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Month: December 2017

Cboe Submitted 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week

Cboe Submitted 6 Bitcoin ETFs This Week

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) has registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to record numerous bitcoin futures ETFs, public documents show. Based on Cboe’s site, the company submitted suggested rule changes which would clear how to record the next ETFs: the First Trust Bitcoin Strategy ETF, the First Trust Inverse Bitcoin Strategy ETF, the GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF, the GraniteShares Short Bitcoin ETF, the REX Bitcoin Strategy ETF and the REX Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF. The rate…

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Belarus Government To Halt Taxes For Crypto Businesses

Belarus Government To Halt Taxes For Crypto Businesses

The authorities of Belarus has passed new statutes aimed in part in encouraging the growth of organizations around cryptocurrency and blockchain. As stated by the social media bureau BelTA, on Dec. 22 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a digital market development decree that legally enshrines using emerging technologies such as blockchain, while also providing substantial tax incentives in an attempt to attract business action. The decree, as outlined by a regional IT company that advocated for its laws, boosts development…

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Wikileaks Are Now Accepting More Cryptocurrencies for Donations

Wikileaks Are Now Accepting More Cryptocurrencies for Donations

Wikileaks is allegedly set to start accepting extra cryptocurrencies as a means to serve customers that wish to donate to its own media and whistleblowing attempts. Announced by Wikileaks creator Julian Assange at a Tweet earlier this week, the remark follows information that the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a company which has helped procedure financial contributions for Wikileaks through Visa, MasterCard and PayPal, suddenly stopped its solutions. As previously mentioned, Wikileaks began collecting donations in zcash in August,…

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Official: Russia To Introduce New Cryptocurrency Laws Next Week

Official: Russia To Introduce New Cryptocurrency Laws Next Week

Russia is expected to introduce new cryptocurrency laws for official consideration to its national legislature this coming Dec. 28, as reported by a senior government official. Russian News Agencies RIA and TASS cited comments from the politician and economist Anatoly Aksakov, who chairs the State Duma Committee on Financial Market, that the new regulations – that will allegedly formalize rules around the production and exchange of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin – will be cleared early next year. According to Aksakov: “I expect that the…

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Japan and South Korea’s Blockchain Advocates Are Joining Forces

Japan and South Korea’s Blockchain Advocates Are Joining Forces

Japan and South Korea’s Blockchain advocacy groups are joining forces in an attempt to advocate for the broader use of their technology. Based on the reports, the Korean Blockchain Open Forum (KBOF) and Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC) of Japan have been in collaborative discussions since November. The two groups signed their formal agreement during the Blockchain TechBiz Conference, that happens in Seoul, last December 19, 2017. BCCC said:   “In the future, we will deepen our cooperation in both events and group activities,…

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange DydX Backed Up By The Coinbase CEO

Crypto Derivatives Exchange DydX Backed Up By The Coinbase CEO

DYdX, decentralized protocol for financial derivatives built on the Ethereum blockchain, has collected an undisclosed sum in a seed financing round. According to their Medium post, the startup revealed that the funding is an important step towards its vision to build the “first ever” decentralized derivatives exchange. Headed by Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Olaf Carlson-Wee, the founder of Polychain Capital, the round also has participation coming from big investors such as Brian Armstrong – Coinbase CEO,…

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Tether Plans To Launch A New Platform

Tether Plans To Launch A New Platform

Tether, a  California-based digital currency startup that offers a dollar-pegged token, revealed that it plans to release a new platform after a claimed security breach last November. According to their website, Tether details a few of the steps done recover back from the security breach which is claimed to have stolen around $30 million worth of its tokens and also to update users on the way they could redeem funds which are still held in the platform. As mentioned previously, after the breach, the Omni Foundation platform, which…

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GMO Internet’s Crypto Mining Facility Is Now Operating

GMO Internet’s Crypto Mining Facility Is Now Operating

GMO Internet, a Japanese internet services provider, has released officially its cryptocurrency mining operation. GMO has chased a range of cryptocurrency-related industry lines in the last year, including a market platform it started in the spring along with also a bitcoin-focused payroll service introduced earlier this month. And though the company declined to mention its specific location, GMO suggested that the mine will draw power from geothermal and hydropower sources. As mentioned previously, the mining center will be outfitted with…

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Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash Is Back In Market

Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash Is Back In Market

Coinbase’s cryptocurrency market GDAX, has resumed trading of bitcoin cash a few hours after its first attempt to establish a marketplace to the cryptocurrency. Trading has been stopped abruptly last night following bitcoin cash released, which broke off from the primary bitcoin blockchain last month which was recorded on GDAX. In a few seconds that trading has been accessible, the cost taken as large as $9,500, a degree which represented a sizable premium over other trades. Beginning at 9 a.m….

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CFTC Introduces New Online Resources for Bitcoin Investors

CFTC Introduces New Online Resources for Bitcoin Investors

The independent regulator of the U.S. government has made a brand new information portal for cryptocurrencies, an initiative that took place a few days just before the launch of the major bitcoin futures. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) introduced its brand new cryptocurrency resource internet site, that will be targeted in teaching the general public about those fully digital products. The website contains links to an assortment of all CFTC releases, this includes an October primer from its…

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