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Hong Kong Traders Prefer Regulated US Markets for Bitcoin Futures

Adam James · February 12, 2018 · 6:30 pm Bitcoin futures traders in Hong Kong are turning away from the autonomous territory’s unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges, flocking instead to regulated US markets. Safety First December saw the launch of Bitcoin futures on both the CBOE and CME. Since then, trading volume has steadily increased as traders […]

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World Central Banker to Central Banks: Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Ponzi, and Disaster

Featured General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, gave a talk at Goethe University in its House of Finance, Tuesday, 6 February in Frankfurt. Titled Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?, the talk saw Mr. Carstens acknowledge “We have seen a bit of a shift, to issues […]

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What Is Augur? – The Merkle

In the past, prediction markets have generally been centralized, and the optimal way of aggregating trades has been through the use of a physical ledger. However, it should be understood that centralized prediction markets come loaded with innate risks and limitations. For example, they not only restrict global participation, but also require traders to place their […]

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The Aftermath of the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings – The Merkle

On January 24, investment ratings company Weiss Ratings released its ratings of 74 cryptocurrencies. While the list is only available for purchase, it was possible to access it for free under a specific subdomain on the company’s site, which allowed many individuals to download, share, and read the list. While some individuals were elated to see […]

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Tezos Swiss Foundation Concept is “Old, Inflexible and Stupid”

Featured The drama from Tezos just keeps coming. A top attorney in the cryptocurrency space, once involved with setting up the Tezos Foundation, has issued sharp cautionary notes for those who wish to dabble within the burgeoning initial coin offering (ICO) market.  Also read: Samourai Wallet Introduces Bitcoin via SMS Text Message for Censorship Resistance Swiss […]

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Six Months Later Bitcoin Cash Support Continues to Grow

News Over the past few weeks, there’s a lot going on within the bitcoin cash (BCH) ecosystem. Just recently businesses and service providers have been working towards changing their infrastructure to the new BCH address format. Additionally, the bitcoin cash environment got more support from organizations like the Bitclub Network and the merchant Kimchi Socks. […]

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Crypto Derivative Platform Counterparty Is Coming to the Bitcoin Cash Network

Technology This week a new forked counterparty protocol has been announced that will be solely dedicated to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The team plans to launch its native currency XCPC on March 1 while also detailing there will be a ‘burning’ as well. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies […]

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Ripple Gateways Can Freeze Users’ Funds at Any Time

Altcoins Ripple has been the talk of the town lately thanks to its rocketing value and growing market capitalization that’s making eyes at bitcoin. $1,000 of XRP bought a year ago would be worth half a million dollars today. But away from the price action, there’s an issue bugging ripple that just won’t go away. […]

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‘I started from the bottom’ — Bitcoin investor went from poverty to launching a hedge fund

Steven McKie, a writer, developer, and cryptocurrency investor, first came across bitcoin BTCUSD, -3.23%   in 2012 when he was 21 and it was worth $60 per coin. But at the time he couldn’t afford food or textbooks for college — let alone invest in a mysterious cryptocurrency he found online. McKie grew up in […]

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