Anchorage Obtains Federal License to Operate as Crypto Bank From the OCC

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has granted conditional approval to crypto custodian Anchorage to launch the first federally chartered digital asset bank in the country. In a statement on Jan. 13, 2021, the OCC said the company received the national trust banking charter, which allows it to create Anchorage Digital Bank, following a thorough review of its operations. With the approval, Anchorage will now be expected to comply with the capital and liquidity requirements of the OCC and certain risk management procedures. The firm signed…

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Nigerian Youth Propels the Country to the Top of Google Bitcoin Search Rankings

Nigeria, one of the biggest cryptocurrency markets in the world, recently emerged as the country with the highest number of bitcoin searches globally, according to Google Trends data. The data shows that the West African country has a search score of 100, which is more than double that of its nearest rival. Youth-Driven Interest According to one local report, Nigeria’s rise to the top of bitcoin search rankings signals the growing utility of the crypto in that country. The report also explains that country’s youth have been the decisive force…

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Etoro Warns Customers to Brace for Suspension of Crypto Buy Orders due to an ‘Unprecedented Demand’

Etoro, a trading and investing platform, has warned its customers to brace for possible limitations on their buy orders this coming weekend. The company says it might be forced to take this and other steps if the anticipated and unprecedented surge in demand for cryptos occurs. Unprecedented Demand and Limited Liquidity The Israeli company’s warning follows its curb of European investors’ “ability to trade cryptocurrencies on margin” in the past week. The company had reportedly made this decision in “response to soaring risks in the market.” Etoro’s notice, which implies…

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Oaktree Capital Chairman Warms up to Crypto — Thankful His Son Owns Enough Bitcoin for the Family

Oaktree Capital co-founder Howard Marks is warming up to cryptocurrency. Once a crypto skeptic, he now says “thankfully” his son is “quite positive on bitcoin” and “owns a meaningful amount for our family.” Howard Marks Warming up to Crypto Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, talked about bitcoin in a memo published this week. He has been discussing investment strategies with his son, Andrew, a professional investor who focuses on growth and technology companies. In one section of the memo, Marks admitted that he had “a high…

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Why Bitcoin Is One Of The Most Undervalued Assets In 2021

According to Bloomberg, bitcoin’s 9 million percent price rise makes it the best performing asset of the last decade. But what if I told you that even in 2021, Bitcoin is still one of the most undervalued assets there is? If you are one of those people who has thought of putting money into bitcoin, but just could not pull the trigger, then you are not alone.  The crypto community today is flooded with people who, unfortunately, do not understand the fundamentals lying behind these digital assets. And because bitcoin…

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Goldman Sachs Sees Bitcoin Market Becoming More Mature

Goldman Sachs’ global head of commodities research sees the bitcoin market becoming more mature. “The key to creating some type of stability in the market is to see an increase in the participation of institutional investors,” he detailed. Meanwhile, the price of the cryptocurrency soared on Thursday, regaining much of the losses from the beginning of the week. Goldman Sachs Sees Maturing Bitcoin Market Jeff Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC this week that the bitcoin market is becoming more mature. Noting that it is…

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How Money Printing Really Works

A Short Introduction To What Influences Money Supply In The Modern Economy It’s undeniable  —  the world runs on money. This thought is ingrained in all of us and we all understand it deeply. This is evident by the fact that we spend vast amount of hours every day in order to attain more of it. In the Bitcoin space, we constantly see news, memes and critiques about how the central banks have printed absurd amounts of money yet again. The truth of the matter is that the monetary system…

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Bitcoin Price Spike Targets the $40K Handle, Crypto Economy Recaptures $1 Trillion Market Cap

Crypto asset markets have seen some significant gains over the last 24 hours recapturing much of the losses suffered a few days ago. The entire crypto-economy valuation is now back over the $1 trillion mark and bitcoin has jumped above the $40k handle on January 14. Bitcoin (BTC) and a number of other digital assets have experienced some nice price gains during the last day. Gains that have almost erased the losses felt on Sunday and Monday. Bitcoin’s market capitalization today is around $734 billion, and the crypto asset has…

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Bitcoin In 2021: A New Hope

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Fed Watch,” Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner look back at the events of the last few weeks and put them into a macro perspective. They also give us an optimistic vision of the next year that only the Bitcoin space can offer. This show always delivers macro insights you cannot find anywhere else! The episode began with a quick discussion of censorship and the Bitcoin Twitter exodus. It is very appropriate that, in the era…

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Popular Youtuber Ali Spagnola ‘Accidentally Got Bitcoin Rich,’ Decides to ‘Pay It Forward’

On Wednesday, the popular musician and Youtuber, Alicia Dawn “Ali” Spagnola, made a new video and tweeted about how she got “accidentally bitcoin rich,” after taking a request for her project called Free Paintings. After getting a bitcoin in 2013 and checking her account eight years later, Spagnola said: “I just found out that I am bitcoin rich— This is my attempt to use it for joy.” Ali Spagnola is a well known artist, musician, and Youtuber with over 325,000 subscribers today. During one of her more recent videos, she…

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