Cryptocurrencies

Report: QuadrigaCX Accidentally Transferred $500K in BTC to Cold Wallets It Cannot Access

Major Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX accidentally transferred nearly $500,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) to its cold wallets earlier this month, according to a report published by Ernst & Young on Feb. 12. The founder of QuadrigaCX, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten, died in December 2018. The exchange has been unable to access its cold wallets since, as Cotten …

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‘Biggest Names in the Collectibles Space’ to Attend NYC Event on Non-Fungible Tokens

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been generating a buzz in the crypto world for some time — and now, a conference is being established where enthusiasts and entrepreneurs can delve deeper into these digital assets, exploring the latest trends and uncovering new opportunities in the market. NFT NYC is taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at …

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Test Key Levels From 2017 Bull Trend

<strong>The cryptocurrency markets are trading at significant long-term price areas, with BTC currently channeling between key levels from the 2017 bull run. In other market action, BCH and ETH have continued to consolidate above the $100 area.</strong> Also Read: ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds BTC Trades Between Major …

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Crypto Asset Brokerage From Uber’s Ex-CTO Goes Public on Canadian Exchange

Crypto asset brokerage Voyager Digital — co-founded by the ex-CTO of Uber — has gone public on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange. The news was announced in an official tweet from Voyager on Feb. 11. Shares are traded under ticker symbol VYGR.V, as a company blog post outlines. The listing comes following the completion of a …

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SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts Growth

<strong>A commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the official regulation of cryptocurrencies could actually stunt the technology’s development. Hester Peirce’s comments come at a time when the SEC has been accused of acting contrarily and gives hope to those wanting governments to take a step back to prevent over-regulation</strong> …

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ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

</header> <strong>A registration statement for a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in bitcoin futures among other traditional investments has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund’s portfolio will include bitcoin futures traded on the Cboe Futures Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as sovereign debts and …

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Report: Bitcoin Transaction Fees Fall to 2014 Levels

Bitcoin (BTC) transaction fees are at new lows, according to a new report published by crypto and blockchain research firm Diar on Feb. 11. While BTC transactions struck a one-year high in January, almost reaching the levels registered in 2017, the median transactions value in BTC have reportedly dropped. BTC median fees have reportedly decreased …

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Venezuela Imposes Fees and Limits on Local Crypto Remittances

The Venezuelan government has introduced regulations for crypto remittances within the country, according to a decree published on Feb. 7 in the country’s official media outlet, Gaceta Oficial. According to the document, the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (SUNACRIP) will now be responsible for taxation related to the sending and receiving of …

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Bitcoin Friendly Micronation Acknowledged by European Commission President

</header> <strong>In 2019 the sovereign state of Liberland continues to gather headway by getting recognized by key leaders in the European Union and members of parliament. On Jan. 31, the micronation claiming the parcel of land between Croatia and Serbia was validated by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.</strong> Also read: These Video Sharing Sites …

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Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations

Spain’s central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain’s notice, issued Feb. 10, followed an official blog post published two days earlier, which had outlined the institution’s stance on cryptocurrencies, their characteristics, and their legal status in Spain and the wider European …

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