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Looking for a Bitcoin Stock Symbol? We've Got Them All

Looking for the Bitcoin stock symbol is not as straightforward as you might think.

Technically speaking, there's no such thing as a "Bitcoin stock symbol," although there are several tickers associated with Bitcoin.

So here are all the known Bitcoin stock symbols - those associated with the trading of the digital currency itself as well as related investments.

World's First Bitcoin IPO Sets Stage for More Bitcoin Stocks

The world's first Bitcoin IPO is on track to launch on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in early December, paving the way for more Bitcoin stocks to go public in over the next few years.

The company is Melbourne-based Bitcoin Group. Right now Bitcoin Group runs a cryptocurrency arbitrage fund, but is planning to expand into Bitcoin mining if the IPO succeeds.

It’s one more big step toward the day when the major players of finance jump aboard the Bitcoin bandwagon…

Bitcoin Stock Exchange Could Be "More Valuable than Alibaba"

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When (Nasdaq: OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne launched a wiki page to explore the possibility of a Bitcoin stock exchange, it was hard to imagine the project getting past the idea stage.

But Patrick Byrne is a man on a mission.

Driven by a deep mistrust of Wall Street, Byrne has announced the creation of a division within his company charged with making this dream a reality.

Called "Medici," the system will use Bitcoin's public ledger of transactions, the blockchain, to bypass Wall Street's institutions.

This directly threatens the status quo…

The Media Missed the Real High-Profit Story in the PayPal Spin-Off

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The headlines were filled with the news last week about eBay's plan to spin off its PayPal unit as a publicly traded company in 2015.

Coverage points to a similar obvious fact: That the spin-off comes months after a highly publicized suggestion by Carl Icahn that was brushed off.

To be clear, I'm a big believer in this spin-off, for a number of reasons.

But the truth is, the really big story here - and all the profits that will come with it - was missed. Until now... Full Story

Why the PayPal Spin-Off Is Great News for Bitcoin

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The mainstream financial media is all over the big news this week regarding the eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) plan for a PayPal spin-off into a separate publicly traded company next year.

But there's an angle to the story that almost no one has taken the time to mention - the PayPal spin-off is great news for Bitcoin.

Several of PayPal's recent moves are a sign the digital payments world is getting hotter by the minute.

Here's how the PayPal spin-off will help Bitcoin...

CEO Envisions Bitcoin Stock System to "Wipe Out" Wall Street (Nasdaq: OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne wants to create a Bitcoin stock trading system to make Wall Street obsolete.

Last month he created a wiki page on the Internet to solicit help in creating a decentralized, purely digital stock trading system that would use Bitcoin's blockchain - the mechanism that records and verifies all the transactions - as its foundation.

But while Byrne has made progress, he faces huge obstacles…

Bitcoin IPO Countdown: One of These Five Companies Could Be the First

While there are no imminent plans for a Bitcoin IPO - the first major public offering of a Bitcoin-based company - the steady growth of the Bitcoin economy means it's just a matter of time.

And with venture capital investing ramping up this year, some companies have moved to the head of the pack as the most likely IPO candidates.

Let's take a look at each of the five companies with the best chance to make Bitcoin history...

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $600, But Poised for Breakout

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After several weeks of relative stability, the Bitcoin price on Thursday (yesterday) suddenly dropped about 3.7%, leaving many Bitcoin enthusiasts wondering what was going on.

With no major Bitcoin news, it looks like Thursday's move may have been the result of a decline in liquidity in the market, which would give a large trade or series of trades an outsized influence on the Bitcoin price.

But now several signs are pointing to an imminent run to the upside…

These Bitcoin Stock Winners Will Ride the Digital Currency to Profits

Just because Bitcoin is a disruptive technology doesn't mean we won't see some Bitcoin stock winners - companies that will exploit the digital currency for the benefit of their own businesses.

We can find Bitcoin stock winners in several industries. Some are reaping a benefit now, while others will need to wait a few years until Bitcoin "goes mainstream," and average people start using it.

Here are the stocks that investors need to watch…

Bitcoin Stock Losers That Will Get Crushed by the Digital Currency

You'd think the Bitcoin stock losers -the credit card companies, big banks and international payment companies -- would be worried about the digital currency.

But they're not.

In fact, the companies most threatened by Bitcoin, the credit card industry, haven't even bothered to list the digital currency as a risk in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

But their failure to recognize this existential threat is going to pummel their stocks…