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What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

Monday will bring the next chapter of a long-running and closely watched lawsuit against Ripple. The plaintiff, Bradley Sostack, has until the end of the day to file a response to the startup’s Sept. 20 motion to dismiss. Assuming it isn’t dismissed in its entirety, the case, which seeks class action status, may move into discovery next […]

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Ember Fund, makers of an AI-managed cryptocurrency portfolio app, is seeking to raise up to $1 million through a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered securities sale. The year-old company revealed their intention in today’s filing with the SEC, detailing their sale of “Crowd SAFE” securities that will occur through the end of January 2020 on Republic, an online […]

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

In many ways, Bitcoin (BTC) and the crypto markets as a whole live somewhat independently from traditional markets. The global crypto space never sleeps, operating at all hours of the day on a global scale. Traditional market price movements and conditions, however, may still have an impact on Bitcoin. If the economy is healthy, seeing rising prices […]

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Group has just published the specifications for its upcoming bitcoin options contracts. The Chicago exchange revealed Wednesday that each contract would be based on one of CME’s bitcoin futures contracts (which in turn consists of five bitcoin); the contracts would be quoted in U.S. dollars per bitcoin with a tick size of $25 (or $5 for […]

3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

As ethereum undergoes a major upgrade in 2020, how might the economics of the second-largest blockchain begin to shift? The next major iteration of ethereum, dubbed Ethereum 2.0, will be based on a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol. This means that transactions on the blockchain will be processed and validated by users who stake wealth as opposed to […]

Bakkt to Launch Options on Its Bitcoin Futures Dec. 9

Bakkt to Launch Options on Its Bitcoin Futures Dec. 9

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is launching bitcoin options contracts through its subsidiary Bakkt. Bakkt announced Thursday that it would “launch the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures,” adding a new product to its current slate of physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts. CEO Kelly Loeffler said in a Medium post that the contracts were built in response to customer […]

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

With the era of negative interest rates well and truly here, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat currencies and invest in higher-yielding cryptocurrency accounts. “The fiat-BTC carry trade is the next step in bitcoin growth,” tweeted popular bitcoin quant investor @100trillionUSD on Oct. 10. A carry trade is a strategy where a trader uses a low-yielding […]

Fidelity Makes It Easy for No-Coiners to Invest in Crypto

Fidelity Makes It Easy for No-Coiners to Invest in Crypto

Following a limited launch last autumn, Fidelity Digital Assets is going all out in the hunt for institutional investors looking into cryptocurrency trading and custody solutions. Up until now, the platform was available only to select few investors on a trial basis. Among other perks, Fidelity’s cryptocurrency-focused services are expected to make it easier for […]