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3 Bullish Bitcoin Things to Be Excited About in 2024

Next year looks promising for the crypto industry as major events are set to occur. Among the several benefits of the upcoming events is a stronger interest from institutional investors and wider adoption of crypto assets, a significant milestone for a sector that came into existence just 14 years ago. CryptoPotato has put together this short list as optimism builds around the potential growth of the Bitcoin ecosystem, stemming from the network’s upcoming halving event, the...

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Top 10 Major Crypto Headlines in 2023 by Coinspeaker: Year of Triumphs, Scandals, and Transformations

It was a controversial year for the crypto indutrsy. Let’s have a closer look at the major crypto-related events that too place in 2023. The year 2023 has been a rollercoaster ride for the cryptocurrency ecosystem, defined by important events that have impacted the industry’s direction. From stablecoin woes to regulatory disputes, institutional acceptance, and the advent of meme coins, the crypto sector has seen a wide range of stories. Here are the top 10 major crypto headlines that have...

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Bitcoin Critic Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan to Buy BTC on Behalf of BlackRock’s ETF

The amendments for spot Bitcoin ETF applications continue, with BlackRock naming Jane Street Capital and JPMorgan Securities as the authorized participants for its own exchange-traded fund, should it receive the green light from the US SEC. What’s particularly interesting is the involvement of JPM, whose CEO just recently urged the US government to close down Bitcoin. JPM, Jane Street Named as APs Global financial behemoths, such as BlackRock, Fidelity, VanEck, and Valkyrie,...

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Monex Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Canada-based 3iQ

The Tokyo-based Monex Group intends to further strengthen its digital asset offerings to institutional investors through the 3iQ acquisition. Monex Group Inc, a holding financial company based in Japan with operations around the world, will acquire Canada-based crypto asset manager 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc for an undisclosed amount. According to the announcement, 3iQ will collaborate with Coincheck Inc, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange with different products in the market that was...

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Hashdex Drops Ad Ahead of Its Spot Bitcoin ETF Approval

Asset management firm Hashdex has unveiled a new advertisement amid the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) evaluation of applications for the listing of spot Bitcoin (BTC) tickers on US exchanges for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The advertisement, shared on December 28 on X (formerly Twitter), features an interview setting from the 1980s, where the subject critiques the use of home computers for everyday tasks, drawing a parallel to the skepticism around emerging technologies....

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Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest Waves Goodbye to Grayscale in $200 Million Exit

ARK Invest – the institutional asset management firm led by Cathie Wood – made a significant move by liquidating all of its remaining holdings in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), totaling $200 million. In the previous month, GBTC stood as the largest holding in ARK’s Next Generation Internet ETF. However, the asset management firm has now completely exited this position. The adjustment in the portfolio comes ahead of the anticipated decision by the Securities and Exchange...

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Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Sells Coinbase and GBTC Shares to Buy ProShares Bitcoin ETF (BITO)

Ark Invest purchased $92 million worth of ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) and 4,320,928 units of the US Bitcoin futures-linked ETF. Cathie Wood’s asset management firm Ark Invest has actively engaged in portfolio rebalancing this year amid a surge in stock prices of crypto firms. In the latest development on Wednesday, December 27, Ark Invest divested its Coinbase holdings and all of its GBTC holdings. In a recent trade filing, the company led by Cathie Wood revealed the sale of...

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Grayscale Files Amended ETF Application Following Silbert’s Resignation

The amended ETF application came after a series of meetings between Grayscale and the SEC in December. Leading asset manager Grayscale Investments has filed an amended S-3 application seeking to convert its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to a spot Bitcoin ETF. Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart confirmed the reapplication with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, just a few hours after the CEO of the firm’s parent company, Barry Silbert, resigned. Grayscale Finally...

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Grayscale Investments’ Top Executives Barry Silbert and Mark Murphy Resign from Board of Directors

In addition to top executives stepping aside from the board of directors, Grayscale Investments also filed an updated spot Bitcoin ETF application with the SEC on Tuesday. Top cryptocurrency investor Grayscale Investments LLC has been preparing to offer spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) in a bid to widen its market share. On Tuesday, the company made several moves to ensure an imminent approval of spot BTC ETF, which is anticipated to happen in the next few weeks. Grayscale...

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Grayscale Leadership Shuffle: Barry Silbert, Mark Murphy Resign

In a surprising turn of events, Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG) – the parent company of Grayscale – has resigned from the asset manager’s board of directors. Silbert, a key figure in the cryptocurrency industry, has played a crucial role in shaping the growth of Grayscale Investments. His departure from the board signals a significant shift in leadership and strategy for the firm. The official 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange...

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