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First Bitcoin Futures Contract Expires At $10,900, ‘Win for Bears’

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)’s first Bitcoin futures contract closed Wednesday, Jan. 17, at $10,900 after a relatively turbulent week in the crypto market had briefly brought Bitcoin’s (BTC) price below $10,000. By Jan. 9, there were 1,907 short position contracts for Bitcoin futures

Smart Governments Will Embrace Cryptos: Expert Blog

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ICOs Raised $4 Bln in 2017, What 2018 Has in Store

2017 has definitely been a record-breaking year for ICOs: a fiat equivalent of some $4 bln have been raised, and the number of successful token placements have increased to a couple of hundreds globally. Yet, in the same year, traditional IPOs are estimated to have

Bitcoin Mining Can Power Neuroscience, Says Matrix Chief AI Scientist

At this year’s BlockShow Asia, Yangdong Deng, chief AI scientist of Blockchain startup Matrix, explained how inserting Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the Blockchain ecosystem would make it possible to use Bitcoin mining computational power for scientific innovation. According to Deng, the current computing power being