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Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital, Comments on Collapsing Crypto & Stock Markets. When Will the Pain End?

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The past few weeks have been tough for investors. Both traditional markets and crypto markets have been battered. Expectations for much higher interest rates, aiming to mitigate crushing inflation, means the pain is here to stay – at least for a while. Regarding stock markets,… Read More

Bumpy Road for Crypto Markets: Bitcoin Delivered its Worst April on Record

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Genesis, a HNW and institutional crypto prime brokerage, has distributed its April report on digital asset markets and it is rough. According to Genesis, Bitcoin delivered its worst April on record, with a drop of approximately 18%. Of course, we are part way through May… Read More

Bitcoin Might Benefit from Emergence of “Bretton Woods III,” Research Report Claims

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Under the background of the Russian- Ukrainian War and sanctions in western countries, a global commodity crisis is “brewing” and the new global monetary system – Bretton Woods Ⅲ may be developing, said Zoltan Pozsar, an analyst at UBS. A recent report by Huobi Research… Read More

Two US Senators Question Fidelity’s Move to Allow Bitcoin in 401Ks

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Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Tina Smith have sent a letter to Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments, taking her to task for allowing investors to include Bitcoin in their retirement accounts. Late last month, Fidelity announced the move claiming its workplace Digital Assets Account… Read More

Bitcoin Chases Traditional Markets Lower

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Bitcoin, once pitched as a non-correlated asset to more traditional markets appears to be chasing the NYSE and NASDAQ lower. Public markets tanked yesterday, as the Dow lost over 1,000 points, and the NASDAQ Composite dumped almost 5%, becoming the single worst day for markets… Read More

As Anticipated, Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 50 Basis Points, Markets Rally

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As was widely anticipated, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by 50 basis points. Simultaneously, the Fed said it would be significantly reduce its balance sheet as it battles fast-rising inflation. The increase was the largest increase since 2000. In the Federal Open Market… Read More

Digital Assets: Ukraine, Russia Lead Countries Globally with Higher Crypto Adoption Rates, Report Reveals

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Ukraine and Russia lead the list of countries “with higher crypto adoption rates, with 12.73% and nearly 12%, respectively,” according to an update from DappRadar. DeFi transactions in Q1 hit the lowest levels since February 2021, “while the 116 million NFT transactions across all blockchains… Read More

21Shares Introduces BOLD, the “First” Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold ETP

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21Shares AG, which claims to be the largest issuer of cryptocurrency exchange traded products (ETPs), has announced the listing of the 21Shares ByteTree BOLD ETP (BOLD) on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the “world’s first” ETP that combines Bitcoin and Gold. BOLD has been developed “in… Read More

Bitcoin Miner Blockmetrix Raises $25 Million in Debt Capital

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Blockmetrix, a Dallas-based Bitcoin mining operation, says it has raised $25 million in debt financing to acquire crypto mining computers. The funding was provided by BankProv, a crypto-friendly commercial bank, and CrossTower. The money is said to be an upgrade from an initial $5 million… Read More

Fidelity Offers “First of its Kind” Option to Included Bitcoin in 401K Retirement Plans

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Fidelity has long had an interest in the emerging digital asset sector and today the company is taking it a step further by enabling users of its service to hold Bitcoin in 401K retirement plans. Fidelity’s workplace Digital Assets Account (DAA) is said to be… Read More

Compass Mining Releases Home Bitcoin Mining Guide to Help Clients Mine BTC at Home

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Compass Mining , which claims to be the first and largest online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware, hosting, and reselling, recently revealed the release of their Home Mining Guide, which “details information on set up, maintenance, repair, and research for home bitcoin mining.” As it exists, there are many “knowledge… Read More

Crypto ETFs: 21Shares, ETF Securities Introduce First BTC, ETH Exchange Trade Funds in Australia

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21Shares AG, a Swiss-based issuer of crypto Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), and the leading ETF provider, ETF Securities have “launched two funds that offer simple, cost-effective and direct access to cryptocurrency investments.” ETFS 21Shares Bitcoin ETF is “the first Australian ETF to invest directly in… Read More

Impervious.ai Finalizes Seed Round to Develop the P2P Internet Standard

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Impervious Technologies Inc. is pleased to confirm the close of their seed financing round, with participation from Bitcoin and privacy-focused investors including CoinShares, NYDIG, Trammell Venture Partners, Fundamental Labs, Strategic Cyber Ventures, TEN-31 and others “to scale the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) internet standard.” As noted in… Read More

Double Extortion Ransomware Increased Almost 500% in 2021, CipherTrace Reports

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CipherTrace, a Mastercard Company, has reported a significant increase in the number of payments “made to ransomware groups in 2021.” The growth in this criminal enterprise “is so large that the first six months of 2021 saw payments that matched the whole of 2020.” With… Read More

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and UK based Mobile Gaming Studio Fumb Games Release Bitcoin Miner

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Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE and mobile gaming studio Fumb Games recently announced the release of Bitcoin Miner, which is “an idle mobile game that pays players real Bitcoin for managing a simulated crypto mining business.” The game represents “an interesting fusion of gaming and Fintech, as… Read More

Gemini Crypto Rewards Credit Card Now Available in the US

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Gemini, a digital currency platform to buy, sell, earn, and store crypto, recently announced that the Gemini Credit CardTM is now available “in all 50 U.S. states.” Cardholders can “earn up to 3% crypto back on dining+, 2% crypto back on groceries, and 1% crypto… Read More

Digital Banking: Quontic Bank Launches Payments Ring in the US

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  Quontic Bank announced that it has introduced the “first-ever” tap-to-pay mobile payment ring to the US market. Quontic is an “innovative,” “digital-first,” and “customer centric” bank on a mission “to redefine how a bank and its customers conduct business.” Steve Schnall, CEO and Founder… Read More

Digital Assets: Spot Cryptocurrency ETF in Demand by Financial Advisors, Survey Reveals

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According to a Nasdaq survey of 500 financial advisors who are “currently or considering allocating to crypto,” 72% of advisors would be “more likely to invest client assets in crypto if a spot ETF product were offered in the United States.” Among advisors already investing… Read More

Fintech Strike Introduces Shopify Integration, Bringing Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Payments to Merchants

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Strike, which claims to be the leading virtual payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, recently announced its integration with Shopify, unlocking the ability for eligible U.S. Shopify merchants “to receive bitcoin payments from customers globally as U.S. dollars.” Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of… Read More

US Department of Treasury Sanctions Hydra Market, Garantex, Along with 100 Crypto Wallets Associated with Dark Web Marketplace: $25 Million in Bitcoin Seized

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned dark web marketplace Hydra Market, labeling it a pernicious site for malicious cybercrime services, dangerous drugs, ransomware, and other illicit activity. Hydra Market is said to be based in Russia. Also sanctioned, Garantex is a crypto exchange… Read More

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