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Nov
17

On this trajectory it won’t be long before one Bitcoin is worth $1 million a pop

By Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder & CEO of finder.com.au Eight years ago, if I told you you’d be a millionaire today if you invested in Bitcoin, would you buy it? Back then, Bitcoin was one of the first cryptocurrencies to hit the market and had a price tag of $0.08 ($US0.06) per coin, as recorded in 2010. This month, it hit a record of $10,417 per coin. You would have only needed to buy 95 coins at a total cost of $7.68 to be worth $1 million today. Based on this trajectory, it won’t be long (perhaps a few years) before one Bitcoin will be worth $1 million a pop. It’s […]

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Nov
14

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride: $50 billion wiped off before cryptocurrency bounces back

Bitcoin is proving that investing in digital currencies isn’t for the faint of heart. After plunging as much as 29 per cent from a record high following the cancellation of a technology upgrade on November 8, the largest cryptocurrency came roaring back in early trading Monday before fluctuating between gains and losses. “Crypto trading is not for the novice investor,” said John Spallanzani, chief macro strategist at GFI Securities in New York. While multiple reasons are being cited for the price volatility, one of the more viable is that some investors are switching to alternative coins. Bitcoin cash, an offshoot of bitcoin that includes many of the technical upgrades being […]

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Nov
10

Aussie fintech startup Stake makes buying US shares easier than buying shoes

Aussies now have simple, pain-free access to the US share market thanks to fintech startup Stake, a revolutionary platform that makes making shopping for shares as easy as buying shoes online. Stake operates more like an eCommerce site than a financial services platform, and is breaking down the current barriers limiting Aussies to local investments, cutting out the middleman and providing simple, user-friendly tools to buy, sell and gift global shares with $0 brokerage.  From Apple to Atlassian, Aussie investors now have access to US shares at their fingertips. Stake’s CEO, Matthew Leibowitz is well versed in investing in global markets, having previously spent a decade at global trading firm […]

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Nov
09

Bitcoin surges to record high as controversial software ‘fork’ upgrade cancelled

Bitcoin jumped as much as 11 per cent to $US7,882 after the main architects behind an upgrade to its underlying technology known as Segwit2x, which would have caused the chain to split in what’s known as a hard fork, cancelled their controversial plans. Bitcoin experts cited a statement on the Linux Foundation website, signed by several high-profile bitcoin entrepreneurs and developers who had backed the plan, that said the “Segwit2x” upgrade would be scrapped for now as it could “divide the community”. The upgrade would have changed bitcoin’s rules in a so-called “fork”, effectively cloning the existing bitcoin to create another cryptocurrency. “Our goal has always been a smooth upgrade […]

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Nov
07

Australian FinTech SelfWealth IPO offering self directed investors alternative to traditional broker trading

SelfWealth Limited, an Australian FinTech business offering a flat fee brokerage service and social portfolio construction network for Australian investors, is pleased to announce the opening of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise up to A$7.5 million (with a minimum subscription of A$5.0 million). SelfWealth is offering for issue 37.5 million shares priced at A$0.20 per new share; the indicative market captialisation of SelfWealth will be approximately A$26.1 million. The Company’s ASX ticker code will be SWF. SelfWealth was established in 2012, with a $A2.3 million capitalisation, by founder and Managing Director, Andrew Ward. Since launching, the Company has introduced two platform offerings: SelfWealth TRADING, a $9.50 commission free, […]

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Investment platform Stake opens the US floodgates for self-managed super accounts

Stake, the fintech platform redesigning investing for Australians, today announced the beta launch of Stake Premium, which gives self-managed superannuation funds direct access to commission-free US share trading for the first time. Stake has also appointed Matthew Rady, a global financial markets expert and former IRESS executive, as Head of Business Development to help expand Stake into new services and offerings for investors and prospective partners. Stake Premium takes the features already available to Stake members — zero brokerage, paperless sign-up and a powerful dashboard to discover and buy US shares at any amount — and makes it available to the $700 billion SMSF market in Australia to help diversify […]

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Oct
26

Bitcoin is sliding after bitcoin gold goes live

Bitcoin is trading down 4.5% Wednesday following a split in the cryptocurrency’s blockchain network.  Bitcoin gold, the new digital coin formed by the split Tuesday morning, follows the bitcoin-bitcoin cash fork in August.  The project website for bitcoin gold is down following a DDoS attack, according to cryptocurrency watcher CoinDesk.  The bitcoin community is split over whether forks are good or bad for bitcoin.  Bitcoin, the red-hot digital currency up more than 400% this year, was trading down 4.42% Wednesday morning after the blockchain network underpinning the coin split again. As reported by cryptocurrency watcher CoinDesk, bitcoin gold officially split from the bitcoin network Wednesday morning. The new cryptocurrency is a clone of the original bitcoin blockchain, […]

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Oct
22

Bitcoin breaks US$100 Billion in value, soars to over US$6000 for the first time

Bitcoin, which is unarguably the world’s most prominent digital currency, just broke through one of the most important milestones ever, vaulting to over US$6000 and over US$100 billion in value. Welcome to a new kind of currency, or rather, welcome to a new kind of financial system. Today, for the first time ever, Bitcoin surpassed the $6000 barrier, proving that cryptocurrency is, in all likeliness, here to stay. Bitfinex, which has the highest volume BTC/USD exchange, broke the $6,000 barrier initially. Now, the same can be said for all of the other major exchanges. It has only been a little over a week since the price of bitcoin soared passed […]

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