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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Microsoft Excel Plugin to Allow Users to Make Bitcoin Payments via Lightning Network

Pierre Rochard, a software engineer, recently said his Neutrino program lets users make bitcoin (BTC) payments from Excel. Rochard's program also reportedly uses the Lightning Network (LN) to allow users to send and receive BTC from Excel. Pierre Rochard , an independent Bitcoin ( BTC ) advisor for institutional investors, took to Twitter recently ...
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Partnership Could See up to 100,000 Regular ATMs in U.S. Turned into Bitcoin-Vending Machines

  A deal between a traditional ATM manufacturer and a cryptocurrency vending machine firm will make it possible to buy bitcoin at tens of thousands of locations in the United States using a debit card. Bitcoin ATM firm LibertyX and regular ATM manufacturer Genmega have forged a partnership which will make it possible to purchase bitcoin using ...
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Bakkt – BTC Futures Contracts Will Go Live in December

  The much-anticipated Bitcoin-based futures exchange from Bakkt has announced the launch date for the trading of daily futures contracts. Physically-Traded Futures Contracts Bakkt , the new cryptocurrency exchange platform backed by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced the launch date for its much-awaited Bitcoin futures trading pro...
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NYSE Parent Company to Launch Bitcoin Futures Soon

  The Intercontinental Exchange, the company known for fathering the New York Stock Exchange, just announced the launch of a futures contract tracking Bitcoin in a notice on Tuesday evening. Although it's still pending regulatory approval, ICE is confident that trading will go live on December 12 this year, making it almost precisely one year ...
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The wave of institutional money waiting to enter crypto and what might really happen

  If you have read my previous articles, you'll already suspect that I am being sarcastic in the heading. Sorry, yes I am. I'll also apologize beforehand for a slightly 'opinionated' piece here. I am writing this article not as a new point, because currently, despite the fast pace of crypto trading, there are no new points to make, but as a re...
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4 ETF Drawbacks Potentially Hindering Future Bitcoin Growth

  A lot of industry experts have high hopes for Bitcoin ETFs. These investment vehicles are primarily designed to attract more institutional investors, assuming such a vehicle ever gets approved. At the same time, there are several downsides to ETFs which could hinder the long-term growth of the Bitcoin industry. 4. Intraday Price Concerns In ...
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Looking Past ETFs, What Will Bring Institutionalised Investors to Bitcoin?

  Ever since the Winklevoss Twins first penned a Bitcoin-ETF proposal for the SEC, there has been a lot of excitement but also trepidation around this institutionalized product. Many in the space believe that a Bitcoin ETF will open the floodgates in terms of new institutionalized money coming into the market. However, the SEC, as the gatekeep...
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CHINESE GOVERNMENT MAY WIELD POWER TO DESTROY BITCOIN

  China has played a critical role in the crypto markets for several years now. A new paper written by academics from Princeton University and Florida International University suggests that China's growing influence over Bitcoin's key infrastructure has given the Chinese government the ability to heavily shape, or even destroy, Bitcoin. Bitcoi...
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Renown Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Asset Management

  Popular Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Legendary wall street advisor Ric Edelman recently revealed that he has invested in Bitwise Asset Management . Edelman is the founder of Edelman Financial Services, lately named the No. 1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm in the country for 2018 by Barron's, with $22 bill...
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What Does The Bakkt Physical Futures Announcement Mean For Investors?

In early August, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an American company that operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces across the world, announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency startup called Bakkt . The New York Stock Exchange-owning entity, backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, wanted to create a safe global environment for trading ...
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Google And Goldman Invest in Bitcoin Based Payments Start-up

  Google and Goldman Sachs are among the firms that have invested in the enterprise-payments start-up Veem in its latest fund-raising round. Veem is leveraging Bitcoin to connect its clients' bank accounts with the suppliers. Banking giant Goldman Sachs along with technology giant Google has invested in Veem, a global payments solution provide...
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BTC Profit System | Why Experts Recommend Investing In Bitcoin

  Over the past few years, more and more consumers have opted to invest in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Some analysts believe that Bitcoin is nothing more than a sham. They suggest that it should be avoided by serious investors. Others believe that Bitcoin could pave the way for a valuable and profitable future. The truth of the matte...
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Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

  The Ex-COO of 'Chinese Google' Baidu and blockchain bull Qi Lu has joined Y Combinator (YC) to run the company's new China-based division, according to a blog post August 14. Y Combinator –– the major Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial accelerator that funded such startups as Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Reddit, among others –– announced tha...
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ProShares Bitcoin ETFs: Final SEC Deadline Is 23 August 2018; Any Chance of Approval?

  The U.S. SEC's final deadline to approve or deny the two ProShares Bitcoin ETFs (proposal filed in December 2017) is on 23 August 2018. In view of the SEC's second rejection of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, do these two ProShares ETFs have any chance of getting approved? ProShares (a division of ProFunds Group) is one of the largest provider o...
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FIVE IMPORTANT POINTS HIGHLIGHTS ON BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

  Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general have been expanding all over the world in the last years. And there are some individuals that were able to build important enterprises after adopting the famous cryptocurrency in the early years of its history. In a conversation with Forbes, the Bitcoin investor Marco Streng has given us some few point...
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Coinbase Lands Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payment System

  San Francisco-based Coinbase has won a patent for a secure bitcoin payment system that would better facilitate the transfer of funds directly from customer wallets to merchants during purchases. According to the patent , the new technology is designed to improve upon existing systems, which currently do not provide solutions for maintaining ...
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NO MORE COINBASE AND BITPAY: PROCESS YOUR OWN BITCOIN PAYMENTS FOR $6 A MONTH

  Merchants can now use a Bitcoin full node to process their own payments via the BTCPay server for under $6 a month — with or without Lightning Network functionality. REMOVING MICROSOFT AZURE RELIANCE A guide to the solution from creator and Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dorier published August 18 explains how merchants who want to accept payment...
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Forget ETFs, a Bitcoin ETN Is Now Available to U.S. Investors

While investors urgently await the September 30 decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve or deny the VanEck/SolidX ETF backed by Bitcoin ( BTC ), a different kind of exchange-traded Bitcoin product has become available. Bitcoin Tracker One, an exchange-traded note (ETN) managed out of Sweden, may now be purchased as ...
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