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IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?
Sep20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.

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3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%
Sep17

3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%

The green rush may soon have investors seeing red. Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) The big day is rapidly approaching. In just over a month, on Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will go on sale in licensed dispensaries throughout Canada. When fully legal, the sale of adult-use weed is expected to usher in high demand and big dollar figures for the industry. In anticipation of this legalization — and the big profits that are projected...

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Bitcoin bloodbath: Cryptocurrency plunges 20% in two days
Sep07

Bitcoin bloodbath: Cryptocurrency plunges 20% in two days

Bitcoin investors are getting their digital butts kicked lately. Hard. Bitcoin prices have plunged more than 20% in the past two days. Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies have suffered similarly large drops. The reason for the latest pullback? A Business Insider report that investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (GS) may be dropping plans to launch a crypto trading desk. Goldman Sachs told CNNMoney though that it...

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Cronos Refutes The Shorts With A Focus On Science
Sep06

Cronos Refutes The Shorts With A Focus On Science

Summary Cronos has been put under some pressure from a prominent short thesis. Cronos CEO took to CNBC to respond to those criticisms of his company and did so very effectively. Cronos deal with Gingko could lead to Cronos having cost advantages in what is potentially the most lucrative segment in cannabis. All cannabis investments are risky and investors should be cautious. Last week, Cronos was subject to some criticism from notable...

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Google Now Provides a Big Data View of the Ethereum Blockchain
Sep04

Google Now Provides a Big Data View of the Ethereum Blockchain

Internet search giant Google has added ethereum to its big data analytics platform BigQuery. Making the announcement in a blog post on Saturday, the company said that, while an API exists for commonly used functions such as checking transaction status or wallet balances, it’s not so easy to access all of the data stored on the ethereum blockchain. The post continues to say that “perhaps more importantly,” the API...

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Monero Headed to $18k, Ripple Price Primed for 97% Crash: Research
Sep04

Monero Headed to $18k, Ripple Price Primed for 97% Crash: Research

Anonymity-centric cryptocurrency monero may be the best buy in crypto right now, and bitcoin’s not far behind. The ripple price (XRP), on the other hand, could be primed for a historic crash. Bitcoin, Monero Have Bright Futures That’s according to a new report from initial coin offering advisory and research firm Satis Group, which attempts to forecast what shape the cryptocurrency market will take over the next decade. The real...

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Weed beer is near, and it’s gonna get weird
Aug30

Weed beer is near, and it’s gonna get weird

Maze of laws involving pot and alcohol isn’t stopping big deals between cannabis and booze companies By Max A. Cherney / Marketwatch.com Would you drink marijuana-infused beer? Beer companies think so, but they are going to have to navigate a hazy path of rules and regulations to find out. Two Roots Brewing Co. has spent millions of dollars clearing that path, and shows just how convoluted it can be. To get its weed beer to the...

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3 Reasons Marijuana Stocks Are Soaring, Once Again
Aug30

3 Reasons Marijuana Stocks Are Soaring, Once Again

Some of the biggest cannabis growers are up 61% to 83% in just eight trading sessions. Here’s why. Article courtesy of: Sean Williams / The Motley Fool (TMFUltraLong) The big event is now just 50 days away. On Oct. 17, 2018, Canada will lift the curtain on recreational marijuana, and in the process become the first industrialized country in the world to have approved the sale of adult-use cannabis. This big day was a long time...

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Cronos Group Could Fly Ahead
Aug30

Cronos Group Could Fly Ahead

Summary Cannabis stocks are flying with Canada nearing a legalization date target of October 17th. Cronos is doing a great job of preparing for the adult-use cannabis industry as the big day nears. The company is already headed toward profit, recreational cannabis legalization in Canada will serve to speed up the process. Cronos Group has room to grow. The cannabis sector has been seeing tremendous gains as of late after news broke...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 03
Aug04

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 03

The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has dived to about $266 billion from above $300 billion on July 27. Such price swings are a common phenomenon on the cryptocurrency market. However, investment bank UBS believes that instability is a major hindrance to Bitcoin being considered as money. Robert Sluymer, head of technical strategy at Fundstrat said to CNBC that if Bitcoin fails to hold the $7,400 mark, a deeper...

