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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Seeks US Listing via Reverse IPO

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is looking to go public in the U.S. through a reverse merger. Blockchain Industries, an investment firm focusing on the crypto and blockchain industry and traded on the U.S over-the-counter markets, announced Tuesday that it had signed a binding letter …

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Seeks US Listing via Reverse Merger Deal

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is looking to go public in the U.S. through a reverse-merger route. Blockchain Industries, an investment firm focusing on the crypto and blockchain industry and traded on the U.S over-the-counter markets, announced Tuesday that it had signed a binding letter …

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Bakkt Makes Initial Hiring Push for Bitcoin Futures Exchange

Ahead of its hotly anticipated launch, bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has launched a hiring campaign. Eight new job posting were published Tuesday on the company’s website. Bakkt is looking for several experienced software developers, including mobile and blockchain developers; an institutional sales manager with experience in North America or Asia; …

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What We Learned in 100 Crypto Talks With Institutional Investors

Jeff Dorman, partner at crypto asset management firm Arca Funds, spent 18 years on Wall Street and in fintech before turning his focus to developing crypto asset strategies and products. This article originally appeared in ‘Institutional Crypto,’ a weekly CoinDesk newsletter focused on the nexus of Wall Street and crypto …

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Sapphire Tech Targets Grin Cryptocurrency With New GPU Miner

Hong Kong graphics card producer Sapphire Technology is launching a new line of miners targeting the privacy-focused “grin” cryptocurrency. Sapphire announced the launch of its RX 570 16GB HDMI Blockchain Graphics Card on Tuesday, saying it would be “the first of a new family” of products designed to mine grin …

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Bitfury Hires a CEO for Its Blockchain-Sleuthing Service

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury is looking to reinforce its software unit with two executive-level hires. Announced today, Marina Khaustova, former chief marketing officer and co-founder of Element Capital Group, has joined Bitfury as the CEO of Crystal Blockchain, the company’s analytical tool for investigating public blockchain transactions. Meanwhile, Chris Dickson, …

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Bitfury Hires a CEO for Its Blockchain-Snooping Service

Blockchain technology firm Bitfury is looking to reinforce its software unit with two executive-level hires. Announced today, Marina Khaustova, former chief marketing officer and co-founder of Element Capital Group, has joined Bitfury as the CEO of Crystal Blockchain, the company’s analytical tool for investigating public blockchain transactions. Meanwhile, Chris Dickson, …

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London Stock Exchange’s Trading Tech to Power New Crypto Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is providing the trade-matching technology for an upcoming cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong. The LSE Group announced Tuesday that its Millennium Exchange matching engine has been chosen to power AAX, a new exchange platform being launched by Hong Kong-based fintech firm ATOM Group. AAX is …

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R3’s Former Chief Sales Officer Joins Blockchain Startup AlphaPoint

Scott Grayson, former chief sales officer at R3, has joined the blockchain services firm AlphaPoint as a senior vice president for institutional sales. Grayson will be working with large institutions like banks, brokerages, exchanges and private equity firms that want to tokenize assets such as real estate, private equity, securities …

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Overstock Blockchain Fund Shuffles Management Ahead of tZERO Launch

Overstock has promoted Joel Wright to chief operating officer (COO) of Medici Ventures, the company’s blockchain venture fund. Wright was previously Medici’s chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, he succeeds Steve Hopkins, who recently resigned as COO and general counsel to lead tZERO, Medici’s long-awaited security token trading …

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Bitcoin Sees Longest Stretch of Price Consolidation Since October

Bitcoin (BTC) is witnessing the longest stretch of range-bound price activity in three months. The leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization has been largely restricted to trading between $3,700 and $3,500 since Jan. 11 – the longest stretch at such a narrow range since the end of October. Back then, the …

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Coinbase Adds Cross-Border Wire Transfers for Whales in Europe and Asia

Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching cross-border wire transfers for institutional clients in Asia, the U.K. and Europe. Coinbase said in an announcement Tuesday that, for clients in countries where fiat payments rails aren’t yet available, the firm will now support inbound and outbound SWIFT transfers from non-US bank accounts. It …

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Dutch Financial Authorities Plan Licensing Scheme for Crypto Exchanges

Financial authorities in the Netherlands are planning a licensing scheme for crypto exchanges and wallet service providers to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the nation’s central bank, and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) published a report earlier this week, suggesting that fiat-to-crypto …

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Wyoming Bill Would Clear the Way for Crypto Custody at Banks

Wyoming may soon become the first state in the U.S. to provide clear banking permissions for cryptocurrencies and digital assets. A bipartisan group of state legislators introduced SF0125 to the government on Friday, which, if passed, would classify digital assets as property within existing laws. It would also establish “an …

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