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Got Bitcoin? Grayscale Says that Over 25% of US Investors Hold the Popular Digital Asset

After hitting a new all-time high last month, Bitcoin has tanked dramatically.  In the past 30 days, Bitcoin has dropped over 20% – no fun for investors that purchased the world’s most popular crypto asset at a higher price. Yet, this type of volatility for… Read More

Bitcoin focused Fintech Firm Blockstream Reports that Recent BTC Price Correction Is One of 2021’s Mildest

Bitcoin-focused Fintech firm Blockstream has published its Markets Weekly report., Blockstream‘s report, dated December 3, 2021, notes that Fidelity has established a new BTC ETF in Canada, while GS is considering BTC lending. As mentioned in the report, VanEck has filed for a mining ETF,… Read More

Kraken Intelligence Explains Why You May Consider Running a Bitcoin (BTC) Full-Node

Digital assets firm Kraken notes that the beauty of the Bitcoin (BTC) network is that “anyone can participate in it without permission.” However, primarily out of convenience, most Bitcoin users “don’t run nodes and instead trust third parties such as centralized exchanges and wallet providers… Read More

More Blockchain: Square Rebrands as Block

Square (NYSE:SQ) is now Block. The name change and rebranding were announced yesterday in a statement that highlighted Square’s ongoing transition from payments to multi-faceted Fintech. Square/Block was founded by Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter who just recently exited his CEO role at the… Read More

Grayscale Points to Letter Sent to the SEC Advocating for Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has consistently denied aspiring exchange-traded products that aim to offer a Bitcoin ETF based on the spot price of the world’s most popular digital asset. Recently, a Bitcoin ETF based on Bitcoin futures was approved but this was effectively… Read More

Bitcoin Bounce is Due to these Reasons: Crypto Analyst

Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto, is always a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Rocketing higher one week, only to tank the next, Bitcoin is not an asset for the faint of heart. Recently, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of almost $69,000. Within a few… Read More

Digital Asset Inflows of $306M Seen This Past Week, Suggesting Continued Appetite for Crypto Investments, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (November 29) that for the week ending November 26,… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Announces Support for Bitcoin Core Maintainer Michael Ford

Digital assets firm Gemini recently revealed that they’re pleased to confirm their support for Bitcoin Core Maintainer Michael Ford, also known as “Fanquake.” As mentioned in the update from Gemini, Michael’s sponsorship through the Gemini Opportunity Fund further supports the Fund’s mission or goal to… Read More

Sygnum Bank Onboards VZ VermögensZentrum, an Independent Swiss Financial Services Firm

Sygnum Bank has confirmed that it has now onboarded VZ VermögensZentrum, an independent Swiss financial services firm that’s listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, as the latest partner for its B2B banking solution. VZ VermögensZentrum’s partnership with Sygnum Bank enables them to “expand their offering… Read More

Stripe Remains Non-Committal on Cryptocurrency Payments 42 months After Stopping the Practice

While Stripe does not currently accept cryptocurrencies as payment, the are monitoring the space and could change that policy in the future, its co-founder and president said today. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival, John Collison noted his company and cryptocurrencies were founded within… Read More

Bitcoin and Ethereum Balances on Crypto Exchanges Keep Falling, Could Drive Prices Higher: Report

In Kraken’s last two Crypto On-Chain Digest reports (End of Summer Sale and SHOCKTOBER), they had pointed out that a supply shock, driven by long-term holders, might push Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) prices considerably higher than current levels. Well, price followed through and the… Read More

Don’t Panic: Recent Bitcoin Price Movement Boring Part of Longer Bull: Analyst

While there is plenty of speculation as to why Bitcoin’s recent sideways movement has been happening, it is most likely a simple break in a continued bull market, Genesis head of market insights Noelle Acheson said in a research note this week. With the recent… Read More

Report Indicates Citi to Go on Crypto Hiring Spree as it Moves to Support Investor Demand

Global bank Citi (NYSE:C) is going on a crypto hiring spree, according to a report by Bloomberg. Citi is said to be hiring 100 people to support its emerging digital asset business that caters to institutional investors. Puneet Singhvi is said to have been appointed… Read More

Bitcoin Mining: Supercomputing Solution Provider, Canaan, Delivers 2000 Avalon Miner Units in Kazakhstan

Canaan (NASDAQ:CAN), a provider of supercomputing solutions, has confirmed the successful delivery of more than 2,000 Avalon Miner units in Kazakhstan, “marking the commencement of joint mining operations by Canaan’s overseas-registered operating entity,” according to an update shared with CI. As mentioned in the announcement, more… Read More

El Salvador Connects Volcanoes to Blockstream Satellites, Fidelity Now Canada’s First Institution Focused on Bitcoin Custody: Report

The team at Blockstream notes in a report that Bitcoin is on track for its worst weekly drop in over 6 months. Blocktream writes in a blog post that declines this past week looked to be driven by “continued deleveraging and perhaps also exacerbated by… Read More

Canada’s CoinSmart Financial Inc. Announces Launch of Mobile Trading App for iOS, Android

CoinSmart Financial Inc., which claims to be one of Canada’s leading digital asset trading platforms, has announced the launch of its mobile trading app for iOS and Android devices. The new mobile app aims to improve the onboarding, digital asset purchasing, selling, and trading process… Read More

Synonym Introduces the Architecture for a Self-Sovereign Bitcoin Economy Supported by Lightning Network

Synonym Software Ltd, a firm founded with the goal of bringing self-ownership and control to the crypto-asset ecosystem by “creating an open and free web of trust” has officially launched today (on November 16, 2021). As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the preface… Read More

Bitcoin Inflows Continue to Dominate with $97M in Net Inflows from Past Week, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (November 15) that for the week ending November 12,… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Taproot Upgrade Will Lead to Lower Fees, Improved LN Efficiency, Smart Contract Functionality: Report

On November 14th, 2021, block height 709,632, Bitcoin’s (BTC) Taproot upgrade was activated. This critical update brings with it several important enhancements to the overall flexibility, security, and efficiency of BTC transfers. And as Bitcoin’s first protocol upgrade in more than 4 years, it’s a… Read More

Taproot: Noelle Acheson of Genesis Comments on Bitcoin Upgrade

Bitcoin has just completed a soft fork upgrade to the network labeled Taproot. As has been widely reported, Bitcoin will now benefit from an improved ability to incorporate smart contracts and improved privacy of transactions (Schnorr Signatures). Bitcoin, which is pushing new all-time highs (probably… Read More

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