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Investors in Kim Dotcom’s Mega Upload 2 Told To Stock Up On Bitcoin

Qualifying investors interested in Kim Dotcom’s Mega Upload 2 and Bitcache will have to stock up with Bitcoin, to encourage new Bitcoin users. No cards or bank transfers would be allowed for the investment, which will be on the BnkToTheFuture investor page this week, the platform announced in a....

SEC charges Texas man for defrauding investors in bitcoin Ponzi scheme

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Texas man and his company for defrauding investors using a bitcoin Ponzi scheme. According to the SEC, Trendon T. Shavers, founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), allegedly used the monikers 'Pirate' and....

SEC Warns Bitcoin's Hype May Put Investors At Risk

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a new alert, warning investors about the risk of fraud in the digital currency industry. In its latest guidance, the SEC, a federal organisation tasked with enforcing US securities law, advised investors to be wary of promises of large....

China’s Constant Bubbles Drive Investors to Bitcoin in Droves

China’s economic problems may only just be starting, and bitcoin is poised to benefit more than ever before. On top of the ongoing currency devaluations, bubbles are popping in many different industry segments across China, including stock and property markets. As a result, investors are eyeing....

SecondMarket Will Open Up Private Bitcoin Fund to All Investors

SecondMarket is planning to open up its private bitcoin investment fund to ordinary investors. The change should be in place by the fourth quarter of 2014, the Wall Street Journal reports. SecondMarket launched its Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) last September, but it was reserved for private....

Bitreserve Raises $9.6 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign

UPDATE (14 January 2015 13:00 BST): Article has been updated to reflect crowdfunding breakdown. Bitreserve has closed its crowdfunding campaign after raising over $9m. The final total of $9,620,802 (£6,363,024) was reached after 157 investors bought 11.27% of the equity offered. Crowdcube....

Bullish for Bitcoin: Data Reveals Spike in Activity from New BTC Investors

Bitcoin’s price action hasn’t been providing investors with many insights, as it has primarily stagnated as it trades around $10,700 The cryptocurrency market is currently resting on the edge of a blade as investors closely watch to see where BTC may trend in the near-term One trend that seems....

Why Holding Onto Bitcoin Post Bitcoin Halving is Ideal

The stability in the price of bitcoin after the occurrence of bitcoin halving alarmed many investors and bitcoin buyers around the world. The stability in the price of bitcoin after the occurrence of bitcoin halving alarmed many investors and bitcoin buyers around the world, especially those....

Group of Investors Seek to Buy Mt. Gox And Revive It

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) this evening that an investor group "with Hollywood ties" is hoping to buy out disgraced bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for a whole bitcoin. Yes, you read correctly. One bitcoin, or about $390 at the currency exchange rate. The investors, one of which included....

IOSCO Warns Investors on Crowdfunding & Bitcoin Risks

The International Organization of Securities Commissions – IOSCO – has put crowdfunding on their list of investors risks, together with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Investors all over the world are looking for ways to diversify their portfolio. Rather than sticking with government bonds,....

Bitcoin Becomes The New Hot Commodity For Large Investors

But despite what some people may think, it is never too late to invest in Bitcoin. Some reports are making claims of how large investors are starting to flock to Bitcoin. Rumors like these have been floating around the Internet for quite some time now, although there has been little evidence to....

Bitreserve Doubles Crowdfunding Goal by Raising $9.5 Million

Setting out to raise $4.6 million in funding, Bitreserve launched their second round of crowdfunding last November. Now the company has raised $9.5 million and is the second largest crowdfunded digital currency project, taking runner-up behind Ethereum's ether sale. The funding was classified as....

Investors File $100 Million Lawsuit against Gemcoin Backers

Investors, who were conned upon investing into a fake cryptocurrency Gemcoin, recently filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against its backers. The complaint, filed at a Los Angeles Superior Court by The Liu Law Firm, named 10 defendants allegedly involved in luring Chinese and US....

SatoshiPoint Backed by 2 Angel Investors

Bitcoin ATM operator SatoshiPoint is now backed by two experienced Angel investors, including Alistair Milne (an investor in several Bitcoin startups and manager of the Altana Digital Currency Fund). The financing will fund the expansion plans of SatoshiPoint and further extend its capabilities,....

A Helpful Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Investors are always looking to put money into different assets to satisfy their diversification requirements. Equity investors are often seen maintaining a percentage of their portfolios in slightly unrelated asset classes such as gold and real estate. A small section of investors are also....

Bill Gross: 'Casino' Markets Are Pushing Investors to Bitcoin

Risky markets and an incapable central banking culture could drive investors into the arms of bitcoin and gold, billionaire asset manager Bill Gross opined in a recent note to investors. Gross, who founded the Pacific Investment Management Co. and now spearheads the Janus Global Unconstrained....

Why Every Investor Should Be Looking at Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin investors rejoice as the cryptocurrency beat all global fiat currencies yet again in 2016. Cryptocurrency trading can provide a couple of advantages for investors over conventional trading as economists tend to distort traditional markets, whether intentionally or not. Reality vs.....

Anatomy of ICO For Blockchain Investors and Entrepreneurs

Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton explores the structure and process of a successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO), its pitfalls, traps and the essential things you need to know as both investors and entrepreneurs. Laying the foundation for next generation Capital Markets. An Initial Coin....

A Weakening US Dollar Appeases Investors, Bitcoin to Benefit?

A weakened US Dollar is also positive for the bitcoin ecosystem, in a way. Looking ahead in the financial world is becoming quite challenging these days. Stock investors are currently concerned over the US Dollar, albeit that situation may come to change soon. After a horrible start in 20017 for....

Bitcoin Enters Tight $30 Range as Investors Become Indecisive

Bitcoin’s price action has calmed after a strong move lower on the news of the CFTC charging BitMEX and President Trump catching the disease spreading across the globe. The cryptocurrency is currently trading in a tight $30 range, indicating that investors are indecisive. Bitcoin Enters....