How long before a BTC ETF?

How long before a BTC ETF?

How long before a BTC ETF? For the investor, crypto currencies are an emerging asset class. They are not securities and so are not regulated. This poses a risk since, without regulatory oversight, crypto currencies can be manipulated. A crypto currency ETF would call for regulatory frameworks that protect investors while also providing exposure to the digital assets in a transparent and accountable way.  Of the several crypto currencies that are candidates for an ETF, Bitcoin is perhaps the most likely though crypto currencies ETFs, when they are eventually launched,…

Monero: The Last Stand for Freedom

Monero: The Last Stand For Freedom

Monero: The Last Stand for Freedom Privacy currency Monero has been rallying recently, reaching a two year high of  $134.34 on October 13. It is the 15th largest digital coin by market capitalization at the time of writing. Let’s take a look at why we say Monero: The Last Stand For Freedom. The rally was seen in other privacy coins as well such as Zcash and Zcoin and comes in the wake of international demand for strong encryption. A recent joint statement by the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,…

Best Performing Cryptos 1H 2020

Best Performing Cryptocurrencies

Best Performing Cryptos The first half of 2020 saw the explosion of DeFi as users saw the potential of decentralized platforms for performing traditional financial transactions such as lending and borrowing, trading and holding assets in several forms while generating returns either through yield, trading fees, staking, interest or dividends. Let us take a look at the best performing cryptos of 1H 2020. Despite the market crash in March, several altcoins have rallied on the strength of the DeFi promise. While Bitcoin also rallied, the show clearly belonged to DeFi…

Pantera Capital Has Raised 3x More This Year Than It Did in 2019

Pantera Capital, a crypto investment firm that has $600 million under management, had a very good year, but still not as good as 2018. According to a recent SEC disclosure, Pantera Venture Fund III has raised $164,705,834 to date — and a whopping $68,841,379 of that has come over the last twelve months. While the fund raised only $24,419,455 last year, it still has not topped its 2018 raise of $71,445,000. Pantera Capital fundraising 2018-2020. Source: Cointelelgraph, SEC. The average investor ticket size, which amounts to roughly $1.77 million, increased…

Bulls Stampede Toward $12K Bitcoin Price as Weekly Close Approaches

Bitcoin price is making a strong push toward $12,000 with just 24-hours before the weekly close occurs Despite multiple rejections at the $12K mark, BTC continues to make higher lows and traders are buying dips at underlying support levels Chainlink reached a new all-time high at $19.80 and Ether is struggling to push above $430 Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 Typically, for Bitcoin (BTC), weekends are marked by reduced trading volume as day traders take a break and the CME Bitcoin markets are closed.  Experienced traders will also…

Number of Bitcoin Cash Whales Drop Following 39% Price Surge

Following a 39% price surge at the end of July, at least 10 Bitcoin Cash whales have left the network, possibly trading or selling their millions in holdings.  According to Crypto Twitter user Ali Martinez, data from analytics site Santiment shows the number of investors holding between 10,000-100,000 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) — roughly $3-30 million — has fallen by 10 since Aug. 1. The drop comes after the token surged 38.7% from $224.46 on July 17 to a three-month high of $311.34 on July 31, implying that a number of…

Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies, July 24-31

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor’s note The concept of monopoly will reign in today’s Law Decoded. As a fundamental principle, blockchain technology is about distributing both inputs and outputs of information securely. In its still very young lifecycle, the technology has proven to have boundless applications on the basis of this fairly simple principle.  A secondary principle is decentralization, and in this way, blockchain technology seems inherently opposed to monopolies. The big challenge of Bitcoin’s…

DeFi User Base Needs to Be More Decentralized, Says Former ConsenSys Exec

At a Kraken-hosted webinar titled “DeFi-ing expectations: the future of Ethereum,” panelists discussed the rise of decentralized finance, its defining features and how to measure its success. The webinar was held on July 31 and featured known DeFi influencers Anthony Sassano, co-founder of EthHub.io, Ryan Sean Adams, founder of Mythos Capital, Andrew Keys, managing partner at Darma Capital and former ConsenSys executive, and William Mougayar, an early Ethereum investor and former advisor to the Ethereum Foundation. Pete Rizzo, editor-at-large at Kraken, moderated the panel, often asking somewhat provocative questions about…

Chainlink Partners With State of Colorado to Help Create A New Lottery Game

Chainlink (LINK) and the State of Colorado have partnered on a hackathon with the goal of creating a new lottery game. There are $17,500 in prizes available for three winners, plus an additional $8,500 in Web3 bonus prizes sponsored by Chainlink. $1 billion revenue goal for Colorado Lottery The Colorado Lottery has created a GameJam Hackathon that is open to participants from around the world. The state lottery hopes that the new innovative games will help it “reach its $1 billion revenue goal to fund outdoor recreation, land conservation and…