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BITO: World’s First Ever Bitcoin ETF Goes Live on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

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A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) issued by ProShares has officially launched on the New York Stock Exchange. After nearly half a decade of failed attempts from a multitude of asset managers, the ProShares ETF was finally approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week. It will trade as PROSHARES BITCOIN STRATEGY ETF under the ticker BITO. “We…

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Billionaire VC Tells CNBC that Bitcoin (BTC) has Replaced Gold

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Former Facebook executive and billionaire CEO of Social Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya, believes Bitcoin has replaced Gold. Speaking to CNBC’s Scott Wapner at the Delivering Alpha conference yesterday, Palihapitiya made his bullish case for Bitcoin but said it would be hard to give an accurate price prediction. The best he could offer was to say Bitcoin is likely heading for $200,000…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Suffers as Regulations Tighten and Stock Market Fear Rips Through Markets

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The cryptocurrency sector continues to struggle this week in face of tightening regulations and knock-on effects from the wider stock market. Following last week’s warning from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to major crypto exchange Coinbase, the market suffered a blow that took almost 20 percent off the price of Bitcoin (BTC). The warning, known as a Wells…

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Binance Announces Mandatory KYC for ALL Services

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The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced mandatory KYC procedures for all services. Know-Your-Customer (KYC) is a standard tool used by institutions to track financial transactions around the world. It involves the verification of a customer’s identity before they can make any deposits, withdrawals, or transfers of funds. Due to growing concerns amongst regulators around the world that cryptocurrency…

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Ethereum (ETH) Smashes Through $3k Following “London” Hard Fork Upgrade

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Following the successful implementation of its most recent hard fork upgrade, dubbed “London”, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has skyrocketed. The second-most valuable cryptocurrency after Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum is now solidly on route to migrating to a fully Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain. The London hard fork went live on 4 August 2021, featuring five Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIPs) including the highly…

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