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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bitcoin Development May Mean the End of Digital Currency

MtGox, the online home of what was one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, was left blank yesterday morning. The unavailable content revealed that the exchange is on the verge of collapse- in fact, a number of Bitcoin companies stated that MtGox intended to file for bankruptcy after an apparent major theft and technical problems.

The site later posted this message: “In light of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox’s operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.”

The company has allegedly lost more than 744,00 Bitcoins to theft.

The shocking turn of events has many doubting the future of virtual currency. Learn more with Yahoo! News and Reuters:

Keep Your Eyes on These Guys: Financial Leaders Who Will Make a Difference in 2014

Smart investing is often based on a solid knowledge of past trends and educated guesses about the future. Professional financial advisors, therefore, must keep abreast of the influences on the marketplace, in addition to having a thorough understanding of what has come before. In order to assist professional advisors and investment managers, Rep., an online… Continue Reading

Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as and were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands… Continue Reading

Outlook for the US Stock Market in 2014

US stocks had an extremely positive year last year, but 2014 has already begun to shows signs of unpredictability. Reactions are mixed, with some claiming a correction is imminent while others believe the market can still improve. A more recent concern is of contagion from emerging markets. CIO at JP Morgan Private Bank Richard Madigan… Continue Reading

The New Approach to Non-Profits

Bankers, investors and entrepreneurs are taking a new approach to philanthropy with finance-focused projects aimed at supporting global causes. “We get good yield,” explains Andrew Harris, an adviser of private equity firms at Forum Capital Partners and vice chairman of the non-profit Resolution Project. “We think it’s very different and, to use a Wall Street… Continue Reading

Small Business Wins Super Bowl Commercial

GoldieBlox, a small business that makes toys for young girls, is thrilled to have won the grand prize in a small business competition by Intuit. Now, the business is preparing to launch a 30-second Super Bowl commercial during the game’s third quarter. GoldieBlox toy sets include a book, blocks, wheels, cranks and additional parts for… Continue Reading