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Cboe Beats CME to the Market, Will Launch Bitcoin Futures December 10 – Bitcoin News

Cboe Beats CME to the Market, Will Launch Bitcoin Futures December 10 – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Cboe Beats CME to the Market, Will Launch Bitcoin Futures December 10 - Bitcoin News Finance Very few people would have imagined just a year ago the rapid pace of bitcoin adoption by established financial institutions today. We are now seeing two of the largest exchange holding companies in the world, CME and Cboe, racing to be the first to answer Wall Street’s appetite for bitcoin derivatives – and Cboe just got a leg up on its rival. Also read: CME Rival Cboe Suggests its Coming Futures Market Would Include Bitcoin Cash Cboe Global Markets (Nasdaq: CBOE) has announced today that its Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) subsidiary plans to offer trading in bitcoin futures beginning on Sunday, December 10, just over a week before the
Japanese Financial Regulator Legalizes Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Japanese Financial Regulator Legalizes Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Japanese Financial Regulator Legalizes Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has authorized the operation of four new virtual currency exchanges in the country as of early December 2017. The approved exchanges are already the second batch of companies authorized by the FSA. In late September, the agency has okayed the applications of the first batch of applicants consisting of 11 exchanges.    In its statement posted on its website, the FSA claimed that only the authorized 15 exchanges should be allowed to trade digital currencies as only the cryptocurrencies that they will handle are confirmed to “meet the definition under the fund settlement law.” The four companies that were approved are Tok
AMD Very Willing to Participate in Blockchain, CEO Lisa Su

AMD Very Willing to Participate in Blockchain, CEO Lisa Su

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Please share if you find this article interesting. AMD Very Willing to Participate in Blockchain, CEO Lisa Su Major semiconductor firm AMD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lisa Su has claimed that the company is very interested in participating in Blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency mining market. She further stated that they are merely waiting how the business community and the industries will adopt Blockchain and the digital currencies before making their move. Her recent statement is a complete turnaround from her earlier statement about the company’s plans and efforts involving Blockchain. In her appearance on CNBC’s Power Lunch Exclusive interview portion, Su has talked about various issues like Blockchain, the tax reform bill in the US, sexual harassment in the workpl
Bitcoin Bubble Is ‘OK,’ Will Come Back Stronger, NEO Tells Media

Bitcoin Bubble Is ‘OK,’ Will Come Back Stronger, NEO Tells Media

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Bitcoin Bubble Is ‘OK,’ Will Come Back Stronger, NEO Tells Media Chinese platform NEO’s founder Da Hongfei has said a Bitcoin bubble is “OK” and will come back stronger if it bursts. Speaking in a televised interview on CNBC, Hongfei explained that the overlapping wave of enthusiasm in both Bitcoin and Blockchain was not necessarily a problem. “I would say that there is a bubble in this industry, but would say it’s OK,” he explained on the network’s Capital Connection segment. “Every technology that is so disruptive - there’ll definitely be bubbles, like the train or the automobile.” The topic of Bitcoin’s rapid price rise this year producing a bubble is a favorite of cryptocurrency naysayers such as prominent banking figures and
Major Wallet Vulnerability Revealed As User Barely Reclaims 9 BTC

Major Wallet Vulnerability Revealed As User Barely Reclaims 9 BTC

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Major Wallet Vulnerability Revealed As User Barely Reclaims 9 BTC An anonymous Pastebin user claimed to have discovered evidence that some Bitcoin wallet software can generate private keys that can be easily identified and hacked. The reveal comes after another person has made a Reddit post describing how they lost nine BTC due to a transaction error on the Blockchain.info wallet service. The Pastebin user, however, didn't reveal the specific wallet software that can be possibly affected and whether the software vulnerability is intentional or just a simple coding error. According to the anonymous user, several users of Blockchain.info platform are already aware of the vulnerability and have ‘played’ with the chain by sending sma
Three Kenyans Face Felony Charges for Selling Bitcoin to a Bank Robber – Bitcoin News

