Monthly Archives: December 2018

Bitcoin’s Institutionalization: Dates to Watch in 2019

It’s been over a year since the Cboe and CME listed the world’s first bitcoin futures contracts, the first ever bitcoin investment product to hit the legacy market. Both futures went live just before bitcoin peaked at its $20,000 all-time high. Out-the-gate trading for the derivatives reflected 2017’s market mania, and Cboe’s futures alone traded over 800 contracts (roughly $12,000,000 at the time) within the first two hours of their launch. With the creation of these markets, the euphoric anticipation of bitcoin’s debut on Wall Street conjured […]

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Jimmy Song: There’s Daylight Between Bitcoin (BTC) And Crypto Assets

2018 Was The Year “Bitcoin Separated From The Pack” Jimmy Song, a leading Bitcoin (BTC) educator, developer, and proponent known for his penchant for hats, recently took to his well-followed Medium channel to give an end-of-year update regarding the cryptosphere. Song, an often outspoken advocate for BTC maximalism and colloquially-dubbed “s***coin minimalism”, claimed that 2018 was the that Bitcoin separated itself from the pack. View story at Medium.com The decentralist claimed that at heart, Bitcoin is a “social innovation and movement,” as its inherently a form of money — a […]

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The 1 Bitcoin Show- Yearly lows show strong hands! Jordan Peterson, Bprvate, Bstash, privacy

Tel Aviv, Israel- Bitcoin survived 2018 (of course)! What is up in 2019? 1 day closer to the 2020 halving. Measure your time in halvings! Jordan Peterson mentions Bitcoin. Bprivate Hardfork. Bakkt Bprivate- https://medium.com/@bitcoinprivate/bitcoin-private-jan-2019-hard-fork-98fc325e244d Bakkt- https://medium.com/bakkt-blog/first-capital-raise-739db1bab6d3 Yearly Fiat price lows- https://twitter.com/1stCrassCitizen/status/1079567859548807173 Past top Alts- https://twitter.com/ToneVays/status/1079559099656871937 Jordan Peterson – https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/1079534451078713344 Bstash- Finexbox.com= https://medium.com/@BitcoinStash/bitcoin-stash-exchange-listing-c71ba3c1dfd6 Privacy solution- https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockchain-analysis-about-get-harder-p2ep-enters-testing-phase/ Gemini- https://medium.com/gemini/geminis-2018-year-in-review-1cd0815dd45e Forks of Gemini- https://gemini.com/user-agreement/#forks No documentation needed in BTC- https://twitter.com/peterktodd/status/1079741280782086145 watch goTenna Don- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7bQDSMhqzE Tel Aviv party https://party.bitcoin.org.il/en My BitBacker-https://bitbacker.io/user/bitcoinmeister/ TechBalt.com has every This Week In Bitcoin show! Sunday’s show- […]

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Ethereum’s New Radical: Glen Weyl Isn’t Vitalik But He’s Its Next Best Hope

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dr. Glen Weyl speaks with the calm of a man who has history on the mind. With an unbroken gaze and an unambiguous delivery, the author, economist and Microsoft researcher calmly espouses a clear and revolutionary vision: that the world’s hierarchies can be challenged and reconceived with the power of markets. But if his theories were trapped before in the pages of academia, in 2018, Weyl has captured the imagination and devotion of the leading minds in ethereum, and, by extension, what is likely the world’s […]

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Ripple, Stellar Co-Founder: Bitcoin Crash Isn’t A Bear Market, Crypto Still “Way Up”

Meet “Crypto Pioneer” Jed McCaleb Although you may not have heard of him, Jed McCaleb is a legend in the budding crypto industry. He forayed into cryptocurrencies when there was essentially only Bitcoin (BTC), launching the first iteration of Mt. Gox in 2007 (he converted into a BTC platform in late 2010). After leaving Mt. Gox, which collapsed just years later under the leadership of French national Mark Karpeles, Caleb began work on the Ripple protocol. The developer’s venture spawned XRP into existence, leading him to subsequently on-board […]

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Stellar Co-founder Brands 90% of Crypto Projects ‘B.S.’

In a frank interview with mainstream media, Stellar CTO Jed McCaleb appeared skeptical of any cryptocurrency beyond Bitcoin, Ethereum or Stellar. Most financial institutions will not use Bitcoin (BTC), payment network Stellar’s co-founder and CTO Jed McCaleb stated in an interview with Yahoo Finance Dec. 31. Speaking to the online news outlet, McCaleb — who is also known as one of the founding fathers of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as well as the co-founder of Ripple — made an argument in favor of the use […]

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Bakkt Launch Postponed Again and an Update To Be Provided in Early 2019

A week ago, Ethereum World News had notified the crypto community that the launch of Bakkt might be postponed for a second time due to delays getting the necessary approvals to launch by the 24th of January. In the report, we had explored how the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) might need extra time to process Bakkt’s application for an exemption to its custody solution for Bitcoin. CFTC regulations require that customer funds be held by a bank, trust company or futures commission merchant (FCM). In the case […]

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Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide an updated timeline on launching bitcoin daily futures contracts in early 2019. Also Read: Israeli Exchange to Launch Crypto Payments API for Businesses Bakkt Raises $182.5 Million Bakkt, the digital assets subsidiary of the parent of the New York Stock Exchange ,  Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), has announced […]

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With Nazca, You Can Now Invest In Top Performing Cryptos Automatically

A lot of my friends keep asking me about investing in cryptocurrencies. The most common question? Where to invest, and where not to. I’m sure you have been in that spot if you are the only one in your friend circle dealing in cryptocurrencies. Most of us don’t have the time to track cryptocurrencies all day. And that is because we have day jobs. But what if I tell you that there is a way to trade cryptocurrencies without sitting in front of your desktop for hours? […]

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Zero Link ~ Simplified Protocol

While fungibility is an essential property of good money, Bitcoin has its limitations in this area. Numerous fungibility improvements have been proposed; however none of them have addressed the privacy issues in full. ZeroLink is first to offer protections against all the different ways a user’s privacy can be breached. The scope of ZeroLink is not limited to a single transaction, it extends to transaction chains and it addresses various network layer deanonymizations, however its scope is limited to Bitcoin’s first layer. Even if an off-chain anonymity […]

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