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Ethereum hits new record high above $3,400, extending its more than 300% rally this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Taylor | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Ether, the digital coin linked to the Ethereum blockchain, hit an all-time high of $3,456.57 as the cryptocurrency extends a rally that has seen its price gain around 360% this year. The......

It’s not NBA Top Shot, Beeple or a tweet, but IBM thinks patents should be NFTs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seen in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., September 1, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters If there’s a way to take the fun out of the craze in non-fungible tokens, IBM may have just......

This 36-year-old Brooklyn artist made over $46,000 in six weeks selling NFTs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The market for NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, has exploded this year – and many creators have profited off of the hype. Among them is Brooklyn artist Blake Jamieson, who has made over $46,000 within roughly six weeks, between the first......

Car Dealer, Blockchain Evangelist Bernie Moreno Launches U.S. Senate Bid, Promises to Fight Socialism and Cancel Culture

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Bernie Moreno, the luxury car dealer, blockchain evangelist and erstwhile member of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees, has formally announced his bid to claim Rob Portman’s seat in the United States Senate. Moreno, 54, is a Republican and first-time candidate who intends to run as an outsider and successful businessman......

Cryptocurrency market cap hits record $2 trillion; bitcoin’s at $1.1 trillion

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FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, bitcoin, etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency market capitalization hit an all-time peak of $2 trillion on Monday, according to data and......

Exclusive: PayPal launches crypto checkout service

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LONDON (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold bitcoin, ether,......

Bitcoin jumps to one-week high above $58,000

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FILE PHOTO: A collection of bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin jumped to a one-week high on Monday, rising as much as 4.5% to $58,300 and nearing a record high above $61,000 hit earlier this......

Baby boomers next to jump into crypto, Galaxy Digital’s Novogratz predicts

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By Anna Irrera, Tom Wilson LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Wealthy baby boomers will be the next generation to jump into cryptocurrencies as they become more mainstream, potentially bringing billions of dollars to the rallying sector, said Mike Novogratz, founder of crypto firm Galaxy Digital. “It could be as much......

How to make, buy and sell NFTs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A detail shot from a collage “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS”, by a digital artist BEEPLE, that is on auction at Christie’s, unknown location, in this undated handout obtained by Reuters. Beeple | Christie’s Images Ltd. | via Reuters You’ve......

Explainer: NFTs are hot. So what are they?

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(Reuters) – Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a type of digital asset, have exploded in popularity this year, with NFT artworks selling for millions of dollars and musicians such as the Kings of Leon rock group embracing them for their latest album. FILE PHOTO: “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS” is a collage,......

This is the fintech that Mark Cuban says you should learn about now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here To keep up with emerging technology, self-made billionaire Mark Cuban is always reading and learning new things. It’s a tactic he uses to understand emerging artificial intelligence, and now he has set his sights on cryptocurrency and the technology that......

Blockchain company buys and burns Banksy artwork to turn it into a digital original

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A blockchain company bought a $95,000 Banksy artwork, burned it and broadcast it live on Twitter — all part of a process of turning the work into a virtual asset called a non-fungible token, or NFT. Injective Protocol, the......

Bitcoin falls over 6% to lowest in two weeks

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FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell as much as 6% on Friday to its lowest in two weeks, as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and sparked a sell-off......

Bitcoin slides 6% to below $55,000

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FILE PHOTO: Representation of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen on a motherboard in this picture illustration taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell more than 6% on Monday after surging to a record $58,354 a day earlier, as a selloff in global equities curbed risk......

Want to get in the crypto trade without holding bitcoin yourself? Here are some investing ideas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Luc MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin has had blockbuster growth in the last decade, skyrocketing in price and even gaining the support of big banks. Yet for many retail investors, it can be a complicated investment – it’s......

Cryptocurrency Ethereum hits record high, lifted by bitcoin, institutional demand

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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization and volume, hit a record high on Thursday, lifted by growing institutional interest in the space, and more than a week after its futures were launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. FILE PHOTO:......

Bitcoin nears $50,000, wider adoption fuels record rally

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(Reuters) – Bitcoin hit a new record high and approached $50,000 on Sunday, building on its record rally as Wall Street and Main Street increasingly adopt the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. FILE PHOTO: A collection of bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit......

Bitcoin surges to all-time high after BNY Mellon embraces cryptocurrencies

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FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin on Thursday jumped over 8% to an all-time high of $48,481 after Bank of NY Mellon said it had formed a new unit to help......

Bitcoin extends gains above $47,000 in Asia

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Bitcoin digital currency is seen in a shop in Marseille, France, February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies extended gains in Asia on Tuesday, with bitcoin and ethereum reaching record highs, in the wake of a Tesla Inc investment in bitcoin. Bitcoin......

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