White House ”Monitoring The Situation” While Study Shows Illicit Use of Bitcoin Has Dropped
Dec01

White House ”Monitoring The Situation” While Study Shows Illicit Use of Bitcoin Has Dropped

To aging heads of state and conservative bankers, bitcoin is a tool for criminality. To those in the know, nothing could be further from the truth; most bitcoin transactions are for legitimate purposes. Proving this has always been difficult, but a new study adds weight to this argument. Its key finding? Bitcoin hit peak criminality in 2014 and has been dropping ever since. See also: Trump’s Federal Reserve Nominee: Cryptos...

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Future of Bitcoin Futures: CME Gives Details, Regulator Pushes Back
Dec01

Future of Bitcoin Futures: CME Gives Details, Regulator Pushes Back

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Inc (CME) left a cryptic note atop its more detailed explanation of how bitcoin futures would be rolled out. Red emblazoned, it stated: “Effective Q4 2017, and pending all relevant regulatory review periods, please be advised that CME will launch Bitcoin futures.” Q4, the last three months of the year, is upon us, and it turns out the key phrase in that highlighted sentence might be...

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NYU Plans to Launch an Undergraduate Course in Cryptocurrencies
Dec01

NYU Plans to Launch an Undergraduate Course in Cryptocurrencies

This year’s incredible bitcoin rally has raised a lot of interest in the cryptocurrency and created huge demand from people to learn everything they can about the phenomena. One academic institution which tries to answer this call is New York University (NYU). Also Read: Paxful to Help Fund 100 Schools in Africa #BuiltWithBitcoin Bitcoin 101 at NYU The Stern School of Business at NYU was the first major US academic institution...

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Malta Bitcoin Schizophrenia: Government and Banks Send Mixed Signals
Dec01

Malta Bitcoin Schizophrenia: Government and Banks Send Mixed Signals

Malta Financial Services Agency (MFSA) has issued its Discussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and related Service Providers, “to present to the industry a proposed policy to be adopted by the MFSA for the regulation of the ICOs, [cryptocurrencies] and service providers involved in ICO and/or other VC activity.” It’s a welcome sign for the country’s bitcoiners after its oldest bank...

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New $100 Million Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund to Use XRP
Dec01

New $100 Million Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund to Use XRP

TechCrunch and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington has announced he is going all in on cryptocurrency investments with a new hedge fund called Arrington XRP Capital. As the name suggests, the fund will be managed in Ripple’s XRP but it will invest in a wide variety of cryptocurrency assets and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as well as private equity offerings. Also Read: Bitfinex Faces Further Scrutiny Over Tether Liquidity...

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