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In 2017, we have seen how different institutions started to offer Bitcoin futures. For example, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) were the first in offering these products. Nasdaq has also announced that it was going to offer Bitcoin futures in 2018. Now it is confirmed. Nasdaq Inc is planning to launch BTC futures in the first half of this year.
The most powerful country on earth, the country that everyone looks at, is not planning crypto regulations. According to the White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to Trump, Rob Joyce, regulations are not close to take place. This is good news for the cryptocurrency world that seems that will be hardly regulated this year.
Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the mainstream cryptocurrencies known to gain (and even lose) value quite quickly. However, if these two digital currencies are to be the standard currency for the digital age, as their enthusiasts suggest, then their usability must go beyond merely being speculative investment vessels. Standard currencies worldwide have certain distinctive […]
Most of the times, Banks have been opposed to the increased demand for Cryptocurrencies. In the United Kingdom, the US and South Korea, banks have taken different steps to reduce the exposure to cryptocurrencies. But some banks in Europe are looking forward to giving clients the deserved access to the cryptocurrency market.
Bitcoin’s blockchain uses an electronic accounting ledger, with each block holding a limited amount of transactions made with the cryptocurrency. The energy issue is that cryptocurrency mining uses a lot of electricity and this has put a spotlight on mainstream power generation which is mostly from unclean methods.
Cryptocurrencies experienced a rapid surge during the last weeks of 2017. Since then, the market has lost around 60% of its value. But according to Mario Draghi, Financial Institutions in the European Union may start holding Bitcoin positions. Banks could be interested in investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies after the gains that they had during the last year.
We already told you the story of how Cointed became Europe’s leading provider of Bitcoin ATMs. Yet, getting to the top and staying there are two separate battles. The CEO Wolfgang Thaler and assistant manager Jimi Aho shared with us how they plan to maintain the company’s competitive advantage and stay at the top. […]
The blockchain technology allows for secure data storage without the need for a third party or central authority. This means that all blockchain-based transactions are stored in distributed computers instead of a single, central database. Blockchain projects operate on a distributed ledger technology (DLT). With DLT, the system records and adds each new transaction to […]
The HMRC is at the risk of losing millions in taxes to cryptocurrency investors. The Treasury may lose several million so pounds due to a tax loophole that was created during the cryptocurrency bull run during the last quarter of last year. This loophole according to an HRMC spokesperson is a huge one. The “backdoor” […]
During the last months, South Korea has appeared in the news because of different cryptocurrency regulations. The government has been warning the society about the different risks that cryptocurrencies pose to investors. But South Koreans do not want to allow the government to create more regulations over these currencies.