Quartet of blockchain ETFs try to cash in on cryptocurrency craze


Cryptocurrency markets might be cooling off, but the hype around blockchain isn’t abating, judging by the popularity of exchange-traded funds centered on the technology. Four new ETFs, all promising to give investors exposure to blockchain technology, launched in January. The latest is the Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF, which trades under the ticker KOIN KOIN, -1.04% and madeContinue reading “Quartet of blockchain ETFs try to cash in on cryptocurrency craze”

Bitcoin Slide Steepens Even as It Keeps Getting Easier to Buy


Bitcoin suffered another steep price drop on Thursday, falling 11% to $8,945 around 2:45 p.m. Eastern time. It’s never completely clear why bitcoin rises and falls on any given day, because it’s a global market with minimal transparency. But one issue that has been getting more attention in recent days is the threat of marketContinue reading “Bitcoin Slide Steepens Even as It Keeps Getting Easier to Buy”

The Easiest Way To Invest In Blockchain Technologies


What’s a blockchain? And why do I need to put money in there? Trying to figure out what the blockchain is or how it works is like the olden days of the internet when college students were asking: what’s a modem? What’s this Mosaic thing? And why do I need it to do my homework?Continue reading “The Easiest Way To Invest In Blockchain Technologies”

South Korea says no plans to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, uncovers $600 million illegal trades


The comment by Kim Dong-yeon on Wednesday comes as traders at home and around the world have been spooked by conflicting comments from government officials in South Korea, a major hub for cryptocurrency trade, that Seoul was planning to ban local digital coin exchanges. “There is no intention to ban or suppress cryptocurrency (market),” KimContinue reading “South Korea says no plans to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, uncovers $600 million illegal trades”

Bitcoin ends its worst month in 3 years around $10,000 after falling under a key trend line


Bitcoin, the No. 1 cryptocurrency, showed little change Wednesday, pausing after the prior day’s price drop that dragged it below $10,000. Bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.85%  was changing hands at $9,998.07, fractionally lower than where it was late Tuesday. The virtual currency is down 29% in January, its worst monthly percentage drop in three years, having ended 2017 around theContinue reading “Bitcoin ends its worst month in 3 years around $10,000 after falling under a key trend line”