NYSE and Cboe File For Bitcoin ETFs

NYSE and Cboe File For Bitcoin ETFs

This month, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) and The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the world’s largest options and stock exchange, filed six bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). …

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Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles 25%

Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles 25%

The cryptocurrency market lost 25% of its value on Friday, dropping from a total market capitalization of US$640 billion on Thursday to now about US$480 billion. Bitcoin took a hit, plunging 25% as well to around 13,000 USD/BTC, a 34% fall from its Dec…

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Several South Korean Banks May Close Down The Accounts of Bitcoin Traders

Several South Korean Banks May Close Down The Accounts of Bitcoin Traders

Woori Bank, the third largest commercial bank in South Korea behind Shinhan and Kookmin, is planning on closing down the existing accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges. Last week, mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported that Woori Bank is planning to…

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South Korean Government Will Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges, Refutes Ban Rumors

South Korean Government Will Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges, Refutes Ban Rumors

The South Korean government has officially refuted various reports on the possibility of a cryptocurrency trading ban within the country. On Wednesday, December 13th, the South Korean government, central bank, and financial authorities had held an emer…

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Senior Vice President of eBay: We Are ‘Seriously Considering’ Accepting Bitcoin

Senior Vice President of eBay: We Are ‘Seriously Considering’ Accepting Bitcoin

The senior vice president of eBay Americas has said that it is ‘seriously considering’ accepting bitcoin as a payment method. Speaking to Yahoo! Finance, Scott Cutler, said that while the company was thinking about it, they are ‘not quite there yet.’ H…

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Protected: BreadWallet Rebrands to Bread, Plans to Raise $20 Million in ICO

Protected: BreadWallet Rebrands to Bread, Plans to Raise $20 Million in ICO

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Prominent Investor: Why Jamie Dimon Insisted on Calling Bitcoin a Fraud

Prominent Investor: Why Jamie Dimon Insisted on Calling Bitcoin a Fraud

Over the last year, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, the largest bank in the global finance sector with a market valuation of over $367 billion, has publicly expressed his opposition to bitcoin, falsely describing the cryptocurrency as a fraud and a money…

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Version 1 RC is Here, Mainnet Beta Implementations On The Way

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Version 1 RC is Here, Mainnet Beta Implementations On The Way

According to a post from three Lightning Network development teams on Medium, a release candidate for version 1.0 of the Lightning Network protocol has been completed, which includes compatibility between three different implementations of this layer-t…

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What Does the Tension Between Bitcoin Developers and Miners Mean for Future Protocol Improvements?

What Does the Tension Between Bitcoin Developers and Miners Mean for Future Protocol Improvements?

During a developer panel at the recent Baltic Honeybadger Bitcoin Conference in Latvia, the panelists were asked about the prospects of future changes to the Bitcoin protocol in the context of the perceived contention between the mining and development…

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What Does the Tension Between Bitcoin Developers and Miners Mean for Future Protocol Improvements?

What Does the Tension Between Bitcoin Developers and Miners Mean for Future Protocol Improvements?

During a developer panel at the recent Baltic Honeybadger Bitcoin Conference in Latvia, the panelists were asked about the prospects of future changes to the Bitcoin protocol in the context of the perceived contention between the mining and development…

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