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US: Super Bowl Ad Uses Singer Lionel Richie To Advertise BTC Futures

US: Super Bowl Ad Uses Singer Lionel Richie To Advertise BTC Futures

Super Bowl LII, the US NFL championship game played yesterday, Feb. 4 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, featured a television ad from brokerage firm TD Ameritrade that advertised Bitcoin (BTC) futures. Singer Lionel Richie appeared in the US-based brokerage firm’s ad describing a customer’s ability to trade 24 hours a day, 5 days a week […]

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Sheila Bair, former US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair, told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Friday, Jan. 19 that there is no precedent to ban Bitcoin (BTC) as an asset, but there is a need for additional regulation of digital currencies. Bair had previously written a December 2017 op-ed on Yahoo along the same theme of more regulation without any bans against BTC. […]

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns

Bitcoin is taking a hit today, touching 3.5 week lows at the time of writing. Data source OnChainFX indicates that bitcoin (BTC) has depreciated by 14 percent in the last 24 hours. At press time, prices were was at $11,966 levels, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Notably, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is down 40 […]

What Comes After the Futures? The Next Chapter for Bitcoin

What Comes After the Futures? The Next Chapter for Bitcoin

On the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, one of the world’s most respected derivatives providers, the CME Group, announced it would launch a regulated bitcoin futures market. Not to be understated, this was a pivotal moment in bitcoin’s history, and quite simply, the future has never been brighter. It’s safe to say that 2017 has […]

US Regulator Clears CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

US Regulator Clears CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

U.S. financial firms CME Group, CBOE and Cantor Fitzgerald revealed today they will list financial products offering exposure to cryptocurrencies starting December 18. First unveiled in an announcement by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulator said all three companies will pursue a self-certified initial listing, after working with the agency to set a standard for the […]