Month: August 2023

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed an application for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund from global asset manager BlackRock. BlackRock, a firm with more than $8.5 trillion in assets under management, had a decision on its iShares Bitcoin Trust delayed following an application with the SEC. In June, BlackRock lodged an application for
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Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. Thailand’s crypto UBI Thailand may soon have a national airdrop in the works where every citizen 16 years and older will receive 10,000 Baht ($285).  According to local news reports on August 30, Thailand’s ruling Pheu Thai party will consult the
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In a recent revelation, Wrathof Kahmeman, a prominent figure in the XRP community, highlighted an intriguing development concerning Ripple Labs’s UBRI initiative on Twitter. He shared, “Interesting resume from the University of Waterloo touting recent CBDC research based on the XRPL. Notes they prototyped a banking interface to be presented at UBRI Connect 2023! Lots
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United States presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has lauded Grayscale’s recent victory over the federal securities regulator, arguing the decision will help keep Bitcoin and blockchain innovation from going overseas. In an Aug. 30 post on X (formerly Twitter) the pro-Bitcoin Republican candidate took shot at a “shadow” U.S. government, pointing the blame towards the “unlawful
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On the latest episode of The Market Report, Cointelegraph analyst Marcel Pechman delves into Grayscale’s victory against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Even though there’s still no decision regarding the firm’s application for a spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, the decision was favorable for Grayscale and its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which has over $16
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Bitcoin (BTC) led the cryptocurrency markets higher on Aug. 29 following Grayscale’s victory in the lawsuit against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the rally could not be sustained as analysts cautioned that the victory did not guarantee the approval of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. Still, the victory may prove to be
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Dogecoin (DOGE) pared a portion of its massive daily gains on April 4 as investors speculated on the meaning behind Elon Musk’s latest cryptic stunt. Elon Musk pumps Dogecoin by over 30% In what appears to be a late April Fool’s joke, Musk-owned Twitter changed its official blue bird logo to mimic Dogecoin’s symbol —
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In an academic paper, researchers from the University of Luxembourg have unveiled a novel approach to enhance the communication efficiency of Ripple’s XRP Ledger. The research, supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund and Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), delves into the intricacies of Named Data Networking (NDN) as an overlay to optimize the
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Hong Kong retail cryptocurrency traders now have access to a locally based cryptocurrency exchange, with HashKey Exchange launching retail trading services to users in China’s special administrative region on Aug. 28. The company was previously permitted to serve professional and institutional investors before being granted Type 1 and Type 7 licenses by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures
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