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Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

The front-month bitcoin f...
A trader looks up at charts on his screen just before the end of trading for the day on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, November 18, 2013.

Betting against bitcoin is about to get a lot more expensive

The cost of shorting bitcoin could skyrocket once futures trading starts on Sunday, says S3 Partners.

Bitcoin and tulipmania have a lot more in common than you might think

Tulipmania gripped the Netherlands in the 1600s and it's a lot like bitcoin today. We can learn a lot from the similarities between the two.

Bitcoin is getting pounded after a wild week of gains

According to data from Markets Insider, bitcoin's value on Friday fell below $15,000 a coin after continually rising.
Traders and clerks frantically signal trades in eurodollar futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange after the Federal Reserve announced a hike in interest rates, June 30, 1999.

Brokerage giant TD Ameritrade is gearing up for bitcoin futures

TD Ameritrade is getting ready for Cboe Global Markets' launch of bitcoin futures on Sunday.
Black Hat USA 2013 attendees pass under a projected Black Hat logo during the hacker convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada July 31, 2013.

Meet the crypto trader who says he bought a Tesla with ‘pump and dump’ profits but claims the scams aren’t bad: ‘It’s a ...

A man who claimed to run a chat group used to coordinate "pump and dump" scams contacted Business Insider to explain why he does it.

Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco ‘castle’ have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside

Young bitcoin millionaires are living together in a San Francisco house known as the Crypto Castle.

Cboe’s bitcoin futures market goes live Sunday — but some of Wall Street’s biggest banks are sitting it out

Cboe, the options and derivatives exchange based in Chicago, is launching its market for bitcoin futures Sunday.

Cryptocurrency trading volumes are going bananas right now

Cryptocurrency 24-hour trading volumes soared above $28 billion as the price of bitcoin hit a new all-time high.

Almost every major cryptocurrency not named bitcoin is falling

Bitcoin has been taking traders on a wild, highly volatile ride on Thursday, but smaller cryptocurrencies seem to be on a general downward trend.