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 ...
Bitcoin Cash Soars When Added to Coinbase but Insider Trading Suspected

Bitcoin Cash Soars When Added to Coinbase but Insider Trading Suspected

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Bitcoin Cash has gone up more than 50% in the last 24 hours and is now trading above $3,000. Much of its gains appear to be at the expense of Bitcoin, which fell 15% over the same period. In a surprise move crypto exchange Coinbase added Bitcoin Cash as a trading option on Tuesday. How ...
Ireland Launching World’s First Bitcoin Lottery

Ireland Launching World’s First Bitcoin Lottery

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The head of the Danish central bank recently described Bitcoin as an “effective way of playing around” and a “good alternative” to a casino. Gibraltar-based gambling company Lottoland have decided to combine gambling and cryptocurrency with the world’s first Bitcoin lottery. Launching ...
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 ...
Hackers Force Permanent Closure of Youbit Crypto-Exchange

Hackers Force Permanent Closure of Youbit Crypto-Exchange

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For the second time in eight months the South Korean crypto-exchange Youbit has fallen victim to hackers. This time the owners have had to file for bankruptcy and the exchange has been closed, permanently. Forced into Bankruptcy The exchange announced the hack this morning on their web ...
European Economists Say Bitcoin “No Threat” to World Economies

European Economists Say Bitcoin “No Threat” to World Economies

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Most European economists are relaxed about Bitcoin and think that it won’t destabilise economies or other markets. The Centre for Macroeconomics and the Centre for Economic Policy Research polled 50 European economists, from universities across the continent, and over 70% thought that bi ...
Bitcoin “As Good as Useless” Says Bitcoin.com Co-Founder

Bitcoin “As Good as Useless” Says Bitcoin.com Co-Founder

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While plenty of attention is being paid to the thousands of new users buying Bitcoin, it’s often forgotten that every time someone buys Bitcoin someone else decided to sell it. One of those sellers is Emil Oldenburg, the co-founder and CTO of bitcoin.com, one of the world’s most popular ...
Quiet Debut for Bitcoin on CME

Quiet Debut for Bitcoin on CME

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Last night saw the long-awaited arrival of Bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). The CME is the world’s largest futures exchange and had announced the introduction of a Bitcoin product earlier this month. The January-2018 contract opened at over $20,000. At ...

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