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Bitcoin  |  Markets  |  News Jun 21, 2024 Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform
Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform

Global banking powerhouse Standard Chartered is set to introduce a spot trading desk for Bitcoin and Ether, making it one of the first prominent banks to provide direct spot trading services for Bitcoin. Bloomberg reports that the new Bitcoin trading desk, based in London, will begin operations shortly and will

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin  |  Business  |  Markets Jun 20, 2024 MicroStrategy Acquires an Additional 11,931 Bitcoin for $786 Million
MicroStrategy Acquires an Additional 11,931 Bitcoin for $786 Million

MicroStrategy, a business intelligence and software company, has acquired an additional 11,931 Bitcoin for a total of $786 million. MicroStrategy has acquired an additional 11,931 BTC for ~$786.0M using proceeds from convertible notes & excess cash for ~$65,883 per #bitcoin. As of 6/20/24, $MSTR

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin  |  Business  |  News Jun 19, 2024 Tether Partners With National Taipei University of Technology To Boost Blockchain and Digital Asset Education
Tether Partners With National Taipei University of Technology To Boost Blockchain and Digital Asset Education

Tether, the world’s largest digital asset company in the industry, has announced a collaboration with the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), also known as Taipei Tech, to enhance blockchain and digital asset education in the region.  The initiative aims to equip students with knowledge and practical skills in

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin  |  Business  |  News Jun 19, 2024 Botev Plovdiv Bridges Football and Bitcoin at BTC Prague 2024
Botev Plovdiv Bridges Football and Bitcoin at BTC Prague 2024

The UEFA Euro Championship 2024 in Germany is already underway, and football was prominently featured at BTC Prague 2024, one of the world's largest Bitcoin conferences.  The Bulgarian football team Botev Plovdiv had a booth at the conference, highlighting the connection between Bitcoin and one of the most

by Marek F.
Bitcoin  |  Markets  |  News Jun 17, 2024 Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange Greenlights Spot Bitcoin ETF
Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange Greenlights Spot Bitcoin ETF

On June 20th, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the largest stock market in Australia, approved the listing of its first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). This new ETF, called the VanEck Bitcoin ETF (VBTC), will be issued by VanEck. The ASX's decision follows the successful launch of Bitcoin

by Deniz Saat
Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform
Bitcoin  |  Markets  |  News Jun 21, 2024 Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform

Global banking powerhouse Standard Chartered is set to introduce a spot trading desk for Bitcoin and Ether, making it one of the first prominent banks to provide direct spot trading services for Bitcoin. Bloomberg reports that the new Bitcoin trading desk, based in London, will begin operations shortly and will

by Deniz Saat
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Jun 21, 2024 Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform
Standard Chartered Is Launching a Bitcoin Trading Platform

Global banking powerhouse Standard Chartered is set to introduce a spot trading desk for Bitcoin and Ether, making it one of the first prominent banks to provide direct spot trading services for Bitcoin. Bloomberg reports that the new Bitcoin trading desk, based in London, will begin operations shortly and will

Jun 20, 2024 Bitcoin Travel App Satlantis Unveiled at BTC Prague 2024
Bitcoin Travel App Satlantis Unveiled at BTC Prague 2024

One of the major announcements at BTC Prague 2024 was the introduction of Satlantis, a new project led by Aleks Svetski. According to Svetski, Satlantis is a project designed to blend elements of the digital and physical worlds to create a unique experience. It aims to integrate Nostr with Bitcoin,

Jun 20, 2024 VanEck Launches Spot Bitcoin ETF on Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange
VanEck Launches Spot Bitcoin ETF on Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange

VanEck's spot Bitcoin ETF (VBTC) just launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the country's largest stock exchange.  "ASX welcomes VBTC to the exchange!" announced ASX. ASX welcomes VBTC to the exchange! Congratulations to the @vaneck_au team for launching the first crypto ETF

Jun 20, 2024 Daedalus Labs: Revolutionizing Bitcoin With Real Estate Integration
Daedalus Labs: Revolutionizing Bitcoin With Real Estate Integration

