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Cryptocurrency ETFs proposal denied by SEC

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Cryptocurrency ETFs proposal denied by SEC

The U.S. securities industry regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have denied the proposals of two wall street trade groups to create crypto-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Still a Risky Investment The SEC’s letter from Director of the SEC’s Investment Management Division Dalia Blass pointed that there are many unanswered questions before digital asset ETFs can be set in motion. The…

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

In a sixteen-page report entitled “A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies,” Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank discuss the history, applications, risks and future of cryptocurrency and its underlying technologies. Staying Power and Fiat Comparisons Berentsen and Schär are among the few bank-affiliated finance experts who publicly endorse cryptocurrency, praising it for…

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Goldman Sachs FX Trader Leaves to Join Crypto Broker

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Goldman Sachs FX Trader Leaves to Join Crypto Broker

In a sign that crypto is becoming more mainstream, as well as having long-term potential, an executive director from the esteemed financial behemoth Goldman Sachs has decided to leave the firm to get on board with a UK-based cryptocurrency broker. From Nefarious to Legitimate Phillip Gillespie was with Goldman since 2015, and his new position will be as the chief…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies Gain Momentum after Wednesday’s Debacle

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies Gain Momentum after Wednesday’s Debacle

Despite all the fear-mongering about its imminent “death” over the past few days due to a sharp decline in value, bitcoin has regained some of its lost momentum Wednesday onward. Crawling Back to Saftey However, judging by the movement in the crypto market, it looks like things are slowly improving. And it’s not just bitcoin alone, other top cryptocurrencies including…

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The Ledger Crypto Hardware Wallet Just Raised $75 Million

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The Ledger Crypto Hardware Wallet Just Raised $75 Million

It has been announced that following their Series B round of fundraising, Ledger has managed to earn an additional $75 million. This comes after they raised $7 million in 2017 during their initial round, with the hype surrounding the world of crypto of late having no doubt increased the confidence of investors who saw this as an ideal opportunity to…

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SWIFT Inks Agreement with CSD Consortium to Use Blockchain Technology for Post Trade

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SWIFT Inks Agreement with CSD Consortium to Use Blockchain Technology for Post Trade

The global secure financial messaging service SWIFT recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of central securities depositories (CSDs) to explore how the digital ledger technology can enhance the post-trade processes such as corporate actions processing, voting, proxy voting, and trade processing. DLT and Post Trade The consortium consists of U.S.-based Nasdaq Market Technology, Russia-based National Settlement…

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Bitcoin Will Rise Again and So Will Most Alt Coins, Says BitPay CCO

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Bitcoin Will Rise Again and So Will Most Alt Coins, Says BitPay CCO

Sonny Singh, chief commercial officer (CCO) at bitcoin service provider BitPay has assured investors that bitcoin’s market will value shoot up again and again. Singh’s comment came at a time when many investors were disheartened by a consistently plummeting bitcoin value since the dawn of the new year. A Complete Perspective Following a wild run spanning over most of the…

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Malaysian Tax authority Freeze bank account of Cryptocurrency Exchange Luno

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Malaysian Tax authority Freeze bank account of Cryptocurrency Exchange Luno

On January 12, 2018, the London-based cryptocurrency exchange Luno released a statement acknowledging that local authorities have frozen its bank account in Malaysia. Tax Troubles Users across the country have been unable to complete deposits or withdrawals at Luno since at least mid-December 2017. Now, according to a post made by the company, the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (IRB) was…

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World’s Fifth Largest BankSet to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange and Bitcoin Trust

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World’s Fifth Largest BankSet to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange and Bitcoin Trust

At a time when the cryptocurrency world is going through various attacks from governments all around the world, Japan is doing its possible best to support the continued existence of the crypto ecosystem. Japan’s largest bank and fifth biggest bank in the world, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., (MUFG) is finalizing plans to launch its exchange. MUFG Exchange According to…

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Winklevoss Twins are Bitcoin Billionaires Again, After Losing $440 Million

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Winklevoss Twins are Bitcoin Billionaires Again, After Losing $440 Million

In 2013, when the price of bitcoin was just below $120, the Winklevoss twins poured more than $11 million into bitcoin, amassing about 100,000 bitcoins. One Day Rich, Next Day Richer On January 18, 2018, as the price of bitcoin plummeted below the $10,000 mark, which Bitfury vice chairman George Kikvadze described as the “psychological threshold,” the net worth of…

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