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Nasdaq Interested in Deploying Its Platforms for Crypto

Nasdaq Interested in Deploying Its Platforms for Crypto

The U.S. stock exchange company Nasdaq wants to bring its vast experience to bear on the burgeoning cryptoasset industry, Bloomberg reported today (Nov 1st) citing an unpublished internal document. Discussing the possibility of using its expertise to detect market manipulation, and “other scams,” the company referenced its ability to comply with the industry standard of: surveillance […]

Here’s Who Is Investing in Bitcoin: The Bulls, Bears and the Purists

Here’s Who Is Investing in Bitcoin: The Bulls, Bears and the Purists

Who is investing in bitcoin? Who is using bitcoin? It can be tough to track this information; the data is scarce but that’s understandable. Being a pseudo-anonymous currency can do that, but there’s room for inference. Let’s start with a few points of interest: There are over 24,000,000 Bitcoin addresses on the blockchain with 49.14% carrying less […]

Starbucks, Microsoft Back Bitcoin ETF And Stakes Are Huge

Starbucks, Microsoft Back Bitcoin ETF And Stakes Are Huge

Investors may want to mark their calendars on Sept. 30 and Nov. 5 for potential spike in Bitcoin’s value because wider acceptance of BTC could be on the line. On Sept. 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will rule on whether to approve the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). (Here’s their application.) […]

Coinbase Hires Former AWS and Microsoft Employee Tim Wagner as New VP of Engineering

Coinbase Hires Former AWS and Microsoft Employee Tim Wagner as New VP of Engineering

Former Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft employee Tim Wagner has joined Coinbase as vice president (VP) of engineering, according to a blogpost August 6. Wagner will now lead Coinbase’s engineering team, which is “central to [Coinbase’s] mission of creating an open financial system for the world,” Coinbase writes in the post. Aiming to build the “most open, secure, and accessible financial system,” […]

Bitcoin Hovers Near $7,000, While Altcoins Show Marked Signs of Recovery

Bitcoin Hovers Near $7,000, While Altcoins Show Marked Signs of Recovery

August 5: After yesterday’s market nosedive, Bitcoin (BTC) is up just slightly, hovering around the $7,000 mark. All major altcoins are however showing marked signs of recovery, up between one and seven percent, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around $7,040 to press time, holding ground on the day after its rapid tumble yesterday back to a price […]

Despite NYSE’s ‘Biggest News of the Year’ for Bitcoin, Crypto Markets Plummet in a Blink

Despite NYSE’s ‘Biggest News of the Year’ for Bitcoin, Crypto Markets Plummet in a Blink

Crypto markets have taken a vertiginous plunge today, August 4, with Bitcoin (BTC) losing almost $500 in the six hours before press time to dip below $7,000, and all of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap in the red, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around $7,028 to press time, having lost almost […]

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 […]

Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance. Announced during the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland yesterday, the alliance – which aid agency Mercy Corps and the U.N. International Computing Center have also just joined – aims to improve people’s lives through provision of digital […]