Tom Lee Remains Bullish on Bitcoin, Stands by $15K Price Target
Nov21

Tom Lee Remains Bullish on Bitcoin, Stands by $15K Price Target

Bitcoin’s price may have plummeted in recent days, but that crash seems to have done little to quell Fundstrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee’s bullish outlook on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. During an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Lee predicted a price recovery and stood by his most recent forecast suggesting a year-end Bitcoin price as high as $15,000.

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FCA Reportedly Considering Task Force Recommendation to Ban Crypto Derivatives
Nov20

FCA Reportedly Considering Task Force Recommendation to Ban Crypto Derivatives

When the UK government’s cryptocurrency taskforce reported to the government in late October, one of its recommendations advised officials to consider a complete ban on crypto derivatives like CFDs, futures, and options. UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Executive Director of Strategy and Competition Christopher Woolard has confirmed that regulators will consider such a ban, according to Finance Magnates.

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Product Delayed Until Early 2019
Nov20

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Product Delayed Until Early 2019

The NYSE’s parent company, The International Exchange (ICE) has postponed the launch of its Bitcoin futures product on its upcoming Bakkt platform to Jan. 24, 2019, according to a public notice from the company.

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Swiss Fintech Firm’s Cryptocurrency Certified as Sharia-Compliant
Nov12

Swiss Fintech Firm’s Cryptocurrency Certified as Sharia-Compliant

A senior executive from Swiss fintech company X8 AG claims that Islamic scholars have certified the company’s digital currency as Sharia-compliant, according to a Monday report from Reuters.

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Tether Claims $1.8B Banking Relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd
Nov01

Tether Claims $1.8B Banking Relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd

Tether Ltd, the company responsible for issuing dollar-backed USDT tokens, confirmed on Thursday via the Tether blog that it had established a $1.8 Billion banking relationship with Bahamas-based Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd.

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Coinbase COO Asiff Hirji: IPO Not Current Priority
Nov01

Coinbase COO Asiff Hirji: IPO Not Current Priority

After Coinbase closed a $300m Series E funding round on Wednesday Oct. 29, COO Asiff Hirji told Bloomberg that the company has no immediate plans to go public, confirming that an IPO would happen, but was “not even close to the top of the list of things we’re worried about right now.”

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Coinbase Raises $300m To Accelerate Crypto Adoption; Company Now Worth $8B
Nov01

Coinbase Raises $300m To Accelerate Crypto Adoption; Company Now Worth $8B

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is now worth over $8 billion after raising $300 million in Series E funding, according to an October 30 post on the company’s blog.

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Taiwan’s New ICO Rules Expected by June 2019
Oct28

Taiwan’s New ICO Rules Expected by June 2019

The Taipei Times reported this week that a draft proposal for new ICO standards in Taiwan is expected to be completed by June 2018. According to the Times, Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Wellington Koo made the announcement in remarks to the Legislative Yuan’s Finance Committee earlier in the week.

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Bitcoin Now More Stable Than Tech Stocks
Oct28

Bitcoin Now More Stable Than Tech Stocks

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, tech stocks are now 45% more volatile than Bitcoin over a ten-day average, with FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix & Google — now Alphabet, Inc.) enduring sustained stock sell-offs on the heels of disappointing earnings results. Elsewhere, Bitcoin Magazine reported on Wednesday that the popular cryptocurrency has been less volatile than the NASDAQ, DOW, and S&P 500 over a thirty-day period ending October 14.

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Bitcoin Shows Stability During Week of Stock Market Chaos
Oct27

Bitcoin Shows Stability During Week of Stock Market Chaos

U.S. markets saw tremendous volatility this week, as the Dow Jones ended the week down nearly 3 percent. Meanwhile, Bitcoin markets seemed to find some measure of stability and spent the week trading within a relatively narrow range near $6,500. CNBC took note of that lack of cryptocurrency volatility and suggested that “Bitcoin’s insulation from the market wreckage is relatively new.”

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VISA CEO: Crypto no threat to VISA dominance; company may one day enter crypto assets market
Oct27

VISA CEO: Crypto no threat to VISA dominance; company may one day enter crypto assets market

Visa’s CEO Alan Kelly has claimed that distributed currencies like Bitcoin pose no threat to the company’s hegemony in global payments.

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DNotes Global Inc Recognized As One Of Silicon Review’s ’50 Most Trustworthy Companies Of The Year’
Oct24

DNotes Global Inc Recognized As One Of Silicon Review’s ’50 Most Trustworthy Companies Of The Year’

DNotes Global, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has been included in Silicon Review’s 2018 list of the “50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year.” The recently-published list includes companies representing a wide range of industries.

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DNotes Global Inc Announces DNotes Pay Payment Gateway for WooCommerce
Oct22

DNotes Global Inc Announces DNotes Pay Payment Gateway for WooCommerce

DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the release of the new DNotes Pay payment gateway plugin for the WooCommerce eCommerce platform. The new plugin will enable websites using WooCommerce to add DNotes payment options to their online shopping carts.

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Fidelity to Launch New Crypto Asset Company
Oct16

Fidelity to Launch New Crypto Asset Company

Fidelity Investments announced Monday that it will be launching a new company that will focus on managing digital currency assets for its clients, according to Bloomberg. The company revealed that its Fidelity Digital Assets business will provide crypto security, custody, trade execution, and customer services for trading firms, hedge funds, and other Fidelity customers.

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Senate Banking Committee Hearing Offers Two Opposing Views on Crypto
Oct11

Senate Banking Committee Hearing Offers Two Opposing Views on Crypto

U.S. Senators who attended the Banking Committee hearing on cryptocurrencies Thursday were provided two vastly different assessments of the technology and its potential, according to a report from the Washington Examiner. The hearing featured testimony from Bitcoin skeptic Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini and Coin Center research director Peter Van Valkenburgh.

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Blockfolio Raises $11 Million in Funding
Oct10

Blockfolio Raises $11 Million in Funding

Millions of cryptocurrency enthusiasts rely on the Blockfolio app to track their digital currency portfolio in real-time. On Wednesday, the company announced that its latest funding efforts have raised $11.5 million in capital, according to Fortune.

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FINMA Issues First Crypto Asset Management License
Oct09

FINMA Issues First Crypto Asset Management License

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) announced today that it has granted a cryptocurrency asset management license to Crypto Finance AG subsidiary Crypto Fund, according to reports from Swiss media outlet Swissinfo.

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Norway’s New Money Laundering Regs To Go into Effect October 15
Oct07

Norway’s New Money Laundering Regs To Go into Effect October 15

Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority has announced that its new money laundering regulations will go into effect on the 15th of October. The new rules will require Norway’s digital currency exchanges and cryptocurrency storage services to properly register with regulators and comply with the provisions of the Money Laundering Act.

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SEC Announces October 26 Deadline for Comments on Review of Nine Rejected Bitcoin ETF Applications
Oct06

SEC Announces October 26 Deadline for Comments on Review of Nine Rejected Bitcoin ETF Applications

In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed that it would be reviewing its rejection of nine Bitcoin ETF applications just one day after it rejected them. This week, regulators provided a deadline that suggested a final decision could be rendered before the end of October.

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Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Trust Secures Insurance for Crypto Assets
Oct05

Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Trust Secures Insurance for Crypto Assets

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Gemini Trust Co. announced in a press release this week that it has secured insurance coverage for client cryptocurrency holdings maintained by the exchange, according to a press release. The coverage was secured through “a global consortium of industry-leading insurers and arranged by Aon” and complements the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that protects customers’ U.S. dollar holdings.

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