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Facebook plans to create its own currency for users

The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But that move isn't likely…

Can bitcoin be a currency if you never know its value? Living outside the traditional banking network by design, its fluctuating value makes it too cumbersome for petty transactions. Yet despite the hurdles, bitcoin and its underlying technology is seen…

The basic idea of bitcoin is simple: Instead of a financial institution holding a bank ledger, a chain of computers linked through the internet are all using the same software to record and verify every transaction. But how can a…

A new chapter for cryptocurrencies begins Sunday night as bitcoin, the most mainstream digital asset, launches on futures markets. The milestone will open up the market, allowing investors to bet against the currency without actually owning it. Author Nolan Bauerle…

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