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Nick Szabo Casts Doubt on Bitcoin ETF Benefits

While many commentators believe a regulatory approved Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could boost prices of the largest cryptocurrency, blockchain pioneer Nick Szabo says it might cause more problems than it’s actually worth.

Crypto Market Falls Below $200 Billion to a New 2018 Low

Falling prices of the vast majority of cryptocurrencies have sent the total market capitalization back below $200 billion on Tuesday, August 14, with Bitcoin falling below $6,000.

Ether Falls Below $300 for the First Time Since November 2017 Amidst ERC-20 Projects Sell-Off

Ether (ETH), the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell below $300 for the first time in 2018 on Monday, August 13, reaching levels last seen in November 2017.

Bitmain Pre-IPO Investor Deck Exposes Massive Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash Swap

As the world’s largest cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain Technologies is filing for an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise $18 billion on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion, observers are already sending potential red flags to the investors.

David Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase Board to Avoid Conflict of Interest

Facebook blockchain head David Marcus is quitting the board of directors at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase with his departure most likely being a signal that the social networking giant’s secretive blockchain efforts are progressing.

BitMEX Announces ‘ETHUSD Perpetual Swap’ And ‘UPs And Downs’ Products

Despite recent bearish trends on the crypto markets, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has traded more than 1 million BTC contracts in a single day for the second time in a month. A total of 1,027,214.62 Bitcoin contracts (worth roughly $6.6 billion) were traded on Wednesday, August 8, following the company setting the world record […]

Binance Gives Sneak Peek of a Future Decentralized Exchange

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance took a big step towards becoming a decentralized exchange when it revealed a “rough, pre-alpha” demo version of its upcoming new DEX platform.

ShapeShift Acquires Cryptocurrency Trading Start-Up Bitfract

Cryptocurrency and digiital asset exchange ShapeShift announced on Wednesday, August 8, the acquisition of the Austin-based software company Bitfract after it made “the only tool in the world” that allows trading bitcoin into dozens of digital assets in a single transaction company’s API.

Ukraine Electoral Commission Trials NEM Blockchain for Voting Process

Ukraine’s Electoral Commission is examining the possibilities of NEM blockchain, which could potentially facilitate and improve the procedure of local and national elections.

Market a Sea of Red Following U.S. SEC Decision to Postpone VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF Ruling

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed a decision on a proposed CBOE BZX Exchange Bitcoin ETF powered by investment firm VanEck and financial services company SolidX, throwing the crypto market into a sea of red.

Coinbase Pro Launches Ethereum Classic Support

Coinbase Pro announced on Tuesday, August 7, the launch of Ethereum Classic (ETC) on the platform.

Billionaire Teddy Sagi Invests in Ukrainian Blockchain Startup Distributed Lab

Billionaire and owner of London’s Camden Market Teddy Sagi has invested in Ukrainian blockchain startup Distributed Lab, CEO Vladimir Dubinin has confirmed.