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AltcoinWeekly Newsletter #63 (7 - 13 February 2015)

Newsletter #63

7 - 13 February 2015 

As I hit the Send button for this week, Bitcoin price is rallying up again perhaps in time for Chinese New Year? It would be interesting to watch things the next few days to see if the rally continues or settles back to low-$200 again.
Bobby

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