June 18, 2024 – AMSTERDAM – Daedalus Labs is excited to announce the development of RESIN, a groundbreaking platform set to revolutionize the real estate landscape by enabling buyers to purchase a home via a rent-to-own model, without the traditional dependency on banks.  Daedalus Labs will work with industry leaders DIGTL and

Jun 20, 2024 MicroStrategy Acquires an Additional 11,931 Bitcoin for $786 Million
MicroStrategy Acquires an Additional 11,931 Bitcoin for $786 Million

MicroStrategy, a business intelligence and software company, has acquired an additional 11,931 Bitcoin for a total of $786 million. MicroStrategy has acquired an additional 11,931 BTC for ~$786.0M using proceeds from convertible notes & excess cash for ~$65,883 per #bitcoin. As of 6/20/24, $MSTR

Jun 19, 2024 Tether Partners With National Taipei University of Technology To Boost Blockchain and Digital Asset Education
Tether Partners With National Taipei University of Technology To Boost Blockchain and Digital Asset Education

Tether, the world’s largest digital asset company in the industry, has announced a collaboration with the National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), also known as Taipei Tech, to enhance blockchain and digital asset education in the region.  The initiative aims to equip students with knowledge and practical skills in

Jun 19, 2024 Botev Plovdiv Bridges Football and Bitcoin at BTC Prague 2024
Botev Plovdiv Bridges Football and Bitcoin at BTC Prague 2024

The UEFA Euro Championship 2024 in Germany is already underway, and football was prominently featured at BTC Prague 2024, one of the world's largest Bitcoin conferences.  The Bulgarian football team Botev Plovdiv had a booth at the conference, highlighting the connection between Bitcoin and one of the most

Jun 17, 2024 Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange Greenlights Spot Bitcoin ETF
Australia’s Largest Stock Exchange Greenlights Spot Bitcoin ETF

On June 20th, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the largest stock market in Australia, approved the listing of its first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). This new ETF, called the VanEck Bitcoin ETF (VBTC), will be issued by VanEck. The ASX's decision follows the successful launch of Bitcoin

Jun 15, 2024 Michael Saylor Covers 21 Principles for Investing in Bitcoin at BTC Prague
Michael Saylor Covers 21 Principles for Investing in Bitcoin at BTC Prague

At the BTC Prague 2024 conference, Michael Saylor, executive chairman of MicroStrategy, delivered a keynote address predicting that Bitcoin's price could reach up to $8 million (and even $24 million) per coin.  This prediction was part of his presentation on the “21 Rules of HODLing Bitcoin,” which outlines

Jun 14, 2024 MicroStrategy Increases Stock Sale to $700M for Additional Bitcoin Purchases
MicroStrategy Increases Stock Sale to $700M for Additional Bitcoin Purchases

MicroStrategy has decided to increase its planned stock sale to raise additional funds for purchasing Bitcoin. The company now aims to raise $700 million, up from the initially planned $500 million. On June 13th, MicroStrategy announced its intention to raise $500 million through the sale of convertible senior notes to

Jun 13, 2024 MicroStrategy Plans To Raise $500 Million for Additional Bitcoin Purchases
MicroStrategy Plans To Raise $500 Million for Additional Bitcoin Purchases

MicroStrategy has announced plans to raise $500 million through a private offering of convertible senior notes. The funds are intended to support additional Bitcoin purchases, continuing its strategy of accumulating the asset. MicroStrategy is currently the largest publicly traded company holding Bitcoin, with over 214,400 Bitcoin valued at $15

Jun 12, 2024 Brazil’s Largest Bank Launches Bitcoin and Crypto Trading for All Customers
Brazil’s Largest Bank Launches Bitcoin and Crypto Trading for All Customers

According to a recent report, Itaú Unibanco, the largest bank in Brazil and Latin America, has expanded its Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading services to over 60 million customers. The bank's investment platform, Ion, now allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin. This service was initially available only to

