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CBOE could launch Ethereum (ETH) futures by the end of 2018 if US regulators approve its product, anonymous sources told Business Insider August 30. ‘Getting Comfortable’ CBOE, which launched pioneering Bitcoin futures in December last year, is currently waiting while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to “get comfortable with the product before its official …

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Indian government officials have traditionally taken a contrarian stance toward cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is often scrutinized rather than appreciated. The Reserve Bank of India prohibited the trading of cryptocurrencies earlier this year, but now it seems that the bank may come back on its initial stance. Reserve Bank of India Policy Reversal? It is uncommon for …

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Bitcoin prices have climbed this week, enjoying modest gains. Credit: Getty Royalty Free Bitcoin prices pushed higher this week, continuing the upward trend that they have been following since roughly mid-August. The digital currency rose to as much as $7,124.81 on Wednesday, August 28, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). At this point, it …

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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange. The company said in an announcement that it has inked a share transfer agreement for 100 percent of an exchange called Everybody’s Bitcoin on Friday. The acquisition appears to be costing the firm 265 million yen, or …

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HBO 2018 has witnessed a drop-off in price variations on digital asset exchanges. That trend is tied to the entrance of large Wall Street firms into the market, which makes it more stable, according to cryptocurrency data provider SFOX.  Many crypto enthusiast long for a day when bitcoin will replace the entire financial system. But …

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Amidst a mounting economic crisis, Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency the Petro is nowhere to be found. Numerous reports indicate an almost non-existent usage within the country. ‘Hard to Spot Almost Anywhere’ According to a report from Reuters dated August 30th, the Venezuelan town of Atapirire has not yet reaped the fruits of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency efforts. The …

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Rapper and actor Eminem has given bitcoin’s public awareness another boost, giving it a mention in a song on his latest album, “Kamikaze.” In track dubbed “Not Alike,” fellow artist Royce Da 5’9′  – who guest features on the piece – raps: “Remember everybody used to bite Nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.” The album was …

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In the Netherlands, an individual has fallen victim to another Bitcoin scam using counterfeit currency notes. This case comes less than a fortnight after another similar high-profile occurred in South Korea involving a group of Serbian fraudsters and a South Korean businessman. Details of the Bitcoin Scam According to local Dutch media outlet, rtlnieuws.nl, a …

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Friday, August 30: following the mid-week’s strong upswing, the crypto markets subsequently saw widespread corrections, but most cryptocurrencies are today consolidating these higher lows. The vast majority of cryptos are in the green, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $6,925 at press time, up around 1 percent …

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Hankyung, a mainstream media outlet in South Korea, has reported that Bithumb, the country’s second largest crypto exchange, will officially resume new user registrations on September 1. Bithumb has disallowed new registrations for traders in South Korea since January of 2018, following the encouragement of the government to establish formal agreements between cryptocurrency trading platforms …

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