Bloomberg Secures MTF Authorisation from Dutch Regulator

Bloomberg Trading Facility Limited (BTF), an affiliate of Bloomberg LP, has secured approval from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to operate a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Bloomberg’s Dutch MTF, or BTFE, mirrors its current regulatory permissions in the United Kingdom and allows the company to provide its services throughout the EU from…

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The Marshall Islands is Getting Serious About Its SOV Cryptocurrency

A usual reaction when looking for innovation centers is to turn to Silicon Valley, Tokyo, or New York. Yet, when it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, time and again, we’re seeing the smaller countries pick up the torch. Next in line after Malta, Gibraltar, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland is the Republic of the Marshall Islands, developing their…

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Economist Ed Lazear: The stock market is the best economic indicator and it's signaling caution

“Given the volatility in the market,” Lazear argues, “probably a few weeks worth of patience is not a terrible thing at this point” from the Fed on interest rates. “The S&P 500 over the past three months or six months, that’s the best forecaster of future growth,” he says. “The market is forward looking.” Federal…

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Major Blockchain Investors Arrington XRP, NEO Global Back DEX-Focused Startup

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator Totle has closed a fresh funding round led by major blockchain investors, according to a blog post from the firm Jan. 14. Arrington XRP, a crypto-focused hedge fund created by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, alongside top blockchain investment funds NEO Global Capital (NGC) and Goren Holm Ventures, have reportedly jointly led…

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Next-Generation Technology Becomes Prime focus for Anaiv Capital

The volatility of the Markets, Endless Opportunities for Anaiv Capital Sometimes, we stop to observe and analyze other aspects of the crypto space. Foundations, veteran market experts, and start-up companies are adapting the digitization of their media; the technology that makes cryptocurrencies and tokens possible continues to advance and extend its reach. For as transformative…

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Cryptopia Confirms Hack yet Total Financial Losses Remain Unclear

The cryptocurrency industry is subject to a lot of attention by criminals and hackers. This has caused many problems in the past, yet also affects present proceedings. The latest victim in this regard is Cryptopia, one of the more prominent altcoin exchanges. After a recent incident, the team confirmed someone accessed specific information and funds…

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On the Brink of…College? 'Bitcoin Baby' Receives BTC From Ad in The Times

A rather interesting listing has popped up in The Times of parents seeking to raise money for their newborn baby via Bitcoin donations.  ‘Bitcoin Baby’ Asks for College Donations Little Izabella Anna Bowles was born on January 6th, 2019. Her parents, however, have decided to waste absolutely no time in saving up for her college fund. Unlike…

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From successful entrepreneur to successful CopyPortfolio investor: Meet Chris Hyland

Chris (@ChrisHyland) from the UK is a successful entrepreneur who founded one marketing agency that went global and is now the head of another company he founded, The Happiness Index.  He is an active investor on eToro and a fan of the platform’s CopyPortfolio investment strategies. We asked him to answer a few questions about…

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LIQNET – Liquidity Focused Crypto Exchange

LIQNET.COM is a Singapore-based crypto exchange. But really it’s very different from any exchange you’ve seen before. More correctly would be to call LIQNET an exchange aggregator. LIQNET collects orders from other crypto exchanges into one single interface and allows users to trade at the best prices and large volumes. So why is liquidity important?…

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How Soon Could We Be Getting Taxed For Our Bitcoin?

The CEO and founder of Bittax, Gidi Bar Zakay has recently spoken to Bitcoinist at the Israel Bitcoin Summit on 8th January in Tel-Aviv about cryptocurrency tax obligations for users and how the regulatory landscape is taking shape across the world. To start with, Zakay was asked why he decided to launch Bittax and how…

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ICE-Owned Bakkt Buys Chicago FCM Rosenthal Collins Group

The CEO of cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, stated on her official medium blog that her company has signed its first acquisition agreement. The startup, owned by the NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), will buy certain assets of Chicago-based futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). Terms of the deal, which is expected to close…

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'Not your grandmother's economy' — Cantor CEO Howard Lutnick says growth still has 2 years to run

The U.S. economy “feels good” and shows no sign of a recession in the next 12 months, says Lutnick, also CEO of Cantor spinoff BGC Partners. “This is just not your grandmother’s economy,” he argues, citing what he calls the “easiest monetary policy in the history of modern finance.” The U.S. economy “feels good” and…

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Major Spanish Energy Company to Use Blockchain in Renewable Energy Tracking

Spain’s major energy company, Iberdrola, has started using blockchain to track renewable energy, Spanish independent news agency Europa Press reports on Monday, Jan. 14. The first trial was conducted in cooperation with Kutxabank, a local bank based in the Basque Autonomous Community that owns a substantial part of Iberdrola’s equity, and its subsidiary Cajasur. During…

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Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse says, financial institutions are self-assured to “flip the switch”

The Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse said that banks and financial institutions are self-assured to “flip the switch” and integrate the digital asset XRP. In a recent interview with Fortune, the San Francisco payment startup CEO talked about his belief of the 200 banks and financial institutions that have joined hands with…

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Best Stellar Lumens (XLM) Wallets

About Stellar Stellar Lumens are the native asset of Stellar, a decentralized payment platform, which facilitates fast, reliable and affordable cross-border payments. Stellar Lumens is currently ranked 6th in terms of market capitalization, and it is trading at $0.109860 USD. Things to consider before choosing an XLM Wallet If you’re looking for a Stellar wallet,…

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Yellen says economic uncertainty has prompted some retailers to put plans on hold

Retailers are increasingly cautious heading into 2019, with fears of cooling global growth and a market sell-off top of mind, Janet Yellen says at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show event in New York. She says there could be “disruption” in retail if the partial government shutdown continues and doesn’t end “quickly.” Retailers are increasingly…

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Newly Announced Crypto Exchange Uses Satellites to Grant Blockchain Access for the Unconnected Users

Photo: SupremeCrypX Exchange SupremeCrypX, a new cryptocurrency exchange launched by Supreme Global Holdings (SGH), has plans to bring blockchain infrastructure to space using its associate company — a satellite operator — SupremeSAT. The exchange intends to provide services that range from crypto-fiat pairs to blockchain-based products and even a virtual card meant to make spending…

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New CryptoJacking Tactic Involves Movie Files And Wikipedia | BTCMANAGER

A new method for stealing cryptocurrencies involves using a downloadable movie file as bait, and it is also being utilized to mine cryptocurrency and manipulate Google results. In addition, the virus also attempts to steal cryptocurrency through Wikipedia donations according to security researcher ‘@0xffff08000’ (Jan 10). Risky Business One of the reasons that institutional money…

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Japan's FSA Denies Rumours About Upcoming Bitcoin ETF Approval

The reports led to an increase in anticipation toward the approval of the VanEck Bitcoin ETF filing that is set to be decided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by the end of February, as the emergence of strictly regulated investment vehicles in a major market like Japan would decrease the risk of…

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