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Bitcoin tanks as cryptocurrencies join in global market bloodbath

Bitcoin, the benchmark cryptocurrency, dropped suddenly and sharply in Asian trading overnight, losing as much as 7%, before rebounding a little.
Ripple's Chris Larsen

Ripple’s Chris Larsen makes Forbes 400 as the world’s richest crypto tycoon

Forbes estimates Larsen's current net worth to be $2.1 billion.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.
'Stablecoins' are hot.

The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ — here’s everything you need to know about them

'Stablecoins' are the hottest thing in crypto right now, with over 50 projects in development. A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here's a guide to what they're used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them.
Gavin Wood at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017.

Ethereum cofounder apologizes for old blog post where he wrote about having sex with a preteen girl, which he says was fiction

Ethereum cofounder Gavin Wood has apologised after a now-deleted blog post he wrote in 2013 came back to haunt him. BuzzFeed republished elements of the post, which resurfaced last year on Reddit. It featured a story about having sex with a preteen girl with AIDS named Elizabeth.

Bitcoin sheds almost $1,000 in 24 hours

The sharp sell-off that gripped cryptocurrency markets on Wednesday has extended into a second day, with major digital assets across the spectrum continuing to fall during trading on Thursday.

Bitcoin drops sharply and suddenly — and now cryptos across the board are getting slammed

Bitcoin dropped sharply Wednesday, losing $500 of value in just over an hour. Other cryptocurrencies fell even more sharply, with both ether and Ripple's XRP losing about 12%.

Bitcoin is still hard to predict – here’s everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency, from how it works to its place on Wall Str...

Bitcoin is everywhere. The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance.

A member of Congress dipped her toes into crypto — and likely took a big hit

The entire cryptocurrency market has gotten whacked since January, when the craze surrounding the nascent industry was nearing its peak. The flagship bitcoin has declined by 52% this year after hitting a peak of $19,843 shortly after the new year.