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Women Investors Represent a “Significant Market Share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as Investors: Grayscale’s Report

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, a venture capital firm focused on providing services in crypto-asset industry, has released a new report which reveals that women represent a “significant market share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as investors. Grayscale’s latest report about female investors’… Read More

70 Crypto Funds Close Doors as Institutional Interest Fails to Materialize

As the price of Bitcoins sailed parabolically from $3500 USD to $20 000 USD in the latter half of 2017, word on the street was that retail investors should snap up coins quickly before “the institutions” stepped in and ruined the opportunity forever. As mainstream… Read More

Blockchain, A Four-Time Waltz: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra & the CBDCs – The Need for a New Balance

We have deliberately chosen to limit our presentation, for pedagogical reasons, to the four fundamental periods represented by the emergence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) because no other event (derived or similar project) has had such an impact on the… Read More

Mentions of “Blockchain” in Corporate Earnings Calls Sharply Down in 2019

CB Insights, a company that provides a technology market intelligence platform that, “analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships and news mentions,” has noted a stark decline in mentions of the term “blockchain” in quarterly earnings calls. According to the firm,… Read More

Former European Central Bank Chief: “I am Strongly Against Bitcoin…We are a Little Complacent”

The former president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, told an audience at Caixin’s conference in Beijing last month that he doesn’t think cryptocurrencies should replace standard ones, South China Morning Post reports. “I have great doubts of keeping control of monetary value in… Read More

Stone Ridge Files Registration Statement for Bitcoin Fund

Stone Ridge has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund. Stone Ridge currently manages around $15 billion of assets. The closed-end Fund is seeking to raise up to $25 million. According to the document, the… Read More

Expedia Teams Up With Lolli to Give Travelers the Opportunity to Earn Bitcoin When Booking Travel Reservations

Lolli, a bitcoin rewards application for online purchases, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with traveling reservation platform Expedia to give travelers the option to earn bitcoin when they book travel reservations. Lolli reported that through this collaboration its users will be able… Read More

Details Emerge Regarding China’s Cryptocurrency Crackdown

China is cracking down on its “massive” cryptocurrency sector, Japan Times reports, and this time it seems pretty real. Bitcoin was officially banned in China in late 2016 when, according to Morgan Stanley, Chinese yuan was being used in more than 95% of Bitcoin trades…. Read More

Judge Denies Crypto Trader’s Petition to Prevent IRS from Accessing Records at Bitstamp

A judge in the state of Washington has denied a cryptocurrency trader’s petition to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from accessing records of his 2016 trades at the Bitstamp cryptocurrency exchange. Judge John Coughenour has, however, determined that the IRS’s original summons goes “overboard”… Read More

To Counter Money Laundering, Polish Crypto Exchange BitBay Ending Support of Monero Privacy Coin

Polish crypto exchange BitBay has announced it has, “end(ed) market trading support for Monero (XMR),” a privacy-enhanced cryptocurrency, because the coin can be used for money laundering: “Monero (XMR) can selectively utilize anonymity features among projects…The decision was made to block the possibility of money… Read More

Crypto Startup Travala Partners Booking.com to Accept Digital Currency Payments for Hotel Reservations

Travala, a service that lets users pay for hotel reservations with digital currencies, will now be allowing its clients to book any hotel that is available via Booking.com. Travala’s management says that it has integrated Booking.com’s listed accommodations on its platform. The newly launched feature… Read More

New Bakkt All-Time Record: Over $20.3 Million in Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume, 2728 Futures Contracts Traded

Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily trading volumes on crypto-asset platform Bakkt recorded another all-time high, according to data obtained from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the trading desk’s parent company, which also owns the New York Stock Exchange. Over $20.3 million in Bitcoin futures contracts, or 2728… Read More

This Season, Give the Gift of Immutability by Gifting Bitcoin

While not exactly a stocking stuffer, GiveBitcoin, launched this week, wants to provide an easy way for people to gift Bitcoin this holiday season. Part of the goal, according to the company, is to turn recipients into “real Bitcoiners” by the time their gift unlocks…. Read More

First-Ever Digital Currency Investment Product? Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Files with SEC

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTC:GBTC) became the first-ever publicly traded Bitcoin investment vehicle in the US in 2013. It has grown to become the largest Bitcoin investment product in the world. In October, GBTC announced its largest quarterly inflow of capital. The Trust started as a… Read More

Peer to Peer Crypto Exchange LocalBitcoins Registers with Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins has registered with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, FIN-FSA, the financial regulatory authority of the Finnish government. Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported that five different virtual asset service providers (VASPs) had been approved and LocalBitcoins was in the mix… Read More

New Milestone: More than 6,000 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs Have Been Installed Globally

The number of Bitcoin ATMs installed globally has now hit a new milestone by exceeding 6,000 machines. According to CoinATMRadar, which tracks the number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide, there are currently 6,003 cryptocurrency ATM machines installed globally. The majority, or more than 65%, of these… Read More

Tether Seeks Dismissal of Class Action Case in New York

Tether Inc, makers of a popular cryptocurrency that mimics USD (“tether” or USDt), has asked a judge in New York for permission to file a motion to dismiss a class-action suit filed against the company last month. The suit alleges that parties at Tether Inc and… Read More

“Unknown Fund” Pledges $75 Million in Bitcoin for Development of Anonymizing Technologies, Including Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous group that met on 4Chan has announced it will contribute $75 million in Bitcoins to an “Unknown Fund” for the development of anonymizing technologies, including cryptocurrencies: “The anonymous organisation Unknown Fund has announced that it intends to invest and donate $75 million in… Read More

PayPal Stops Supporting Pornhub. Is This Crypto’s Seminal Moment?

Popular free pornography site PornHub has announced in a blog post that payments giant PayPal has stopped servicing payments to over 100 000 porn performers who sell extras through the site. According to PornHub: “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to… Read More

Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Control Fake Bitcoin-Endorsing Ads

A Dutch court has determined that Facebook has the means at its disposal to restrict Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ads featuring celebrities who did not consent to the use of their name or image, Dutch News reports. Judges in Amsterdam have also threatened to fine Facebook… Read More

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