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Bitcoin: Van Eck does not foresee an ETF being approved by the SEC in near future

2019 ended with Bitcoin‘s price doing fairly well, and the SEC still not having approved an ETF, and interesting, the new year also followed another similar pattern with Bitwise Asset Management withdrawing its application for an ETF. With the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission continuing to show reluctance towards approving an exchange-traded fund, several...
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Cardano’s Hoskinson says the dollar will ‘recede’ as world’s reserve currency

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson spoke about how Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can help the world solve numerous problems that societies struggle with today. “The whole world is changing,” he said. “We’re going from fragmented siloed markets that live within the borders of countries to one global market.”...
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ErisX partners with Etale to enhance trading experience for institutional investors

The Chicago-based crypto derivatives platform, ErisX has partnered with Etale’s institutional trading platform. This partnership aims to enhance the trading experience for institutional investors. According to the official release, this would enable users of the Wall Street-backed cryptocurrency exchange operator to view real-time market data, manage account balances as well order execution via a secure...
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Gemini now an SOC 2 Type 2 compliant exchange

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini announced the completion of its independent SOC 2 Type 2 examination. With this development, Gemini became the first crypto platform and custodian to complete a SOC 2 Type 2. SOC 2 Type 2 examination essentially covers the security compliance of the platform and Gemini Custody. In the latest blog post, Yusuf...
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XRP sales drop by 80% in Q4 as Ripple continues OTC sales

The XRP ledger has closed over 51 million ledgers since its creation and is today, home to over 150 known validators, according to Ripple’s recently-released Q4 report. And while many have alleged the firm ‘controls’ the third-largest crypto-asset’s price, Ripple in its report highlighted its transparency, claiming that it has provided regular updates on the...
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Chainalysis report claims exchange security, hackers have improved simultaneously

In an excerpt from its upcoming ‘2020 Crypto Crime Report,’ Chainalysis addressed cases of cryptocurrency exchange hacks over the years, while tracking where the funds went after they’re stolen. The report also addresses the perpetual war between crime and law enforcement. In 2017, four exchanges were hacked, amounting to $86 million in stolen funds for...
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Bitcoin lags while Bitcoin SV leads Bletchley 10 index with 67% growth

After a turbulent start to the new year, crypto-market sentiment appears to have improved. The market saw a pump in Bitcoin SV’s stagnant price, making it the top-performing crypto-asset over the past week. However, Bitcoin continued to lead the crypto-market due to the increased correlation between the world’s largest crypto-asset and altcoins. According to a...
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Bitcoin SV’s 300% hike may have surfaced due to ‘dormant’ tokens

The Bitcoin SV saga has been one of the highlights of January 2020. After the collective market went on a bullish run in the second week of January, the controversial Bitcoin SV registered a hike of close to 300 percent, taking its valuation from $116 to $457 in a span of 4 days. In fact,...
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BAT ICO was fully compliant with rules at the time: Brendan Eich

The United States’ Securities and Exchanges Commission [SEC] has already started to take action with regard to initial coin offerings this year. The first move this year was to charge a convicted criminal for conducting a “fraudulent ICO using a fake identity,” one that raised over $30 million, according to an official website. The most...
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Litecoin network facilitated transactions worth $100B in 2019

According to a recent post by Litecoin.com, the Litecoin Network has facilitated the transfer of over $100 billion in 2019 and was able to sustain its usage over the year, despite the wider crypto-market performing poorly in the second half of the year. While 2019’s figures are lower than the ones recorded in 2018, the...
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Digital dollar not derivative of fiat; will be backed like legal tender

Back in October 2019, when J. Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC Chairman, wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that proposed blockchain-based digital cash to tackle the issue of the declining U.S dollar, it garnered a lot of attention. Today, the global financial space is no longer new to the idea of a CBDC, with...
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Circle CEO draws YouTube-associated analogy to tackle cryptocurrency issues

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is underway right now and some of the most prominent personalities in the world would be gathering at the event over the next three days, including many from the digital assets industry. Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder of Circle, is one of them, with Allaire taking the podium on the...
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Cryptocurrencies need to be ‘very reminiscent of Bitcoin:’ Samson Mow

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is undoubtedly the most successful coin, seeing immense adoption and growth over the past few years. The cryptocurrency not only paved the way for an electronic cash system, which does not rely on a 3rd party, but also led to the creation of several other cryptocurrencies/technologies and several other industries...
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Bitcoin’s ethos is to let the market decide: Samson Mow

Bitcoin aka digital gold recently marked the successful completion of a decade of existence. Over the years, the coin has seen several developments and changes, wherein if the community did not agree with the changes or wanted a particular change that did not have a majority vote, they had the liberty to fork the chain....
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CBDCs could be key to a broad-based blockchain payments system

Facebook’s unveiling of its plan to launch a digital currency dubbed Libra has not only drawn the attention of regulators worldwide, but it has also initiated talks about central backed digital currencies, with China currently leading the race. With the country extensively pushing forth the growth of its blockchain ecosystem, it is still unclear when...
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Bitcoin, altcoin Futures contracts worth $3 trillion traded in 2019

