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A New Bitcoin Exchange From The Winklevoss Twins

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Winklevosses' bitcoin exchange gains approval from New York to roll out services

On Monday, the top regulator of financial services in New York announced that it will allow the Gemini Trust Company bitcoin exchange, established by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, to provide trading of Zcash - the privacy centered crypto currency. This makes it the only licensed exchange for Zcash in the world.

The Financial Services State Department said that it will also allow Gemini to provide Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin trading and custody services in the near future.

"With shrewd and comprehensive regulatory supervision, the long term expansion and development of the sector will thrive" Maria Vullo, the Financial Services Superintendent, said in an interview.

According to Gemini, Zcash deposits will start to be accepted on May 19, 2018, and trading will commence a few days later.

Investors Feel Bullish When It Comes To Alphabet

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Market capitalization for Alphabet Inc. peaked at nearly $731 billion, which translates into a share price of around $1,073 for the NASDAQ-traded security. The firm's price-to-sales ratio also outpaced the overall average of the technology segment. Investors have taken the total market capitalization and divided it by the company's sales figures to calculate this ratio.

How GOOG Stock Maintains Value

Alphabet Inc. doesn't offer a traditional dividend in the form of additional shares or any sort of cash payment. In fact, the exchange lists their dividend payout ratio as zero for the last year. The company's shares have traded over a huge range, however, which has helped to make money for investors. Over the last twelve months, GOOG stock has been trading anywhere from around $839 to around $1,187 at any given time.

Binance Takes Measures To Stop Insider Trading By Employees

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Wall Street might have an ambivalent opinion of cryptocurrency, however people who trade in cryptos are taking inspiration from history.

Binance, the biggest crypto exchange in the world by trade volume, has introduced employee trading restrictions that its' boss says he copied from large investment banks.

"We permit our staff to own cryptos, because we think they will have a higher value than fiat currency in future" said Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, in a Yahoo Finance interview. "However, everyone has to be cleared if they wish to trade cryptocurrencies, and they must wait a minimum of thirty days before making any further trades". According to Zhao, these trading restrictions help staff earn more cash, because it requires them to hold for longer, even when volatility is high in the short term. "I never liked day trading" he said.

Dealing With Market Volatility

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Without a doubt, the stock market has experienced some volatility in recent weeks, which is bound to make investors nervous. Here are a few tips for dealing with market volatility.

Firstly, look for potential investment opportunities. A market downturn is basically a sale on various securities. You may be able to snag shares in a valuable company for a reduced price that will only increase in value when the market rebounds.

Secondly, focus on educating yourself by reading books and articles and listening to podcasts on investing. Expanding your knowledge of how the market works and how it performed in the past can help you understand what is going on and perhaps alleviate some of your apprehensions.

If you have a mentor or someone who has offered you investing advice, consult with them. He or she has probably experienced bouts of market volatility before and should be able to offer insight into how the market works. Their words of wisdom can help guide you during these challenging times.

Invest In Bitcoin Today

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Crypto currency is currently in a slump. There is only one thing to do- buy Bitcoin. The rule is always buy low, and sell high. That means buy crypto currency when the prices are low and sell them when they are high. People call the current slump "the end of crypto currency" but it isn't true. Remember, buy low. This is a great opportunity to diversify with crypto and get it at a great price. Remember these two words- buy Bitcoin.

The crypto currency market is volatile but there is plenty of money to be made in the selling of it during highs. In order to make money while the prices are high, you must purchase while it is low. Buy Bitcoin. Buy Bitcoin. Buy Bitcoin.

Netflix Beats Expectations, Posts Record Growth

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Netflix is going from strength to strength based on its numbers from the last quarter of 2017. The company recently released the figures which include 8.3 million fresh subscribers to the platform with 2 million of these coming from the US.

Their shares were already inching up even before the announcement with an all-time high of $227.38 on Monday. Then the news came that the Wall Street estimates were beaten by a mile for both US and international subscribers which were set at just 1.28 million and 5.02 million, respectively. The impressive figures further boosted the price by over 9%.

This growth in subscribers also translated into an increase in revenues. The Q4 earnings per share was 41 cents while the revenue was $3.29 billion. There were doubts due to the price increases rolled out during the quarter including a bump from $9.99 to $10.99 a month in the US. It seems that customers were not discouraged. There was a 25% rise in paid streaming memberships and a 35% rise in revenues.

Telegram's $1.2B ICO Ambition To Create A New Ethereum

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A brief of the ambitious Telegram's $1.2B ICO plan for the future

We have more details on the plan by the Telegram's messaging app to push its project the Telegram Open Network (TON). The move was made after the company obtained the whitepaper and investor prospectus was completed in full.

According to the documents, Telegram depicts its discontent on being similar to the many ICOs that use the Ethereum platform to sell their tokens and services. Rather than sticking to the norm, Telegram aims to create its own platform that will compete with Ethereum. The new platform will host new decentralized services as well as Internet experiences.

If Telegram's ICO works out, then it will set a new record. However, this will only be the beginning.

In the future, the company wants to raise a whopping $1.2 billion. To start off, it will raise $ 600 million between January and February from those in the company's executive's circle and traditional capital venture backers. The few selected by TechCrunch will receive letters to confirm their participation on the stage.

After the presale, the company will then invite retail investors to a public sale which will be held in March to raise the remaining $600 million. If the company is able to achieve this fete, it will beat the current record held by Filecoin in September for raising $257 million.

A new player in running the decentralized web

According to the company through its documents, the app is used in over 60% of community communications among its ICO projects.

The Telegram company thus believes that its ICO should be used to develop a decentralized Internet to power decentralized apps (DApps in short), censorship-proof websites and smart contacts and other programs rather than monetizing it.

The Volatile Price Of Bitcoin

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The price of Bitcoin continues to grow, and it recently hit values over $16,000. The cryptocurrency's values nearly doubled over the last two weeks. Institutional war chests are probably doing most of the movement at this point, considering that the market cap now reached nearly $300 billion. This raises the stakes for traders to new heights.

Different exchanges have been citing different prices over that time period. While everyone had the price of Bitcoin pegged at around $8,000 just 14 days ago, the Coinbase GDAX exchange approached the $19,000 mark. Most other exchanges had the price of Bitcoin positioned at a much lower value. These drastic differences are making it difficult to predict market fluctuations with any degree of certainty.

Ethereum: The Future Of Credit?

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Ethereum may represent the future of credit, according to the cryptocurrency's founder Vitalik Buterin.

Like most other cryptos, Ethereum is based on the blockchain, a system that allows the currency to be hack-proof while simultaneously allowing every coin to be traced back to its origin point. This provides a level of secure transparency that Buterin believes can revolutionize security and economics.

The biggest stumbling block at present is the speed at which crypto transactions are processed. Bitcoin, the most well known cryptocurrency, processes about three transactions per second, while Ethereum is a little faster at five. Uber provides 12 rides a second, suggesting that cryptocurrencies need to process transactions much faster for large-scale commercial applications.

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