Crypto ETFs Could Become a Reality in Japan; but Is there Substantial Interest? | BTCMANAGER

;Japan’s primary financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), could approve crypto exchange-traded-funds despite abandoning plans to allow Bitcoin futures, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on January 7, 2019. Increasing Interest in Cryptocurrency EFTs in Japan Despite giving up on their plans to allow listing a Bitcoin […]

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Coinbase Roundup: Series E Funding, Institutional Interest, and Listing the Basic Attention Token (BAT) | BTCMANAGER

American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has closed its fifth Series E funding round. On October 30, 2018, the company announced that it had successfully secured a $300 million investment “to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.” This new influx of capital gives Coinbase a total valuation of over $8 […]

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Stocks Fall, Cryptos Down as Bank of England Raises Interest Rates For a Second Time

The FTSE 100 fell 1% today while the pound slightly recovered against the dollar after the Bank of England unanimously decided to raise interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75%. “With domestically-generated inflation building and the prospect of excess demand in the economy emerging, a modest tightening of monetary policy is […]

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Officials in South Africa Propose VAT-Exemption for Bitcoin Trades

Cryptocurrencies are becoming more prevalent to residents living in South Africa and over the past year bitcoin interest stemming from the region has grown exponentially. Furthermore, just recently the South African Treasury has proposed a few amendments that apply to the country’s Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) and how cryptocurrencies […]

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China Government Takes Sudden Interest In GXChain

China’s government has issued it’s third official Global Blockchain Assessment Index, and the results are interesting. While it’s no surprise that the Chinese government has its own metrics for ranking crypto-technology, the latest scores offer some big surprises, and include a new project: GXChain. Most things haven’t changed from June’s rankings. EOS […]

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Bitcoin: former CFTC Chairman’s growing interest in BTC and blockchain

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, the former Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC], Gary Gensler acknowledged his studies and growing interest in Bitcoin [BTC] currency and blockchain technology. Soon after having to deal with an entire decade of the financial crisis that […]

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Waning Popularity of Coinbase Indicates Falling Interest in Cryptocurrencies | BTCMANAGER

Data collated from Google Trends and PlayStore indicates the waning popularity of several cryptocurrency services including wallets and exchanges. In this regard, San Francisco-based Coinbase has seemingly taken the biggest hit according to reports on July 10, 2018. Falling Bitcoin Prices = Falling App Downloads As reported by Quartz, Coinbase, […]

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