TokenInsight, a noted data-analytics platform, has released its latest report on derivatives trading markets, with the same analyzing trading activities surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency Futures contracts in 2019. TokenInsight studied Bitcoin and altcoin Futures trading volumes from nine different exchanges, including the likes of Bybit, Binance, Deribit, and FTX, collecting data for between 1...
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Binance’s 10th BNB burn marks fourth consecutive quarter of growth

Binance has not only emerged as a major player in the cryptocurrency world, but its native coin, Binance coin [BNB], has also created ripples after it completed its 10th quarterly burn. According to Binance’s blog, the burn amounted to 2,2116,888 BNB [38.8 million], which represented 1.1% of the total supply. The $2 million increase from...
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Bitcoin Options on CME report 610 BTC trading in one day

Bitcoin‘s journey this new year has left everyone on the edge of their seats. The coin has jumped by almost 17% but was noting an impending correction, at press time. Despite the crests and troughs in the market, CME‘s first week reported strong data. It has been just one week since the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
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Bitcoin will be priced a lot higher by 2020-end: BlockFi’s Zac Prince

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, has a crucial 2020 to look forward to, with one of the most important events lined up for May – block reward halving. Many investors and traders are expecting the price of the cryptocurrency to record massive recovery, with some expecting it to break its previous all-time high on the...
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Cardano’s Hoskinson claims model for smart contracts is broken

In a recent interview, CEO of IOHK and Cardano founder, Charles Hoskinson, spoke about proof-of-stake systems, Ethereum smart contracts, and IOHK‘s goals for 2020. According to Hoskinson, there is a large group of people in the cryptocurrency space who either believe PoS is a Ponzi scheme or that Cardano’s particular flavor of it is flawed....
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Ethereum not very interoperable with legacy systems: Cardano’s Hoskinson

“The point of all these cryptocurrencies and blockchains is ultimately the management of assets, information, trust, and data,” said Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK and Founder of Cardano, in a recent interview. During the same, Hoskinson spoke at length about Bitcoin, blockchain security, Ethereum, and about creating a global social operating system. According to Hoskinson,...
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Ethereum’s DeFi space marks another milestone as TVL registers new ATH

Ethereum, the world’s leading smart contracts platform, is well-noted for being the main hub of decentralized finance. The DeFi space that gained massive momentum in the crypto-verse last year continues to record new milestones with each passing day. Notably, the DeFi market has also witnessed a surge, alongside the entire crypto-market. According to DeFi Pulse,...
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Tokenization of Sports: A Short Sell or a Future Trend?

It doesn’t come as a surprise that “don’t spend like a baller” is associated with lavish spending and basketball. With so much money coming in so quickly at such a young age, athletes are overwhelmed and end up spending it on cars, shoes, parties, and even a shark tank. But, it looks like one man...
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Fake ‘Ripple Insights’ page used by scammers for phishing racket

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The gullibility of some when it comes to money has cost them a lot of funds and the crypto-space is no different. Fake giveaways and airdrops seem like an everyday affair now. In what is a recent development, Ripple-backed web monetization platform Coil has...
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Cardano’s EMURGO establishes ‘strategic blockchain taskforce’ with Uzbekistan’s NAPM

Cardano blockchain’s official commercialization arm, EMURGO, has announced the establishment of a “strategic blockchain taskforce” with the Uzbekistan government’s National Agency of Project Management [NAPM], the KOBEA group, and Infinity Blockchain Holdings. EMURGO’s official blog post also revealed that the firm will lead the development of a legal framework for security token offerings [STO] and security...
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Bitcoin’s blockchain activity spikes; value transfers, miner fee note growth

Bitcoin’s value plunged by nearly 5% over an hour on 19 January and at press time, was valued at $8,650. While this is the second time the king coin’s price plummeted after crossing the $9,000-mark this year, it is still going strong in terms of on-chain network activity and usage. Reportedly, Bitcoin’s blockchain activity continued...
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Binance has been open-minded about ‘token offerings:’ Catherine Coley

One of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Malta-based Binance has registered unprecedented growth since its launch. The exchange is not only adding more services on its platform, with the recent drive being the addition of more fiat support, it is also extensively working towards establishing a presence in all countries in a way that is...
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Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency for payments: 2gether report

Collaborative financial platform, 2gether, recently published its report on users’ crypto-spending behavior, including an analysis of how they spend assets such as the world’s largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The report analyzed 2gether users’ data from April to December 2019, with a sample set of over 10,000 users from 19 countries. According to the aforementioned report, 31%...
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Bitcoin outperformed by altcoins with midcap, smallcap indexes in 2020

It is a common narrative in the digital asset industry that most of the time, Bitcoin is responsible for driving the market on a bullish surge. This is largely due to the fact that presently, Bitcoin dominates the crypto-market cap, with a dominance index of 66.3%, at press time. However, over the past week, the...
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XRP fractal shows possible drop to $0.22 before February

Following the sudden rise in XRP’s value from the $0.184 mark to $0.225 in just three days, beginning from 3 January, the coin has been making steady gains, rising all the way up to $0.25. However, XRP seems to be following a fractal and could be in for a drop in the short-term. At the...
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