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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...

Binance delists Chinese Yuan

Binance to Disallow Chinese Yuan Trading


Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume Binance released a Notice, announcing the delisting of the Chinese Yuan from its consumer-to-consumer (C2C) trading zone. CNY will be removed at 24:00 (ET) on December 31, 2021. In addition, the firm will carry out a checklist of users. In...

Coinbase NFTs

Coinbase to Bring Out Its NFT Marketplace


On October 12, leading crypto trading platform Coinbase revealed intentions for the release of an NFT marketplace. As mentioned in the blog post published by the company, the P2P marketplace will allow minting, trading,displaying, and exploring NFTs more easily. The popularity of NFTs has been...

Celsius Network investments

Crypto Platform Celsius Attracted $400 M, Values at $3 B


Today cryptocurrency trading platform Celsius announced raising over $400 M in equity funding. The investment was led by the growth-oriented investment firm WestCap. With this, the company's valuation has reached $3 billion. The news comes after Celsius's facing scrutiny. Last month, the New Jersey...

Venezuela crypto payments

Venezuela’s Maiquetía Airport to Start Accepting Crypto


Director of Venezuela’s Maiquetía International Airport (otherwise called Simón Bolívar), Freddy Borges announced that the institution intends to add cryptocurrencies like Dash, BTC, and state-backed Petro (PTR) as a payments option. The exact date when the option will become available isn't...

JPMorgan CEO Bitcoin

JPMorgan CEO Continues to Think Bitcoin is Worthless


CEO of New York-based international investment bank JPMorgan Chase Co, Jamie Dimon says in his personal opinion Bitcoin is worthless although the bank's customers think differently. The executive shared his views during an Institute of International Finance event on Oct. 11. At the same time, he...

Elliptic raises $60 M

Blockchain Analysis Provider Elliptic Attracted $60 M


Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic tweeted about raising $60 M in Series C funding round. Different venture companies and banks backed the round. Among the investors are VC Evolution Equity Partners, a multinational conglomerate company SoftBank, financial services companies Wells Fargo, Santander,...

Vitalik Buterin El Salvador bitcoin

Vitalik Buterin Doesn't Approve El Salvador's BTC Policy


El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele's step of Bitcoin legalization and making local businesses support the coin didn’t get approval of Vitalik Buterin. Although Bukele tweeted in September that BTC would not be forced on everyone, Article 7 of the Bitcoin Law states that every business...

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