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WisdomTree Proposes ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Despite SEC’s Long-Standing Blockade

WisdomTree Trust is seeking to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in part in the growing bitcoin futures market. The New York City-based asset manager filed on Tuesday for an ETF that may invest up to 5% of its net assets in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) bitcoin futures contracts,

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Binance Blockade of Wasabi Wallet Could Point to a Crypto Crack-Up

2020 may see crypto’s most consequential fork yet: A split between regulated exchanges and privacy-focused users.Late last week, Binance's Singapore arm threw crypto Twitter into a frenzy with reports that it had allegedly suspended one user’s account. The problem? That user, @bittlecat, had tried sending their bitcoin to the hash-scrambling

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Prosecutor’s Office Fined 150,000 Rubles For Bitcoin News Site Blockade

Prosecutor’s Office Fined 150,000 Rubles For Bitcoin News Site Blockade November 24, 2018 by Jeff Fawkes A Russian prosecutor’s office has been fined 150,000 Rubles (around $2,275 USD) for its bitcoin news site blockade. The money will be awarded to bitcoininfo.ru website owner Nikolay Tonkoshkurov. His site was blocked without official

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Parliament Approves Crypto Bill to Combat ‘Financial Blockade’

The Constituent National Assembly of Venezuela has approved a bill on cryptocurrency regulation, the country’s Ministry for Communication and Information reported Nov. 21.The law was proposed by the country’s leader Nicolas Maduro and consists of 64 articles and five transitory provisions. It validates Petro, Venezuela’s controversial oil-backed cryptocurrency, as a

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Major [Shuttered] Indian Exchange Zebpay Moves to Malta after Central Bank Blockade

The harsh cryptocurrency regulatory climate in India has turned out to be a gift for the self-styled blockchain island of Malta as one of the cryptocurrency exchanges that recently shut down in the world’s second-most populous country has decided to move operations there. First reported by Quartz, Zebpay, one of the

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