‘Rehypothecation’: Inside the Wall Street Practice that Could Ruin Bitcoin

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Note: This is part 3 in a multi-part article series exploring rehypothecation and commingling in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency markets. Part 1 and part 2 are interviews with Caitlin Long and parts 3 and 4 ask the question, “How did we get to a place that where laws look like […]

Crypto Markets Stay Mostly Stagnant Despite This Week’s Major News for Industry

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Saturday, Oct. 6: crypto markets keep remain fairly stable on the day, despite this week’s major news in the industry, including institutional investments and an update from the SEC on their highly-anticipated Bitcoin ETF decisions. CNBC’s CryptoTrader host Ran Neuner commented on Twitter today that all of this week’s “good […]

EU Based Extauri Joins NASDAQ, Bakkt in Race to Compliant Exchange

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The next benchmark in cryptocurrency adoption will likely take place through the acceptance of compliant securities exchanges that offers crypto trading and investment alongside traditional securities. November marks a major month towards this regard as leading initiatives have set November deadlines for their primary products. Many prominent analysts and speculators […]

Survey: High-Earning Millennial Men are Most Interested in Crypto Investing

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Recent research by blockchain-focused company Clovr has revealed that cryptocurrency investing is most popular among millennials earning from $75,000 to $99,999 annually. The survey collected responses from over 1,000 Americans between ages 18 and 80. Per the survey, men are almost twice as likely as any other generation to invest […]

Blockchain Capital Expert: ‘Bitcoin Is Close to Bottoming’

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Spencer Bogart, an expert from digital currency and blockchain venture firm Blockchain Capital has said that the Bitcoin (BTC) price has nearly found its bottom, CNBC reported Oct. 5. Speaking on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” Bogart asserted that “we’re down about 70 percent from our highs, so I think that Bitcoin […]

Report: Number of Compromised Routers in India Doubled, Reaching Almost 30,000

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A recent report by security company Banbreach has found that in the past month, the number of routers compromised by cryptojacking software in India has doubled. The report indicates that hackers have cracked over 30,000 routers within the country, Hard Fork reported Oct. 5. Banbreach managed to track Internet traffic […]

Bitcoin’s Block Size Can Be Increased Without Hard Fork, Says Blockstream Co-Founder

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Bitcoin (BTC) protocol developer Mark Friedenbach introduced a method for Bitcoin scaling he claims will not require a hard fork at a workshop in Tokyo October 5. The new concept presented at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop, entitled “Forward Blocks,” suggests a major on-chain capacity boost by means of a Proof-of-Work […]