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    Bybit donates $134M to BitDAO and integrates Arbitrum

    Bybit puts its money and faith in BitDAO and pledges recurring contributions now that its integration with the L2 Arbitrum network is complete. The news about crypto derivatives exchange Bybit was two-fold Thursday, as the company announced via Twitter its $134 million contribution to the BitDAO Treasury in the form of Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT)… More

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    Zuck got PUNKed: New Metaverse-linked ETF shorts Meta shares in holdings

    “Facebook seems to be the antithesis of what actual consumers want their digital futures to look like,” said Subversive Capital Advisor founder Michael Auerbach. An exchange-traded fund linked to companies involved with the Metaverse launched on the Cboe BZX Exchange — shorting shares of Facebook’s parent company, Meta.The Subversive Metaverse exchange-traded fund (ETF), listed under… More

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    SEC rejects application for Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot ETF

    The regulatory body said any rule change in favor of approving the ETF would not be aimed at preventing “fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices” nor would it necessarily “protect investors and the public interest.” The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has disapproved asset manager Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust spot exchange-traded fund (ETF)… More

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    Crypto IRA iTrustCapital raises $125M, pushes valuation over $1B

    The company said it planned to use the funds for expanding its existing product and service line in addition to exploring strategic acquisitions. Cryptocurrency individual retirement account and 401(k) provider iTrustCapital said it had raised $125 million in a growth equity investment, making its valuation reach $1.3 billion.In a Wednesday announcement, iTrustCapital said it had… More

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    Bearish sentiment may soon abate according to Coinshares and Bitcoin metrics

    Despite last week’s institutional Bitcoin outflows of $55 million, negative sentiment could be on the wane. While key Bitcoin (BTC) metrics don’t paint a pretty picture, the bears could be running on fumes. Contrary to analysts warning that Bitcoin could dip to $38,000 “before an eventual breakout,” CoinShares and Arcane Research suggest that the tide could… More

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    2021: A year of mass adoption for cryptocurrencies in Brazil

    2021 was a year of affirmation for the Brazilian crypto market with good news in the national stock market, the promise of a CBDC and Brazilian soccer joining the game. Throughout 2021, the Brazilian cryptocurrency market managed to distance itself from the police pages and finally win acceptance with the general public, whether in the… More

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    Indian INX exchange reportedly plans to list Bitcoin futures ETF

    The India International Exchange is reportedly looking to explore digital asset-based products despite local uncertainty. Despite the ongoing uncertainty about cryptocurrency regulation in India, local financial firms are backing new ventures aiming to launch Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF).Torus Kling Blockchain, a joint venture between Cosmea Financial Holding, a financial firm backed by former Reliance… More

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    Brazilian mayor to reportedly invest 1% of city reserves in Bitcoin

    Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes talked about Bitcoin with Miami mayor and BTC bull Francis Suarez at Rio Innovation Week. Eduardo Paes, mayor of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro, wants to allocate 1% of the city’s treasury into Bitcoin (BTC), Cointelegraph Brazil reported.Paes reportedly announced plans for “Crypto Rio,” or turning the city into… More

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    Bitcoin is new gold for millennials, Wharton finance professor says

    Gold disappointed investors in 2021 as a traditional hedge against inflation, seeing its worst year since 2015. Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s most-valued cryptocurrency, has replaced gold as an inflation hedge for young investors, according to Wharton’s finance professor.Gold’s performance was “disappointing” in 2021, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel said in a CNBC Squawk Box… More

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    Kevin O’Leary says his crypto holdings could reach 20% of portfolio

    Clearer regulations around stablecoins could make crypto a more viable investment option, according to the “Shark Tank” star. Shark Tank celebrity Kevin O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful,” has said he would be ready to increase his crypto allocations up to 20% as soon as there are clearer regulations around stablecoins. O’Leary, a former Bitcoin (BTC)… More

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    MicroStrategy purchases 1,914 Bitcoin, now holds almost $6B in crypto

    The company’s holdings are valued at roughly $5.9 billion, representing more than $2.1 billion in gains since its initial purchase in August 2020. Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has added $94 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to its holdings after purchasing the crypto asset at an average price of $49,229.According to a Thursday filing with the U.S.… More

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    Genesis issues $6M NFT-backed loan to Meta4 Capital

    Institutional investors are increasingly entering the NFT space, particularly interested in providing original lending solutions. Genesis Global Capital has completed one of its first purely nonfungible token (NFT)-backed loans for $6 million to Meta4 Capital, a Miami-based Web3focused investment management firm. This loan is notable not just for its amount but for solely using nonfungible… More

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    Bitcoin ‘died’ 45 times in 2021 as media still eager to post BTC obituaries

    438 Bitcoin obituaries have been counted since 2010, and the year 2017 still remains to account for most “deaths.” As Bitcoin (BTC) was hitting new historical highs above $68,000 this year, global cryptocurrency naysayers were increasingly blasting BTC for its extreme volatility and potential risks.According to Bitcoin Obituaries data by Bitcoin education portal 99Bitcoins, the… More

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    Altcoin Roundup: 3 metrics that traders can use to effectively analyze DeFi tokens

    DeFi presents a wealth of opportunity for investors, but there are also risks. Here are three metrics investors use to analyze decentralized finance tokens and their associated protocols. Much to the chagrin of cryptocurrency proponents who call for the immediate mass adoption of blockchain technology, there are many “digital landmines” that exist in the crypto… More

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