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Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court Rules in Favor of Closing […]

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December 6, 2018 0

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World Is

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World IsIt’s been a horrible year for cryptocurrency. Assets down an average of 90 percent, constant despair and each new day bringing fresh horror. Who’d want to be a bitcoin trader? But when you zoom out beyond the cryptosphere to gain some perspective, it turns out that crypto’s not doing so badly after all. With trillions […]

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November 21, 2018 0

Nexo Lending Platform Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Cryptocurrency loans service Nexo has confirmed it is adding support for bitcoin cash (BCH). The Switzerland-based lending platform offers crypto-fiat loans from upwards of $1,000, with no credit checks required as collateral. BCH holders will be able to stake their cryptocurrency as collateral and obtain instant funding in more than 40 fiat currencies. Also read: Japanese […]

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October 23, 2018 0

Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is a Crypto Fund

Research: 1 out of 5 Hedge Funds Launched This Year Is a Crypto FundNew research shows that one out of five hedge funds launched thus far this year has been a cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund. This is a surprising statistic in light of the 2018 bear market, but it may indicate that managers and investors are still optimistic about the long-term outlook and want to capitalize on current low […]

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October 15, 2018 0

Korean Banks to Limit Services for Crypto Traders Without Real-Name Verification

Korean Banks to Limit Services for Crypto Traders Without Real-Name VerificationSouth Korean banks are reportedly taking measures to limit services for customers who are not using the real-name system. It has been over seven months since the Korean government introduced the crypto real-name system, but only 40-50% of accounts at the country’s top four cryptocurrency exchanges have been converted into real-name ones, according to local […]

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September 11, 2018 0

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With Crypto

Korean Province to Replace Local Currencies With CryptoAn eastern South Korean province plans to issue its own cryptocurrency to replace the local currencies of its nine cities, according to local media. An exchange will be established for the new crypto. The coins can be used for payments within the province and merchants can accept them using smartphone QR codes. Also read: Yahoo! Japan […]

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August 31, 2018 0

Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in California

Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in CaliforniaBack in July, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the cryptocurrency-backed USD lending platform, Blockfi, which raised $52.5m from investors in an investment round led by Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. On Monday, Blockfi announced the firm is now servicing residents from California and the latest expansion leads to the crypto-lending service being available in 44 states. Also Read: Novogratz’ […]

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August 28, 2018 0

Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners

In a chilling but sadly all-too-familiar sequence of events, UK banks have been targeting cryptocurrency owners. Individuals who have cashed out large amounts of cryptocurrency – legitimately – have had their assets frozen and accounts locked without warning, fueled by fears of money laundering and a general distrust of bitcoin. One victim even claims to […]

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August 17, 2018 0

Everyone in This Village Now Owns Cryptocurrency

Everyone in This Village Now Owns CryptocurrencyIn a small village in Ukraine, all residents are now owners of cryptocurrency, thanks to an initiative by the head of the village council. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, can also be used in the village to purchase items such as eggs, lard, meat, and milk. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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May 5, 2018 0

Coinbase Reveals Partnership With Barclays Bank

Coinbase Reveals Partnership With Barclays BankCoinbase has revealed that it has obtained a bank account with major U.K-based multinational financial services company, Barclays. The partnership comprises the first agreement reached between a leading U.K bank and a cryptocurrency exchange. Also Read: Secretive High-Tech Wall Street Trading Firm is Now Trading Bitcoin Coinbase Opens Account With Barclays The opening of an account […]

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March 19, 2018 0