THE RAY DALIO INTERVIEW: The billionaire investor on Bridgewater’s ‘radically transparent’ culture and how to bet on the future

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio sat down with Business Insider EIC Henry Blodget to discuss his book “Principles: Life and Work,” the culture of Bridgewater, and his outlook for the future. “Principles: Life and Work” is the first of two planned books, and includes a short autobiography along with an expanded version of the “Principles” that all Bridgewater employees read when joining the company. Following is a transcript of the video.  HENRY BLODGET: Ray Dalio is…

"THE RAY DALIO INTERVIEW: The billionaire investor on Bridgewater’s ‘radically transparent’ culture and how to bet on the future"

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it’s either the future of funding or a ‘bubble’

LONDON – Startups around the world are raising hundreds of millions of dollars by issuing new digital coins, a trend that has made people both excited and concerned. Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called “Initial Coin Offerings” (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs. It’s an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of…

"People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it’s either the future of funding or a ‘bubble’"

One of the world’s top central bankers warns digital currencies like bitcoin could worsen future financial crises

Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank and one of the most powerful figures in European finance, has warned that digital currencies like bitcoin have the potential to make financial crises in the future even more devastating. Speaking in Frankfurt on Wednesday, Weidmann said he believes that central banks will eventually create their own digital currencies to reassure average citizens that such currencies are safe and stable, but in doing so could increase the risk…

"One of the world’s top central bankers warns digital currencies like bitcoin could worsen future financial crises"

The Future of Bitcoin Could Be Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin enthusiasts eager for the digital currency to go mainstream have had a disappointing month. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday rejected a bid to list shares of the SolidX Bitcoin Trust on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange. Less than three weeks earlier, the SEC denied a similar application to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund backed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The two decisions appear to have slammed the doors on bitcoin ETFs…

"The Future of Bitcoin Could Be Bitcoin Futures"

The Future of Bitcoin Could Be Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin enthusiasts eager for the digital currency to go mainstream have had a disappointing month. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday rejected a bid to list shares of the SolidX Bitcoin Trust on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange. Less than three weeks earlier, the SEC denied a similar application to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund backed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The two decisions appear to have slammed the doors on bitcoin ETFs…

"The Future of Bitcoin Could Be Bitcoin Futures"

Bitcoin just crashed 20% as the developers fight over its future

After looking like it was on the edge of a cliff last week, Bitcoin crashed over the weekend and lost more than 20% of its value. The crypto-currency fell as low as $ 970 and is trading at just over $ 1,000 this morning, after reaching $ 1,259 last week. According to The Wall Street Journal, the crash is due to a disagreement among Bitcoin developers. Behind the scenes, there’s been a running two-year battle…

"Bitcoin just crashed 20% as the developers fight over its future"