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After $750M Bitcoin Allocation, Ruffer Investment Says BTC is Early in Its Safe Haven Cycle

Amid the recent warnings issued by the UK Financial Conduct Authority on crypto scams, the giant asset manager Ruffer Investment has defended its decision to allocate about 2.5% of its portfolio in BTC.The UK-based company with over $27 billion AUM said that bitcoin’s adoption is still early as most investors are “desperate” for alternative safe-haven instruments during these challenging times.Ruffer Investment Doubles-Down On BTCCryptoPotato reported in December that the founded in 1994...

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New Users and Regulations: Coinbase Explains The Cause of Issues Amid Latest Bitcoin Price Volatility

The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has issued a formal apology for users in the UK and the EU region. The company acknowledged that its services have been unstable because of the high number of new registrations and the latest regulatory requirements.More Users Led To Problems On CoinbaseCoinbase users located in the UK or the EU might have noticed that the services on the popular US exchange didn’t operate properly in the past two months. The platform displayed “partially...

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Police Arrests Another Suspect on the 100 BTC Ransom Kidnapping in India

The 100 BTC kidnapping case in the Indian state of Karnataka continues to develop as the local police have arrested another suspect on the case. Reports say he was the one who abducted the kid in front of his home after being recruited by the mastermind of the entire operation.Progress On A 100 BTC Ransom CaseJust a couple of weeks ago, perpetrators demanded a 100 BTC ransom for the son of a local businessman and crypto investor after abducting the eight-year-old boy in front of his home in...

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UK Watchdog Prolongs Temporary Registration Regime for Cryptocurrency Businesses

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has informed that it will extend the registration time for existing cryptocurrency businesses. The regulator has set the new date to July 9, 2021.A New Deadline for Existing Crypto EstablishmentsThe “Temporary Registration Regime” will stretch the filing time by a few months – from the previously announced January 10, 2021, to July 9, 2021. According to the official FCA publication, the extension will affect already existing crypto establishments that...

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Another Giant Joins In: $15 Million In Bitcoin Bought By Ruffer Investment

Ruffer Investment, a London-based asset manager with $27 billion in AUM, is the latest large company to purchase a considerable amount of bitcoin. The company has allocated 2.5% of the portfolio of one of its funds, translating into a purchase of about $15 million worth of BTC.UK Asset Manager Replaces Gold With BTCThe cryptocurrency community has discussed widely in the past few months that some institutions have taken funds out of gold investments and allocated them into bitcoin. While most...

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Room For Growth? Only 10% of UK Citizens Have Purchased Bitcoin

Despite growing in price and popularity in the past few months, bitcoin still far away from receiving attention from the masses. A recent study compiled in the UK concluded that only 10% of the participants had purchased BTC, with Londoners being most akin to bitcoin exposure.10% Of UK Citizens Bought BTCFollowing the latest developments in the cryptocurrency markets when the prices started booming once again, Opinium and AltFi conducted a survey to garner people’s perspective on digital...

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Research Suggests Satoshi Nakamoto Launched Bitcoin From London

The anonymous identity of the creator of Bitcoin remains the most notable mystery within the cryptocurrency field, with numerous speculations on who (or how many) is Satoshi Nakamoto. The latest research on the matter asserted that Nakamoto lived and worked on BTC from London.The Researchers’ MethodologyAlthough the cryptocurrency community has seen a few claims (read mostly Craig Wright) insisting that they are Satoshi Nakamoto, the true identity of this mystery man (or men) is still a...

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UK Citizen Allegedly Used Bitcoin to Facilitate ISIS Members Prison Breaks

A 27-year old British citizen had appeared before a local court because of allegations that he had used Bitcoin to send money to help ISIS members escape Syrian prison camps. The man, Hisham Chaudhary, has reportedly been a member of the Islamic State for over four years. Terrorist Prison Breaks Funded By Bitcoin According to the Dailymail coverage, Chaudhary has been an accepted member of the Islamic State since early 2016 – an infamous terrorist organization banned under UK...

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These Are Ripple’s Relocation Options if it Moves Out of the United States

Ripple has expressed dissatisfaction over the regulatory uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies in the United States. Apart from this, the San Francisco-based firm has also decided to act. By moving out of its home turf. But where will Ripple move next? Here are the relocation options. Ripple’s Asia Options: Japan, Singapore & the United Arab Emirates When Ripple’s co-founder and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen threatened to move out of the United States over the...

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Russian Billionaire, Owner of The Independent, Praises Cryptocurrencies And DeFi

Russian billionaire and owner of two giant UK newspapers Alexander Lebedev is looking into launching his own DeFi project. Dubbed The Independent Decentralized Financial Ecosystem (or bank 2.0), it aims to serve as a better performing bank, which benefits all participants.Lebedev Explains The Current Banking ProblemsLebedev, the owner of the UK-based London Evening Standard and The Independent, recently used the latter to publish a post regarding the issues within traditional finance and the...

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