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12 BTC Only: You Can Now Buy Your Antigua Citizenship with Bitcoin
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12 BTC Only: You Can Now Buy Your Antigua Citizenship with Bitcoin

With the lowest amount required to become an Antiguan Barbudian via an investment being US$100,000, you now only need a little over 12 bitcoins to pay for that at current prices. This is after Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program Act was ...
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Doubles Down on $20,000 Bitcoin Price Bet
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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Doubles Down on $20,000 Bitcoin Price Bet

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has doubled down on his prediction that the bitcoin price will reach $20,000 before the end of the year, arguing that the flagship cryptocurrency is “battle-tested” and capable of weathering market uncertainty. Ohanian, who ...
Indian Law Commission Recognizes Cryptocurrency as an ‘Electronic Payment’: Report
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Indian Law Commission Recognizes Cryptocurrency as an ‘Electronic Payment’: Report

The cryptocurrency ecosystem in India may have just found a lifeline, albeit an unlikely one. According to a legal report released in July 2018, the country’s lawmakers are considering legalizing the multi-million dollar sports betting industry – naming cry...
‘Sorry. Get Ready to Wait.’ — Bitcoin Etf Decision Will Likely Come in 2019
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‘Sorry. Get Ready to Wait.’ — Bitcoin Etf Decision Will Likely Come in 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission will likely delay its decision on the CBOE Bitcoin ETF proposal into March 2019, according to legal expert Jake Chervinsky. SEC DOESN’T HAVE TO DECIDE WITHIN 45 DAYS Legal expert Jake Chervinsky took to Twitt...
Institutional Investors Swap Bitcoin Futures for Physical BTC in Wall Street First
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Institutional Investors Swap Bitcoin Futures for Physical BTC in Wall Street First

Bitcoin took a significant step toward becoming a mainstream financial instrument this week, as two institutional investors completed the first-ever exchange for physical (EFP) transaction involving bitcoin futures. The CME EFP Bitcoin transaction, facilita...
U.S. Judge Slaps Bitcoin Fraudster with $1.9 Million in Penalties
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U.S. Judge Slaps Bitcoin Fraudster with $1.9 Million in Penalties

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has successfully prosecuted a bitcoin fraudster in connection with his criminal bitcoin investment program, which he used to extract hundreds of thousands of dollars from his victims. Announcing ...
U.S. Attorney Moves to Dismiss Murder-for-Hire Charges Against Ross Ulbricht
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U.S. Attorney Moves to Dismiss Murder-for-Hire Charges Against Ross Ulbricht

A U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland has filed a motion to dismiss pending charges against Ross Ulbricht, known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” who is serving a life sentence following his conviction for his role in the Silk Road marketplace which facilitat...
Bitcoin’s Bull-Run Giving New Life to Cryptocurrency Stocks
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Bitcoin’s Bull-Run Giving New Life to Cryptocurrency Stocks

July’s bitcoin price rally has provided a welcome relief for many of us — and where the king goes, so follow his princes, barons, earls, and even the court jesters. In what seems to be indicative of a market-wide bounce, even crypto-tag-along-stocks seem to be...
VanEck Letter to Sec Details ‘Appropriate’ Answers to Bitcoin ETF Worries
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VanEck Letter to Sec Details ‘Appropriate’ Answers to Bitcoin ETF Worries

Investment management firm VanEck has lobbied the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a fresh attempt to interest the regulator in authorizing a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). VANECK: PROPOSED ETF ‘CONSISTENT’ WITH LAW In a letter dat...
SEC Postpones Decision on Direxion Investments Bitcoin Etf Filing Until September 2018
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SEC Postpones Decision on Direxion Investments Bitcoin Etf Filing Until September 2018

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on the Direxion Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) filing until September 2018. The SEC is yet to approve any of the Bitcoin ETF applications it has received despite the sust...