These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for January 5, 2018.

According to Bloomberg, bitcoin miners are shifting outside China amid a clampdown from the government.

According to CoinDesk, the recent price surge in XRP has raised hard questions for Ripple, which is the financial technology company behind the token.

According to Wikipedia, Bitcoin had the ninth most popular page on the platform in 2017.

Over at CNBC, an article has been published that makes five predictions for the cryptocurrency market in 2018. The predictions are based on interviews with industry experts.

According to CoinDesk, Visa has cracked down on Bitcoin debt cards in Europe. This is according to various providers of Bitcoin debit cards.

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Kyle first used Bitcoin in 2011. By early 2014, researching and writing about Bitcoin had become his full-time occupation. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, he provides a daily Bitcoin news recap via a newsletter and YouTube show (audio only version available via SoundCloud), which can be found at

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