AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images) 1 — Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, tumbles 11% on extended sell-off Bitcoin plummeted below $10,000 this week, half what it was worth at its peak, because investors are afraid regulators might clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency. The price of bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, fell to as low as $9,500 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, the lowest since December 1.

(Source: Fox Business) Why this is important for your business: As I write this – and for all I know – Bitcoin may have doubled in value.  But that’s the point. Digital currencies are absolutely the future and if you’re running a small business you need to pay close attention as to when you’ll start accepting these in some form.  But, given the extreme volatility of these assets that time is still far in the future.

 2 — Business tech shows off at CES 2018. This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas CES featured a number of trending products and services that will impact small businesses.

Just a few of the exciting new items showcased were convertible tablets/laptops with higher functionality, AI for smarter processes and tech solutions, 5G technology that promises multigigabit download speeds, wireless charging for multiple devices, and better 3D printers. (Source: Forbes) Read more from…

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