GBTC Holder Says Not Enough Being Done to Eliminate Discount on Shares— Proposes an Alternative Solution

A privately-held investment firm from Chicago, Marlton Partners, has urged Grayscale Investments to embrace the modified Dutch auction tender offer for GBTC shares. According to Marlton, such a tender offer “would materially narrow — if not eliminate — the discount to net asset value (NAV).” This, in turn, offers stockholders confidence “in the sponsor’s ability to manage the fund’s discount.” Billions in Lost Value Despite GBTC’s competitive advantage as the world’s largest bitcoin fund, GBTC shares continue to trade “at a significant discount to NAV.” According to Marlton Partners, this…

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DeFi Yield Protocol (DYP) Witnesses Massive Growth Following Binance Smart Chain Integration

DeFi Yield Protocol (DYP) continues to attain popularity within the decentralized finance sector. Since the launch of the staking dAPP three months ago, DYP Protocol has experienced massive growth in its community. DeFi Yield Protocol The yield farming platform has over $39 million locked in its ETH staking contract and has paid 7,064 ETH worth over $14 million to liquidity providers. DYP has also experienced a 20x increase in liquidity on popular decentralized exchange Uniswap. At the moment, more than $21,000,000 in liquidity on Uniswap on the DYP/ETH. DYP has…

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Spanish Travel Compensation Firm Signs Deal With Domestic Exchange to Reimburse Travelers With Cryptos

Spanish travelers will soon be available to fill out claims for incidents related to airline delays, baggage losses, overbooking, among others, and be compensated with cryptocurrencies. The possibility is now a reality thanks to a partnership between a domestic crypto exchange and an airline platform. Platform Allocated Euros in an Account on the Crypto Exchange to Arrange Payments According to El Mundo Financiero, Criptan, based in Valencia, Spain, signed an agreement with Wings to Claim– a Spanish legal association that owns a platform specialized in handling travel-related incidents and now…

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NFT Roundup: A Closer Look at Key Developments Over the Last Week

Another exciting week in the NFT universe has unfolded as Kiwie digitizes graffiti in new collectibles, the original meme makes its way to market, and a new integration between Videocoin and Filecoin supports video-based NFTs. The Fat Monster Meets the Mint Latvian-based art collective Kiwie is bringing its iconic Fat Monster character to the blockchain as it becomes the first group to create and auction NFTs from physical graffiti installations. The new initiative designed to connect the online and offline art worlds will involve building virtual 3D models of spray-painted…

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Fidelity Says Bitcoin Adoption Will Keep Accelerating — ‘We’ve Reached a Tipping Point’

Fidelity’s head of digital assets says that bitcoin adoption will continue “at an accelerated pace,” noting that “we’ve reached a tipping point.” He explained that investors are increasingly drawn to bitcoin “Particularly, in an environment where we’ve seen unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus from central banks and governments in response to the pandemic.” The Tipping Point of Bitcoin Adoption Tom Jessop, president of Fidelity Digital Assets at Fidelity Investments, talked about bitcoin adoption Wednesday during an interview at Marketwatch and Barron’s “Investing in Crypto” event. Jessop is also head of…

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Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online casino offers all kinds of exciting video games that members can play and win cryptocurrencies. The premium crypto gaming portal is now expanding its arsenal with the addition of live casino games and shows from…

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Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment. Nevertheless, a report by The Street says two sources claiming to have knowledge of the deal have confirmed Millenium’s acquisition of the shares. The report also quotes one of the two unnamed sources suggesting that Millennium, which has $48 billion worth of assets…

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Interview: All In On Bitcoin With Gary Leland

This week on the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with the Bitcoin Boomer Gary Leland. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Leland is a lifelong entrepreneur and he has created several small businesses, pioneered podcasting and founded one of the largest podcasting events in the world. He has since fallen deep down the Bitcoin rabbit hole and become an instrumental member of the Bitcoin community. Leland has gone all in on Bitcoin in a number of ways, first with…

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Lawyer Files Class Action Complaint to Stop Argentinean Central Bank from Collecting Crypto Users Data

The idea of the Argentinean central bank asking local banks for information on customers who deal with cryptocurrencies is generating controversy in the local industry. A new chapter in this story has been written, as a local lawyer has filed a class-action complaint before a national court to overturn such a ruling. Argentinean Central Bank Measure ‘Violates’ Privacy Rights, Says Lawyer According to Victor Castillejo, an Argentinean lawyer, the “habeas data” complaint filed argues that the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) decision to ask such data is illegal.…

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Coinbase Earnings: Some Less Obvious Takeaways

Besides significant growth, what does all this mean? What are the unanswered questions? This content was originally published on Ellie Frost’s Substack. In case you missed them, below are the main results from yesterday’s earnings. $1.8 billion revenue $1.1 billion adjusted EBITDA $730–800 million net income $223 billion assets on platform 56 million verified users (VU) and 6.1 million monthly transacting users (MTU) What does this boil down to? I had three main takeaways and questions regarding trading take rate, users and 2021 projections. Trading Take Rate We are only…

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