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Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 BTPI Launches Study on Bitcoin’s Impact on Financial Freedom in Authoritarian Countries
BTPI Launches Study on Bitcoin’s Impact on Financial Freedom in Authoritarian Countries

The Brooks School Tech Policy Institute (BTPI) at Cornell University has launched a $1 million research project to explore the relationship between Bitcoin and financial freedom in authoritarian countries.  Led by BTPI Director Sarah Kreps, the research aims to understand how individuals use Bitcoin and stablecoins for financial security in

Bitcoin   -   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

Morgan Stanley Reveals a $270 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 Morgan Stanley Reveals a $270 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Recent 13F SEC filings have unveiled that several major U.S. financial institutions are committing significant funds to Bitcoin through spot ETFs.  These filings, which disclose the holdings of institutional investors with over $100 million allocated, have drawn considerable attention. Following the SEC's approval of several spot Bitcoin

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Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 Morgan Stanley Reveals a $270 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Morgan Stanley Reveals a $270 Million Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Recent 13F SEC filings have unveiled that several major U.S. financial institutions are committing significant funds to Bitcoin through spot ETFs.  These filings, which disclose the holdings of institutional investors with over $100 million allocated, have drawn considerable attention. Following the SEC's approval of several spot Bitcoin

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 BTPI Launches Study on Bitcoin’s Impact on Financial Freedom in Authoritarian Countries
BTPI Launches Study on Bitcoin’s Impact on Financial Freedom in Authoritarian Countries

The Brooks School Tech Policy Institute (BTPI) at Cornell University has launched a $1 million research project to explore the relationship between Bitcoin and financial freedom in authoritarian countries.  Led by BTPI Director Sarah Kreps, the research aims to understand how individuals use Bitcoin and stablecoins for financial security in

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   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

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 CME Exchange To Introduce Bitcoin Trading for Hedge Funds and Institutional Investors
CME Exchange To Introduce Bitcoin Trading for Hedge Funds and Institutional Investors

According to a Financial Times report, The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the world's largest futures exchange, plans to offer spot Bitcoin trading on its platform. This initiative would provide hedge funds and institutional traders with a regulated venue for Bitcoin trading. CME is already a leader in Bitcoin

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   May 17, 2024 Millennium Management Discloses $2 Billion Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Millennium Management Discloses $2 Billion Investment in Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Millennium Management, an investment management company, has disclosed holdings of nearly $2 billion in spot Bitcoin ETFs through an SEC 13F-HR institutional investment manager holdings report filed today.  This disclosure highlights the growing interest and investment in Bitcoin ETFs by major institutional players. The firm reported owning a combined total

by Deniz Saat
News   -   May 15, 2024 Former BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Lead Named New Vanguard CEO
Former BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Lead Named New Vanguard CEO

Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment firms, has appointed Salim Ramji as its new CEO.  Ramji previously led BlackRock's ETF business and was instrumental in launching its spot Bitcoin ETF, IBIT, in January. Ramji will replace Vanguard's outgoing CEO, Tim Buckley, who has

by Deniz Saat
News   -   May 15, 2024 El Salvador’s Volcano Bitcoin Mining Operation Generates $29 Million
El Salvador’s Volcano Bitcoin Mining Operation Generates $29 Million

El Salvador has mined nearly 474 Bitcoin, valued at approximately $29 million, since September 2021 using geothermal energy from the Tecapa volcano, according to official data.  This brings the country's total Bitcoin holdings to 5,750 Bitcoin, worth over $360 million. The geothermal energy mining operation is a

by Deniz Saat
News   -   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

by Deniz Saat
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