SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last Delay In July Bitcoinist reported that the SEC’s decision on the commodity-backed […]

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Vertcoin 51% Attack Could Have Caused $100K in Double Spending

Vertcoin has been experiencing ongoing 51% attacks, reportedly resulting in $100K of double spending on the network.  Rough Couple of Months for Vertcoin In a detailed blog post, Coinbase security engineer Mark Nesbitt revealed that Vertcoin’s network went through repeated 51% attacks, with the largest reorganization having a length of 310 blocks and a depth […]

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Canada’s Leading Jewelry Brand Birks Group Now Accepts Bitcoin

Canada’s largest jewelry brand Birks Group will reportedly allow its users to pay for their products with Bitcoin as the company enters into a partnership with BitPay. Canada Sees Continuous Adoption Regardless of the recent declines in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin’s widespread adoption continues. In an official press release, Birks Group – Canada’s leading luxury […]

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Venture Capitalist Tim Draper Holds Strong to Bitcoin as Dominance Rises

Despite the tumbling state of the crypto market and the sharp decrease in Bitcoin price, venture capitalist and permabull Tim Draper remains overly positive on the future of cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s dominance has been increasing since the first week of November. Draper: Clinging to Old Currencies Is a Mistake Speaking to Mike Green of Thiel […]

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How To Buy S&P 100 Stocks With Bitcoin

How to buy stocks with bitcoin? Perhaps surprisingly, stocks and shares have been unnecessarily difficult to buy using bitcoin, despite many brokers offering trades in both. However, trading platform WorldMarkets.io has just listed the entire Standard and Poor 100 stocks, to trade against bitcoin. Buy Stocks With Bitcoin: Rare As Hens Teeth Despite the seemingly natural cross-over […]

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Crypto Music Festivals Are Setting a Precedent for Future Gatherings

Last month, Bitcoinist reported on Our Music Festival (OMF), a cryptocurrency music festival held in Berkeley at the end of October. OMF’s crypto environment sets a precedent for future festivals like South by Southwest, which will host a series of crypto-related events and talks next year. The University of California at Berkeley served as the site […]

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France Considers a Flat Capital Gains Tax for Bitcoin

The finance commission in France’s lower house of parliament has reportedly backed plans to decrease taxes on bitcoin sales, putting it on the same level as the standard capital gains tax. 30% Flat Tax on Bitcoin Gains Reuters reports that the finance commission in the lower house of the French parliament has backed plans to […]

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Tezos Price Up 30 Percent Ahead of Mainnet Launch

In what seems like a flat weekend market, Tezos has gained roughly around 30 percent following the news of its mainnet launch on Monday, September 17.  Mainnet Launch Announced, Prices React On Friday, September 14, Tezos (XTZ) 00 announced the official launch of their mainnet the coming Monday. At that point, the project’s token supply which is currently […]

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