Asset Manager Vaneck Launches Physically-Backed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Note

On November 25, the asset manager Vaneck announced the launch of an exchange-traded product (ETP) called the “Vaneck Vector Bitcoin ETN.” The exchange-traded note is physically-backed by bitcoin and listed on the trading exchange Deutsche Böerse Xetra. The newly listed Vaneck bitcoin ETN provides investors with the opportunity to buy and sell the ETN, and participate directly in the performance of bitcoin without actually purchasing the crypto asset. There’s a new bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded note available on the exchange Deutsche Böerse Xetra, a marketplace for the trading of shares and…

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New Research Suggests Satoshi Nakamoto Lived in London Creating Bitcoin

The hunt for the mysterious Bitcoin inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto continues to this day, as new data-driven research has been recently deployed in order to figure out the creator’s location while he/she or they worked on the network. The researchers analyzed Satoshi’s 539 Bitcointalk posts, 34 emails, 169 code commits, metadata from all the versions of bitcoin he worked on, the genesis block data, and archived data from the Wayback Machine. Report Suggests Satoshi Nakamoto Lived in London While Creating Bitcoin To this very day, the world is still clueless about…

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Lithuania Rakes in 6.4 Million Euros From Selling Seized Cryptocurrencies

Lithuania’s tax authority has sold the cryptocurrencies it previously seized for 6.4 million euros (approximately $7.6 million). The three cryptocurrencies confiscated were bitcoin, ether, and monero. This was the first time the tax authority sold seized cryptocurrencies. Lithuania Sold Seized Cryptocurrencies The State Tax Inspectorate (STI) under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania announced Tuesday that it has sold the cryptocurrencies it confiscated in February and transferred 6.4 million euros to the state budget. The tax authority explained that this is the first time it has sold…

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Celebrate Bitcoin Black Friday, Propel The Bitcoin Circular Economy

Bitcoin Black Friday was started by Jon Holmquist in 2012 as a way to co-opt a mainstream celebration of consumerism and help Bitcoiners promote their favorite technology. By encouraging merchants to offer discounts on their goods and services when shoppers paid with BTC, the holiday became a showcase for Bitcoin as a payments system, a tool to encourage more businesses to adopt it and a way for HODLers to propel the Bitcoin circular economy. The team behind Bitcoin Magazine relaunched Bitcoin Black Friday this year with a refreshed website featuring…

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Video: “The Fiat Standard” With Saifedean Ammous

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous is a fan-favorite book among Bitcoiners that is constantly recommended to newbies and veterans alike. It serves as a fantastic reference to learn about the history of money and what makes money valuable: two critical factors informing the importance of Bitcoin. I personally have written a few articles of my own about these topics and always find myself coming back to “The Bitcoin Standard” to gather information for my research. Learning the ins and outs…

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It’s Time To Join The Bitcoin Circular Economy

Makers of 3D-printed guns operate by the motto, “Free men don’t ask permission.” They don’t ask the State for permission to bear arms. They don’t rely on gun manufacturers to make a gun that they’d like to see developed. In doing so, 3D gun printing functions parallel to, and outside of the legacy model of regulated manufacturers producing compliant and serialized guns that can only be bought through third-party licensed firearms dealers after passing a State background check. A “Bitcoin circular economy” runs on the same principle. Free men don’t…

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Major Australian Investment Firm Moves From Negative-Yielding Assets Like Gold to Bitcoin

A billion-dollar Australian investment management firm has gotten into bitcoin, citing that the cryptocurrency is superior to gold. Many of the firm’s clients have been asking about investing in bitcoin. “We have been positioning in gold for our clients for many many years now. Now we’re doing it with bitcoin,” said an executive of the firm. Bitcoin ‘Entering the Realm of the Mainstream’ Australian investment management company Pendal Group has started investing in bitcoin through futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, AFR publication reported Monday. Pendal is a global…

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CFTC’s New Rules Cause Coinbase to Stop Offering Crypto Margin Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is disabling its margin trading product in order to comply with the new rules set by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). CFTC’s Rules Affecting Margin Trading Offerings Coinbase’s chief legal officer, Paul Grewal, explained in a blog post on Tuesday: In response to new guidance from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, we are disabling our margin trading product. Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. PT, customers currently using Coinbase’s margin trading will not be able to place new margin trades and all open limit…

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Algorithmic Bitcoin and Ethereum Social Attention List Ranks Influencers With Math

On November 19, Hive.one, a project that maps the community clusters of Bitcoin and Ethereum social status using mathematics, announced the launch of a new algorithm version. Since the last time Hive.one published a list, social influencer scores and ranks changed and the creators believe the new scores “better reflect reality.” Just recently Hive.one announced the launch of the project’s new algorithm (v 2.0) and said it was the “biggest change to the algorithm yet.” Hive.one characterizes itself as a platform that describes groups of people mathematically and the web…

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