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Ether, on Winning Streak, Surges to Record Over $3.2K, Tops Bank of America on Market Cap

Ether’s milestone comes with surging trader interest in the leading smart-contracts blockchain. Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain, surged Monday to a new record price of over $3,200 amid fresh speculation the network’s value might soar as more traders warm to the potential of decentralized finance, known as DeFi, and other uses…
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European Investment Bank Issues $121M Digital Notes Using Ethereum

Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander SA and Societe Generale AG served as joint managers. The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, used Ethereum technology to issue €100 million ($121 million) in two-year digital notes for the first time, the EIB said in a statement.   Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander SA and…
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Bitcoin’s Drop on Biden’s Proposed Tax Hike Just Temporary, BCB CEO Says

“While the shock may be sustained in stock markets, the nature of cryptocurrency will see straight through this dip,” Landsberg-Sadie told CoinDesk. Bitcoin (BTC) has slumped more than 8%, over a 24-hour period, a drop attributed to U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed tax increase on capital gains on those earning above $1 million. But the…
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Ether Options Market Sees Record Open Interest of $3B

Market activity is surging as the Ethereum blockchain’s native cryptocurrency rises to fresh all-time high prices. Ether‘s options market is witnessing an explosive growth as the second-biggest cryptocurrency rallies to fresh all-time highs above $2,400. Open interest, or the total number of open long and short positions in call and put options, rose to a…
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ETF investors say Coinbase listing will cause explosion in crypto investing

The pending Coinbase direct listing, scheduled for Wednesday on the Nasdaq under the symbol COIN, is exciting a broad base of the investment community outside the usual cryptocurrency crowd. “Coinbase is going to blow people’s minds,” said Matt Hougan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management, which pioneered the first cryptocurrency index fund. “I think…
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Bitcoin Miners Are Again Stacking Coins in a Positive Sign for the Market

Blockchain data shows bitcoin (BTC, +2.27%) miners are accumulating coins and adding to bullish pressures in the market for the first time since December.   Analytics firm Glassnode’s miner position change metric, which gauges the 30-day change in the supply held in the miners’ addresses, recently turned positive in a sign of renewed holding by…
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Signal the Messaging App Launches Cryptocurrency Payments

Encrypted messaging application Signal announced on Tuesday its launch of a cryptocurrency payments feature for its beta version in the UK. Signal Takes Its Privacy Features a Step Further Signal bases operations on the assurance of absolute privacy for its users through a strong encrypted dead-simple interface. The encrypted messaging application promises its users that…
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Publicly-Traded Fintech Firm Acquires Chinese Mining Farm for $9M

Future FinTech, a New York-based publicly-traded software firm, has acquired Nanjing Ribensi Electronic Technology Co., in an effort to break into Bitcoin mining.   The U.S. tech company purchased the Chinese Bitcoin miner for $9 million, according to a press release. Per the agreement, FutureFinTech will take full ownership of the firm’s mining operations, which…
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Goldman Sachs May Start Offering Bitcoin to Wealthy Clients Later This Year

CNBC has reported that banking giant Goldman Sachs intends to start offering investment in Bitcoin and other digital assets to its wealthy customers later this year, citing the bank’s new head of digital assets. Goldman Sachs seems to be following in the footsteps of Morgan Stanley, which announced BTC exposure on March 17. In the second…
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Tesla Starts Accepting Bitcoin Payments – and Will Not Convert to Fiat

The leading US-based electric car manufacturer Tesla has come good on promises from last month, announcing that will not only accept payments in the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC) – but will seek to keep any of the BTC it receives. (Updated at 08:18 UTC: updates throughout the entire text. Updated at 15:37 UTC…
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