The world’s largest ever bitcoin transaction has just taken place

The world’s largest ever bitcoin transaction has just taken place, with just over $1 billion (£802 million) worth of cryptocurrency transferred between accounts. The single transaction of 94,504 bitcoins represents around 0.5 per cent of all bitcoins currently in existence, and it has left analysts confused by who made it and for what purpose.

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A Bitcoin ATM Could Be Coming To A Gas Station Or Vape Store Near You

When bitcoin’s price skyrocketed last year, suddenly a bunch of people wanted to get in on the action but didn’t know how. But the currency’s shady origins and digital only echo-system isolated it from a whole swath of interested investors. Soon start-ups set about trying to bridge the gap between the digital and physical world, […]

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Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela formally launches its new oil-backed cryptocurrency in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. The leftist Caracas government puts 38.4 million units of the world’s first state-backed digital currency, the Petro, on private pre-sale from the early hours.

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Inside cryptocurrency in South Korea

It’s the premium that comes and goes — what is the (in)famous Kimchi Premium? Our brand-new ké radar videos kick off with staff writer Raphael Rashid explaining the ins and outs of South Korea’s volatile cryptocurrency market (and regulations).

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Cryptocurrencies under the spotlight in Davos

It’s been described as a bubble about to burst, a way of laundering money and also as the future of finance. At the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Switzerland this week, the spotlight fell on digital currencies like Bitcoin, and the technology on which they are built. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Davos.

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97% of bitcoin holders are male

By Dunca Stewart, Director of Research at Deloitte Canada “Where The Boys Are” isn’t just a great Connie Francis song. It’s also a breathtakingly accurate description of who invests in cryptocurrencies. The chart above shows that as of this week, more than 24 out every 25 people engaging in Bitcoin is male. That 3.4% is […]

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