Friday, February 22, 2019

SEC Set to Begin Fresh Consultation Period on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will shortly commence the countdown period to approval or disapproval of the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The news was announced in an...

Bitcoin Has ‘Quite Brilliant’ Structure, Paper Money is Going Away

Technology entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Bitcoin’s (BTC) structure is “quite brilliant” and that digital currency is “a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper.” Musk made his...

Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market but Is...

Volatility coupled with one of the longest bear markets ever experienced by the cryptocurrency industry have compelled many investors to consider staking as a method of “playing it safe,” according to a Bloomberg article.Staking,...

Bitmain IPO Document Reportedly Reveals $500 Million Q3 Losses

Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain could have made losses of around $500 million in Q3 last year, industry magazine CoinDesk reported on Feb. 19, citing a company document.Bitmain, which is currently attempting to launch...

Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18.Last January,...

Coinbase-Supported Bitcoin Debit Card to Shut Operations in April

The Shift Bitcoin (BTC) debit card, which allows United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase users to spend BTC using a Visa debit card, is reportedly shutting down its operations. The development was posted to Reddit...

E-Commerce Giant Rakuten’s New Payment App Appears to Support Crypto

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten announced that a major update of its Rakuten Pay mobile app will be released on March 18, according to the firm’s 2018 earnings release, published on Feb. 12. The app’s...

Dash, Neo, Binance Coin, EOS, Ethereum

Argentina has recently settled an export deal with Paraguay in Bitcoin. Although the net value of the deal was only $7,100, it is a welcome step. Gradually, more countries will recognize the advantage of...

How the Marshall Islands Envisions Its National Digital Currency Dubbed ‘Sovereign’

On Jan. 10, 2019, the team behind a national cryptocurrency for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) — dubbed the Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that the coin is still being actively developed, despite...

Bitcoin Is Still 50 Percent Undervalued

This interview has been edited and condensed.The author of the "The Bitcoin Big Bang — How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World," Brian Kelly calls himself an optimist when it comes to...
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