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Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

Swiss Financial Services Firm Eidoo Introduces Stablecoin based, Visa Crypto Debit Card

Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies can be difficult to spend because most merchants still do not accept them. The Switzerland-based firm, Eidoo, is planning to help consumers easily spend virtual currencies by launching a Visa crypto debit card that will use regulated or compliant… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Nearly Half of People Responding to a Recent Survey Trust BTC Over Big Banks, a 29% Increase from 2017

More than 45% of over 5,000 survey respondents from 17 different countries said they preferred Bitcoin (BTC) over investments in stocks, real estate, and gold. The survey, which aimed to compare Bitcoin (BTC) adoption rates from 2017 to those in 2020, was performed by Tokenist,… Read More

Quantum Computers Could “Completely Shatter” the Current Internet Security Systems Protecting Bitcoin (BTC) Network, Digital Payments, IoT Devices: Report

  Nobody really knows when Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies will be “vulnerable” to the threat from quantum computers, according to most experts in the field. Twitter and other social media users have been warning and reminding people that we should stay informed about the… Read More

After Predicting Bitcoin will Not Hold Value, Goldman Sachs to Hold Economic Outlook Conference Discussing Gold and BTC Investments

Giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs will be hosting a conference call on May 27, 2020, which has been titled “US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.” Interestingly, the conference has been scheduled after the bank published a… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange FTX Introduces Cryptocurrency Trading for US-based Users

Digital asset exchange FTX has introduced a crypto trading platform for US-based users. FTX.US supports spot trading for major virtual currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Paxos Gold token (PAXG), and stablecoin Tether (USDT). The new platform will provide up… Read More

Active Digital Asset Managers Out-performed Passively Holding Bitcoin (BTC) Since Early 2018: Report

New York-based Vision Hill Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund, a full-service digital asset management and solutions company, recently released its Q1 2020 returns reports. As noted by the firm, its active crypto indices are “non-investable” reference indices that have been designed to be “representative of the overall… Read More

Connie Gallippi: Founder at BitGive Talks About How Bitcoin (BTC) Donations Will Provide Financial Relief to Individuals Affected by COVID-19

Connie Gallippi, founder and Executive Director at BitGive, recently shared her views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. BitGive is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between practical philanthropic solutions for nonprofit and humanitarian work globally made possible through emerging blockchain technology. Established… Read More

Institutional and Retail Investors are Looking to Gold and Bitcoin (BTC) as Alternatives to Stocks at Current Valuations: Report

The cryptocurrency market continues to recover from its mid-March 2020 lows and at the end of last month, Bitcoin (BTC) was up 22% for the year. As reported by Blockchain.com, a block explorer and crypto wallet service provider, Bitcoin has outperformed other major assets that… Read More

Interest in CBDCs May Be “Accentuating” Bitcoin’s (BTC) Role in the Global Digital Economy, New Report Claims

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), has published a report which argues that legacy banking infrastructure has made it difficult to distribute stimulus money, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The report states: “Central bank digital currencies [CBDCs] have the potential to streamline… Read More

Only Five Block Trades on CME Accounted for Over 80% of Recent Bitcoin (BTC) Options Contract Trading Activity

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group, a global markets company and the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange with over $75 billion in assets, has reported a considerable increase in its Bitcoin (BTC) options contract volume during the past week. An options contract is an agreement… Read More

Payments Company Square’s Cash App Now Lets Users Schedule Automatic Bitcoin (BTC) Purchases at Set Time Intervals

Payments company Square‘s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App now lets users schedule automatic Bitcoin (BTC) purchases at specific times, which includes daily, weekly, or bi-weekly options. Cash App’s new feature is called “Auto Invest,” and seems to be based on the concept of dollar-cost averaging, which involves… Read More

BitMEX’s Parent Company HDR Global Announces New Bitcoin (BTC) Developer Grant

HDR Global Trading Ltd, the parent company of leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, BitMEX, has introduced a developer grant program that will complement its previous efforts and contributions that support software architects working on open-source protocols. HDR Global has previously awarded a “no strings attached” $100,000… Read More

Digital Assets Derivatives Exchange FTX Introduces Bitcoin (BTC) Hashrate Futures Contracts

Digital assets derivatives exchange FTX has introduced Bitcoin (BTC) hashrate futures. These financial products are being offered, so that BTC miners can hedge against the leading cryptocurrency’s continuous mining difficulty adjustments. The Bitcoin hashrate is the amount of computing power securing the BTC blockchain network… Read More

Open Interest on Bitcoin (BTC) Options on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Surges 1000% in May 2020

  Open interest on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) for Bitcoin (BTC) options has surged dramatically during the past few days, following the third Bitcoin halving event, which effectively reduced the cryptocurrency’s supply by 50%. An options contract is an agreement between two consenting… Read More

Coinbase Research: Bitcoin (BTC) May Serve as Gateway to Investments in Other Cryptocurrencies or Altcoins like Ethereum

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, may serve as a gateway for investors to consider buying other digital assets or “altcoins” (alternative coins). According to research conducted by San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase, 60% of first-time virtual currency investors purchase Bitcoin at first. However, only 24%… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz-backed dYdX, a Non-Custodial Exchange, Launches Bitcoin (BTC) Perpetual Contracts Market

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)-backed dYdX, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange, has confirmed the public launch of its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual contracts market. Perpetual contracts are derivatives that are somewhat like futures contracts, however, they don’t have an expiry or fixed settlement date. Perpetual contracts closely resemble a… Read More

German Neobank Bitwala to Allow 80,000 Customers to Buy, Hold, Earn Interest on Bitcoin (BTC)

Germany-based neobank Bitwala will allow its 80,000+ customers to buy, hold, and earn interest on Bitcoin through their bank accounts. Bitwala’s new cryptocurrency service is being offered through a partnership with the developers of the Celsius Network, a major digital assets lending platform. DefiPrime data… Read More

Median Digital Asset Hedge Funds Returned +30% Last Year, PwC-Elwood’s Latest Market Report Reveals

Henri Arslanian, the global leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ (PwC) cryptocurrency and blockchain-related projects, shared the auditing firm’s 2nd Annual PwC-Elwood Crypto Hedge Fund Report on May 11, 2020. Arslanian summarized the key findings from the report as follows. The median crypto asset hedge fund returned +30%… Read More

Binance.US, the Exchange’s US Division, Launches OTC Trading Desk for 12 Major Cryptocurrencies

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Binance.US, the leading cryptocurrency exchange company’s US-based division, has introduced an over-the-counter (OTC) digital asset trading desk. The new OTC option is only available for trades valued at $10,000 or more. OTC crypto trades are negotiated directly between the buyer and the seller. They don’t… Read More

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