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Jack Dorsey's Square is Latest to Enter the Bitcoin Trading Space
A week after Robinhood announced that it would be offering zero-fee cryptocurrency trading on its app starting this month, the mobile wallet Cash App, developed by Jack Dorsey's Square, says it will allow Bitcoin trading on its platform. In announcing the new feature, Cash App gave a short history of bitcoin - from its origins as the brainchild of the
Cryptocurrency Ratings Agency Explains Bitcoin's C+ Grade
With wild swings in value and the rise of countless cryptocurrencies beyond bitcoin, an independent rating system for individual currencies makes sense. Enter Weiss Ratings, the Florida-based research firm founded by Martin Weiss in 1971. The sector's market turmoil created a need for an impartial rating system based on objective data and research, Martin Weiss told Benzinga. “The primary drivers
Report: Samsung is Manufacturing Chips For Cryptucurrency Mining
Samsung is manufacturing ASIC chips to be used in mining bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. While a Samsung spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company's "foundry business is currently engaged in the manufacturing of cryptocurrency mining chips," it would not provide any other details on its operation. However, it's entry into crypto mining chip space
The Fintech World Responds to Market Focus on Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have been all the rage in recent months, and the fintech market has stepped up its game to provide investors with exciting and creative new ways to play the latest investing trend. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been popular alternative investments for a while now, but concerns over extreme volatility and potential risk to investors has kept
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Are Forming Independent Healthcare Company to Service Their U.S. Employees
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced on Tuesday that they are teaming up to form "an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints" that will service the healthcare needs of their employees in the United States. While the press release announcing the partnership is fairly scant on details, it notes that "initial focus of the new
One of Japan's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges Confirms it Lost About $533M in Crypto Coins
Coincheck has confirmed that roughly 58 billion yen ($533 million) were lost in what is likely the biggest such loss of digital currency ever, CoinDesk reports. The coins were apparently lost when they were sent "illicitly" from an outside venue, according to Bloomberg. After hours of speculation, Coincheck Inc. co-founder Yusuke Otsuka said during a late-night press conference at the
JPMorgan's Top Tech Ideas For 2018: Buy Zebra, Short Garmin
Hardware stocks are well positioned to generate a "solid" return for investors in 2018, analysts at JPMorgan said in an industry-wide report. Among the entire group, the firm's top picks include: Flex Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX), NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI), and Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA). On the other hand, the firm's top short ideas for
Robinhood Will Soon Be Offering Zero-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading
Robinhood will be offering zero-fee crytocurrency trading on its app beginning in February, the company announced on Thursday. According to a blog post from the company, Robinhood will allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum - but no other cryptocurrencies - next month. However, starting on Thursday users are able to add 16 cryptocurrencies to their watchlist in
February 1 is a Huge Day For Tech Earnings
Regardless of analyst forecasts or political headlines, there’s no catalyst for stocks quite like earnings season. And the first earnings season of the year, which we’re just now getting into the heart of, can often set the tone for the entire year. No day will encapsulate this better than February 1, the day we have a foursome of tech giants
Elon Musk Will Only Get Paid if Tesla Reaches Ambitious Milestones it May Not Actually Reach
Chief executives of the world, you have been put on notice: In an era when compensation packages for the C-Suite seem to grow ever more mind-boggling, sometimes regardless of performance, Tesla founder Elon Musk has told the New York Times that he will be paid $0 unless his company reaches some seriously ambitious goals. In an interview with the Times'