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The SEC Rejected VanEck’s Spot Bitcoin ETF Application Citing Investor Protection

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected VanEck’s proposal for a spot Bitcoin ETF. This comes after several delays by the agency. The global investment manager VanEck has been among the most active companies when it comes down to filing with the SEC to launch a Bitcoin ETF. In the past several years, the firm had numerous applications, with some rejected by the agency and others it had to withdraw on its own. However, the landscape in the States...

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Miami Will Distribute Free Bitcoin To Its Residents Thanks To Miami Coin’s Success

Francis Suarez, the cryptocurrency-loving mayor of Miami, announced that he was working on a program to give free Bitcoin to the residents of his city thanks to the good results achieved by his city’s crypto project Miami Coin. In an interview for CoinDest TV, Suarez explained that he was looking for a way to distribute part of Miami Coin’s yield to the people of Miami. While some parameters are still to be defined, the idea is already well advanced. Miami Coin Paves the Way...

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Bitcoin Trades Sideways As US Congress Passes The Controversial Infraestructure Bill

The US Congress has just passed legislation that could potentially change the way Americans think about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency industry. The approval of the infamous Infrastructure Bill, which received a final vote of 226 to 206, is a controversial moment for the budding industry. If the bill is signed by US President Joe Biden, then most of the crypto businesses registered in the United States —like Coinbase, Kraken, or even a DEX developed in America— would be...

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Will New York Transform into a Bitcoin Hub Under the Newly-Elected Mayor Eric Adams?

Former police officer Eric Adams was elected the 110th mayor of New York City over Republican anti-crime activist Curtis Sliwa. Adams had promised to restore the pandemic-ravaged city to its former glory within a year. But this victory can also pave the way for New York to become a Bitcoin hub as visioned by the 61-year-old Democrat. Bringing Bitcoin Business Back to New York According to the Associated Press, Adams had 67% of the vote, with 65% of precincts reporting. As a...

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FDIC Chair: US Regulators Work on Rules How Banks Can Hold Cryptocurrencies

The United States will aim for clear regulatory rules to enable banks and their customers to hold and operate with cryptocurrencies, said the FDIC chair, Jelena McWilliams. As such, the positive developments coming from the world’s largest economy continue as the nation recently had its first Bitcoin Futures ETF. US Banks to Hold Crypto? Up until a year ago, banks and cryptocurrencies were two mutually exclusive terms as the former refused to acknowledge even the mere...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Hyperinflation Will Change Everything, It’s Already Happening

With inflation already here, Twitter founder and Bitcoin proponent Jack Dorsey believes it will continue at a fast rate, which will lead to hyperinflation, not just in the United States but around the rest of the world. Hyperinflation Will Change Everything The Square CEO shared his thoughts on the matter on Twitter, stating: “Hyperinflation is going to change everything… It’s happening.” While inflation is a decrease in the purchasing power of money, reflected in the general...

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3 Reasons Bitcoin’s ATH Looks More Bullish Now Than in April 2021

It’s been a wild few months for Bitcoin’s price. It went all the way up from around $65K in April, down to below $30K in July, and back to a new all-time high today – October 20th. Many are drawing comparisons between the market dynamics in April and now, and as BTC sits in price discovery, it’s worth looking at a few reasons for which things might be a lot more bullish currently compared to before. Retail FOMO Is Not Here First things first, one of the main catalysts of...

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First Bitcoin Futures ETF Comes Today: BTC Price Volatility Expected

The talk in the crypto town for the past several days has predominantly been the potential launch of a Bitcoin ETF in the United States. After all, the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission has been reluctant to approve such a product for years, while other nations, like Canada and Brazil, did so earlier this year. The pressure on the SEC is mounting, and the appointment of Gary Gensler, who previously had experience with blockchain, was regarded as a promising step in...

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New York Attorney General Cracks Down On Cryptocurrency Lending Services

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on October 18 that she had ordered the shutdown of an unidentified group of cryptocurrency lending platforms operating in the state. As per an official press release, the companies would be acting in contravention of the stipulations of General Business Law § 352 et seq —better known as the “Martin Act.” Ms. James argues that cryptocurrency lending platforms are “interest-bearing accounts” and therefore must register with the...

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The US Bests China as the World’s Biggest BTC Miner

Up to this point in time, China has always been the dominant country when it comes to mining bitcoin. Sadly, the region has done all it can to eliminate its standing in the industry, and now it looks like another nation – the United States – has opened itself up to become the world’s primary leader in the world of bitcoin mining. China Has Been Outdone By the U.S. China was – at one point – home to about 65 to 75 percent of the world’s crypto mining projects. It also is...

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