Category: Investments

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments

New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for PaymentsThe Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, has approved amendments that introduce legal terms and definitions pertaining to the crypto space. The new legislation, which aims to transpose the FATF standards into national law, also identifies who is to take responsibility for the oversight of cryptocurrencies in the country. Also read: Crypto Startups to Get up to […]

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European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict RegulationsBanks in Europe have been in a difficult spot lately. A new report reveals that financial institutions across the region faced serious difficulties in the 2018 financial year, and despite all the cost cutting that followed, haven’t managed to compensate the revenue decline in 2019. Historically low interest rates, new regulatory hurdles and competition from […]

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OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin FundA commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto Space

Swiss Banks Team With Fintechs to Enter the Crypto SpaceMultiple joint projects between banks and crypto companies based in Switzerland now offer customers the opportunity to invest in digital assets and take advantage of banking services related to cryptocurrencies. It’s all happening in a regulated environment, generally friendly towards the growing crypto industry. The latest partnership between a traditional institution and a fintech startup […]

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3commas Helps You Balance Your Crypto Portfolio

You Can Balance Your Crypto Portfolio With Tools Like 3commasHodling or liquidating your crypto assets are two extremes that are not the best investment strategies in most cases. 3commas is a platform that allows you to constantly rebalance your portfolio in order to limit losses and maximize profit. Also read: How to Easily Find a Bitcoin Cash ATM Near You Trade on Major Exchanges […]

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Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Heresy: Questioning Blockstream on Twitter About an Alleged Conflict of InterestCrypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

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47% of Institutional Investors Welcome Crypto Investments, Survey Shows

47% of Institutional Investors Welcome Crypto Investments, Survey ShowsA new study reveals surging investments in cryptocurrencies by institutional investors, with almost half of them viewing crypto assets as having a place in their portfolios. “Institutional investors are overwhelmingly favorable about the appealing characteristics of digital assets,” Fidelity Investments described. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Institutional Investors See […]

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Crypto of the Day App Gauges Investor Sentiment and Market Trends

Crypto of the Day App Gauges Investor Sentiments and Market TrendsTaking relevant investment decisions in the crypto space requires comprehensive information about current trends and a good idea of the sentiment of market participants. A mobile application called Crypto of the Day aggregates data about both and offers some other useful features. Also read: Crypto Rocket Lets You Track Over 2,000 Cryptocurrencies Finding the Coins […]

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Cryptonaut Is an Easy to Use Portfolio Management App

Cryptonaut Is an Easy to Use Portfolio Management AppClosely following market movements and price fluctuations is something every trader and investor in the crypto space must do in order to take advantage of opportunities and avoid losses. Cryptonaut is a portfolio management app that allows you to track your holdings in multiple cryptocurrencies. Also read: New Crypto-Friendly Banking and Payment Services Launch in […]

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Indian Trade Association Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive Growth

Indian Trade Association Nasscom Calls for Fast Crypto Regulation to Drive GrowthThe Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has released a report that calls for regulatory certainty, particularly in areas such as cryptocurrency. The lack of legal clarity and the crypto banking ban have hindered investments in this sector, hurt crypto exchanges, and driven investors out of the country, according to the association. […]

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Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B

Crypto Startups Help Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25BStartups based in Switzerland have attracted a record amount of venture capital in 2018 and companies from the cryptocurrency industry have contributed to the notable increase. Zug, which is home to the country’s Crypto Valley, is among the cantons with the highest growth in investment volume, a new report reveals.   Also read: Crypto Mining […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

Clickbaiting Telegraph Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines AgainIn the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted […]

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Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments

Pantera Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO InvestmentsIncreasingly frequent action taken by the SEC against initial coin offerings is expected to lead to more cryptocurrency projects being forced to refund investors. Among those expected to be affected is the first U.S.-based cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, with the company bracing to receive refunds on a quarter of its ICO investments. Also Read: BTI […]

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto Regulations

Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto RegulationsThe Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country’s crypto industry. The move aims to establish Bahrain as a regional leader in the fintech sector and restore its role as a major banking hub in the Persian Gulf.   Also read: New Bitcoin […]

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SEC Chair ‘Optimistic’ DLT and Crypto Will Drive Investment Opportunities

Speaking as part of a testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton expressed optimism that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector will “facilitate capital formation.” Clayton also discussed the enforcement actions taken by the SEC in regulating initial […]

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Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment FundsAn Israeli investment firm has launched two cryptocurrency funds, with a third on the way. The company’s CEO explained the funds’ three investment strategies to news.Bitcoin.com. These funds are Cayman Islands-registered, available to institutional and accredited investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Three Funds, Investment Strategies Cryptocurrency investment firm Silver Castle has […]

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Poles to Pay 19% Tax on Income From Cryptocurrency Transactions

Poles to Pay 19 Percent Tax on Income Related to CryptocurrenciesThe government of Poland recently submitted amended income tax regulations for approval by President Andrzej Duda. The updated framework, which includes provisions referring to cryptocurrencies, is expected to enter into force on Jan. 1, 2019. Also read: Growing Number of Crypto Companies Operating From Belarus Crypto-To-Crypto Transactions Will Not Be Taxed The changes, long-awaited by […]

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