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Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

While Bitcoin (BTC) and a majority of cryptocurrencies, save for Augur’s REP, have remained in a mundane price lull to start 2019, this industry’s upstarts have forged ahead. Grayscale Investments, a self-proclaimed “global leader in digital asset management,” recently launched an investment vehicle centered around Stellar Lumens (XLM) in a seeming bid to spark Wall […]

Bitcoin Startup BitGo May Spark Wall Street Participation In Crypto

Bitcoin Startup BitGo May Spark Wall Street Participation In Crypto

Since Bitcoin (BTC) began to falter in early-2018, optimistic investors, many of which are “HODLing,” have resorted to grasping for straws. Case in point,  the words, “Wall Street” and “institutional investors,” are incessantly mentioned, as crypto diehards have sought to find a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Yet, institutions have been effectively elusive, with whale sightings, if […]

LedgerX Launches ‘Bitcoin Fear Index’ to Track Price Volatility

LedgerX Launches ‘Bitcoin Fear Index’ to Track Price Volatility

LedgerX thinks cryptocurrency traders should be able to assess bitcoin’s volatility. And, taking a leaf out of the stock market’s book, the derivatives trading platform has built an index to track this benchmark. The company announced Monday that it was launching the LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX), which will track the expected volatility for bitcoin. The […]

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Coincheck Wins Crypto Exchange License 12 Months After Major Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, which suffered a $530 million hack in January of last year, is now a licensed entity. Monex Group, the Japan-based online brokerage firm that acquired Coincheck for $33.5 million following the cyberattack, announced Friday that the exchange is now registered with the Kanto Financial Bureau, under the country’s Payment Service Act, […]

Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Blockchain-based prediction market Augur is reportedly significantly overestimating its usage, a founding partner of cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras Capital claimed on social media on Jan. 10. The latest criticism of the project, Alex Sunnarborg took Augur to task following publication of its most recent weekly report showing the amount of money circulating within its markets. Specifically, the report claims around $2 million is […]

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin (BTC) Will Surpass Gold’s $7 Trillion Market Cap

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin (BTC) Will Surpass Gold’s $7 Trillion Market Cap

After a 3-year hiatus, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of Gemini Trust, a New York-based digital currency exchange and custodian, took to Reddit to field questions in an official “Ask Me Anything” (AMA). Cameron Winklevoss ✔@winklevoss It’s been 3 years since my last #RedditAMA w/ @tylerwinklevoss! Come join us in 10 minutes (at 1pm ET) and ask us anything! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/adk0ua/we_are_cameron_and_tyler_winklevoss_cofounders_of/ … […]

Bitcoin IRA Launches White-Label Solution for Enterprises The solution is targeted to the financial advisors and wealth managers.

Bitcoin IRA Launches White-Label Solution for Enterprises The solution is targeted to the financial advisors and wealth managers.

Los Angeles-based cryptocurrency company Bitcoin IRA has announced the launch of a turnkey white-label solution for enterprise businesses. Targeted to financial advisors, registered investment advisors (RIAs), wealth managers and other licensed money managers, this system will allow their customers to invest in Bitcoin-based retirement funds. Discover iFX EXPO, Your Gateway to Asian Markets! Commenting on the launch […]

US Bill Filed To Exempt Bitcoin From Securities Law

US Bill Filed To Exempt Bitcoin From Securities Law

In the US state of Colorado, two lawmakers have recently introduced legislation which looks to exempt cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and other digital tokens from securities law. Late last week, the Republican Jack Tate and the Democrat Stephen Fenberg both filed a bill called the “Colorado Digital Token Act”. This act proposes that digital tokens with […]

UK Crypto Exchange Coinfloor to Launch Trading of Physically Delivered Bitcoin Futures

UK Crypto Exchange Coinfloor to Launch Trading of Physically Delivered Bitcoin Futures

CoinfloorEX, a unit of the United Kingdom cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor, has been reorganized to offer trading of physical Bitcoin futures on the Asian market. The CEO of the company has revealed this in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Jan. 7. The rebranded CoinFLEX — short for Coin Futures and Lending Exchange — is reportedly owned by a consortium that includes Roger Ver, […]

Litecoin (LTC) Surges Another 11% to Overtake Stellar (XLM) for 6th Place

Litecoin (LTC) Surges Another 11% to Overtake Stellar (XLM) for 6th Place

On Sunday (January 6th), Litecoin (LTC) surged over 11%, in the process overtaking Stellar Lumens (XLM) to become the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency (by market cap). At press time (18:00 UTC), according to CryptoCompare, Litecoin is trading at $39.73 for a $2.38 billion market cap, while Stellar Lumens is trading at 0.1208 for a $2.31 billion market cap. […]