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NYSE Operator Announces New Global Digital Assets Platform, Plans Bitcoin Futures Launch

NYSE Operator Announces New Global Digital Assets Platform, Plans Bitcoin Futures Launch

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the operator of 23 leading global exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced plans to create a Microsoft cloud-powered “open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets,” according to a press release published August 3. The operator of NYSE is forming a new company, dubbed “Bakkt,” and will work alongside a marquee group […]

Bitcoin Is a Buy at $5K, Says Allianz Chief Economist El-Erian

Bitcoin Is a Buy at $5K, Says Allianz Chief Economist El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor at financial services company Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian, told CNBC today, June 29, that he thinks Bitcoin (BTC) will eventually be treated as a store of value – and that he would consider buying if the price hits $5,000. While El-Erian reports currently not owning any Bitcoin, the influential economist said he would consider buying at the […]

Bitcoin’s Volatility at Yearly Low, Signalling Bottom, Says President of Blue Line Futures

Bitcoin’s Volatility at Yearly Low, Signalling Bottom, Says President of Blue Line Futures

Bitcoin’s volatility is now at its lowest level in more than a year, signalling a likely bottom, futures broker Bill Baruch said in an analysis for CNBC Monday, June 18. The Blue Line Futures president noted that after the leading cryptocurrency lost as much as 70 percent in value since its peak in December 2017, Bitcoin’s (BTC) decreased volatility […]

All of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies See Red Amidst CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

All of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies See Red Amidst CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

Sunday, June 10: crypto markets have seen a sharp drop today, in the wake of the news that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a probe into four major crypto exchanges. All of the top-100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are in the red over the 24 hours to press time, while total market capitalization is down by about $20 […]

SEC, CFTC, IRS And Others: A Guide To US Regulating Bodies

SEC, CFTC, IRS And Others: A Guide To US Regulating Bodies

On May 22, 2018  the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an advisory statement for listing virtual currency derivative products. The statement is aimed at providing clarity for exchanges and clearing houses. Previously this week, major US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about obtaining a federal banking charter. Those events came in the midst of […]

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tomorrow

What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockchain Tomorrow

A pair of Congressional subcommittees will continue their fact-finding mission on blockchain during a hearing tomorrow. Tomorrow’s session will be more narrowly focused compared to a similar hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Research and Technology and Oversight Subcommittees in February. While that event cast a broad net – covering blockchain applications […]

How to Defend Yourself Against Pump and Dump Crypto Scams

How to Defend Yourself Against Pump and Dump Crypto Scams

“Pump and dump” schemes have been around since long before cryptocurrency was invented. What’s striking about the crypto markets is that this type of manipulation is done out in the open. On various social media channels, for example Telegram, BitcoinTalk and Reddit, groups of individuals come together and agree to buy altcoins at a certain […]

CFTC Ex-Chair: Crypto ‘Bubble’ Won’t Burst Without Set Regulations To Bring In Big Money

CFTC Ex-Chair: Crypto ‘Bubble’ Won’t Burst Without Set Regulations To Bring In Big Money

Former chairman Jim Newsome of the US financial regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) predicted that the alleged cryptocurrency “bubble” will not burst soon, Forbes reported on March 8. According to Newsome, the lack of a concrete regulatory framework means that institutional investors are still not participating in cryptocurrency markets. Without clear regulations and the resulting injection of […]

US: Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms Must Be Registered With SEC

US: Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms Must Be Registered With SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now requires that platforms trading digital assets which meet the definition of a security must register with the agency as an exchange,  according to a public statement issued by the regulatory body on Wednesday, March 7. Cryptocurrency exchanges would subsequently be governed by the same rules as traditional exchanges. For this reason, they […]

CFTC Gives Green Light for Employees to Trade in Cryptocurrencies

CFTC Gives Green Light for Employees to Trade in Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has given its employees the green light to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to a report. Bloomberg reports today that the CFTC’s general counsel, Daniel Davis, gave the go-ahead in a memo earlier this month, apparently in response to “numerous inquiries” from employees about whether they could do so. While members […]