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At the time of writing, the value of 1 Bitcoin has reached $19,000. Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in the final months of 2017 is billed by many to crash imminently – a poll by Wall Street Journal recently showed 51 of 53 economists think that Bitcoin is in a bubble. Meanwhile, there are a select few who insist that it’s on a trajectory to potentially reach a value of $1million within 20 years. Besides speculation surrounding the fate of Bitcoin, we’ve researched the facts about what is certain to happen in the immediate future of cryptocurrency. These facts solidify what is…

There’s been some encouraging news about freelance earnings this week. According to an analysis conducted by the University of Westminster Business School, freelance earnings have seen strong growth over the past five years. Meanwhile, average hourly rates have remained relatively stagnant for employed staff – not rising enough to provide a meaningful increase once rising living costs are taken into account. Looking at the figures, which were calculated using data from the PeoplePerHour job board, freelancers typically earn an average hourly rate of GB£20.73 (around US$27). This is 36% more than the average rate for an employed staff member in the…

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