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13% of Americans traded crypto in the past year, survey finds

Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesMore than 1 in 10 Americans invested in cryptocurrency over the past year, according to a survey published by the University of Chicago, a sign of the popularity of digital currencies like bitcoin and ethereum.Specifically, 13% bought or traded crypto in the past 12 months

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Blockchain start-ups raised a record $4.4 billion in the second quarter despite the slump in crypto prices

An illustration showing the cryptocurrency bitcoin with a price chart in the background.STR | NurPhoto via Getty ImagesFunding for blockchain start-ups topped $4 billion for the first time in the second quarter, despite a sharp slump in cryptocurrency prices.Companies in the nascent industry raised a record $4.38 billion, according

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British fintech boss sounds the alarm about ‘dangers’ of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, speaking at Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.Harry Murphy | Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty ImagesLONDON — Anne Boden, the CEO of British fintech start-up Starling, is worried about cryptocurrencies.Some digital currency exchanges are "quite dangerous," Boden said, adding the finance industry

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Bitcoin extends gains, climbing above $31,000 as cryptocurrencies rebound from sell-off

A bitcoin sign with a graph pictured in the background.STR | NurPhoto via Getty ImagesBitcoin and other cryptocurrencies recovered on Wednesday after a brutal sell-off, with the world's biggest digital coin climbing back above $30,000.The price of bitcoin rose 6% in the last 24 hours, to $31,526 at 7:45

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It’s ‘very dangerous’ to invest in stocks and bitcoin right now, long-time bear David Tice warns

The investor who sold his bear fund as the 2008 financial crisis was unfolding is delivering a grim long-term prognosis to Wall Street.From the S&P 500 to Big Tech to bitcoin, David Tice warns it's a "very dangerous period" for investors right now."The market is very overpriced in terms

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Crypto exchange Binance stops selling digital versions of stocks like Tesla and Apple as regulators circle

The logo of cryptocurrency exchange Binance displayed on a smartphone with the word "cancelled" on a computer screen in the background.Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty ImagesBinance will no longer offer digital versions of stocks like Tesla, Apple and Coinbase, as the cryptocurrency exchange faces growing

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China’s share of global bitcoin mining plunges while Kazakhstan climbs to third place

In this photo illustration, the Bitcoin logo is seen on a mobile device with People's Republic of China flag in the background. (Photo Illustration by t/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesLONDON — China's share of global bitcoin mining plunged this year

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Cryptocurrencies don’t yet pose a threat to financial stability, Bank of England’s Cunliffe says

LONDON — Cryptocurrencies aren't yet big enough to pose a systemic risk to financial stability, Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said Wednesday."The speculative boom in crypto is very noticeable but I don't think it's crossed the boundary into financial stability risk," Cunliffe told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche in

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