VanEck: We Have Resolved Bitcoin ETF Concerns With SEC

VanEck: We Have Resolved ETF Concerns With SEC

As the race to launch the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) continues, a meeting Tuesday between investment management firm VanEck and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seems to have successfully resolved the regulator’s main issues with its ETF proposal. VanEck’s ETF application was rejected among several others in August, with the SEC calling into […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 23rd October 2018

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, 4th October 2018

Listen to the 23 October 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1596622/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-9-23%2F5325125-44100-2-afd4938d3bc0a.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss the low pass rate for Malta’s blockchain exam, and the record amount of LedgerX hardware wallet sales. Hear about Usain Bolt’s ICO and a red button which sells all crypto at once. Learn about […]

Crypto Lessons and Roast Goat in This Kenyan Restaurant, All Paid in Bitcoin

Crypto Lessons and Roast Goat in This Kenyan Restaurant, All Paid in Bitcoin

“Eat at Betty’s” is the word in Nyeri, Kenya, as not only can you pay in crypto, but you can hang around for a tutorial afterwards. At the foot of Mount Kenya about 150km (90 miles) outside the capital, Nairobi, Betty’s place cooks a fantastic barbeque, known to locals as “nyama choma” and if your […]

Johnny Depp Signs With Crypto Based Platform TaTaTu

Johnny Depp Signs With Crypto Based Platform TaTaTu

Actor Johnny Depp has signed with cryptocurrency-based media platform TaTaTu for an undisclosed number of movies. Depp, now world-renowned for his character in Pirates of the Caribbean plus a number of box office successes including Edward Scissorhands, had been previously linked with a biopic of cryptocurrency billionaire and New York Mellon Corporation family member Matthew […]

Ex-Russian Economics Minister Claims Crypto as the Right Model for Money Supply

Asia is Buoyant, New Crypto Exchanges Set for Hong Kong, Korea, and Indonesia

Russia’s former Minister of Economics and Trade, Herman Gref, has spoken out in favour of cryptocurrencies and their transformational nature as a future threat to the financial sector’s status quo. Gref, who was Russian Economics minister between 2000 and 2007 is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of the largest Russian bank Sberbank. In […]

UK MP Joins Crypto Exchange as Advisor on Government Relations

UK MP Joins Crypto Exchange as Advisor on Government Relations

Stephen Hammond, a UK Member of Parliament (MP) has joined the advisory board of a new cryptocurrency exchange IronX. He will advise the cryptocurrency trading platform on government relations including financial oversight and regulation, something that many believe is crucial for the future regulatory development. IronX is a new exchange launched by IronFX and EmurgoHK, […]

Largest Port in Europe Partners With Samsung for Blockchain Shipping

Largest Port in Europe Partners with Samsung For Blockchain Shipping

Europe’s largest port has partnered with major technology corporation Samsung and Dutch bank ABN AMRO to establish a blockchain shipping network. The collaboration comes from the IT and technology division of Samsung — Samsung SDS, with the trial currently limited to shipping containers from Asia to the Port of Rotterdam. A press release from Samsung SDS details […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 22nd October 2018

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 22 October 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url=”https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1593203/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-9-22%2F5313590-44100-2-3c01940775757.mp3″] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss how blockchain company mergers and acquisitions have surged 800% since 2016, and how Monero’s fees have been reduced over 95% by bulletproofs. Learn about how Security Token Offerings (STOs) could replace initial coin offerings […]

Bank of Japan Declares State-Issued Cryptocurrencies Are Not Effective Economic Tools

Bank of Japan Declares State-Issued Cryptocurrencies Are Not Effective Economic Tools

Japanese Central Bank’s current deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya has once again voiced opposition towards Central Bank issued Cryptocurrencies (CBDCs) in a recent interview with the New York Times. During a meeting in Nagoya, Japan, Amamiya expressed his doubts about the CBDCs and said that such currencies are unlikely to improve the existing monetary systems and […]

UK Big Bank NatWest to Leverage Syndicated Blockchain Loans

UK Big Bank NatWest to Leverage Syndicated Blockchain Loans

UK High Street Bank NatWest has announced that it plans to leverage DLT for the syndicated loans market within the next month. Blockchain technology will be employed as a cost-effective way of streamlining communication between lenders in the loan market, according to the major retail and commercial bank. Although syndicated loans around the world are […]