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Jul 12,2018 BY Samuel Agini
Yoni Assia struggled to remember when he first invested in cryptocurrencies. “Two thousand and… I don’t know if it’s ten or eleven,” said the co-founder and chief executive of online broker eToro. “We bought bitcoin for $5.” “At $5,” he repeated, as if he could hardly believe his good fortune.  
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Jul 08,2018 BY Iqbal Gandham
The fascination with cryptocurrency price movements and the rise of the “Bitcoin millionaire” has occupied the media and public’s gaze over the past 18 months. Much of the current debate has focused on price – with both rises and falls encouraging critics to call cryptocurrencies a fad. Yet the focus on cryptocurrencies as an investment opportunity distracts from their actual intended use case.
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Jul 04,2018 BY Iqbal Gandham
In his annual Mansion House speech late last month, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, set out his plans for cementing London’s place as the world’s leading financial centre. He talked about banking and he talked about Brexit. Yet somehow, he utterly failed to mention a technology that could be crucial to his goal: blockchain. 
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Jun 28,2018 BY Investing
Crypto markets are not promising guaranteed returns, but trading may be as strong as ever. Cryptovest reached out to eToro for an exclusive Q&A session, with an encouraging message for the opportunities of crypto trading. Q. How do you select crypto assets for eToro? what are the features that help you estimate whether a rather novel asset, like Cardano, would be a good fit?
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Jun 25,2018 BY David Cowan
here is little doubt that initial coin offerings (ICOs) promote innovation. Risk and entrepreneurship have always gone hand in hand, and ICOs offer an exciting way for ventures to raise money and for investors to speculate. Initial coin offerings attract early-adopters and operate creatively like a crowdfunding exercise. However, they are also unregulated, allowing startups to bypass the rigorous and well-regulated capital-raising process in established markets.
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Jun 21,2018 BY Sam Shaw
Millennials love an experience. And what could be more experiential than turning up to a music festival, ditching that summer’s capsule wardrobe into a minimalist glamping pod and heading off into a field of dreams armed with nothing but optimism? No bumbags, no festival-friendly satchels to protect, no wallets. Not physical ones, anyway.
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Jun 20,2018 BY James Titcomb
British Bitcoin websites have assured MPs that consumers’ cryptocurrencies are secure after members of a parliamentary committee raised security concerns following yet another attack on a foreign exchange. CryptoUK, the self-regulatory body that represents many of the websites where cryptocurrencies can be bought and sold, said exchanges had committed to storing at least 90pc of customers’ holdings offline, so that they would not be accessed by hackers.
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Jun 18,2018 BY Rebecca Campbell
Global investing platform and cryptocurrency exchange eToro has announced today that it is addingCardano’s ADA token to its list of cryptocurrencies, bringing the total number of assets available to eleven. The addition of ADA, the eighth most valuable altcoin by market cap, joins the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, BCH, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, NEO, Dash, and Ethereum Classic. Cardano, which is the first peer-reviewed blockchain, is a third-generation altcoin that is aiming to improve on the scaling problems of Bitcoin, a first-generation coin, and Ethereum, a second-generation coin.
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Jun 15,2018 BY Oscar Williams-Grut
LONDON — Social trading platform eToro is setting up a new over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk in London for cryptocurrencies amid growing interest from institutional investors. eToro CEO Yoni Assia told Business Insider: "We are launching an OTC desk for institutions. We've seen more and more interest from corporates and institutions."
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Jun 13,2018 BY Cheang Ming
Bitcoin eased further on Wednesday following its initial drop after the weekend announcement that South Korean cryptocurrency exchange had been hacked. Other major cryptocurrencies also weakened markedly. Bitcoin traded as low as $6,455.91 early on Wednesday Asia time, its lowest level since April. Bitcoin pared some of those losses to trade around $6,581.88 by 3:15 p.m. HK/SIN, according to CoinDesk.
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