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What a bitcoin fork actually is

Bitcoin split in two in August when the digital currency officially forked creating Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin gold was created when bitcoin forked again in October. And now the SegWit2x fork is looming. Meanwhile, bitcoin continues to hit new record highs.

We asked Nolan Bauerle, the director of research at CoinDesk, to come in to help explain what exactly happens when a cryptocurrency splits and whether it undermines the strength of the coin.

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How to value a bitcoin

In the first episode of "the bit," FundStrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee explains different methodologies for valuing bitcoin. Lee shares his short-term and long-term bitcoin price targets based on these valuation methods.

According to Tom Lee, 94% of the variation in the price of bitcoin is explained using their model employing Metcalfe’s Law. Metcalfe’s law says the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of users on the network. Based on this model, Lee...

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The 5 Issues To Consider Before Trading Bitcoin Futures

Greg Dwyer, head of business development at BitMEX, a bitcoin derivatives exchange based in the Seychelles, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about what investors should know about trading bitcoin futures.

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