Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Plunging. Here's What Could Happen Next

While a “Santa Claus” rally appears to be underway in the stock market, cryptocurrencies just got a visit from the Grinch. Bitcoin and virtually all of its major rivals saw their prices plunge Friday, as the cryptocurrency bubble appears to be bursting. Bitcoin prices sank from around $ 16,000 on Thursday to …
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Bitcoin futures are coming to the CME this weekend. Here's what to expect

If you currently have bitcoin and would want to hedge, you can sell bitcoin on the futures exchanges for a fast and simple way to lock in prices. So, if you have three bitcoin you might want to use the Cboe's one bitcoin contract. Or, if you have 50 bitcoins, the CME's five bitcoin-contract might be more …
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Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here's a gentle primer

The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $ 250 billion—has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. But the real significance of bitcoin isn't just its rising value. It's the technological breakthrough that allowed the network to exist in the first place. Bitcoin's still anonymous …
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Here's What You Should Know About Bitcoin's Third Largest Market: South Korea

South Korea's government held an emergency meeting about regulating bitcoin on Wednesday—and traders paid close attention to the outcome. The Asian nation is the third biggest market for buying and selling bitcoin, behind Japan and the U.S., according to data from cryptocurrency data site, …
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Bitcoin Just Surged on Futures Trading. Here's How That Actually Works

Bitcoin's price rests at about $ 16,600 as of Monday afternoon. In an example given by the CBOE, a bitcoin owner thinks that in the short term, bitcoin prices will fall. So how investors protect themselves? One way is by selling, or shorting, bitcoin futures. Say he or she decides to sell a January futures …
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