SEC Panel Debates the Merits of Bitcoin as a Store of Value

SEC Panel Debates the Merits of Bitcoin as a Store of Value

Late last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee held a public meeting that included a discussion regarding blockchains and other forms of distributed ledger technology in the context of securities markets. Throughout …

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Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Russia’s president has come out and called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they bear ‘significant risks.’ On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin was at a meeting in Sochi with top financial officials with the topic of digital currencies o…

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Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global Trades

Over the past month, following The PBOC’s crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume, overtaking the US by a significant margin. According to various market da…

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Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation

A prominent Indian economist believes that bitcoin needs to be regulated in India before it will become a legal currency. In a Q&A interview with the Economic Times, Dr S.P. Sharma, chief economist at the PHP Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was questioned on whether he thought bitcoin would be accepted legally in the country. […]

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Circle Unveils Open Source Blockchain Project For Digital Wallet Interoperability

Circle Unveils Open Source Blockchain Project For Digital Wallet Interoperability

Consumer finance startup Circle has unveiled Cent Routing Exchange (CENTRE), a new open source project that aims to use blockchain technology to allow disparate digital wallets – consumer wallets and merchant wallets – to exchange money and value directly, cheaply and safely. The CENTRE Network will enable wallet interoperability both for person-to-person and person-to-merchant payments […]

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Dan Morehead: Bitcoin Likely to Become Expected Part of Portfolios

Dan Morehead: Bitcoin Likely to Become Expected Part of Portfolios

Dan Morehead, the founder of Pantera Capital and chairman at Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange that accounts for around 13 percent of Bitcoin-to-USD trades on a daily basis, stated that bitcoin will likely become a rational and expected part of portfolios in the near future. At the Sohn investment conference in San Francisco, Morehead told […]

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Dan Morehead: Bitcoin Likely to Become Expected Part of Portfolios

Dan Morehead: Bitcoin Likely to Become Expected Part of Portfolios

Dan Morehead, the founder of Pantera Capital and chairman at Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange that accounts for around 13 percent of Bitcoin-to-USD trades on a daily basis, stated that bitcoin will likely become a rational and expected part of portfolios in the near future. At the Sohn investment conference in San Francisco, Morehead told […]

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Goldman Sachs is Considering a Bitcoin Trading Operation, but CEO Retains a Neutral Position on the Cryptocurrency

Goldman Sachs is Considering a Bitcoin Trading Operation, but CEO Retains a Neutral Position on the Cryptocurrency

Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs is thinking about launching a new trading operation, geared specifically toward bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. According to the Wall Street Journal, the bank’s exploration into the trading of digital currencies is still in the ‘early stages.’ However, it added that the venture may not amount to anything. If it […]

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Major South Korean Bitcoin Trading Platform Coinone’s Offline Exchange is Growing in Popularity

Major South Korean Bitcoin Trading Platform Coinone’s Offline Exchange is Growing in Popularity

On September 11thh, Coinone, South Korea’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange behind Bithumb and Korbit, launched the first offline cryptocurrency exchange in the country, enabling clients to purchase cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin through ATMs and physical products including USB drives. In South Korea, the vast majority of investors and traders have been aware of cryptocurrencies and the […]

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Pundi X Labs Unveils Retail POS For Cryptocurrencies

Pundi X Labs Unveils Retail POS For Cryptocurrencies

Isle of Man startup Pundi X Labs is looking to bring cryptocurrencies to brick-and-mortar businesses across Southeast Asia with a new point-of-sale (POS) device. The Pundi X POS device will enable shops, cafes and convenience stores to buy, sell and accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method. It will also allow them to provide their customers with […]

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