5 Plausible Reasons Bitcoin Price Exploded Over the Weekend

The buying frenzy may have cooled off a bit, yet Bitcoin is still keeping its head above the $7,000 mark. What caused Bitcoin price to skyrocket this time around? Digging a little deeper, it appears it was not retail-driven. Why Bitcoin Price Went Ballistic Oftentimes when we see a Bitcoin buying frenzy, it’s fuelled by […]

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Bitcoin ETF ‘Not Going To Happen’ Due To US Gov’t Shutdown, Says Lawyer

A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is “not going to happen” in the event of a protracted US government shutdown. ‘In Reality It Would Never Happen’ That was the position of securities lawyer and frequent cryptocurrency commentator Jake Chervinsky this week in the face of mounting rumors the long-awaited instrument could soon go public. After president […]

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Bakkt Raises $182.5M From Microsoft And Other Big-Name Investors

Bakkt on Monday announced the completion of its first funding round, to the tune of $182.5 million. The platform which aims to offer the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contracts in the coming year says it is going ahead with its plans irrespective of the current market conditions. $182.5 Million in Funding From High Profile Investors In […]

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Bitcoin Futures Underwhelm Compared to Oil But Remain ‘Statistically’ Successful

Bitcoin futures launched to a huge fanfare in late 2017. But while uptake has been admittedly lackluster so far, the future of BTC futures looks promising. The Future’s Bright Bitcoin futures launched in December 2017, just before the peak of last year’s price bubble. Ten months later, the uptake has been, well, somewhat disappointing.  Despite recent quarterly gains in […]

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3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Outperform Bitcoin in the Medium-Term (GO, ICX, ETH)

ICOs were all the rage at the height of the 2017 crypto bull-run. However, with over 9 months in bear mode, most individuals have forgotten about them entirely. But with catalysts piling up in the short-term, cryptocurrencies that focused on ICOs could make a come back in Q4 of 2018 with GO and ICX leading […]

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3 Steps Bakkt Will Take to Become a ‘Regulated Institution,’ According to CEO

The CEO of Bakkt shed some light on the steps it will take to differentiate itself on the market and become a regulated financial institution. Physically Delivered Bitcoin Via Regulated Infrastructure In a blog post of September 18, Kelly Loeffler, CEO at Bakkt, revealed the project’s intended steps to address the “unique requirements of regulated institutions, […]

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