Monthly Archives: January 2019

US Crypto Exchange Launches Spot Trading for Institutional Investors

U.S. crypto exchange Seed CX, which previously introduced a digital wallet for institutional investors, is now launching spot trading. Chicago-based, licensed crypto exchange Seed CX has launched spot trading for institutional investors, according to an official press release published on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Spot trading is the purchase or sale of a currency, financial instrument or commodity for immediate delivery. Spot contracts can include the physical delivery of the the instrument, commodity or currency. Per the announcement, Seed CX has introduced spot trading for the Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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Cboe Pulls Its Proposal for SolidX/VanEck Bitcoin ETF

The Chicago Board of Exchange (Cboe) is pulling the plug on the SolidX and VanEck bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) proposal, adding another twist to a regulatory saga that can’t seem to find an ending. According to a January 23, 2019, statement from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the exchange operator sent the agency a petition to withdraw its application for a proposed rule change from the SEC’s consideration. If accepted, the rule change would have given the Cboe clearance to list the world’s first […]

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CBOE Withdraws Rule Change Request to List Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund

CBOE’s BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change to list a Bitcoin ETF. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an official notice published on Jan. 23, BZX withdrew a proposed rule change that would allow it to list a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ETFs are securities that track a basket of assets proportionately represented in the fund’s shares. […]

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Enterprise Blockchain Platform Records 10K Transactions per Second in Testnet Launch

Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar has launched its testnet, recording over 10,000 transactions per second. Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar (INS) has successfully launched its testnet on Jan. 22, recording over 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), according to data from its block explorer Insolar Explorer. As the company announced on Sunday, Insolar set up its private testnet launch in order to prove its scalability and speed, with the goal to reach at least 10,000 TPS. The original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain is able to process about 7 TPS, while the […]

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Blockchain.com Launches New Educational Resource With Bitcoin Cash Report

Wallet provider Blockchain.com has created a new educational tool to help newcomers to the cryptocurrency ecosystem access information on digital assets. The first report issued on its Blockchain Primers is an introduction to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Also Read: The Daily: Huobi Downsizes, New OTC Desk to Launch in US Blockchain Primers Blockchain.com, the popular cryptocurrency wallet provider, has announced the launch of a new educational tool called Blockchain Primers. The service is intended to provide a relatively concise overview (typically less than 10 pages) of each crypto […]

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ZB.Com User Accuses Crypto Exchange of Reporting Him to Police

A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com claimed that the exchange reported him to the police. A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com said that the exchange reported him to local police in a post on the 8btc forum, a major Chinese crypto community, on Jan. 21. In the post, which has been viewed over 12,000 times with 135 comments, the user claims that ZB.com froze his account containing a 400,000 yuan ($58,000) balance. The user surnamed Zhang said that the exchange called police after […]

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Elections Canada Consults With Political Parties on Crypto Donations

According to Elections Canada, the agency that runs federal elections in Canada, there has been “a growing interest” in cryptocurrency donations. This trend has prompted some political parties to ask for a ruling on how best to manage bitcoin and other cryptocurrency political donations and how to navigate the various reporting systems required by both Elections Canada and the parties so that they comply with the Canada Elections Act. Election season is just beginning in Canada. There are three federal by-elections called for February 25, 2019; these […]

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Top 10 Messenger App Telegram Plans Blockchain Platform Launch in March: Sources

Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based TON platform as early as March, sources claim. Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based Telegram Open Network (TON) platform as early as March 2019. The news was revealed to Cointelegraph by a source close to Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov today, Jan. 23. Telegram — which reportedly counts 200+ million active users per month, placing it among the top ten most popular messaging apps […]

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Crypto Could Take 10+ Years to Regain 2017 High, But Then Will Be Mature: Cardano Founder

Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano, believes crypto markets will be more mature and attract millions to billions of users by the time they regain 2017’s all-time highs. Crypto markets might need more than a decade to regain 2017’s price highs, but the industry will a “dramatically different ecosystem at that point,” according to top altcoin Cardano’s (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson. The industry expert made his comments in an interview with Cointelegraph at the Crypto Finance Conference, Jan. 17. Hoskinson compared crypto’s major growth spurt in 2017 with […]

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Money Transmitter License Not Required for Crypto Businesses in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) published guidance for virtual currency businesses operating in the state. The state’s financial agency has decided a money transmission license for cryptocurrency operations is not required. Also Read: Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison Time Banking Department in Pennsylvania Declares Cryptocurrency Businesses Don’t Need a Money Transmitter License Banking officials from the state of Pennsylvania have revealed that cryptocurrency business operators are not required to apply for a money transmission […]

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