Three Kenyans Face Felony Charges for Selling Bitcoin to a Bank Robber – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Three Kenyans Face Felony Charges for Selling Bitcoin to a Bank Robber - Bitcoin News Security One of the fundamental aspects of money is that its origins are irrelevant for its use or value (Pecunia non olet), also called fungibility. Simply put, one shouldn’t face charges if someone used ill-gotten funds to buy something from oneself. This principal is now under question in Kenya where three bitcoin traders have gotten into trouble with the law for unknowingly dealing with an alleged criminal. Also read: Gold Mining Company’s Shares Jump 1,300% After Switch to Bitcoin The Charges Emma Kariuki, Stanley Mumo and Timothy Gachehe were brought before the Kenyan federal court in Nairobi on conspiracy to commit a felony charges l
Looking Heavy: Bitcoin Price Eyes Correction After New Record High

Looking Heavy: Bitcoin Price Eyes Correction After New Record High

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Looking Heavy: Bitcoin Price Eyes Correction After New Record High After reaching a fresh all-time high yesterday, bitcoin could be losing its upside momentum. The world's largest cryptocurrency by market value clocked a new lifetime high of $11,831 at 20:30 UTC Sunday, but closed below the previous record high of $11,377, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index. At press time, BTC was trading at $11,238 – up 0.5 percent for the session. As per CoinMarketCap, week-on-week, bitcoin (BTC) is up 18 percent, while on a monthly basis, it has gained more than 50 percent. While the bull market is still intact, bitcoin's failure to close above the previous record high indicates bull market exhaustion – perhaps associated with investo
Coinbase Reveals SegWit Integration, Developers Working On Bitcoin Infrastructure

Coinbase Reveals SegWit Integration, Developers Working On Bitcoin Infrastructure

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Coinbase Reveals SegWit Integration, Developers Working On Bitcoin Infrastructure Coinbase, the global cryptocurrency market’s largest brokerage and Bitcoin wallet platform with more than 10 mln users, has revealed its plans to integrate Segregated Witness (SegWit) in the short-term. On social media, the Coinbase team wrote “We're working on SegWit support and will have a public update soon,” adding that the company is hiring more Bitcoin developers to develop the Bitcoin infrastructure of Coinbase. “We are hiring senior backend engineers in SF, NY and London to work on our Bitcoin infrastructure.” Importance of SegWit integration by major platforms SegWit is a transaction malleability fix and scaling solution introduced by the
South Korean Financial Authorities Plan to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Soon

South Korean Financial Authorities Plan to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Soon

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Please share if you find this article interesting. South Korean Financial Authorities Plan to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Soon Unverified rumors on the South Korean government’s potential crackdown on cryptocurrency trading circulated around online Bitcoin communities over the past few days. Currently, the South Korean government remains highly optimistic in regards to the growth of the local Bitcoin industry and has recently announced its plans to introduce a nationwide regulatory framework for Bitcoin exchanges and brokerages. South Korea wants to regulate Bitcoin market, not ban As Cointelegraph reported, South Korea’s Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Strategy and Finance Kim Dong-yeon announced that the government is actively investigating into methods of providing lo
UK Ministry of Treasury Plans to Regulate Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

UK Ministry of Treasury Plans to Regulate Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. UK Ministry of Treasury Plans to Regulate Bitcoin - Bitcoin News News Regional reporting insists Her Majesty’s Treasury (Treasury) of the United Kingdom (UK) is “launching a crackdown on the virtual currency Bitcoin amid growing concern it is being used to launder money and dodge tax.” Bitcoin enthusiasts, however, understand that the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s continual all-time-high price records, rather than terror or tax avoidance, are drawing more governments into formal regulation policy and pronouncements.   Also read: Egypt Finance Attorney General Calls for International Governance of Bitcoin Treasury Worries about Bitcoin and Terror, Theft “These new forms of exchange are expanding rapidly and we’ve go