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Why “End of Bitcoin” News Headlines Are a Positive Sign for the Digital Currency

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When you start seeing a lot of Bitcoin news headlines declaring that the digital currency is dead or dying, it can only mean one thing.

Bitcoin prices are bottoming out and will soon start rising.

That’s not the conclusion one would normally draw from a Financial Times story that just pronounced the “end of Bitcoin,” but in this case it’s correct.

To make sense of this, we need to turn to science…

Two Charts That Show the Bitcoin Market Is About to Take Off

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While the Bitcoin market has had its ups and downs, what matters is that it is a major new technology that will disrupt the financial sector, and probably several others as well.

And that means Bitcoin should follow the same dramatic patterns as other disruptive technologies - which, so far, it has.

In fact, according to these charts, it's on the verge of a major move...

Bitcoin News: Expedia Latest Big Name Merchant to Take Bitcoin

Online travel site Expedia's (Nasdaq: EXPE) announcement yesterday (Wednesday) that it had started accepting Bitcoin for hotel payments is a significant piece of Bitcoin news, as shows an increasing willingness among big-name merchants to adopt the cryptocurrency.

The Expedia announcement follows that of DISH Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH) two weeks ago that it would let its customers pay in Bitcoin, and that of Overstock.com in January.

Now another major U.S. merchant is close to accepting Bitcoin - and this will get everyone' s attention...

Does a Bitcoin Fund Belong in Your Retirement Account?

With the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF and SecondMarket's Bitcoin Investment Trust just months away from approval, it may be time to consider the addition of a Bitcoin fund to your retirement account.

Bitcoin, you see, can easily be considered an "alternative" investment. Many retirement investing experts advocate setting aside up to 10% of a portfolio for alternative investments, which covers almost any investment outside of stocks, bonds, or cash.

Here’s why a Bitcoin fund just may be the ideal alternative investment for your retirement account…

Read This to Dodge Investing in Bitcoin the Wrong Way

Investors hoping to get a piece of the Bitcoin price surge are getting anxious waiting for the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF to hit the market. And an inevitable consequence of the growth of the Bitcoin economy is a proliferation of other Bitcoin investments.

Some of these will be outright fraud; efforts to trick the unsuspecting by offering an investment in Bitcoin that doesn't exist, or some similar chicanery.

But in the rush to raise money for exciting new projects, even well-intentioned folks have gotten themselves - and their investors - into some sticky situations.

While any sort of investing in Bitcoin carries significant risk, these Bitcoin investments occupy a dangerous gray area that's best avoided.

Bitcoin Funds You Can Buy Now

When you know where to look, it is possible to find a Bitcoin fund to buy now - if you're willing to venture into unconventional territory.

Safer alternatives - such as the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust) and SecondMarket's Bitcoin fund, the Bitcoin Investment Trust - are in the pipeline, but are still awaiting regulatory approval.

Just know this - these funds are not for investors with a weak stomach…

This Bitcoin Fund Is Sending a Special Lobbyist to Washington

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Sensing that it needs a voice in Washington, Falcon Global Capital, a San Diego-based Bitcoin fund, filed lobbying registration paperwork last week.

Some lawmakers have spoken out against Bitcoin in the wake of such black eyes as the Silk Road drug website (which used Bitcoin for payments) and the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange, lost 750,000 customer bitcoins. Falcon figured a lobbyist could dispel misconceptions and educate lawmakers on the potential of Bitcoin.

But you won’t believe who the company decided to send to Washington…

Investing in Bitcoin Ramps Up as Bitpay Raises $30 Million

A sure sign that Bitcoin is gaining traction is to keep track of who is investing in Bitcoin businesses.

And two of the world's more respected business leaders, Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group Ltd., and Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! Inc. have joined a team that's investing $30 million in Bitpay, a Bitcoin payment processing firm.

It’s yet another confirmation that Bitcoin is making steady progress as the world's digital currency of choice.

Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF to List on Nasdaq, Gets Closer to Reality

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The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF is still awaiting regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission, but now we know that when the time comes it will debut on the Nasdaq exchange.

Most observers expect to the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust - the fund's official name - to be approved by the end of the year. It's just one sign of growing Wall Street interest in investing in Bitcoin and Bitcoin funds.

And as Wall Street gets more involved in the digital currency, things will start to change rapidly…

Bitcoin Market Gets Stamp of Approval from Several Big-Name Players

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More people and businesses are getting behind the Bitcoin market every day, and that's taking us closer -- inch by inch -- to a point where the use of Bitcoin is commonplace.

And now some truly big name players are getting on the Bitcoin bandwagon.

Such Bitcoin news represents an important vote of support as the digital currency moves from the domain of techies to global mainstream acceptance.

Now You Can See Who Accepts Bitcoin – On Your Phone

While the number of merchants who take Bitcoin is growing, actually finding a merchant who accepts Bitcoin hasn't been especially easy. Until now.

A major company that provides information on reviews has just added Bitcoin to the data it provides on some 53 million businesses. And we're talking about a company that gets 100 million unique visitors to its Website each month, and offers a very popular mobile app.

This could be huge for Bitcoin adoption…

How to Buy Bitcoins – The Money Morning Guide

Now that Bitcoin has shown it can survive a variety of disasters - including an unsavory association with illegal drug buying and the bankruptcy of its biggest exchange - more investors are going to want to jump into the digital currency.

But that means figuring out how to buy bitcoins.

That landscape can be treacherous, so Money Morning has put together a handy guide on which options are best for investing in bitcoin.

These Bitcoin Funds Provide a Ground-Floor Profit Opportunity

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Ever since Bitcoin was launched and achieved success, hedge-fund managers and activist investors have been looking for an investment vehicle for the cryptocurrency. Now they have one with Bitcoin funds.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson has been recommending these Bitcoin funds to investors because they are a ground-floor opportunity for Bitcoin profits.

In this video, Robinson details several of these profit opportunities, including the "King of Bitcoin funds," which currently manages a portfolio of 90,000 bitcoins and has achieved a 1,000% return in just three months. But that's not the only fund. Some of these Bitcoin funds even pay weekly dividends to investors.

Take a look....