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    BREAKING: ProShares follows Valkyrie in approval for listing Bitcoin Strategy ETF

    Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart reported that the crypto futures ETF would be listed with the ticker symbol BITO, possibly as early as Oct. 18. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the registration request for ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy ETF, with the shares to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca.According to… More

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    BREAKING: Nasdaq listing hints that the SEC may soon approve ETF application from Valkyrie

    Nasdaq’s vice president of listing qualifications, Eun Ah Choi, said shares of Valkyrie’s Bitcoin ETF had been certified for listing on the exchange. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, may soon approve an application from crypto-asset manager Valkyrie for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, or ETF, with the shares to be listed… More

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    Russia aims to limit crypto purchases by non-accredited investors

    The Bank of Russia also wants to slow down transactions to crypto exchanges to prevent “emotional” crypto purchases. Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, argued that Russia needs to adopt new laws to protect retail investors from the potential losses of investing in crypto, local news agency Interfax reported on… More

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    First cryptocurrency fund approved in Switzerland

    The fund tracks the performance of the 10 largest cryptocurrencies from SIX Swiss Exchange’s Crypto Market Index 10. Cryptocurrency adoption continues gaining momentum in Switzerland as local financial authorities grant more regulatory approvals for crypto investment instruments.The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has approved the Crypto Market Index Fund as the “first crypto fund… More

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    Average Aussie crypto portfolio grew 258% in FY 20-21, survey reveals

    Older Australian crypto investors outweigh the new generation in initial investment, but the younger crowd is more active in daily trading. The average portfolio size on Australian cryptocurrency exchange BTC Markets has grown from $577.65 (795.5 Australian dollars) to $2,069.16 (2849.5 AUD) in the financial year 2021, signaling a 258.2% increase in portfolio holdings, according… More

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    Ukraine joins the comity of crypto-friendly nations with new regulation

    Unlike Russia, Ukraine has passed laws that will ease the adoption of cryptocurrencies within the country. The legal status of cryptocurrencies remains a mixed bag of regulatory positions, depending on the jurisdiction being considered. While some countries move toward blanket prohibitions or stringent regulations, others elect to go with a more open approach to crypto.For… More

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    Bitcoin-based security token offering approved in Germany

    Germany joins countries such as France, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal by greenlighting the Bitcoin-based EXOeu token. German financial regulators have approved a security token offering (STO) based on a Bitcoin (BTC) sidechain.Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has greenlighted the EXOeu token by game publisher Exordium, making local retail investors eligible to participate in the sale… More

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    Major UK hedge fund Brevan Howard launches crypto division

    Brevan Howard also hired former CMT Digital CEO Colleen Sullivan to lead private and venture investments in crypto. Brevan Howard, a United Kingdom-based hedge fund, plans to “significantly expand” its cryptocurrency and digital assets, according to a new report from Reuters.Chief Executive Aron Landy, who has been at Brevan’s helm since its co-founder and long-time crypto backer… More

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    Insiders sold MicroStrategy stock after Bitcoin’s bull run

    Notorious Bitcoin bull and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor himself hasn’t dumped any company stock since 2012. Virginia-based enterprise software company MicroStrategy has captured the attention of crypto and financial news outlets alike with its CEO’s atypical strategy of going all-in on Bitcoin, beginning in 2020, with some reporters quipping that the company has since morphed… More

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    South Africa’s financial regulator issues warning against Binance

    South African authorities are the latest to warn against using Binance, saying the exchange is not authorized to operate in the country. South Africa’s Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has warned the country’s public against dealing with crypto exchange platform Binance.In a statement issued on Friday, the FSCA stated that Binance Group, an “international company”… More

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    Survey finds 77% of Russian investors prefer Bitcoin to gold and forex

    Russian investors now look at digital financial assets as an investment tool rather than just a “hype product,” AFD head Evgeny Masharov said. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) are getting increasingly popular with Russian investors, apparently displacing traditional investment products, according to a new survey.Russia’s Association of Forex Dealers (AFD), a local self-regulatory organization focused on… More

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    FTX’s Bankman-Fried remains cautious about nascent NFT space

    The prominent crypto mogul highlighted the rapid adoption of nonfungible tokens as a potential cause for investor caution. In an interview with CNBC’s Street Signs Asia released Tuesday, Sam Bankman-Fried expressed optimistic caution surrounding the pace of nonfungible tokens’ (NFT) growth over the last year, warning investors that they could become vulnerable to the volatile… More

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    Canadian Bitcoin miner Blockstream joins crypto unicorns with $3.2B valuation

    Blockstream has secured $210 million in fresh investment from a U.K. private equity firm and crypto exchange Bitfinex’s operator. Canada-based Bitcoin (BTC) infrastructure firm Blockstream, co-founded by cryptographer and cypherpunk Adam Back, has hit unicorn status with its latest valuation at $3.2 billion.The company, which focuses on various Bitcoin-related areas — including operating as a mining… More

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