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Bitcoin Just Hit $8,000 — Here’s What’s Pushing It Up
Jul24

Bitcoin Just Hit $8,000 — Here’s What’s Pushing It Up

The bitcoin price has today climbed above the $8,000 mark for the first time since mid-May — leading many to predict a return to the bull run that last year powered bitcoin to almost $20,000. The latest boost for bitcoin comes after a week that saw it add almost 20% to its price on the back of news that established financial giants are looking to get in on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and a raft of positive regulatory news around the...

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Ethereum Classic Spikes 25% on Coinbase Listing News
Jun12

Ethereum Classic Spikes 25% on Coinbase Listing News

The price of ethereum classic, the cryptocurrency that was forked off the ethereum blockchain in July 2016, surged by 25 percent on Tuesday, following the news that it is being added to Coinbase’s trading options. The U.S. cryptocurrency exchange announced on Tuesday morning in a blog post that it is has started the engineering work to integrate ethereum classic with its platform and expects the service to be live in the...

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Monero (XMR), and TRON (TRX) Lead the Market
Feb20

Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Monero (XMR), and TRON (TRX) Lead the Market

The cryptocurrency market has broken over the $500 billion mark early today.  Most of the coins in the top 100 are all seeing gains. It seems the total market is on a steady upward climb, which is a relief because it’s been a bumpy ride in 2018 thus far. Post from cryptocurrencynews.com by Chelsea Roh. Here are some top coins on the market today. Bitcoin (BTC) Source: CoinMarketCap As you can see from the 7-day chart above, BTC has...

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IRS Forms New Team To Track Down Crypto Tax Evaders
Feb15

IRS Forms New Team To Track Down Crypto Tax Evaders

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has assembled a team of 10 investigators for international crime investigations as well as for finding tax evaders who use cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reports Thursday, Feb. 8. Article from cointelegraph.com by Molly Jane Zuckerman Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Don Fort said that the team will work with international criminal agencies to investigate unlicensed exchanges as well:...

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Binance Exchange Halts Trading, Withdrawals Over Server Issue, Assures ‘No Hack’
Feb09

Binance Exchange Halts Trading, Withdrawals Over Server Issue, Assures ‘No Hack’

Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange currently ranked second to OKEx on CoinMarketCap in trading volume, has temporarily suspended withdrawals and trading. Article from cointelegraph.com by Molly Jane Zuckerman Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, tweeted on Feb. 7 at 6:38pm EST that the exchange was experiencing a server error that could be resolved in a few hours and that “no data is lost.” We experienced a server issue on our replica...

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Coincheck Says It Lost Crypto Coins Valued at About $400 Million
Jan30

Coincheck Says It Lost Crypto Coins Valued at About $400 Million

The disclosure that one of Japan’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges lost about $400 million in NEM tokens is spooking investors in a country still wary of such venues four years after the collapse of Mt. Gox. Article by By Yuji Nakamura, Andrea Tan, and Yuki Hagiwara from Bloomberg.com After hours of speculation Friday night, Coincheck Inc. said the coins were sent “illicitly” outside the venue. Co-founder Yusuke Otsuka said the...

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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called MetaMask. In the lingo of cryptography, they’re known as my seed phrase. They might read like an incoherent stream of consciousness, but...

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Bitcoin’s Price Drops Below $10,000 for First Time Since Early December
Jan17

Bitcoin’s Price Drops Below $10,000 for First Time Since Early December

by Stan Higgins   According to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the cryptocurrency’s value has hit a low of $9,714.02 as of press time. The last time bitcoin’s price was below $10,000 was on Dec. 1, BPI data shows. Market analysis suggests that the price could shift in either direction and recent regulatory developments – out of South Korea and China in particular – could roil markets further, according to some...

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South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market
Jan11

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s government said on Thursday it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. Post from Reuters.com by Cynthia Kim, Dahee Kim The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, came as policymakers...

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What The Future Holds For Canopy Growth Corp.
Jan10

What The Future Holds For Canopy Growth Corp.

Summary The short- and long-term outlook for Canopy Growth Corp. Sessions’ gift to the company. Legal cannabis demand about to soar. Best positioned for expected growth in demand. Original post from Seeking Alpha by Gary Bourgeault  source: new cannabis ventures The short- and long-term future of Canopy Growth Corp. (OTCPK:TWMJF) looks very strong, as demand for legal and recreational cannabis grows, and public opinion continues...

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