Author: Colin Harper

Colin Harper

Colin Harper is a freelance writer from the United States. He's proud to call Nashville, TN home, where he lives with his family and writes on crypto and global politics.

CBOE Joins the Queue, Files for ETF with United States SEC

CBOE Joins the Queue, Files for ETF with United States SEC

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Adding to its resume of  Bitcoin assets, the Chicago Board Options Exchange recently filed to begin listing cryptocurrency ETFs to complement its Bitcoin futures contracts. As detailed by a laundry list of filings on CBOE’s website, the Chicago-based exchange has put forth a whopping 6 ...
USA Luge Team to Accept Bitcoin in Preparation for 2022 Pyeongchang Olympics

USA Luge Team to Accept Bitcoin in Preparation for 2022 Pyeongchang Olympics

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Come 2022, the United States Olympic luge team will, in part, fund their endeavours with a financial asset as risky as the sport itself. The team is diving head first into Bitcoin, as it plans to accept the cryptocurrency to help fund its path to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, ...
Institutional Adoption Continues as NYSE Files for Bitcoin ETF Listings

Institutional Adoption Continues as NYSE Files for Bitcoin ETF Listings

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The New York Stock Exchange recently filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for the approval of two Bitcoin exchange-traded funds. Both offerings would be managed through ProShares, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds. If approved, the NYSE would list th ...
Estonia Reveals Plans for State-Sponsored Cryptocurrency, Estcoin

Estonia Reveals Plans for State-Sponsored Cryptocurrency, Estcoin

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Estonia will join the likes of Venezuela and Russia as the next country to introduce its own national coin. Plans for estcoin began back in August as part of Estonia’s e-Residency. The program is an internet platform that allows Estonian citizens or non-nationals contribute to domestic ...
United States FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Could Create Headaches for Crypto

United States FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Could Create Headaches for Crypto

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On December 14th, the United States government opted to repeal rules that regulate internet service providers.  The regulations, known as net neutrality, prevent ISPs from controlling access to online services with discriminatory measures. In a 3-2 vote, the US Federal Communications Co ...
As Bitcoin Cools Down, Top 10 Alts Heat Up

As Bitcoin Cools Down, Top 10 Alts Heat Up

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Following a bullish runup to a new all time high, bitcoin rebounded from its recent correction earlier this week. Riding the momentum of its Cboe futures debut, it rose from lows of $13,600 to as high as $17,600 over the past week, just $600 shy of transcending its all time high. Since t ...
United States SEC Releases In-depth Statement on ICOs, Views Most as Securities

United States SEC Releases In-depth Statement on ICOs, Views Most as Securities

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In a lengthy December 11th statement, the Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Jay Clayton clarified a number of the SEC’s positions on ICOs and crypto in general. The statement gives the most detailed explanation to date on the SEC’s stance towards cryptocurrencies. Moreover, g ...
Bitcoin Platinum Unveiled as Scam

Bitcoin Platinum Unveiled as Scam

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A supposed upcoming bitcoin fork, bitcoin platinum, was revealed as a scam earlier this week by South Korean media outlets.  Originally reported by South Korea’s JoongAng, bitcoin platinum was allegedly devised by a South Korean teenager as a fraudulent project.  Most of the information ...
Japanese Internet Company GMO to Offer Bitcoin Salary Option

Japanese Internet Company GMO to Offer Bitcoin Salary Option

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The GMO Internet Group, the largest internet service provider in Japan, will begin offering a bitcoin salary option for its employees early next year. Come March of 2018, the whole of GMO’s 4,700+ employees will be able to receive a portion of their monthly payout in bitcoin.  Initiall ...

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