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Hedge Fund Behind Mystery "Bitcoin To $50,000" Bet Revealed

The crypto space was thrown into chaos today as the price of bitcoin and its peers plunged overnight, cementing the pioneering digital currency's worst week since December 2013, only to rebound dramatically into the close, wiping out virtually all losses. Also today, just as the rout was nearing its trough, we shared a story from the Wall Street Journal about a mystery trader who placed a $1 million bet that bitcoin will climb above $50,000 by December 28, 2018.

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Panic-Selling Turns To Buying-Scramble As Cryptocurrencies Recover Dramatically

Update 1600ET: Thanks to some serious dip-buying, the landcape across cryptocurrencies is not as completely devastating as it appeared this morning...

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World's Largest Oil-Pipeline Company Uncovers Illegal Crypto Mining Operation

The world’s largest oil pipeline company has a cryptocurrency problem.

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Long Island Woman Indicted For Funding ISIS With Bitcoin

With intriguingly coincidental timing, as cryptocurrencies reach mainstream and grab the world's attention, the US Justice Department has unsealed a grand-jury indictment that shows a Long Island woman has been indicted on charges that she tried to funnel money to ISIS using Bitcoin.

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Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, we embellish a little...but not much...here is Bloomberg's take:

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