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The future of cryptocurrency may or may not include bitcoin

The future of cryptocurrency may or may not include bitcoin

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The future of cryptocurrency for banks could be as a settlement money that connects other different monies. The big question is whether this is this a role for Bitcoin specifically? My old friend Alistair Milne recently published a very interesting paper on Cryptocurrencies from an Austrian Perspective (SSRN, 12th April 2017) in which he explores the use of new […]

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Bitcoin regains footing after hefty three-day drop in value

Bitcoin regains footing after hefty three-day drop in value

Written by on March 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin regained its footing on Monday, having suffered its heftiest falls since early 2015 between Thursday and Saturday as investors sold the digital currency on worries about its future. Having soared to an all-time high of $1,350 on the Bitstamp exchange on March 10, on speculation that regulators could approve the first […]

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SEC denies request to list ETF, bitcoin value plunges

SEC denies request to list ETF, bitcoin value plunges

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency. Investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been trying for more than three years to convince the SEC to let it bring the […]

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Bitcoin hits all time high on hopes of fund approval

Bitcoin hits all time high on hopes of fund approval

Written by on March 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Friday on optimism about the approval of the first U.S. bitcoin exchange-traded fund by the Securities and Exchange Commission. “There’s one catalyst at the moment and that is the expectation that the Winklevoss Trust will be approved on the 11th of March. That’s […]

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News highlights – 24 February

News highlights – 24 February

Written by on February 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 24 February Chinese regulator ponders short cut for IPO process HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator is considering offering a shortcut for some of the country’s largest technology companies to list their shares, allowing them to jump a long line of applicants and boost domestic bourses, according to six people with […]

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News highlights – 9 February

News highlights – 9 February

Written by on February 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 9 February Lloyds joins new British banking cyber defense alliance: sources LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group is the latest bank to join a new British cyber security group for banks called the Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA), sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Read more… Apple CEO Cook ‘optimistic’ […]

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News highlights – 7 February

News highlights – 7 February

Written by on February 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 7 February Asian tech companies rush to announce US investment plans SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Manufacturers in Asia’s export-oriented economies are rushing to announce investment plans in the United States, as U.S. President Donald Trump calls for companies to build more products in the country. Read more… Activist shareholder wants Zuckerberg to give […]

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News highlights – 29 January

News highlights – 29 January

Written by on January 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 29 January Snapchat to reveal financials within a week, ahead of IPO (Reuters) – Snap Inc, the secretive technology company that owns the popular messaging service Snapchat, is due to reveal its financials within a week as it moves toward its eagerly awaited initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the situation […]

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News highlights – 18 January

News highlights – 18 January

Written by on January 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 January No trade war between US and China says Alibaba boss in Davos DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – China and the United States are not about to be drawn into a trade war, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Read more… Most […]

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Bitcoin not used to get around currency movements in China

Bitcoin not used to get around currency movements in China

Written by on January 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The head of a major bitcoin exchange in China says few people there use the cryptocurrency to get around rules on how much money they can take out of the country, and despite a publicized meeting with the central bank last week the exchange, BTCC, hasn’t been told explicitly to check capital […]

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