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Bitcoin has regained some of its cryptocurrency dominance. The largest digital currency is up to 39.1% of the total cryptocurrency market capitalisation as of Wednesday morning, its highest point of 2018 so far, but still still well off the more than half it made up through most of last year.
In the news:
- Ex-JPMorgan trader turned bitcoin fund manager says ICOs are ‘better’ than IPOs – but only 5% are worth investing in.
- A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free.
- Something mysterious is going on with North Korea’s trading deficit – either China is lying about how much it trades with North Korea, or the regime’s cryptocurrency hacking activities may be paying off.
- Scammers are tricking people to log into fake cryptocurrency exchange sites, and they’re incredibly hard to spot.
- The South Korean government official in charge of cryptocurrency crackdown was found dead at his home.
- Just like they did with cryptocurrencies, banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control.
- Even free-market Republicans who hate government oversight want bitcoin to be regulated.
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