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Inside the Bitcoin Phenomenon

What’s invisible, untraceable, and irresistible to investors and drug dealers alike? That would be bitcoin, a groundbreaking digital, decentralized currency system that’s challenging conventional financial wisdom- and winning. Last night, bitcoin rode wild waves of highs and lows as it traded into the morning, sling-shotting from $106 to $147 in a matter of hours,and finally settling down around $139 this afternoon. Just two weeks ago, one bitcoin was worth $47. That’s about […]

Cyprus Strikes Bailout Deal With EU

In what has been deemed as a last minute deal, Cyprus leaders have reached an agreement with the European Union for a 10 billion euro bailout. Officials say the deal was reached after pressure mounted from a German-led bloc threatening to cease all temporary funding if a deal was not reached. With an economy largely based on banking, the bailout will consist of shutting down the country’s largest bank, The […]