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Bitcoin Hits All-Time High Versus Argentine Peso Amid Presidential Election Risks

The biggest cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), has hit an all-time high versus the Argentine peso amid the ongoing decline of the currency, Financial Times (FT) reports on May 27. According to the report, the bitcoin price has soared to as high as 394,000 pesos ($8,762.95 at press time) per coin, exceeding prices versus the Argentine peso …

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Kik CEO Says Firm Spent $5+ Million on Negotiations With US SEC: Report

Ted Livingston, the CEO of Canadian-based messaging startup Kik, told cryptocurrency news outlet Coindesk that the company spent over $5 million on ongoing negotiations with the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). The news was revealed in a report published on May 16. As Cointelegraph reported at the end of January, the SEC stated that …

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Hodler’s Digest, April 15–21: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week FinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchanger In an apparent first, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has given a penalty to a California resident who has been accused of wilfully violating money transmission laws as a peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanger. The department noted that the move …

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Institutional Investment in Bitcoin Futures Drops as Price Settles: CFTC

The overall institutional investment in Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) decreased this past week, according to data published by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on April 9. The data shows that as of April 9, institutional investors and asset managers had 244 open long positions, a decrease of …

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UN says US fears over Huawei’s 5G are politically motivated

Denis Balibouse / Reuters The secretary general of the UN’s internet and telecoms agency has suggested US concerns about 5G networks built using Huawei equipment have more to do with politics and trade, rather than legitimate worries over security. “There is no proof so far,” Houlin Zhao, head of the International Telecommunication Union, said regarding …

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Hodler’s Digest, March 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week U.S. District Attorney Charges OneCoin Founders With “Billions” in Alleged Fraud The founders of international cryptocurrency pyramid scheme OneCoin have been charged by a United States district attorney. Both Konstantin Ignatov and his sister Ruja Ignatova were reportedly arrested on March 6 in Los Angeles after being accused of “wire fraud, …

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Riot Blockchain Plans Launch of Regulated Cryptocurrency Exchange in the US

Publicly traded United States-based company Riot Blockchain has filed with the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to launch a new regulated cryptocurrency exchange called RiotX in the U.S. by the end of 2019. The regulator published the documents on March 14. The company declares in the filing that its subsidiary, RiotX Holdings Inc, would operate …

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P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

</header> <strong>During the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela.</strong> Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 …

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US ETF Ruling to Inform South Korean Cryptocurrency Market

<strong>Local media has reported that a South Korean exchange is waiting for regulators in the United States to make a ruling regarding the highly anticipated Vaneck cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) before determining its stance pertaining to virtual currency ETFs.</strong> Also Read: Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC Exchange Awaits US Ruling to Develop ETF Policy …

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Hodler’s Digest, February 11–17: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week Fundstrat Global Advisors Expects 2019 to Bring More Institutional Investors to Crypto According to a report on the 2019 crypto outlook released by New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors, incremental improvements in the crypto space can provide support for higher prices for cryptocurrencies. The report notes that as the United …

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