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VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust Falls Flat on Expectations

VanEck has been offering “forward-looking” strategies for over half a century. But its VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust ETF for institutional investors looks to be a non-starter. VanEck has been in and out of the headlines in the Bitcoin circle for some time now since it submitted first highly scrutinized and hotly anticipated Bitcoin ETF proposal Read more…

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SEC Boss Still Concerned Over Crypto Custody and Manipulation

As the bitcoin and crypto industry gears up for Bakkt, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) claims there is still work to be done. The primary concerns at the moment revolve around custody and price manipulation. Bakkt Could Solve SEC Crypto Concerns Speaking to CNBC’s The Exchange yesterday, SEC chairman Jay Clayton was asked Read more…

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One Year On, ‘Sexy’ STOs Count For Just 0.28% Of Cryptocurrency Investment

 Some new cryptocurrency fundraising tools which should have “replaced” initial coin offerings (ICOs) have already failed and may never recover. STOs Have ‘Dropped Off The Map’ That was the conclusion of fresh research which studied cash injections in the cryptocurrency and Blockchain sphere for the month of August. Published by ICO research firm Inwara, the Read more…

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Was Thailand’s Top Crypto Exchange Bamboozled by Bureaucracy?

The surprise announcement earlier this week that the top bitcoin exchange in Thailand was closing down sent shock waves through the Asian crypto community. BX was one of the most popular exchanges in the region and speculation is growing as to why the company made the snap decision to suddenly axe a clearly profitable venture. Read more…

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Bitcoin Price ‘Two-Steppin’ to $20K’: BitMEX CEO Hayes Returns

Bitcoin price trajectory is heading back to $20,000, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has said as he returns to the spotlight after a month-long absence. Hayes Emerges For Conference In a tweet on September 3, Hayes, who at the start of August said he was abandoning public life, will attend the Invest Asia conference in Singapore Read more…

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Van Eck to Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF Aimed at Institutional Investors

New York-based Van Eck Securities and SolidX Management will start offering shares in a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Crypto ETF Available to Institutional Investors Even if only a few days have passed since the start of September, this month might be a turning point for Bitcoin and the crypto Read more…

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Another Case For Bitcoin as Billions Vanish From Savings Accounts Ghana

As many as 70,000 people could be facing financial ruin as a massive crackdown sweeps across Ghana’s banking system. It serves as yet another stark warning that governments and banks are in full control of people’s money. Only decentralized assets such as bitcoin would be immune from such monetary madness. State ‘Cleanup’ Wipes Out Billions Read more…

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Here’s Why Bakkt Launch Is a Blessing For Bitcoin Holders

Yesterday’s big announcement that regulatory approval has been granted to Bakkt could be the best news bitcoin investors have had this year. It opens the door to institutional investors and is a huge step forward for crypto industry legitimization in the US. Bakkt To Launch Next Month After months of procrastination, the new cryptocurrency trading Read more…

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Key Takeaways from U.S. Senate’s Latest Crypto Inquisition

Earlier today, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a full committee hearing entitled “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain” to discuss the viability of existing policies and regulations governing the U.S. crypto industry. Crypto industry executives including Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire were present at the hearing to Read more…

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The ‘War on Bitcoin’ Is Almost Here – And It Will Get Ugly

For better or worse, bitcoin is now on the global political stage.  It was discussed in Congress. Donald Trump slammed bitcoin on Twitter. The Treasury Secretary called cryptocurrencies a national security threat, and the chairman of the Federal Reserve urged caution. Meanwhile, India just proposed an all-out ban on bitcoin while China scrambles to create Read more…