Cryptocurrency Is the Main Income for 12% of Russian Crypto Users (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrency is the main source of income for 12% of Russian speaking crypto users, according to a new survey. More than 90% of the respondents say they want to use digital coins as a means of payment, and a quarter of those interviewed are already doing that. 40% of the participants view cryptos like bitcoin as a good long-term investment. They have no intentions to sell their crypto holdings in the near future.    
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The Number of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Has Exploded (news.bitcoin.com)

In bitcoin’s earliest days, you could count the number of cryptocurrency exchanges on two hands: Mt Gox, Bitstamp, Btc-e, Vircurex and a handful of others, as well as P2P exchange Localbitcoins. Today, the landscape has changed dramatically. There are now over 500 exchanges to choose from – and that number is growing with every passing week.
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Opinion: It's too early to take another chance on bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency

It's still far from safe to invest in just about any publicly traded cryptocurrency. I still expect more than 95% of the current batch will go to zero and that bitcoin is headed to $ 1,000 or lower. Much of what I outlined in the book I published in December about why, after five years of having owned bitcoin …
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Australia’s Blockbid Exchange Granted Cryptocurrency License by Austrac (news.bitcoin.com)

Blockbid is now registered with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac). This makes it only the third company granted permission to legally operate as a cryptocurrency exchange in Australia since new regulations came about last week.
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Last night, April 8, 2018, three programs on Showtime and HBO all mentioned cryptocurrency as legitimate stores of value in their plot lines

-Homeland ("Darwin loves bitcoin") -Silicon Valley (mining bitcoin, noting how volatile it is) -Billions (turning cash into cryptocurrency to evade government detection)

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Op Ed: Tulip Myths and Modern Cryptocurrency Skepticism (bitcoinmagazine.com)

“Ever heard of tulips?” It’s a question anyone who is publically involved in the cryptocurrency space has been asked multiple times. With the enormous gains in value the industry has seen, many observers come to the same conclusion. It’s a bubble.The take is not a terrible one and many experienced cryptocurrency traders agree with the sentiment. Bubbles have come to be an expected occurrence in…

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Bitcoin Price Remains Above $7100 as Cryptocurrency Market Gains $20 Billion

For short-term recovery, the $ 7,700 to $ 7,800 range still remain as an important level for bitcoin that could allow the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market to potentially eye a move towards the $ 8,000 region. Previously, when the bitcoin price surged to $ 7,500, traders were anticipating it to break …
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Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur to Frantic Investors: Chill Out, Bitcoin Is Here to Stay

Bitcoin holders who are panicking about its wild recent price swings should wake up and smell the blockchain. Crypto is here to stay, says Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency entrepreneur Dave Chapman. Chapman said bitcoin's erratic price jumps and the angst surrounding escalating regulatory scrutiny …
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