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Bitcoin   -   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

Bitcoin   -   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

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

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Bitcoin   -   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

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   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

by Deniz Saat
Bitcoin   -   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

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
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
News   -   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.

by Deniz Saat
News   -   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

by Deniz Saat
News   -   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

by Deniz Saat
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