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SEC to Decide on NYSE Arca and Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Before End of March 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced it is starting to review a rule change proposal filed by NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management in regard to launch of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

StellarX Acquired by Major Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare

Largest Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare has acquired StellarX, a Stellar-based zero-fee decentralized crypto exchange and payment network. According to the announcement, StellarX will be a fully owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Coinsquare and will seek regulatory approval to operate and expand its service under Coinsquare’s compliance.

JPMorgan Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency for Instant Settlement of Payments

In a surprising move, banking giant JPMorgan has announced the release of its cryptocurrency JPM Coin, claimed to be the first to be issued by a bank. The token will be used mainly to settle payments using the money, securities, and other assets by between the company’s payment business clients.

Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Its Global Data Service

As a result of a partnership with New Zealand-based Brave New Coin, stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) indices to its global data service later this month.

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade is Likely to Go Ahead Despite Another Bug

A new bug in Constantinople, the planned upgrade of the Ethereum platform, has been discovered, potentially affecting a limited number of smart contracts that utilize self-destruct.

Abra’s Crypto App Introduces Bitcoin Investment Option for Stocks and ETFs

U.S.-based digital wallet Abra has introduced new features enabling global investors in 155 countries to invest in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) using Bitcoin (BTC).

Developers Fix Parity Ethereum Node Vulnerability, Urge All Node Operators to Update

A bug found in the Parity node/wallet software threatened a considerable proportion of the Ethereum infrastructure. Fortunately, the company has already issued a patch to fix the vulnerability.

Kraken Launches Bitcoin Futures After Acquiring U.K’s Crypto Facilities In a “Nine-Figure Deal”

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced today that it had acquired leading crypto derivatives provider Crypto Facilities. The parties declined to reveal the exact figure involved in the deal, saying that it was a “nine-figure deal” and “Kraken’s largest acquisition to date and one of the largest the industry has seen.” Kraken acquires Crypto Facilities, […]

Singapore to Host Blockchain Life 2019, a Global Forum for Crypto Investors and Experts

On April 23-24 world blockchain and cryptocurrency industry experts meet in Singapore at Blockchain Life 2019, the 3rd edition of a major crypto forum. More than 5000 participants from 70 countries are going to visit this biggest international industry event.

Bitcoin Investors Are Turning to Gold, Says CEO of Van Eck

Jan Van Eck, CEO of Van Eck Associates, suggested that investors are now turning their attention to gold, leaving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies behind.

New Bundle of Lightning Network Business Products Released by Bitfury

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury has announced the release of a comprehensive suite of products designed to make the use of Lightning Network easier for vendors and consumers.

U.S. Presidential Candidate John McAfee Flees The Country for Alleged Tax Fraud

Cryptocurrency advocate and antivirus pioneer John McAfee revealed that he had fled the country after being charged with felonies by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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