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CME Group Publishes Contract Specifications for Bitcoin Futures

CME Group has published its contract specification for Bitcoin futures. Below are the details, along with the link to the original article. Contract Specifications Contract Unit 5 bitcoin, as defined by the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) Minimum Price Fluctuation Outright: $5.00 per bitcoin = $25.00 per contract Calendar

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CME Group to List Bitcoin Futures December 18th

According to a press release, CME Group is listing Bitcoin futures on December 18th. According to CME: “We are pleased to bring Bitcoin futures to market after working closely with the CFTC and market participants to design a regulated offering that will provide investors with transparency, price discovery, and risk

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ICOs: The IPO of the Cryptocurrency World

ICOs (short for Initial Coin Offerings) are taking the Bitcoin world by storm. According to MarketWatch, “In the simplest terms, an ICO is a fundraising means in which a company attracts investors looking for the next big crypto score by releasing its own digital currency in exchange, typically, for bitcoin.”

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Apex Token Fund Aims to Raise $100 Million in ICO

ICOs (short for Initial Coin Offerings) are taking the Bitcoin world by storm. According to MarketWatch, “In the simplest terms, an ICO is a fundraising means in which a company attracts investors looking for the next big crypto score by releasing its own digital currency in exchange, typically, for bitcoin.”

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Coinbase and Gemini Exchanges Crash After Bitcoin Price Surge

In the midst of incredibly volatile trading in BTC this afternoon, 2 of the worlds largest exchanges crashed today. Coinbase and Gemini (a cryptocurrency exchange owned by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss), crashed on Wednesday as trading reached 8X normal volumes. Most of the functionality has been restored, but some users

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BTC Hits New All-Time Highs in Less Than 12 Hours

At around 8:30 ET yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed the $10,000 price level for the first time in history. The cryptocurrency continued to trade higher through the night, trading over $11,200 at the time of writing this blog post. According to CoinDesk.com,  “the move came after exchanges in South Korea saw trading above

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What is a Cryptocurrency? A Short Introductory Video

Everyone these days is talking about cryptocurrency. We hear of blockchain technology on financial media; Bitcoin, and its surging price, on our news feeds; and decentralized ledgers at the dinner table. But what is this new technology? Is it money? Is it a computer program? This short video is an

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How Bitcoin is Changing the World

What is money? It’s a question that many of us don’t stop to think and ask. Most of us, for most of our lives, have no concrete understanding of how our monetary systems actually work–we all just take each transaction for granted–trading value, services and goods for dollars and cents.

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Welcome to the World of Cryptocurrency!

Fellow Trader, Welcome to the Investitute cryptocurrency blog! Our goal is to become your exclusive cryptocurrency resource—providing reliable and accurate news and education on everything crypto—keeping you updated on the latest cryptocurrency technology and markets. On this page, you will find real-time prices and charts of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other

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