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Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Harvard University's public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a blockhain-based system designed to replace outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers. Three …

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Cryptocurrencies Drop as Government Shutdown Hits Bitcoin ETF

Investing.com – Cryptocurrencies moved mostly lower on Thursday after CBOE Global Markets pulled plans to list a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), blaming the impact of the U.S. government shutdown on request-processing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bitcoin dropped 0.37% to $3,562.8 on the Investing.com Index as of 10:09 …

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Bitcoin Price Defends $3.5K After Cboe Pulls ETF Proposal

With bitcoin (BTC) showing resilience to negative news flow, a strong bullish move is looking increasingly likely. On Wednesday, the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX equity exchange withdrew its request for a rule change by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would have allowed it to list …

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Crypto Markets Unphased by Latest ETF Withdrawal

The cryptocurrency markets remain unphased after an ETF withdrawal announcement on Wednesday did little to affect bitcoin’s price. The Cboe BZX exchange has withdrawn a proposed rule change that would have otherwise paved the way for an ever-elusive bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by VanEck and SolidX. Continue Reading on …

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US Government Shutdown Derailed Bitcoin ETF Talks, Says VanEck CEO

A closely-watched proposal to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund on the Cboe BZX Exchange was withdrawn Wednesday – and the ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government appears to be to blame. As CoinDesk reported, the filing was “temporarily withdrawn”, according to VanEck VanEck director of digital asset strategy Gabor …

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Cboe Exchange Withdraws Proposal for VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF

The Cboe BZX Exchange has withdrawn a proposed rule change that, if approved, would clear the way for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by VanEck and SolidX. In a notice published Wednesday, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deputy secretary Eduardo Aleman wrote that the Cboe BZX Exchange had …

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Cboe shelving plan for bitcoin-tracking product: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that Cboe Global Markets Inc is pulling its proposal to list an exchange-traded product tracking the price of bitcoin, delivering another blow to cryptocurrency enthusiasts. A Cboe-run exchange dropped plans that have been in front of the …

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Cboe Withdraws Proposal for VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF

The Cboe BZX Exchange has withdrawn a proposed rule change that, if approved, would clear the way for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by VanEck and SolidX. In a notice published Wednesday, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deputy secretary Eduardo Aleman wrote that the Cboe BZX Exchange had …

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Bitfury Launches Set of Tools to Drive Lightning Network Adoption

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury Group has released a series of new tools for merchants and developers in a bid to drive wider adoption of the Lightning Network (LN). The launch was announced in a blog post from Bitfury’s LN engineering team, “Lightning Peach,” Jan. 23. Bitfury’s new LN-related offerings span …

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Ugandan firm uses blockchain to trace coffee from farms to stores

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – An Ugandan company has started using blockchain, the technology behind virtual currency Bitcoin, to certify shipments of coffee to try to meet growing demand from consumers for more information about where products have come from. Carico Café Connoisseur said the move could help to …

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Controversial Content Creators Shift to Crypto After Censorship

A number of online crowdfunding sites and wallet providers have been embroiled in controversy after a series of high-profile account cancellations associated with alt- and far-right views. Although the move to “deplatform” those seen to be allegedly promoting hate speech has received popular support, several high-profile political commentators and libertarian …

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