Jun 11, 2024 Metaplanet Acquires Additional ¥250 Million in Bitcoin
Metaplanet Acquires Additional ¥250 Million in Bitcoin

Japanese firm Metaplanet announced a ¥250 million Bitcoin purchase, following MicroStrategy's strategy. The hotel and services provider revealed on X that it has acquired an additional ¥250 million ($1.8 million) worth of Bitcoin.  *Metaplanet purchases additional 23.35 $BTC* pic.twitter.com/Wj5AZjVNvq — Metaplanet Inc. (@Metaplanet_JP)

Jun 07, 2024 Semler Scientific Announces Plans To Raise $150 Million to Purchase More Bitcoin
Semler Scientific Announces Plans To Raise $150 Million to Purchase More Bitcoin

Medical device manufacturer Semler Scientific (Nasdaq: SMLR) announced it has purchased an additional 247 Bitcoin for $17 million in cash, increasing its total holdings to 828 Bitcoin. The company also plans to raise $150 million to further bolster its Bitcoin reserves. Last month, Semler made headlines by adopting Bitcoin as

Jun 06, 2024 Robinhood To Acquire Bitstamp Exchange in $200M Deal
Robinhood To Acquire Bitstamp Exchange in $200M Deal

Robinhood has announced its agreement to acquire Bitstamp, a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, for $200 million in cash.  This move aims to expand Robinhood's presence in the Bitcoin and crypto market, with the transaction expected to be finalized in the first half of 2025. Established in 2011, Bitstamp

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Jun 13, 2024 Trump Pledges To Support Bitcoin Mining Initiatives
Trump Pledges To Support Bitcoin Mining Initiatives

Donald Trump recently met with David Bailey, CEO of Bitcoin Magazine, along with several prominent U.S. Bitcoin miners. During the meeting, Trump pledged to advocate for Bitcoin mining both in Washington D.C. and internationally. Today was a historic moment in our journey towards hyperbitcoinization. The former and next

Jun 03, 2024 President Biden Faces Setback With Controversial Veto on Cryptocurrency Bill
President Biden Faces Setback With Controversial Veto on Cryptocurrency Bill

President Biden and the Democrats have recently been projecting a more moderate and conciliatory stance on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency issues.  However, following a record-breaking surge in TikTok memberships for Trump, driven by his supporters, it is uncertain how the Democrats will regroup around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as an issue. Biden&

Jun 02, 2024 Trump Breaks Ground as First President To Allow Bitcoin Lightning Donations for Campaign
Trump Breaks Ground as First President To Allow Bitcoin Lightning Donations for Campaign

Donald Trump has become the first American President to accept Bitcoin Lightning Network payments for campaign donations.  This announcement signifies a major milestone in integrating Bitcoin into mainstream politics, demonstrating Trump's commitment to advancing Bitcoin's future in the U.S. Trump's campaign has collaborated

May 22, 2024 White House Expresses Enthusiasm To Collaborate With Congress on Crypto Framework Bill
White House Expresses Enthusiasm To Collaborate With Congress on Crypto Framework Bill

The Executive Office of President Joe Biden has issued a Statement of Administration Policy concerning H.R. 4762, the Financial Innovation and Technology Act of 2021 (FIT 21).  This legislation seeks to establish clear guidelines for Bitcoin and other digital assets. The Chamber of Digital Commerce, an advocacy group for

May 21, 2024 Trump Follows in RFK Jr.’s Footsteps and Accepts Bitcoin Donations
Trump Follows in RFK Jr.’s Footsteps and Accepts Bitcoin Donations

The Trump campaign has announced the launch of a fundraising page allowing federally permissible donors to contribute Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies through the Coinbase Commerce platform.  This initiative marks the second time a major party Presidential nominee has adopted Bitcoin for campaign donations.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s donation page has

May 21, 2024 Bitcoin Policy Institute Launches Fund To Protect Non-Custodial Tools From Regulatory Challenges
Bitcoin Policy Institute Launches Fund To Protect Non-Custodial Tools From Regulatory Challenges

