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BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also Read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ BTC Futures Volume Rivals […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until March

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Volume Doubles in Q2, Lawyer Predicts SEC Delays ETF Until MarchIn recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has revealed that trading volume on its bitcoin futures markets nearly doubled during Q2; lawyer Jake Chervinsky has predicted that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may postpone its determinations regarding Vaneck’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until March 2019; and Bitmex […]

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SEC Postpones Deliberations on NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs

SEC Postpones Deliberations on NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFsThe United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed deliberations on five bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) that were filed with the SEC by NYSE Arca, Inc. Also Read: PR Specialists in the Russian Crypto Space Paid 10x the Average Salary SEC Consideration of NYSE Arca Bitcoin ETFs Postponed The SEC has announced that will […]

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CBOE Files Application for Bitcoin-Based ETF with SEC

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has filed an application for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC has requested public feedback regarding CBOE’s prospective ETF. Also Read: Youtube Dragged Into Bitconnect Class Action Lawsuit for Failure to Protect Victims CBOE Files for Bitcoin ETF With SEC […]

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William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite Get It

William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite Get ItSolar Alliance announced Star Trek icon, actor William Shatner, as their celebrity spokesperson for the startup: using the sun’s energy to power bitcoin mining. This isn’t Mr. Shatner’s first encounter with cryptocurrency, and even still he readily admits not understanding what it is he’s shilling. Also read:  Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates Komainu

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates KomainuThe rush of big money into the cryptocurrency market is continuing at full pace and reshaping the global investment landscape. Two recent examples are Coinbase’s new institutional focus and Nomura’s new venture. These stories, and much more, are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin […]

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Coinbase Announces Support for Block Trades and Expansion to Chicago

TheMerkle_CoinbaseCoinbase is ready to enter the next phase of being a global cryptocurrency exchange. While they will not drop support for consumer-based trading, they are trying to make inroads among institutional investors. Offering block trades is one way of achieving this goal. Providing users with access to large-scale trading without disrupting the general order book is also a viable approach. Coinbase Takes an Important Step Institutional investors and major traders continue to show increasing interest in cryptocurrency. As such, trading platforms and exchanges will need to make adjustments to accommodate that type of trading. Coinbase is doing exactly that by

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn’t Currency

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn't CurrencyThe current president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the man expected to soon be the New York Federal Reserve Bank, John Williams, has rejected the suggestion that cryptocurrencies comprise currency. Also Read: Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement New York Federal Reserve Nominee Rejects Cryptocurrencies as […]

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PR: Bitcoin of America Opening New BTMs in 5 Major U.S. Cities

Bitcoin of America Opening New BTMs in 5 Major U.S. CitiesChicago, IL: Bitcoin of America is happy to announce that they will be expanding their services in five major U.S. cities during the next four months. The company, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL, will be opening new Bitcoin Teller Machines — also known as BTMs, Bitcoin Kiosks, and Bitcoin ATMs — in Cleveland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The new machines will be in addition to currently available BTMs in Cleveland and Los Angeles. BTMs are designed to allow regular people to buy and sell digital currencies like Bitcoin without the need for an intermediary. Bitcoin of America already operates 32 BTMs in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, and Baltimore.

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Bitcoin Classes Are All the Rage for University Students in Chicago

Bitcoin Classes Are All the Rage for University Students in Chicago, IllinoisHosting the CME, the Cboe and many investment funds, Chicago is an American and global financial trading powerhouse. As such it should come as no surprise that students in the region are clamoring to learn about a major part of the economy of the future, bitcoin. Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed Marathon Begins Bitcoin Mining Operations, Stock […]

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