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Bitcoin Futures

On Jun 18, 2020
@aantonop shared
RT @CoinDesk: President Donald Trump ordered Steve Mnuchin to focus on a clampdown on bitcoin over negotiating a trade with China, former national security advisor John Bolton reportedly claims in his new book. Via @paddybaker_ https://t.co/kJZcrnKqeU
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Trump Told Treasury Secretary to ‘Go After’ Bitcoin, Bolton Book Reportedly Claims

Trump Told Treasury Secretary to ‘Go After’ Bitcoin, Bolton Book Reportedly Claims

In May 2018, the U.S. President appeared to tell the Treasury Secretary that a crackdown on bitcoin was a priority, former national security advisor John Bolton says in a planned book.

On Jun 22, 2020
@jgarzik shared
RT @mikejcasey: One person's pirate is another's open knowledge advocate. Either way, bitcoin enables. Nice piece by @baidakova https://t.co/eeh29ZwHC1 via @coindesk
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Blackballed by PayPal, Scientific-Paper Pirate Takes Bitcoin Donations

Blackballed by PayPal, Scientific-Paper Pirate Takes Bitcoin Donations

Bitcoin has been used by outlaws of all sorts, but this time the outlaw is a young scientist from Kazakhstan breaking through the paywalls of academic journals.

On Jun 16, 2020
@kyletorpey shared
RT @the_crypto_feed: coindesk: wisdomtree proposes etf with 5% bitcoin exposure despite sec’s long-standing blockade https://t.co/uvHqJTSDPV
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WisdomTree Proposes ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Despite SEC’s Long-Standing Blockade

WisdomTree Proposes ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Despite SEC’s Long-Standing Blockade

WisdomTree is seeking to launch an exchange-traded fund that invests in part in the growing bitcoin futures market.

On Jun 21, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
Is bitcoin having a good year or a bad year? In this week's Crypto Long & Short, @NoelleInMadrid shares what she learned this week: that bitcoin’s many narratives are both a strength and a weakness https://t.co/ZImxPmSUXK
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Crypto Long & Short: What Changed My Mind About Bitcoin Narratives

Crypto Long & Short: What Changed My Mind About Bitcoin Narratives

Is bitcoin having a good year or not? As an industry, we need to work on honing our understanding of the many narratives, and how they can influence value.

On Jun 18, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
EOS leads the recent blockchain evaluation index revealed by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development https://t.co/D77k984enw
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Chinese Officials Say Bitcoin Doesn’t Make the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies

Chinese Officials Say Bitcoin Doesn’t Make the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin ranks 12th in a recent blockchain evaluation index, as published by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development

On Jun 22, 2020
@Melt_Dem shared
always a pleasure to chat with @CraigAdeyanju at @Forbes will the Fed be able to stop stimulus spending? not anytime soon. the pension funding gap and the sheer amount of leverage in the market make it practically and politically impossible to stop. https://t.co/YzwgcdyCRz
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Bitcoin Community Isn’t A Fan Of Trump Admin's Corporate Credit Program

Bitcoin Community Isn’t A Fan Of Trump Admin's Corporate Credit Program

The Federal Reserve announced that it will start buying corporate bonds to provide additional liquidity for corporations. Bitcoin experts argue that this artificially props the market and ...

On Jun 19, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
There are several major tactics to prevent scams and fraud in the DLT space https://t.co/PSg274uJuK
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Blockchain Security: Preventing Fraud on Distributed Ledger Technology

Blockchain Security: Preventing Fraud on Distributed Ledger Technology

The emerging distributed ledger technology industry has been threatened by various illicit activities. Here are some strategies you should know about to protect yourself

On Jun 17, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @ForbesCrypto: BREAKING: XRP is NOT a security, declares former CFTC chairman Chris Giancarlo: https://t.co/AbPPDyR1Hl by @DelRayMan
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XRP Isn’t A Security, Declares Former CFTC Chairman

XRP Isn’t A Security, Declares Former CFTC Chairman

Chris Giancarlo, aka Crypto Dad, has applied a similar methodology he used to help declare bitcoin and ethereum weren’t securities to reach the same decision for XRP. The only problem, he’s ...