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CBOE To Discontinue Bitcoin Futures Trading
CBOE Global Markets announced last week that it does not intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading, according to The Wall Street Journal. What Happened XBT is the symbol for bitcoin futures listed by CBOE. Monthly futures contracts expire every month; since CBOE will not list new futures going forward, the market will wind down with the expiration
JPMorgan Becomes First U.S. Bank to Issue its Own Cryptocurrency
Of all the financial institutions one might guess would become the first U.S. bank to issue its own digital coin, it's safe to assume that JPMorgan Chase would not be the first choice. After all, CEO Jamie Dimon has famously called bitcoin "a fraud" and then doubled down on his criticisms by declaring "these crypto things are kind of a
Canadian Crypto Exchange Mistakenly Moved Additional Bitcoin into Wallet it Can't Access
In its first report looking into what happened to the money that shuttered Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors, advisory firm Ernst & Young has found that an additional 103 bitcoin valued at C$468,675 ($354,300) were moved on Feb. 6 to a cold wallet protected by a password only its founder - who died in December - knew. Quadriga
Mystery Deepens With Canadian Crypto Exchange's Missing Funds
The Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors about $250 million CAD (US$190 million) in both cryptocurrencies and fiat funds, but the company claims its late founder was the only person at the company who knew how to access the money, as CoinDesk reported early last week. Citing court documents it had obtained from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, CoinDesk
SEC Solicits Companies to Provide Data For Most Widely Used Blockchains
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking both large and small companies that can provide blockchain data "to support the SEC's efforts to monitor risk, improve compliance, and inform Commission policy with respect to digital assets," the agency announced. Specifically, the SEC wants tech solutions that "extracts blockchain data and parses this data to make it easily reviewable." Here
Report: A Canadian Crypto Exchange Owes Investors $190M That it Can't Access After its Founder Dies With the Password
The Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its investors about $250 million CAD (US$190 million) in both cryptocurrencies and fiat funds, but its late founder was the only person at the company who knew how to access the money, as CoinDesk reports. Citing court documents it had obtained from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, CoinDesk notes that "there were roughly 115,000
A New Report Says Two Groups of Hackers Have Stolen About $1B in Cryptocurrencies - So Far
Well, here's something to keep crypto investors up at night: A new report by Chainalysis has found that "two prominent, professional hacking groups" have been responsible for stealing about $1 billion in digital coins thus far, accounting for at least 60% of all publicly recorded hacks. According to Chainalysis - a firm that tracks cryptocurrency transactions - these two hacking groups,
The Battle Over ICO Regulation Has Just Begun
In a speech he delivered last December, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Jay Clayton somewhat surprisingly acknowledged that he believed initial coin offerings (ICOs) are potentially "effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise capital." It became a little less surprising, however, when Clayton added one big caveat: "The novel technological nature of an ICO does not change the fundamental
Reports: Former Trump Cabinet Member Has Jumped on the Blockchain Bandwagon
During his short tenure as interior secretary in the Trump administration, Ryan Zinke was primarily known for two things: Leading the White House's aggressive rollback of environmental protections and being the target of several federal investigations into alleged corruption that eventually led to his resignation in December. But now Zinke wants to be known for something else, as he's been
Report: Fidelity is Eyeing March to Launch its Bitcoin Custody Service
Fidelity Investments' anticipated bitcoin custody service, which will service institutional investors that want to trade cryptocurrencies, is now slated to launch in March, Bloomberg reports. Fidelity is expected to first offer bitcoin storage and then ether custody next, according to Bloomberg, citing three firms that have spoken to Fidelity. “We are currently serving a select set of eligible clients as