CME and CBOE to Enable Bitcoin Futures Trading in December

CME and CBOE to Enable Bitcoin Futures Trading in December

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The CME and CBOE, two of the world’s largest options trading exchanges, have moved the date they plan to make cryptocurrency-based financial products available for trading to December 18th. This news comes after a prior announcement several weeks ago when CME group indicated a plan to la ...
Raiden Network Deployed on the Ethereum Blockchain

Raiden Network Deployed on the Ethereum Blockchain

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The Raiden Project is still a work in progress, but as of December 1, 2017, a streamlined version of the system has been launched on the Ethereum network. This launch follows the implementation of µRaiden - a channel which also goes by the name "Microraiden" - on the Ethereum test net. ...
Ethereum, Litecoin Founders Warn Users to Keep Away from BitConnect

Ethereum, Litecoin Founders Warn Users to Keep Away from BitConnect

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Litecoin founder Charlie Lee and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin weighed in on the controversial investment platform BitConnect late this week. Crypto fans have long questioned the program’s validity. With Bitconnect, investors are encouraged to stake their coins in the currency’s c ...
Goldman Sachs to Wait and See on Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs to Wait and See on Bitcoin

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The financial world is split on the potential of cryptocurrencies. J.P. Morgan boss Jamie Dimon thinks them only fit for criminals and residents of failed states while billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz is predicting a $40,000 Bitcoin in 2018. Goldman Sachs are somewhere in ...
ECB Warns Banks They Need to Compete With Cryptocurrencies

ECB Warns Banks They Need to Compete With Cryptocurrencies

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has called Bitcoin a bubble, a criminal risk and warned EU members states not to introduce their own versions. Now they’re calling it something else: a competitor to mainstream banking. Greater innovation Though they warn investors off cryptocurrencies, ...
United States Court Orders Coinbase to Release Data of 14,000 Users to the IRS

United States Court Orders Coinbase to Release Data of 14,000 Users to the IRS

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Coinbase director of communications, David Farmer revealed in a November 29th blog post that Coinbase won a “partial victory” in their month-long court battle against the Internal Revenue Service. But this partial victory still means relinquishing data on 14,000 active accounts. The cou ...
Cryptocurrencies Corrupt Our Youth, Says South Korean Leader, Eyes New Regulation

Cryptocurrencies Corrupt Our Youth, Says South Korean Leader, Eyes New Regulation

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South Korea is one of the world’s biggest Bitcoin markets, accounting for almost 20% of all trading volumes. Yesterday Korean exchanges saw bitcoin prices top $12,000, with buyers paying a premium as local demand is so strong. However, it seems that not everyone is a fan. Prime Ministe ...
Nasdaq the Latest Exchange set to Join the Bitcoin Derivatives Market

Nasdaq the Latest Exchange set to Join the Bitcoin Derivatives Market

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Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal cited a source claiming that Nasdaq Inc. - the operator of the world’s second-largest stock exchange - is planning to launch a futures contract based on Bitcoin in the first half of 2018. Further information highlighted that the Options Clearing Co ...
Nobel Prize Winning Economist Calls for Bitcoin Ban

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Calls for Bitcoin Ban

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It seems that it’s impossible to be neutral on Bitcoin. You either look to it as the future of money and a revolutionary change in the way we will all interact, or you think that it’s pointless, or worse, immoral. Into this second group comes Joseph Stiglitz, former head of the World Ban ...

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