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What is a Blockchain and Why Should I Care

Mike Butcher was about to get paid for a graphic design job, when the unthinkable happened. PayPal froze his account. He said, “When PayPal froze my funds and I couldn’t access…

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What is a Blockchain and Why Should I Care

Mike Butcher was about to get paid for a graphic design job, when the unthinkable happened. PayPal froze his account. He said, “When PayPal froze my funds and I couldn’t access them for weeks, I realized that something like Bitcoin is important. I don’t like trusting a third party with my money.” If you’ve ever had your account frozen, had to wait to get access to your own money, paid unnecessary fees, had your identity stolen, or had any trouble sending money to another country, you can see the beauty of cryptocurrencies…

Three reasons to hold cyber-currencies

There’s a reason why people find holding gold so attractive… Once you get it, you’re solely in charge of it. You can secure, store or trade your gold as you like. This is a major reason why people like the idea of cyber-currencies. You are totally in control of your own holdings. No bank can freeze your account or refuse your withdrawal. Bu there’s to cyber-currencies increasing popularity, then it similarities to gold. Here are three other reasons to hold cyber-currencies...

All About ICO’s

Here at the Franklin Society, we have a very skeptical view of Initial Coin Offerings aka ICO's.  But they are not all created equal and there is a pretty interesting history. Recently, a reader reached out with a beautiful infographic about ICO's and asked if we would share it. Here you go! Everything you wanted to know about ICO's. Courtesy of BTXchange.io. 

Is Nvidia the Superhero of 2018?

Forget about Superman and Batman. Unless you’ve been totally ignoring the stock market for the past year or two, you have undoubtedly heard of Nvidia, the Santa Clara, California-based tech company that has become an industry leader in graphics processing unit (GPU) design. One reason the company has enjoyed such positive press in recent months is that its products are heavily used in professional markets, gaming, and all things related to cryptocurrency. Quick Facts about Nvidia Corporation After a long gestation period…

Will Cobalt Continue Its Skyward Path?

The price of cobalt was “parked” securely between $10 and $15 per pound from early 2013 through mid-2016. Then, it took off like a Tesla Roadster at full-throttle with the wind at its back. Currently the hottest of the hot metal investments, cobalt is used extensively in the production of electric car batteries and many other modern devices. The benchmark index for the past year, Bloomberg Commodities, was down about 4 percent overall, while during that same time period the price of cobalt rocketed up more than 120 percent.…

What Is Driving Bitcoin’s Growth

Probably everyone and their mom is asking you about Bitcoin now. How many headlines have you seen this week about Bitcoin alone? I bet it’s a few dozen! Bitcoin’s a hot commodity right now. But it’s okay to wonder: What’s making it so big? Bitcoin: A brief history. But what is Bitcoin, exactly? And why is it suddenly so desirable? Bitcoin is one form of cryptocurrency, a form of payment that is centered around secrecy and protection against counterfeit. This money is virtual and tied completely to…

How to Invest in Precious Metals

When you think about metal, what do you think of? Yeah, us too. But if you’re an investor, it’s all about the precious metals. What do I mean by precious metals? I’m talking about gold, silver, and all the other metals you may see walking by a jewelry store. These are commodities just like every other asset. They’re available for you to invest in. But you don’t need to be Scrooge McDuck to invest in precious metals. Nor do you need to be like a certain freaky deek real estate "guru" who shall remain nameless (but it…

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BTC
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ETH
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LTC
$89.95
DASH
$109.50
XMR
$80.88
NXT
$0.02
ETC
$6.06
DOGE
$0.00
ZEC
$70.05
BTS
$0.04
DGB
$0.01
XRP
$0.31
BTCD
$24.92
PPC
$0.27
CRAIG
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XBS
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