US Stocks Rise on Positive Trade Talks with China; Bitcoin Cautious

The US stocks opened Wednesday on a higher note as President Donald Trump signaled positive outcomes of their trade talks with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.5 percent to 23902 points after adding 115 points while the S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index surged by 43.2 – or 0.6 percent – to 6941. The jump marked the market’s fourth consecutive upside session – the first time since Sep 14 – correcting 9% from its Dec 24 lows. However, the market remained 11% down from its…

Nasdaq-Powered EU Exchange Reveals Crypto Trading Pairs, Tokenized Stocks

Nasdaq-powered DX Exchange announced the platform’s launch and available trading pairs in a series of tweets Jan. 6. The digital trading platform uses Nasdaq’s Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol. As Cointelegraph previously reported, users of the exchange will be able to trade tokenize stocks in various major global companies. Another tweet on Jan. 6 announced that tokenized stocks of Amazon, Baidu, Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia and Tesla will be available to trade on the platform. The exchange also announced support for various crypto to crypto and crypto…

Investors Lost Homes as Bitcoin Crashed, Are Stocks the Same?

Sky News, a British TV station and mainstream media outlet, reported that investors lost homes as the Bitcoin price crashed. But, the same argument can be applied to the stock market, real estate, and every other major market. The report claimed that investors put up their homes as collateral to receive loans and invest in Bitcoin. As the price of Bitcoin dropped, their homes were taken away along with their assets. The report read: Married men accessed equity through their family homes, and often – whether because they felt they…

FAANG Stocks are Down $1 Trillion from Yearly Highs

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn As the crypto market reels from a weeklong downturn that has forced the bitcoin price to its lowest point in almost 14 months, it appears that traditional markets do not intend to welcome investors back with open arms. Markets Erase Year-to-Date Gains Following yet another decline on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq have now erased their 2018 gains heading into Black Friday weekend. The sell-off has been even more pronounced among FAANG stocks, with tech stalwarts Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google…

Stocks Cleared and Settled Successfully in Bank of Canada Blockchain Trial

An experiment conducted by Canada’s central bank in conjunction with the country’s payments system, a stock exchange operator, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm and a global consulting and professional services firm has demonstrated that it is possible to clear and settle securities efficiently and cost-effectively using blockchain technology. In the trial, the Bank of Canada in partnership with payments system organization Payments Canada, stock exchange operator TMX Group, global consulting firm Accenture and blockchain firm R3 demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated DLT-based securities and payment settlement platform. https://twitter.com/inside_r3/status/1054787035674877952…

Bitcoin Rival Ripple Is Sitting On Billions Of Dollars Worth Of Cryptocurrency: Bottom Line | CNBC

Start-up Ripple is riding the cryptocurrency wave and sitting on billions. “» Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Bitcoin Rival Ripple Is Sitting On Billions…

This High-School Dropout Who Invested In Bitcoin At $12 Is Now A Millionaire At 18 | CNBC

Erik Finman made a bet if he was a millionaire by 18 his parents couldn’t force him to go to college and he won. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC…

Ethereum Vs. Bitcoin: What Sets Them Apart? | CNBC

Cryptocurrency Ether could potentially prove more lucrative than Bitcoin. It’s been flying in Bitcoin’s shadow, but investors are taking notice of its powerful financial technology. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+:…

Bitcoin Could Nearly Double And Reach $5,000 Soon, Says Standpoint Research | CNBC

Standpoint Research founder Ronnie Moas said the digital currency could rise to $5,000 “in a few months.” » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Bitcoin…

Janet Yellen: Someone Held Up A ‘Buy Bitcoin’ Sign During Testimony To Congress | CNBC

Fed Chair Janet Yellen was speaking to the House Financial Services Committee when someone held up a sign saying “buy bitcoin.” » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News…