The Latest Bitcoin News

March, 2019

  • 26 March

    CME Still Offering Bitcoin Futures as CBOE Pulls Out

    The CME Group has revealed that it would not be changing its Bitcoin futures plans despite rival operator, CBOE Global Markets, recently suspending theirs. While speaking to CoinDesk, a spokesperson for the group revealed that there are no changes to their Bitcoin futures contract. The affirmation of their commitment to BTC futures is an essential piece of news to the …

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  • 25 March

    New Report: U.S. Blockchain Spending to Hit $41 Billion by 2025

    According to a new report published earlier today by research data company Research and Markets, blockchain spending in the United States is sete to increase by about $38 billion over the next six years. The new report, entitled “United States Blockchain Business Opportunities and Outlook Databook Series (2016-2025)” posits that blockchain spending will increase from a current figure of $3.12 …

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  • 25 March

    India’s Crypto Community Unites to Voice Regulatory Suggestions

    The cryptocurrency community in India is uniting to voice regulatory suggestions as the Indian government is currently finding ways to regulate the crypto industry in the country. The recommendations from the community may possibly be included in a report to be submitted to regulators in the country, according to organizers of the event. Crypto enthusiasts take to the road Blockchained …

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  • 24 March

    CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices now Available on Bloomberg, NASDAQ, and Reuters

    CoinMarketCap, one of the leading cryptocurrency data analytics platforms, will have two of its crypto benchmark indices featured on platforms such as NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and Reuters. This development will help traders and investors track important cryptocurrency indices on these popular financial platforms. CMC indices now available on NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and Reuters Two cryptocurrency-based benchmark indices provided by CoinMarketCap (CMC) were …

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  • 23 March

    Respondents File Negative Comments for SEC’s ETF Review

    Many respondents have filed their comments with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its new proposed rule change for the approval of the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF. The commission allowed the general public to submit their comments between Feb. 13 and March 12, and so far, most of the respondents have filed negative comments regarding the proposed changes. Earlier …

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  • 22 March

    Bayer AG Partners with ConsenSys-Backed BlockApps

    Bayer CropScience, the agricultural division of American pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, is collaborating with Consensys-backed startup BlockApps. This comes according to a Cointelegraph report published earlier today.   A Bayer Cropscience spokesperson told Cointelegraph that the Germany-based company has been working on many blockchain initiatives with BlockApps since early 2018, so the partnership is not fully new. Bayer made waves …

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  • 21 March

    Could Quantum Computing Compromise Blockchain Technology?

    Although quantum computing remains a developing technology, the potential threat posed to blockchains and cryptography has taken center stage recently. At the recent IBM Think summit, company executives opined on the credibility of the threat. Jesse Lund, Vice President of Blockchain and Digital Currencies at IBM said, “It’s reverse engineering the private keys which represent the control of your wallet. …

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  • 21 March

    Binance Report: Crypto Price Correlations in BTC and USD Reversed in 2018

    According to a new report from leading crypto exchange Binance investigating crypto price movements since 2017, price correlations between major cryptocurrencies increased against the US Dollar but fell against Bitcoin. Published yesterday, the report finds that the performance of cryptoassets is divergent depending on whether the returns are calculated in US Dollars (USD) or Bitcoin (BTC). From December 1st, 2018 …

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  • 20 March

    Diar: PoS Cryptocurrencies Have Nearly $4 Billion in Staked Value

    In its latest weekly digest, published on March 18th, weekly cryptoasset-focused institutional publication Diar noted that a number of proof-of-stake (PoS) crypto projects are set to launch this year, continuing an industry-wide trend. According to the report, six major PoS-based projects will launch in 2019, highlighted by the debut of Cosmos (ATOM), which raised $17 million in its initial coin …

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  • 19 March

    Switzerland’s Largest Online Retailer Now Accepts Ten Cryptos

    Digitec Galaxus, the largest online retailer in Switzerland, has announced that it is now accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of payment at its two stores. The company revealed that customers can now pay for their goods using ten cryptocurrencies including the major cryptos of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Ethereum, and Binance coin. One of the stores focuses on the sale …

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  • 18 March

    Bank of Mexico’s Crypto Regulation is a Disaster: Isbit CEO

    The Bank of Mexico has published its long-awaited cryptocurrency regulation, but it has come under scrutiny by some crypto experts in the country. According to the CEO of a local crypto exchange, the impact of the law goes beyond the crypto sector, and he believes it is a disaster, with the central bank showing that it has little knowledge of …

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  • 17 March

    Crypto Custody Service on IBM’s Private Cloud Set for Beta Release

    According to CoinDesk’s Ian Allsion, New York investment firm Shuttle Holdings will launch the beta version of their digital asset custody solution built on IBM’s private cloud and encryption technologies. These initial services will be for select clients and will provide limited services. “We have a list of selected clients that we are launching limited service with this month,” said …

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  • 16 March

    Ethereum and Similar Cryptos are not Securities: SEC Chairman

    The chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, recently reaffirmed his position on Ethereum and other similar cryptocurrencies, clarifying that they are not securities. This subject has been a controversial one in the crypto space, but Clayton confirmed that those types of digital currencies are not subject to the country’s securities laws. Some cryptos are not securities …

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  • 15 March

    Permissioned Platforms to Lead Blockchain Adoption: EU Report

    A new report by the European Union is of the view that the first wave of blockchain technology adoption will come from permissioned platforms that are focused on specific areas or target a set of user bases. In its paper published last week, the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum talked about the issue of blockchain tech and the various steps needed …

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  • 14 March

    Thai SEC Approves Maiden ICO Portal in the Country

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Thailand has approved the first portal for ICOs in the country, according to reports from local media outlets. The primary purposes of the initial coin offerings portal in the country are to help the agency vet tokens, carry out research on crypto projects, ensure that they follow their whitepaper roadmap, and verify their …

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