The giant bitcoin boom of last year may be abating somewhat, but the digital currency isn't going away any time soon. Bitcoin may be the best known, but there are plenty of untraceable digital currencies lurking around online. The basic idea is that you store this digital, encrypted currency in a "wallet" and use it to buy goods and services online. But in order to buy stuff, you have to get some currency to begin with. There are essentially two different ways to get hold of bitcoin. You can either buy some from a reputable trader, which works much like any other currency exchange. Alternatively, you can "mine" bitcoin - which is how the whole process got started to begin with. If you want to mine bitcoins, you're going to have to get hold of some expensive computer equipment because it takes a lot of processing power. But we'll deal with buying it outright first. Buying bitcoins Bitcoin is notoriously volatile, so you need to do a bit of research before you plonk down some … [Read more...] about How to get bitcoins
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Business By Dan Macadam & Daniele Palumbo Business reporters 11 December 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42150512 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The value of digital currency Bitcoin is making headlines again.Amid volatile trade in November and December, it hit a peak of more than $17,000 at one point - a … [Read more...] about What is Bitcoin?
Slippage.Basically the way I think about U.S. equity market structure is:"Real" investors (hedge funds, mutual funds, etc.) do not want to trade with high-frequency traders, because high-frequency traders are evil.Real investors do want to be able to buy and sell unlimited quantities of stock immediately.The only people who are consistently willing to trade instantly with real investors are high-frequency traders.You see the problem.The solution is for the real investors to trade on a platform that says it protects them from high-frequency traders, while also quietly having lots of high-frequency traders.The trick is that the real investors want to be deceived, but not, you know, deceptively. You can't just lie to them. So when Barclays Plc showed users of its dark pool a bubble chart of the different user types, and deleted the bubble for a big high-frequency trader, it got in trouble. When Bank of America told investors that it was filling … [Read more...] about Investors Want to Buy a Lot But Not Pay a Lot
There's nothing wrong with speaking your mind at the office, whether it's to suggest ways to improve an existing process or share useful data you've unearthed. At the same time, there are certain work scenarios where it pays to stay quiet and keep your thoughts to yourself. Here are just a few. 1. When your two bosses are arguing Having multiple bosses isn't an easy situation to be in, especially when your managers tend to butt heads. But if you find yourself in the room when your bosses are fighting, it's crucial that you stay out of it and avoid taking sides -- even if asked. Rather, back away, or state point-blank that you'd rather not get involved. It's better than sharing your opinion and perhaps alienating a manager. Image source: Getty Images. 2. When your know-it-all colleagues are making their case Many of us have those co-workers who drives us crazy by constantly showing off and insisting they're right all the time. But there's little sense in interjecting when those … [Read more...] about 6 Times to Keep Your Mouth Shut at Work
Devious scams are hitting Facebook users in the pocket. The social media site has more than 1.5 billion members and conmen are seeing this as an opportunity. Scam adverts and offers are tricking people into handing over their date and cash. These fraudulent schemes could be costing UK users on the social networking site £87,000 a day, reports Mirror Online . Sadly, in most cases it is not possible to win a holiday by liking a Facebook page or cash in a million pounds by handing over your personal details to a Facebook-promoted advert . The truth is that unwitting users are falling for these scams every single day despite the warning signs. Here are the ones to watch for and how to stay safe. 1. Martin Lewis Facebook investment scams Consumer expert Martin Lewis has spoken out about Facebook adverts promising high returns using identity, a number of times. The posts use his reputation to try and fool victims into signing up for things such as Bitcoin binary trading scams, or … [Read more...] about How to spot the Facebook scams conning people out of £87,000 a day