The Week: Nasdaq BTC Futures, Hashrate Falls, Bitcoin ETF Discussions

  Last week saw numerous important and positive institutional and regulatory announcements. Ohio announced it will allow companies to pay taxes with bitcoin, VanEck and Nasdaq partner to launch bitcoin futures and two bitcoin addresses were sanctioned by OFAC. Bitcoin's dominance fell from 53.9% where it was a week ago, to 53.5%. The total cry...
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The Trade Of The Decade: Betting On Bitcoin

  Despite this year's bloodbath in the crypto-asset space, the industry will likely still generate considerable investor surplus in the long-run. In fact, an investment in a basket of the top crypto-assets (largely Bitcoin) has the best chance to deliver the most attractive risk-adjusted returns over the next 10-years, compared to less controv...
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Binance CEO Says 2019 Is When Cryptos Achieve Mass Adoption

  Although the cryptocurrency market is in a bear trend, there are some figures that believe the market will grow during the next year. During a conversation with The Street a few days ago, Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, said that in 2019 cryptocurrency adoption will increase. Changpeng Zhao Believes Adoption Will Increase in 2019 During 2018, t...
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Bitcoin ETF Seekers Met With SEC Monday In Latest Pitch for Approval

  Members of VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange met with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff earlier this week to present a new argument on why the bitcoin market is ready for an exchange-traded fund (ETF). In the latest push to convince the regulator to approve a rule change which would open the door for the country's fi...
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Coinbase Launches an OTC Trading Desk to Cater for Demand from Institutional Clients

  News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the popular cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase is launching an OTC (Over The Counter) trading desk to cater for its Institutional clients. According to Cheddar – a mainstream financial news outlet – the need to open the new OTC desk was as a result of demand from its institutional investors/cl...
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CRYPTOCURRENCIES WILL SURVIVE AND GAIN WIDER ACCEPTANCE, SAYS ALLIANZ CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISOR

  Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, told the New York 'Consensus' conference yesterday that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. His positive outlook comes despite the prolonged slump that has blighted markets all year. INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHING A 'FOOTHOLD' In fact, El-Erian thinks the recent meltdown was a predictable part o...
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Amazon Has Launched a New Service for Building Blockchains

  Tech giant Amazon is launching a blockchain service to help clients develop blockchain networks without incurring the costs of creating their own platform. Announced Wednesday at Amazon's re:Invent conference, the Amazon Managed Blockchain platform "is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networ...
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Mike Novogratz: Financial Institutions Will Step In And Crypto Market Will Flip Next Year

  The crypto market grew by many folds in 2017, especially during the bullish peak period of December. The year saw various businesses sprout up, with some floating ICOs as a means of raising capital. However, 2018 has brought in some serious changes, most notable of which is the regulators' growing interest in the industry. The crypto market ...
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How Blockchain Needs Regulation to Mature

Blockchains and their cryptocurrencies are energetically following a path similar to other major leaps in technology that have come before it. Like automobiles, electricity, or the world wide web, the technology and communities behind blockchain tech are growing and innovating far ahead of existing regulations or social safety nets. On one hand, re...
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BITCOIN WILL BE THE AMAZON OF CRYPTOCURRENCY, SAYS VC ADVISOR

If the present cryptocurrency price drop is akin to the dot-com crash of 2000, then Lou Kerner believes Bitcoin will be the Amazon of the cryptocurrency era. The top-ranked virtual currency is currently down 77 percent from its mid-December all-time high. 'HODLERS' GAIN REWARDS EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS Speaking recently to CNBC , the CryptoOracle part...
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Bakkt Puts Bitcoin Plans “on Ice” – Bitcoin Futures Launch on ICE Futures Exchange Delayed Til January

  Bakkt, a company owned by the NYSE, has delayed the Bitoin Futures Contracts launch on ICE Futures U.S. exchange until January 24, 2019. During that time Bakkt will be able to test every process and ensure investors will find a healthy environment to trade Bitcoin Futures. ICE Futures U.S., Inc. , a derivatives exchange, announced on Novembe...
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Good Cryptocurrencies to HODL For Passive Income

  There are various ways in which one can generate some extra income by hodling . There are several cryptocurrencies make this possible without requiring large initial investments for mining and for running masternodes . Your passive income will be influenced by the amount you HODL, but you can start making a return even if you own a small por...
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Top 5 Crypto Tax Software Companies for Tax Season

This story was originally published at BlockFi.com . For more information on understanding crypto taxes and managing your tax exposure, visit the BlockFi resource center . Calculating your crypto taxes is one of the more stressful parts of being a cryptocurrency trader. The time it takes to report on your crypto taxes depend on the number of coins ...
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World’s first crypto ETF approved in Switzerland

  Exciting news! The world's first crypto Exchange Traded Product (ETP) will start trading next week on SIX Swiss Exchange, which is Europe's 4th biggest exchange, with a market capitalization of $1.6 trillion. According to Trustnodes , Hany Rashwan, co-founder and chief executive of Amun AG, the crypto startup, which was given the green-light...
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Central banks should consider issuing digital currencies: IMF chief

  Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), recently gave her views on digital currencies issued by various central banks to prevent the incidents of fraud and money laundering. Lagarde made her statements at the Singapore Fintech Festival, which was held on Monday. "Your deposits in commercial banks are already digital...
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NEO Details the Process of Becoming a Consensus Node on Its Network

  The NEO public blockchain project backs NEO, the 15th largest cryptocurrency in the world. It has two distinctive tokens, NEO (NEO) and NEOGas (GAS). Of these two, NEO has 100 million tokens of which 50 million have been distributed to supporters while the other 50 percent is managed by the NEO Council to support the long-term development of...
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BitMEX Prepares For Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Hard Fork, Launches ForkMonitor

  Meet ForkMonitor.Info As November 15th's Bitcoin Cash network upgrade nears, BitMEX, the world's largest crypto-to-crypto mercantile exchange, has sought to prepare for the bi-annual (twice-a-year) event, which may shape up to be drastically different than its predecessors. For the unaware, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin's foremost competing chain, h...
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IBM Patents Blockchain Based System To Save Players From Dangers Of Augmented Reality Games

  Have you ever walked into a wall while playing a video game on your phone? Or have you ever found one of your legs in a gutter while trying to shoot zombies in a game? Well, if you are a hardcore gamer, then chances are, you have. Good news for all the gamers, a new system may soon be in the works, that will protect gamers from entering phys...
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Lighting Network That Enables Electric Bike To Run On Bitcoin Micropayments

Matthias Steinig, a German developer has created two projects which are notable and lighting related. The focus of Matthias Steinig is on the development of Lighting Network enabled technologies in order to serve customers. The two projects – e-commerce solution supports Lighting transactions in the web store, whereas the second one is the most int...
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GOLDMAN SACHS ONBOARDING CLIENTS FOR BITCOIN DERIVATIVES, INSIDERS SAY

Inside sources say Goldman Sachs is already onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. However, the bank reportedly has no plans to launch trading support for other cryptocurrency derivatives but is serious about providing custodial services. GOLDMAN TRADING BITCOIN DERIVATI...
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