Bakkt Raises $182.5M From Microsoft And Other Big-Name Investors

Bakkt on Monday announced the completion of its first funding round, to the tune of $182.5 million. The platform which aims to offer the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contracts in the coming year says it is going ahead with its plans irrespective of the current market conditions. $182.5 Million in Funding From High Profile Investors In […]

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CFTC Wants to Know More About Ethereum: Are ETH Futures on the Horizon?

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants to know more about other cryptocurrencies apart from Bitcoin, starting with Ethereum. The Commission has issued an official Request for Input (RFI) on the matter. Request for Input: Ethereum In a press release published on Tuesday (December 11, 2018), the Commission expressed its desire to become […]

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US ‘Investigating’ If Tether, Bitfinex ‘Illegally Moved’ Bitcoin Price to $20K

Bitcoin’s latest price plunge has coincided with fresh scrutiny of stablecoin Tether and exchange Bitfinex almost a year after both received subpoenas from US authorities. DoJ ‘Homing In’ On Tether, Bitfinex As Bloomberg reports November 20 citing “three people familiar with the matter,” Tether and Bitfinex, which share a CEO, are under suspicion of market […]

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CFTC Says Bitcoin Trader Who Lost $1.1M Will Serve 15 Months in Jail

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that a former employee of Consolidated Trading will serve 15 months in jail and pay $1.1 million for Bitcoin fraud. Employer Tipped Off Authorities According to sources including US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a social media commentator citing “people close” to the matter, Joseph Kim […]

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Wu-Tang Clan are Releasing a Cryptocurrency in Honor of Ol’ Dirty Bastard

The seminal hip-hop group plan to honor the legacy of deceased group member Ol’ Dirty Bastard by releasing a cryptocurrency bearing his name. The Return of the WU 25 years ago as Wu-Tang Clan dominated the U.S. hip-hop scene, they proudly proclaimed that “The Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to f*ck with” and in 2018 it’s […]

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CFTC Chairman: Two-Thirds of Fiat Currency ‘Not Worth Paper It’s Written On’

The head of the US regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) sees Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies helping consumers escape fiat currency in the majority of the world by 2028. Giancarlo: Cryptocurrencies ‘Here To Stay’ As part of comments to CNBC about cryptocurrency regulation in the US, chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo described “two thirds” of fiat […]

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Three Pro-Cryptocurrency Bills to Be Introduced to Congress

Three pieces of legislation will be brought before Congress by the co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Their intent is to streamline the growing industry by introducing concise and transparent guidelines for businesses and investors, while also providing a safe harbor for taxpayers who use cryptocurrencies.    Accelerating the Development of Blockchain Tech Congressman Tom […]

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A Look Ahead at Crypto-Compliance & Regulation in 2018

Bitcoinist.net · February 21, 2018 · 4:30 am Looking forward to 2018, several new pieces of legislation will be voted on or come into effect that will – for better or worse – reshape how ICOs, cryptocurrencies, and their investors function. Whether these laws target cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings directly doesn’t change the fact […]

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