The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still in information-gathering mode regarding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Dave Nadig, а leading authority on ETFs commented: “It is clear the SEC is still in information gathering mode. can do what they want, they can kick this down the road until they are comfortable, it is clear from what we are hearing.”
Andrew G Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England has shared his opinion that with an audience of students that he belives that bitcoin would become as relevant as cash in the next 20-30 years. But earlier, during March 2018 Haldane had issued a warning to investors about the dangers of investing in cryptocurrencies by arguing they rae not scalable and not even make 1% of Global asset.
A Delaware-based cryptocurrency startup called BitLeague has recently launched a Bitcoin term deposit product designed to bring mainstream-like services to the crypto economy and attract new users. Crypto lending firm BlockFi, for example, has launched a cryptocurrency deposit account offering users over 6% a year in compound interest. A new trend in the cryptocurrency space that allow users to earn interest on their cryptocurrency holdings.
Satoshi’s Treasure comes up with new hunt consists of a Bitcoin wallet divided into 1,000 “key” fragments. To move funds, scavengers must collect and unravel clues in any way, shape, or form they see fit – including selling tips and leads. Eric Meltzer, game creator exclaimed, “A lot of people have joked we’re doing the Bitcoin version of Ready Player One!”
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary said that he believes bitcoin (BTC) to be garbage during an interview with finance news outlet CNBC. He said that he believes bitcoin to be a useless currency due to problems associated with its volatility. O’Leary noted that he tried to use bitcoin in Switzerland for a real estate transaction once, which led him to his negative views on the coin.
Bitcoin mining is thriving in Canada, where firms are capitalizing on cheap energy prices and partnering with local municipalities to generate profits. Emiliano Grodzki, founder and chief strategy officer for Bitfarms, recently told local media about efforts to bring more provinces on board to help them benefit from mining. Canada is attractive because of its energy cost efficiencies, which crypto mining operation is taking advantage.
Grayscale (a major crypto venture capital firm Digital Currency Group based in US), which offers investment products include the publicly quoted Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust, and a diversified product called the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund. American digital asset manager Grayscale Investments reported a 42% growth in its product inflows, with majority of investments in Q1 2019 were in its Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT).
The Comp Capital Limited has propelled CryptoNumus.io, which it claims to offer a transparent and impartial cryptocurrency risk transfer and which will manage real-time Bitcoin and digital real estate swaps.They also aspire to to have a $500 million worth of property, listed on its platform by this year. Cryptonumus.io ensures that all the Bitcoin used for the real estate swap in its platform will be subject to anti-money laundering disclosures.
Taproot is a solution that aspires to fuse benefits of Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree (MAST) and the Schnorr signature scheme in order to uncover less data after a bitcoin exchange happens. MAST takes into consideration the elective potential outcomes of how a bitcoin exchange could have jumped out at stay private, and Schnorr takes into account a MAST-empowered exchange to happen without uncovering that MAST was utilized to check exchange conditions.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has again derided Bitcoin for its purported lack of real use value, likening the coin to a seashell that “just sits there.” Buffett used this latest cryptocurrency metaphor during a press meeting ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. While reserving his ritual opprobrium toward bitcoin, Buffett who has earned the moniker of the “Oracle of Omaha” for his ostensibly astute investment picks did offer more positive remarks for blockchain technology.