Sidedoor ETFs: Three more Grayscale products could be available on OTC Markets soon

  There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the Bitcoin ETF. When will it get approved? Who will win the tortoise race through the SEC's glacial approval process? Will it even matter? But what often gets glossed over is that there are already not one, but two "sidedoor ETFs" trading on OTC Markets in the U.S. - Bitcoin's GBTC and...
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‘Why I believe crypto is a $278 trillion opportunity’

  A prominent crypto economist has explained how growing up in 1990s Russia shaped her belief that cryptocurrencies could one day become a multi-trillion dollar asset class. Anya Nova , who is a crypto economist with Perth-based blockchain project Power Ledger , says she experienced extreme hyperinflation during her childhood and realised that...
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Three Cryptocurrency Bills Expected to Pass in U.S. House of Representatives

  The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass three bills that focus on cryptocurrency and its use for illegal activities . If there's one thing that grabs the attention of legislators, it's fearmongering. A politician loves nothing more than to whip up some hysteria over an issue before introducing a piece of legislation that they s...
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The Truth About Starbucks and Crypto Payments

  Since the announcement about Bakkt by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) on 3 August 2018, many reports have suggested that Starbucks is getting ready to accept Bitcoin payments. But are these claims valid? This article takes a closer look at this announcement to discover the truth about Starbucks and crypto payments. The press release by ICE (...
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Nasdaq-Powered Exchange to Launch EU-Regulated Tokenized Stock Trading

Estonian digital trading platform DX Exchange will begin offering tokenized stocks on the Ethereum blockchain next week, the company confirmed in a press release Jan. 3. DX, which will reportedly be the first exchange to offer such trading in a fully regulated environment in the European Union , will use Nasdaq's Financial Information exchange (FIX...
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Bakkt: First capital raise complete

Bakkt looks forward after a bellwether year  I  am pleased to confirm that we have completed our first round of funding of $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors who, like us, believe in the future of digital assets. The partners and investors in the first round include Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digi...
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Facebook is reportedly planning its own stablecoin — here’s what you need to know

 F acebook looks to be jumping on the blockchain wagon with plans to introduce its own stablecoin, according to a report from Bloomberg . The social network company — under fire for a seemingly constant stream of privacy snafus of late — created an internal blockchain division in May and, while there has been plenty of speculation , the exact ...
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Digital Assets brokerage firm Tagomi Holdings, backed by Peter Thiel officially launches

  Tagomi Holdings , the digital assets electronic brokerage backed by the PayPal co-founder and former Trump Administration advisor, Peter Thiel's venture capital firm, has officially launched, as per a press release published on 17 December. The digital assets broker, Tagomi provides cross-border execution, post-trade reporting, custody solut...
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Cambridge University Report Shows a 100% Growth in the Number of Crypto Users This Year

While that the crypto market has caused severe pains to its investors, the participation of the crypto users in the market has nearly doubled shows the latest report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Published on Wednesday, December 12, the report shows that 17 million "verified users" were added to the cryptocurrency market this y...
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Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

Germany's second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019. The firm announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a local fintech company solarisBank to create an engineering infrastructure for digital assets trading. solarisBank, which operates with a banking lice...
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PayPal Launches Blockchain-Based Innovation Reward System for Employees

  Major global online payments system PayPal has launched a blockchain-based reward system for its employees. Financial news channel Cheddar reported on the platform launch Thursday, Dec. 6, citing PayPal's director of innovation Michael Todasco. According to Cheddar, the program was prepared by PayPal's innovation team, which is based in San ...
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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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Bill Gates: Digital Currency Will Help the Poor

  Microsoft's Bill Gates is one known in the past for expressing admiration for cryptocurrencies and in a recent video, he has done just that claiming that digital technology has the means to empower the world's poorest. Although the Microsoft principal founder has cooled to Bitcoin in recent years, there was a time he would express more upbea...
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Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” Enabling Projects to Issue Tokens

  Some of Asia's most wealthy people have gathered in Singapore today to learn about blockchain technology and crypto from the planet's most influential thought leaders in the space. Amongst those presenting at Forbes Asia's "Decrypting Blockchain for Business" event was Binance's Changpeng Zhao and BTCC's Bobby Lee. Interest in Blockchain Rem...
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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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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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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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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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