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Tencent to Build Virtual Bank After Hong Kong Regulator Approves License

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:00
Tencent received the green light from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to build a blockchain-based virtual bank.

Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:30
Bitcoin has fallen below $9,000 for the first time in two weeks after breaching its 200-day moving average, which had been seen as a price support by some traders using technical analysis.

PODCAST: Meltem Demirors on the 3 Things Bitcoin Represents

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:30
On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "For traditional investors, it's sort of a challenging paradigm when these three things are wrapped together."

PODCAST: Josh Brown on Why Bitcoin Is Like the 1800s Railroad Boom

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:30
On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "In the 1800s we had a bubble in railroads, and almost every one of them went bankrupt."

PODCAST: Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on Bitcoin’s ‘Intrinsic Value’

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:30
On this episode of Bitcoin Macro: "The fact that it works and that it has been working for 10 years has value."

Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Have Increased By 26% Since 2018: Research

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:10
Wile the number of ads being posted in the space has grown, job seeker interest has plummeted, according to Indeed data.

Pension Funds Double Crypto Asset Exposure in Morgan Creek’s Fund to 1%

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:00
The two Fairfax County, Virginia, pension funds invested only 0.5 percent in crypto and blockchain last year.

Founder of Bitmain Rival Held by Police Over Possible IP Dispute

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:41
The founder and CEO of bitcoin miner maker MicroBT is being held by police, a source says it's to assist an investigation over a business dispute.

FBI Director: Cryptocurrency Is ‘Significant Issue’ for Law Enforcement

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:13
Christoper Wray said crypto is becoming a "bigger and bigger" issue for the agency in a Senate hearing with Mitt Romney.

Bitcoin’s Weekly Chart May See Golden Cross for First Time in 3.5 Years

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:00
Bitcoin looks on track to produce a bullish long-term signal not seen in 3.5 years.

Tether Says Its Stablecoin Is ‘Fully Backed’ Again

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00
Tether says its USDT stablecoin is "fully backed by reserves," after reporting in April its token was only 74% backed.

Silk Road Seller Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering $19 Million With Bitcoin

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:00
Brian Haney, a former narcotics trafficker, pled guilty to charges that he laundered $19 million in bitcoin on Silk Road.

DBS Bank Partners with Singapore Government to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:00
Asian banking giant DBS and multinational commodity trading firm Trafigura Group are tapping blockchain to facilitate global trade.

FTC Commissioner Cites Libra In Support of Fed’s Real-Time Payment System

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:00
FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra cited Libra concerns in his letter supporting the Fed's potential FedNow real-time payments service.

MakerDAO Proposes New DAI Ceiling After Hitting $100 Million Cap

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 19:12
MakerDAO loans now hold more than $339 million worth of ether. With the launch of multi-collateral DAI set for later this month, what comes next?

Tassat Is One Step Closer to Offering Crypto Derivatives With CFTC Approval

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:43
The CFTC has granted Tassat a swap execution facility registration, bringing it one step closer to offering US customers bitcoin derivatives products.

The SEC Has Rejected Every Bitcoin ETF. This Firm Thinks It Has a Solution

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:30
Wilshire Phoenix believes balancing funds between BTC and T-bills may convince the SEC that its bitcoin ETF proposal is better than the rest.

Stellar’s Plan to Win Global Payments: Play Nice With the Finance Cops

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:30
Stellar's first-ever conference in Mexico City gathered entrepreneurs eager to lean into global financial regulations.

Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:40
Russian regulators will begin developing proposals for legislation allowing confiscation of crypto assets seized in crime investigations.

Malaysian Thieves Drill Through Wall to Steal 85 Crypto Machines

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:30
Authorities arrested five suspected in the theft of almost 100 bitcoin machines.