‘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 […]

Bitcoin Lobbyist, ‘Dr. Doom’ to Square Off Next Week in Senate Blockchain Hearing

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The U.S. senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is set to have a full committee hearing on Oct. 11 entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and blockchain Ecosystem.” At the upcoming hearing, the two witnesses currently scheduled are Coin Center Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh, and New York University Professor […]

Winklevoss’ Gemini Now Provides Insurance for Customers’ Cryptocurrencies

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Gemini announced during the week in a press release that the exchange has partnered with leading insurers to provide coverage on custodial digital assets. Effective since October 1, 2018, insurance coverage is provided on digital assets held in Gemini’s custodial service. Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range […]

Will Yale’s Investment in Crypto Lead to More Institutional Investors?

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This week, CCN reported that Yale, the prestigious Connecticut-based academic institution, has invested in a $400 million crypto fund operated by veterans in the digital asset and finance space. Coinbase Inc. co-founder Fred Ehrsam, former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, and billion dollar crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital ex-employee Charles […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex to Yank Margin Trading, Lending for U.S. Customers

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Poloniex, the exchange Circle has been working to revive since acquiring it in February, announced in a blog that it will eliminate its margin and lending products for U.S. customers by year’s end and delist three altcoins. The company noted it is removing the margin and lending products in the […]

Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Below $6,600, What’s Next for Crypto Market?

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For over a week, Bitcoin has remained relatively stable in the $6,400 to $6,600 range, struggling to sustain its daily trading volume across major crypto exchanges. Within the past 48 hours, the volume of Bitcoin has declined from $4 billion to $3.2 billion on Coinmarketcap and from $2.6 billion to […]

Seoul Mayor Announces $53.39 Million Fund for Blockchain Districts

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A South Koran politician has committed a $53.39 million fund to develop blockchain regions in Seoul, local media reported. Park Won-soon, who is the mayor of the South Korean capital city, said their government would create two business complexes to settle 200 blockchain-related companies by 2021. The districts would also serve […]

Malta Financial Regulator Looks to Bolster Cryptocurrency Industry

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Having earned the reputation of “Blockchain Island”, Malta is taking steps to preserve the industry by investing heavily in supervisory technology in order to protect the blockchain industry. Such investments according to authorities are aimed at ensuring that the inherent risks associated with virtual currencies are kept at a minimal […]