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VanEck’s Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Receives Scathing Comments, What’s The Deal?

Bitcoin Has No “Intrinsic Value”: American Investors Weigh In Since a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) was proposed in the U.S. markets, pundits have lauded it as the single thing that could bring the cryptocurrency market from “immature” to “mature.” Others have also touted such a vehicle as the rocketship that would

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Blockchain Startup Bison Trails Receives $5.25 Mln Investment Backed by Galaxy Digital

New blockchain startup Bison Trails has received an investment of $5.25 million in a seed round backed by Mike Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital. The firm announced the fundraising in a Medium post on March 15.Led by two early stage venture capital firms Initialized Capital and Accomplice, the

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Previously Hacked Gatecoin Exchange Receives Liquidation Order Following Banking Problems

Gatecoin, a crypto exchange that was hacked in May 2016, has announced on March 13 that it has received a winding up (compulsory liquidation) order from an unspecified court.The company wrote that Gatecoin will have to cease operation with immediate effect, noting that the exchange will assist in the

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Vonage Subsidiary Receives Patent to Secure Voice Communications With Blockchain

A telecoms firm owned by American cloud communications company Vonage has been awarded a patent for using blockchain technology to secure communications and recordings. The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12.NewVoiceMedia, Ltd. — a cloud service company based in Basingstoke, England —

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Derivatives Giant Fidelity Investments Receives and Passes on the Lightning Torch

Financial derivatives giant Fidelity Investments received and passed on the Lightning Torch, as revealed by tweet by the company sent on Feb. 22.Just like the Olympic torch, the Lightning Torch is being passed between members of the Lightning Network community. The trend first reportedly started when Twitter user and Bitcoin

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Liechtenstein-Based Crypto Fund Manager Receives Backing from Dubai Royal

Dubai royal and Emirates Group chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Al Maktoum is backing Lichtenstein-based cryptocurrency fund manager Invao, according to a report from Bloomberg on Feb 5. The fund management firm purportedly aims to secure more investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The Sheikh’s private office, known simply as The

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UK Crypto Liquidity Provider Receives Financial Regulator’s Approval

United Kingdom crypto liquidity startup B2C2 OTC Ltd. has received approval from the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to a record in the FCA’s register.A separate press release notes that B2C2, which also provides electronic over-the-counter (OTC) trading, can now offer contracts for difference (CFDs)

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