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As work of a brain influences take-off and declines of bitcoin

1 year, 6 months ago
Bitcoin cost – piece changeable. Two years ago, approximately during the same period the price of a coin rose to record $1242, but equaled $12 three years ago. Having reached a pica, almost without delay the price began to fall, to this day the virtual currency could not break the former records. The coin prices still fluctuate within 200–450 dollars for unit.

Each new round of curve cost provokes heightened sense of alarm at fair part bitcoin community as the next jump can destroy their statuses in fractions of a second. After rate fluctuations hot discussions concerning the events reasons steadily follow. Shadow schemes of Pontsi? Manipulations of exchange magnates? Large investment injections? Answers to these questions, strangely enough, can be in the our heads as to each fluctuation of cost of bitcoin there correspond reactions of certain neurons which light up as a daisy on a Christmas tree.

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Trial emission of the national World cards

1 year, 6 months ago


Today seven Russian banks started release of plastic cards "World". The National System of Payment Cards (NSPC) has to compete with the American Visa and MasterCard and to secure the Russian Federation financial system. Mass release of millions of World cards will take place in the second half of 2016.

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MasterCard starts payment by means of a selfie

1 year, 6 months ago
imageMasterCard tests new technology which will allow to confirm payments by means of a picture of the person instead of usual password entry.

This innovation became one of the last among the developments devoted to electronic payments. For example, Apple Pay suggests users to confirm the personality by means of a fingerprint. And the USA, after Europe, passes to chipovanny cards which are recognized more protected, than cards with a magnetic band. Since October 1 the American retailers undertake to equip sales outlets with the devices which are reading out chips, otherwise they should bear responsibility for the fraudulent operations made with cards of their payers.

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Sberbank will apply possibilities of a blokcheyn, but not bitcoin

1 year, 6 months ago
"Sberbank" intends to join the R3 international consortium that together with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Barclays to study and use possibilities of technology blokcheyn. In the consortium founded in 2014 30 large financial institutions and banks already consist, however Russian-speaking representatives still in it were not. The most known implementation of a blokcheyn is the bitcoin, but the Sberbank is not going to use virtual money. Blokcheyn will be applied for the purpose of protection of transactions of bank, and also, in the future, can reduce its dependence on the international SWIFT system.


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Too fast to fall: Whether high-frequency trade promotes emergence of failures at the exchanges

1 year, 6 months ago


The head of the IT company in a good shirt and krichashche expensive watch pressed the button installed at the New York exchange (NYSE), having included a bell which signals about the beginning of new trading day. Milliseconds later later first transaction, orders on purchase and sale began to rush between exchange servers at a magnificent speed. Transactions, obviously, were unusual. They were performed in the small portions approximately on 100 events which belonged approximately to 150 different financial products, including securities, in auction of which of usually special activity is not present. In only three minutes the total amount of auction twice exceeded average values of the last week.

Soon the difficult computer programs used by financial firms began to go crazy. They took the underestimated shares as unusual transactions rolled their price, and sold revaluated as their price seriously grew. Algorithms scented blood, and traders people joined them.

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The new suspect for a role of the creator of bitcoin is found

1 year, 6 months ago
On December 8 the American Wired and Gizmodo editions almost synchronously made publications in which they revealed the probable (in their opinion) creator of bitcoin. The 44-year-old Australian Craig Stephen Wright (Craig Steven Wright) was called the suspect.



The following arguments are referred as the proof:

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IT specialist's hobby: As system administrators and project managers become creators of trade robots

1 year, 6 months ago


After 100 hours of programming which lasted for three months Mike to Sula (Mike Soule) was ready to start of the project. At the same time, he did not know what to it to expect — if everything went as it is necessary, then in the future the financial success could wait for it. And if not, then he could lose all the accumulation.

It worked not on mobile application or the next online store. He created the program which has to buy and sell shares 24 hours a day 5 days a week.

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The bitcoin enthusiast became Argenitina's president

1 year, 6 months ago
Following the results of the second round of presidential elections, Mauricio Macri — the person on whom many bitcoin enthusiasts pin hopes for obtaining by bitcoin of legal status and fast development of digital economy in Argentina became the chief executive of Argentina.

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The truth about a credit rating of users in China

1 year, 6 months ago


Recently on the Internet (as in general, and in the Russian segment) rumors about "system of a credit rating" for Internet users in China circulated. The Big Brother, totalitarianism, global shadowing and other Orwell were a keynote of these articles. Let's look into it.

Summary of rumors


  • System it will be obligatory for each citizen of the People's Republic of China;
  • Becomes attached to national ID (身份证);
  • The rating is expressed wearing spectacles (from 350 to 950);
  • Tencent and Alibaba will manage system jointly;
  • It is considered both consumer capability, and political views;
  • Actions of friends lower also your rating too;
  • Publichna ratings, it is possible to look at a rating of any citizen (for example, not to communicate with dissidents or sympathizers who will lower your rating);
  • For purchases the rating raises, for computer games — goes down;
  • Different bonuses are available: it is possible to receive the visa to Singapore for 750 points;
  • … and so forth.

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Time to cut coupons

1 year, 6 months ago
Those whose childhood and youth passed in the beginning of the 90th, for certain remember the words "state loan", "voucher", "bond", "events of Gazprom" (by the way, actually still) and the economic expression which became criminal, but quite to themselves "to cut coupons". This expression meant receipt of dividends from coupon bonds which appeared in the financial world in the 20th century. The reverse side of such bonds was separated into rectangular coupons, each of which had cost face value. In newspapers there passed publications that the repayment period of papers came, and owners went to savings banks where at them and cut one or several coupons in exchange for money. There were non-coupon bonds a bit later — from a pack one paper was taken out and exchanged all in the same savings bank, but expression got accustomed. Actually, acquaintance of residents of the USSR to securities also began with bonds of the state loan (and they were placed by the state, lending money at the population). Therefore the Soviet person approached events of the companies and vouchers (privatization checks) to prepared.


Certainly, the market economy introduced the amendments and now the market offers a set of methods of investment into securities. Of course, in popularity and interest from the population it it is far to currency, but some of their indisputable benefits attract attention rational and thoughtful investors.

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