New Partnership Enables Automatic Bill Payments Using Bitcoin in Australia

Australians wishing to pay their bills in cryptocurrencies do not have to be held back by the fact that their utility or service provider is stuck with traditional methods of payment. This follows the formation of a partnership between two financial technology firms, cryptocurrency exchange Cointree and automated billing platform Gobbill, allowing the payment of

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Airbnb Co-Founder Backs $23 Million Funding Round for Institutional Cryptocurrency Dealer

Institutional-grade cryptocurrency prime dealer SFOX has raised nearly $23 million to fund the development of full-featured asset management platform for large-scale cryptocurrency investors. Announced on Thursday, SFOX’s $22.7 million Series A funding round was led by Tribe Capital and Social Capital, and it also included investments from Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Airbnb

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There’s Still No Bitcoin ETF, But U.S. Investors Just Got a Consolation Prize

The long-anticipated bitcoin ETF has yet to materialize, but American investors seeking to gain exposure to the flagship cryptocurrency through their standard brokerage accounts now have a consolation prize. Bloomberg reports that Bitcoin Tracker One, an exchange-traded note (ETN) that has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015, can now be traded in U.S. brokerage

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CBOE President Cautiously Hopeful on Bitcoin ETF Prospects Despite SEC Action

CBOE Global Markets Inc. could well become the first company to win approval for a bitcoin ETF, but whether that coveted accomplishment materializes remains to be seen. For his part, Chris Concannon, CBOE’s president and CEO, said that he is optimistic that the Securities and Exchange Commission will grant his wish, but he recognizes that

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Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann Will Service Cryptocurrency Firms, Removing a Major Industry Pain Point

Despite rising competition from other countries seeking to capitalize on the cryptocurrency boom, Switzerland’s Crypto Valley looks poised to get its moxie back. Swiss Bank Maerki Baumman Will Offer Accounts to Cryptocurrency Firms That’s because a second Swiss bank — the Zurich-based private bank Maerki Baumann — has agreed to form banking partnership with cryptocurrency

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A Pro-Crypto Gamer Hid Free Bitcoin in No Man’s Sky

Looking to find some free bitcoin? A pair of planets on the No Man’s Sky action survival game are hiding 0.004 BTC, according to Hackernoon. Players can claim the bitcoin by finding the corresponding communications stations in the game. Jon Creasy, a crypto enthusiast and investment adviser, says more hidden bitcoin will soon be forthcoming. More

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There Are Now More Than 3,500 Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide

While not as widely used as those made for fiat currency, cryptocurrency ATMs remain a popular medium for buying and selling cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. Today marks a milestone, as there are now over 3,500 bitcoin ATMs installed and operational around the world. ATM Count Breaks the 3,500 Mark The latest data from Coinatmradar — a

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Goldman Sachs May Store Bitcoin for Cryptocurrency Funds, Institutional Investors

One of the world’s most well-known investment bank is mulling launching a custodial service to store bitcoin for investment funds that want to hold cryptocurrency. Goldman Sachs May Custody Cryptocurrencies Citing multiple anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that Goldman Sachs, the second-largest investment bank, is holding discussions about becoming one of the

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Only a Matter of Time Before SEC Approves Bitcoin ETF: Tech VC

The market is rapidly approaching the point of acceptance for a bitcoin ETF, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will eventually approve an ETF in the near future. This is the opinion of Fatfish Internet Group CEO, Kin-Wai Lau, speaking to CNBC last week. According to Lau, what the market is experiencing is a

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Bitcoin Exchange CoinJar Launches Australia’s First Cryptocurrency Index Fund

Australian bitcoin exchange CoinJar has launched the country’s first cryptocurrency index fund available to wholesale investors. CoinJar Launches Australia’s First Crypto Fund Announced on Thursday, the CoinJar Digital Currency Fund provides a convenient way for wealthy Australian investors to obtain exposure to cryptocurrencies while offloading the custodial responsibility to another entity. The Digital Currency Fund

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