Crypto-lawyer tweetstorm pours cold water on VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF hopes

A noted crypto-commentator has given a gloomy outlook on the chances of VanEck/SolidX's ETF proposal getting the thumbs up in February. One of the big cryptocurrency narratives of 2018 has been the initial expectation, and eventual disappointment, surrounding the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of a bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund. Su...
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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

  This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency paymen...
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Why bitcoin — by design — won’t become worthless, according to this crypto heavyweight

Bitcoin protocol is set up to be adjusted as mining conditions worsen, says teaching fellow Andreas Antonopoulos As bitcoin flounders to its lowest level in 14 months, concerns over mining profitability have some wondering if the best-known cryptocurrency is headed for a hard landing as those solving the complicated puzzles hit the off-switch on th...
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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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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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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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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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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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