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EOS Holds Top Spot, Bitcoin 11th in China’s Latest Crypto Rankings

November 5, 2019
China’s state-backed tech workgroup has released its fourteenth crypto rankings report, with Bitcoin (BTC) ranked 11th and EOS (EOS) retaining the top spot as of the end of September 2019. The listings rank 35 assets in total, as reported on Sep. 29 by the Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID)’s online information portal. Reshuffles

FATF’s regulations to push criminals to privacy coins: CipheTrace CEO

November 5, 2019
The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, it has been claimed. Criminals mostly use BTC and ETH to date David Jevans, CEO of major crypto transaction tracking firm CipherTrace, shared his remarks about criminal use of cryptocurrencies at a panel held

Tron price up 25% as China reportedly ‘Bans’ Anti-blockchain sentiment

November 4, 2019
China is rapidly adopting a pro-blockchain stance following news it would bring in a so-called “crypto law” in January next year. China: Blockchain must be legitimate In a sign of China’s abrupt official about-turn on blockchain, officials are deleting posts that claim the technology is a scam, Twitter-based crypto news resource cnLedger reported on Oct.

Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

November 4, 2019
In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the

Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted

November 4, 2019
Kathryn Haun — a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz and the Justice Department’s prosecutor for the infamous Silk Road case —- says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to crypto. In the traditional financial sector today, “99.9% of all money laundering

Galaxy Digital Launches New Bitcoin

November 1, 2019
CEO of Galaxy Digital Asset Management Michael Novogratzhas implied that the company plans to launch a new Bitcoin fund. He said that it will take care of pricing and allow people to invest without setting up a Coinbase account. Galaxy is supposed to launch two Bitcoin funds before the end of November. Galaxy Bitcoin Fund

Bakkt announces first regulated options contract for bitcoin

October 31, 2019
Bakkt announced on Oct. 24 that it will be launching the first regulated options contract for Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Dec. 9. Bakkt options contract is certified with CFTC According to the Bitcoin futures exchange, the key features of the Bakkt Bitcoin Options contract include capital efficiency, cash or physical settlement, European-style options, low fees,

ConsenSys Unveils Ethereum-Based Satellite Tracker

October 29, 2019
Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will

Bakkt Hits New All-Time High, With Over 450 Bitcoin Futures Contracts Traded

October 29, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) futures volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 452 BTC futures contracts traded at press time. Per historical data from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — the operator of Bakkt — today the platform has traded 441 Bitcoin futures contracts for November 2019, with the last recorded trading price

New Bitcoin ETF Proposal Filed With SEC by Gold Fund Veteran

October 29, 2019
Delaware-based asset manager Kryptoin Investment Advisors applied with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Oct. 15. A Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange According to the filing document published by the SEC, the Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF Trust is meant to be