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ProShares Bitcoin ETF BITO

US First Bitcoin ETF Launched, Seeing Record Interest


On October 19, the first Bitcoin ETF, approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) went live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). The product is presented by ProShares and allows futures-based trading. It trades under the ticker "BITO". Congratulations to CEO Michael L....

France CBDC

France Central Bank Carried Out a Large-Scale CBDC Test


One of the EU's largest CBDC tests took place today by France. The Central Bank of France carried out around 500 transactions using a blockchain technology system developed by New York-based tech corporation International Business Machines (IBM). The experiment was led by a Belgian financial...

BSC news

Binance Smart Chain Sets New Records


Binance Smart Chain (BSC), a network allowing developers to build dapps (decentralized applications) and users to manage cross-chain activities, has reached new highs in terms of active addresses. The Binance team announced that on October 14, the number of daily active addresses was over 1.5...

Bitcoin whales statistics

The Number of BTC Whales Holding 100-1000 Coins Has Surged


Data from Glassnode show that the number of Bitcoin biggest whales has declined, hitting its all-time low. On October 17, the number of BTC addresses holding 10.000 coins or less fell to 82, which is its lowest level since December 2012. However, it's worth mentioning that back then the price of...

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ETF

Grayscale Considers Converting Its BTC Trust Into an ETF


Digital currency investing company Grayscale intends to turn its BTC Trust into a spot ETF (exchange-traded fund). Barry Silbert, the CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), Grayscale’s parent company, allowed the possibility. As an answer to the question by The Investor's Podcast co-founder, crypto...

Jack Dorsey Square

Jack Dorsey Revealed Plans for Creating a BTC Mining System


CEO of American digital payments provider Square, Jack Dorsey said that the firm is thinking over the development of a Bitcoin mining system to provide more opportunities for individuals and enterprises to participate in the network. By doing so, Square will get closer to its hardware wallet model,...

Bitcoin ETF ProShares

ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF Will Start Trading on Oct. 18


The U.S. Securities Exchange and Trading Commission (SEC) verified the first Bitcoin ETF. During the last 4 years, the agency denied a number of such applications. According to the filing, published by the SEC, American provider of exchange-traded products (ETPs), ProShares will issue the BTC...

Bitcoin up to $60.000

Sen Lummis Is Grateful for BTC While the Coin’s up to $60 K


The price of Bitcoin surpassed $60.000 for the first time since May. In the last 24 hours, the coin's price went up by around 5%. Several factors boosted the BTC price. One of them is the possibility of the first Bitcoin ETF launch in the US next week. Another factor is that viewing crypto as an...

NuCypher all time high

NuCypher (NU) Saw Extensive Growth of 1000%


The native token of the decentralized data sharing platform NuCypher, NU saw a significant price increase of around 1000% in the last day, reaching its all-time high of $3.58. The surge happens exactly one year after the platform was launched. Nucypher is based on the Ethereum blockchain. It...

Coinbase crypto regulations

Coinbase Suggests Creating a New Crypto Regulator


Leading crypto trading company Coinbase released Digital Asset Policy Proposal on October 14, suggesting set clear regulations for crypto and Web 3.0 in the USA. The exchange issued an explainer on GitHub describing its vision. Coinbase finds the right way to regulate the industry is through a...

SEC Bitcoin ETFs

US SEC May Approve the First BTC Futures ETF Next Week


The US Securities and Exchange Commission won't block Bitcoin Futures ETFs from beginning to trade in the following week. As sources familiar with the subject told Bloomberg, the agency is likely to give a green light to the first BTC ETF product. BTC futures enable getting access to the coin...

UK CBDC Ripple

Digital Pound Foundation and Ripple Partner to Build a CBDC


Digital Pound Foundation, a separate forum engaged in the development of the U.K's central bank digital currency (CBDC) announced its launch today (October 14). The DPF is formed by tech, innovation, and regulation specialists. Its Chair is Jeremy Wilson, former Vice President of London-based...

Vladimir Putin crypto

Putin Says Crypto Has Value, but Its Usage Is Limited


Today, during the Russian Energy Week conference, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said that cryptocurrencies can be used as a unit of account. At the same time, he mentioned that it's still soon to tell if crypto can be used in energy transactions or not. Asked if BTC or other cryptocurrencies...

Elon Musk Dogecoin update

Elon Musk Supports Dogecoin Upgrade


Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted to a tweet of Dogecoin creator Billy Marcus (Shibetoshi Nakamoto), who said that the network needs updates regarding Nodes. According to him, this change will reduce transaction fees. I wanted to write something slightly more nuanced about Dogecoin Nodes, so bear with...

Polkadot Kusama parachains

Polkadot and Kusama Rise Before the Release of Parachains


Blockchain platform Polkadot stated that parachains are ready to go live. Parachains are blocks that connect with Polkadot's central chain called Relay Chain. They are meant to expand the blockchain's environment, building scalable multi-chain architecture Currently, Polkassemmbly holds voting over...

Mike Novogratz  Jamie Dimon

Mike Novogratz Calls Jamie Dimon's BTC Views Sophomoric


Investment banker, CEO of financial services company Galaxy Digital Michael Novogratz expressed his opinion about JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's Bitcoin views. Dimon said recently he finds Bitcoin worthless but it's his personal opinion and has nothing to do with the fact that the bank's clients think...

Bitcoin mining USA

USA Becomes the Biggest Bitcoin Mining Hub


After China's ban on crypto mining, released in May, the USA became the leader of BTC mining. A study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance shows that the BTC mining hashrate of China dropped from 44% to 0% between May and July. In 2019, three-quarters of the world’s hashrate came from...

Phaeton blockchain



Phaeton Technology, the creator of the renewable energy powered Phaeton Blockchain, has announced the development of a Nature-based Exchange. With its BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) offering, Phaeton has been contracted by a group of partners to build an Exchange platform for nature-based assets...

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