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  Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia with a regional and global presence, has suffered a major data breach. Personal information belonging to millions of clients is now being sold on the black market. Initial analyses suggest the trove of data for sale is real, highlighting the risks associated with traditional banking. Also read: Turkish
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“We’re convinced that bitcoin is becoming more and more obvious.” That’s not typically what one might expect to hear from a veteran banker at a public institution. But Veronique Jacq of the partially state-owned French investment bank Bpifrance told CoinDesk bitcoin is becoming a staple of the global economy. That’s why Bpifrance just made its
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Executives at Bitwise Asset Management are highly optimistic as the deadline for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision on their proposed Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) looms on the horizon. Days ahead of the Oct. 13 deadline, an Oct. 7 CNBC report cites Matt Hougan, managing director and global head of research
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Stablecoin firm Tether and its affiliate exchange Bitfinex anticipate a lawsuit alleging that Tether token (USDT) is involved in market manipulation as the result of an unpublished paper. Tether and Bitfinex to defend its position On Oct. 5, both Tether and Bitfinex published statements claiming that they had become aware of an unreleased paper “falsely
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The Takeaway Bitcoin prices have more than doubled in 2019, far outpacing the 31 percent return for U.S. tech stocks, which Goldman Sachs deems the best-performing asset class year-to-date. Outsize returns could attract interest from big investors in the yield-starved traditional financial markets. Executives at data firm Messari say bitcoin prices, currently around $8,200, could
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Investment management company Stone Ridge is trying to register a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures offering with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The new fund is called NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund and describes itself as “a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that continuously offers its shares,” with an objective to achieve capital appreciation
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Nobuaki Kobayashi, trustee of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, has contacted the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in search of information about Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of BTC-e. News of Kobayashi’s pursuit of information from the DOJ were revealed in a statement from his office on Oct. 1. Kobayashi reaches
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Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with fintech firm Amun to launch a new crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) on the country’s stock exchange SIX. “ABBA” Bitcoin and Ether ETP goes live As industry media outlet The Block reported on Oct. 3, the joint Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) product, trading under the ticker ABBA,
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Major Bitcoin (BTC) bull, programmer and 2020 United States presidential campaigner John McAfee has explained why Bitcoin will hit $1 million in 2020. “I said $1 million and I’m sticking to one” McAfee, known for his brave prediction that the biggest cryptocurrency will hit $500,000 in 2020, has defended his recently doubled down bet that
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In late August various crypto media reported that Tether planned to issue a Chinese yuan-backed stablecoin. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong told ChainNews that the stablecoin would be called CNHT and be held in offshore accounts. Zhao also said that his peer-to-peer lending platform, RenrenBit, had invested in the project and on Sept. 9 Tether officially
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Bitcoin (BTC) has a unique advantage: self custody, which the traditional financial system cannot compete with. It is important that the Bitcoin ecosystem maximizes this competitive advantage in order to compete with the legacy system. Custodial solutions are important for financial markets, whether traditional or innovative, and have been historically limited for Bitcoin. But why
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) developer Rusty Russel has published the full disclosure of the network’s vulnerability discovered in August, accompanied by a solution. Russel pointed out that the vulnerability appeared while opening funding channels. The described process does not require that receivers check if a transaction is the one promised by the funder in
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After more than a year spent ensuring full compliance with the United States authorities, Bakkt, the first federally regulated platform for Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading, launched on September 23. Conceived by the global trading giant Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and counting a solid portfolio of investors from Microsoft’s venture fund M12 to Starbucks as its backers, Bakkt offers
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The Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) has banned a forex broker offering Bitcoin (BTC) options, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on Sept. 25. On Sept. 25, CVM published a public warning of irregular action concerning XM Global Limited through the Superintendent of Market and Intermediary (SMI) Relations. In its warning, the CVM states that XM Global Limited is
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A well-known cryptographer has poured cold water on fresh fears that recent advances in quantum computing could endanger Bitcoin (BTC) security. Bitcoin versus Google’s “quantum supremacy” In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 24, ex-Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd led the criticism, which followed claims from Google it had achieved “quantum supremacy.” In a paper seen
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Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has traded 71 Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in the first 24 hours following its launch on Sept. 22. According to ICE historical data on Bakkt’s Bitcoin/USD futures contract trading, the platform has traded 71 BTC at press time, with the last recorded trading price settling at $9,875 per Bitcoin. In
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Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay may soon find it harder to do business as developers plan to remove support for the way it creates payment addresses. BitPay address support may disappear from Bitcoin In a GitHub discussion about the future 0.19.0 release of the Bitcoin Core client, developers continued plans to disable BIP70 by default, and
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Bakkt’s physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading is now live for trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). New option for traders As of 8 PM EST on Sept. 22 (00:00 UTC Sept. 23), Bakkt’s much-anticipated BTC futures trading has launched. The platform is the first of its kind to receive approval from United States regulators
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Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases. After all,
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Crypto index fund provider, Bitwise Asset Management, has given another presentation to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its bid for regulatory approval of its proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). In a memorandum, issued Sept. 17, the SEC published Bitwise’s presentation outlining why it believes the SEC’s concerns have been largely met.
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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. The development was announced in an official news release on Sept. 20. Options will give clients more “flexibility to hedge Bitcoin price risk” Tim McCourt — CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative
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