The Bitcoin Policy Institute (BPI) has launched its Peer-to-Peer Rights Fund to safeguard the decentralized, peer-to-peer integrity of the Bitcoin ecosystem.  The fund aims to defend non-custodial tools and their developers from regulatory overreach to ensure innovation, privacy, and user autonomy. 🚀Announcing the Peer-to-Peer Rights Fund The mission? Safeguard the

May 17, 2024 Senate Approves Bill to Repeal SEC Rule on Bitcoin and Crypto Custody
Senate Approves Bill to Repeal SEC Rule on Bitcoin and Crypto Custody

The Senate has passed legislation H.J.Res. 109 to overturn the SEC's Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 121, which prevents highly regulated financial firms from custodying Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  The vote was 60 to 38, showing bipartisan support. The resolution, which already passed the House, aims to

May 14, 2024 Wisconsin Investment Board Announces $162 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Wisconsin Investment Board Announces $162 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has disclosed significant investments in Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) through a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  According to the filing, SWIB holds nearly $100 million worth of BlackRock's spot Bitcoin ETF (IBIT). This disclosure positions SWIB as

May 13, 2024 El Salvador Reveals Website to Monitor $360 Million Bitcoin Treasury
El Salvador Reveals Website to Monitor $360 Million Bitcoin Treasury

El Salvador unveiled a website to monitor its national Bitcoin treasury holdings, enhancing its dedication to Bitcoin transparency through a partnership with the Mempool Open Source Project. El Salvador now has its own @mempool space where anyone can check out our #bitcoin treasury holdings. See details in the next post.

May 09, 2024 EU Regulator Evaluates Bitcoin Approval for UCITS Products
EU Regulator Evaluates Bitcoin Approval for UCITS Products

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's financial watchdog, is evaluating the possibility of integrating Bitcoin and crypto into the region's €12 trillion mutual fund market. ESMA is soliciting feedback on broadening the range of permissible assets for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable

May 01, 2024 DOJ Arrests Roger Ver on Tax Fraud Charges
DOJ Arrests Roger Ver on Tax Fraud Charges

Roger Ver, known as "Bitcoin Jesus" and a notable early Bitcoin investor, has been indicted by the Department of Justice on charges including mail fraud, tax evasion, and filing false tax returns.  Ver was arrested in Spain over the weekend on these charges, and the U.S. plans

Apr 26, 2024 Bitcoin Historian Launches Website to Track Meme History
Bitcoin Historian Launches Website to Track Meme History

Fernando Nikolić, the director of marketing and communications at Blockstream, has launched a new website dedicated to archiving popular Bitcoin memes and cultural references.  Called Know Your Bitcoin Meme, the site features a gallery of several thousand viral images, credited to users of X (formerly Twitter). In a statement to

Apr 12, 2024 IMF Continues To Push for Changes to El Salvador’s Bitcoin Legislation
IMF Continues To Push for Changes to El Salvador’s Bitcoin Legislation

According to Infobae, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is allegedly insisting on modifications to El Salvador's pro-Bitcoin legislation, which is complicating the nation's efforts to obtain a $1.4 billion credit line. In 2021, El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as legal tender under President Nayib Bukele'

Mar 26, 2024 El Salvador’s Bitcoin Holdings Surpass $400 Million
El Salvador’s Bitcoin Holdings Surpass $400 Million

El Salvador became the first nation to declare Bitcoin as legal tender and to integrate a Bitcoin strategy into its national treasury, resulting in an accumulation of over $400 million in Bitcoin holdings. Under the leadership of President Nayib Bukele, legislation was enacted in 2021 to legitimize Bitcoin as legal

Mar 18, 2024 El Salvador Transfers Bitcoin Holdings to Secure Cold Storage Vault
El Salvador Transfers Bitcoin Holdings to Secure Cold Storage Vault

El Salvador has recently taken significant steps to assert direct control over a large portion of its Bitcoin reserves, a move that commenced on March 14th, 2024, by transferring substantial Bitcoin holdings to cold storage within the nation.  https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1768425845163503738 This transition, which follows the implementation

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