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Coinbase still Long on Bitcoin as CEO Investigates Details for Creating Value

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Development, Exchange, News

Coinbase still Long on Bitcoin as CEO Investigates Details for Creating Value

There are many cryptocurrency traders, investors, and enthusiasts that might have grown tired of Bitcoin price predictions, given the fact that the markets are so volatile. For example, Tom Lee of Fundstrat Advisors, who has frequently appeared on popular media platforms such as Bloomberg and CNBC, gave various incorrect predictions about the price of Bitcoin before ultimately abandoning the prediction…

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Bitcoin Remains Firm amid Mixed Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 21, 2019

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Development, Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Remains Firm amid Mixed Newsflow: BTCManager’s Week in Review January 21, 2019

The price of bitcoin remains firm, gaining two percent week-on-week, amid a mix of positive and negative news. The announcement by Bakkt that it has made its first acquisition shows that the institutional crypto trading venture is on track to become a serious player in the institutional digital asset trading market and has the potential to attract a wave of…

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What is BitMEX? The Global Standard for Margin Crypto Trading

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia, Exchange, Finance

What is BitMEX? The Global Standard for Margin Crypto Trading

Within the cryptocurrency community, there is often confusion over whether or not one can short sell bitcoin via public online exchanges, and not just bet against the price increase of cryptocurrencies through institutional-grade crypto futures. The answer is indeed a “yes,” but there are still some traditional some roadblocks. Regulation and usability between jurisdictions are typically the main issues among…

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Japanese Regulators Grant Coincheck Cryptocurrency Exchange Full License

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Japanese Regulators Grant Coincheck Cryptocurrency Exchange Full License

According to a PDF document released on January 11, 2019, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has fully licensed the Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange after the firm reportedly met all its standards. The Storm Is over Coincheck, reportedly known as the most popular virtual currency exchange in Japan before its hack in January 2018, has registered with the Kanto Financial Bureau…

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Only 7 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Pass South Korean Government Audit

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, News, Regulation

Only 7 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Pass South Korean Government Audit

The South Korean Government recently conducted a security audit on 21 Cryptocurrency exchanges and according to a local news story published on January 10, 2019, only seven of them passed the audit. The audit took place between September and December 2018 and out of the 21 surveyed, Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit, along with four others, made the grade. This means…

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Four Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved by Thailand’s SEC

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Regulation

Four Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved by Thailand’s SEC

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved four digital asset business licenses to companies looking to operate in the crypto industry, the Commission announced on their website on January 8, 2019. Thai SEC Approves Licences For Four Crypto Exchanges The kingdom of Thailand has officially approved operating licenses to four cryptocurrency companies, in what is widely regarded as a…

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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Lays Off 37 People Amid Crypto Winter

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, News

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Lays Off 37 People Amid Crypto Winter

On January 8, 2019, Swiss cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift reportedly laid off 37 employees, citing a tough market climate according to the exchange’s CEO Erik Voorhees. Crypto Winter Hits ShapeShift Another business in the crypto industry has suffered from the prolonged crypto winter that has slowed its growth since November 2018. ShapeShift, a Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange, has laid off a third…

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Bitcoin and Ether Market Update: January 09, 2019

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Market Outlook, Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin and Ether Market Update: January 09, 2019

Bitcoin and Ether are hovering around $4,000 and $150 respectively as they are looking for short to mid-term support levels. BTC-USD Bitcoin lost $60 of its value on January 7, 2018, and dropped from $4,170 to $4,110 on the Bitfinex daily chart. Bulls were trying everything possible to hold $4,000 and use it as a launchpad for further movements upwards….

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Crypto ETFs Could Become a Reality in Japan; but Is there Substantial Interest?

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Business, Commentary, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Crypto ETFs Could Become a Reality in Japan; but Is there Substantial Interest?

Japan’s primary financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), could approve crypto exchange-traded-funds despite abandoning plans to allow Bitcoin futures, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on January 7, 2019. Increasing Interest in Cryptocurrency EFTs in Japan Despite giving up on their plans to allow listing a Bitcoin futures product on exchanges, it seems that Japan could be…

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Ireland Increases Oversight for Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Financial Institutions

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Ireland Increases Oversight for Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Financial Institutions

In a bid to curb the activities of bad actors who use cryptocurrencies to facilitate illicit gains such as terrorism financing, Irish authorities are set to approve the Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Amendment Bill 2019, according to The Irish Times report on January 4, 2018. The Cabinet Approves Stricter Regulations The Irish Cabinet has reportedly greenlighted the…

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