Bitcoin feeding frenzy being fuelled by 15x leverage, says exchange

The Japanese exchange at the heart of bitcoin's recent surge has said its investors are fuelling the cryptocurrency's feeding frenzy as they buy in with leverage up to 15 times their cash deposit. Yuzo Kano, bitFlyer's chief executive, said in an interview with the Financial Times that the liquidity on his …
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Bitcoin Frenzy Sees Price Top $16000 Before Losing 20% In Roller Coaster

Is Bitcoin mania peaking or is it just getting started? That's a question that has popped up at several capital market events in The City this week I attended. The jury seemed divided from discussions I had on the matter. And, when reading a double-page spread in the 'London Evening Standard' last night …
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The bitcoin frenzy right now is like dotcom bubble in 1995, digital currency hedge fund manager says

Investors should be careful of the euphoria that's propelled bitcoin into the stratosphere, says BKCM founder Brian Kelly. "If you look at the internet in 1995, that's where you are in digital currencies," warns Kelly. Kelly who calls himself a "value speculator" in digital currencies and sees greater opportunity …
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Amid the scaling frenzy, this astonishing fact is often overlooked: The Bitcoin network hashrate has DOUBLED in the last 5 months, tripled in the last 9 months, and now sits at over 5 Exahash/s. That's 5,000,000,000,000,000,000 hashes every second… with

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