-joon, who helped coordinate South Korea’s recent cryptocurrency crackdown, was found dead at his home, the Wall Street Journal reports: A South Korean official who guided Seoul’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. Jung Ki-joon, 52, was head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination. He helped coordinate
How TD Ameritrade's Twitter Chatbot Works
TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) launched its new Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) chatbot last week, allowing clients to check their account and trade directly from Twitter, and with the sudden return of volatility to the market the timing couldn’t really have been better. This represents the brokerage’s latest partnership with a major tech company—their Facebook chatbot went live in August and they’ve
Atari Looks to Evolve From Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to Cryprocurrencies
If you're the type of person - middle-aged, but young at heart - who still crows about your exploits at the local arcade back in the '80s when you posted unbeatable scores in Ms. Pac-Man or Space Invaders or Frogger or Galaga, then you're the type of person who might be interested in the crypto craze's latest entrant: Atari AS,
The Tech Giants That Are Hiring For Blockchain Positions
Investors and analysts remain polarized about where cryptocurrncy prices are headed long-term, but a number of experts agree that the underlying blockchain technology driving bitcoin and other cryptos could be a major economic driver for decades to come. Instead of gambling on cryptocurrency investments, younger, tech-savvy Americans can take the opportunity to learn more about blockchain technology and potentially get
Fintech Investment in Singapore Surges to Record Highs
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Fintech investment in China may have taken a breather last year, but over in Singapore, things were a little different. E27, citing a recent report by KPMG, says that investment in Singapore’s burgeoning fintech sector surged last year, posting a final tally of $227 million – a record high for the former colony. In contrast, total investment in Asian fintech
Price Analysis: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple, Cardano, Eos, Neo, Litecoin
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Price analysis in the cryptomarkets is getting somewhat trickier with each passing day, particularly with a series of external factors like regulatory actions impacting marketing sentiments. designwebjae / PixabayThough early investors in Bitcoin have benefited from the ‘buy and hold’ approach, later entrants have seen the wild price fluctuations in recent weeks as an opportunity to add to their Bitcoin
Litecoin Cash is Coming, But There's Some Controversy About its Legitimacy
Bitcoin has recived the lion’s share of cryptocurrency headlines in the past year, but a handful of popular altcoins have begun to get some major investor support as well. As of Tuesday morning, Litecoin was the sixth largest global cryptocurrency, with a market cap of more than $8.6 billion. The Litecoin Cash Foundation, which is unaffiliated with Litecoin, announced it
New AI-Powered ETF Lets Investors Take Long-Term Approach to Blockchain
Over the long term, most investors would do well to approach a boom in a particular asset class or sector with the utmost suspicion. Volatile markets are the purview of the intraday trader, and long-term investments in a rules-based index fund or ETF have shown much more consistent success in returning profit, especially in the long run. So what can
HK Conglomerate Backs British Healthtech Startup
Healthtech fundraising may have been a little quiet this month, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some big ones going on in the background. According to their website, British healthtech AI startup Medopad has scored $28 million for the first close of its Series A round. It plans to raise $120 million over the next few months through equity