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FTX Raises $420 Million in Series B-1 — Crypto Exchange Commands $25 Billion Valuation

FTX Raises $420 Million in Series B-1 — Crypto Exchange Commands $25 Billion Valuation

The digital currency exchange FTX Trading Limited announced the firm has raised more than $420 million in a Series B-1 fundraise. The capital raise follows the crypto exchange’s financing round at the end of July when FTX raised $900 million. After the raise was announced on October 21, FTX said the firm’s estimated valuation is […]

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$2.2 Trillion Asset Manager Pimco Looking to Trade Cryptocurrencies, CIO Says

$2.2 Trillion Asset Manager Pimco Looking to Trade Cryptocurrencies, CIO Says

Pimco, an asset manager with $2.2 trillion under management, is looking to start trading cryptocurrencies. “We’re trading from a relative value perspective,” the firm’s chief investment officer said. Pimco’s clients include central banks, sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension funds, financial and non-financial corporations, foundations, and endowments. Pimco Getting Into Crypto Pimco’s chief investment […]

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Sources Say Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF Set to Launch on Nasdaq This Week

Sources Say Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF Set to Launch on Nasdaq This Week

After the Proshares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed and smashed records in the first two days of trading, Vaneck’s bitcoin futures ETF was given the green light to start trading next week. Furthermore, sources say that the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF is set to launch this week with a possible listing on Friday. Proshares […]

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Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Russia Considers Partially Replacing Dollar Reserves With Digital Assets in Future

Amid ongoing sanctions, the government of Russia has been working to limit the country’s dependence on the U.S. dollar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs now says it’s possible to partially replace the greenback in currency reserves and trade settlements with other currencies and even digital assets in the future. Foreign Ministry Official Sees Russia Acquiring […]

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Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

Iran to Pilot ‘National Cryptocurrency,’ Amend Central Bank Law

The central bank of Iran is gearing up to begin the pilot phase of its digital currency project in the near future, its new head announced to representatives of local media. The monetary authority is also preparing to move forward with a plan to reform the legislation that governs its own activities. Iran Preps Pilot […]

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Grayscale Confirms Plan to Convert GBTC Into Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale Confirms Plan to Convert GBTC Into Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale Investments has confirmed its plan to file for its bitcoin trust (GBTC) to be converted into a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). “The NYSE Arca will file a document called the 19b-4 to convert GBTC into an ETF,” said Grayscale’s official. GBTC to Become Bitcoin ETF Grayscale Investments has confirmed that it will convert its […]

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President of Mexico Denies Having Interest in Adopting Bitcoin as Legal Tender

President of Mexico Denies Having Interest in Adopting Bitcoin as Legal Tender

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, denied having any interest in adopting cryptocurrencies as legal tender in the country. The statements, offered in a press conference in the National Palace this week, also confirmed that the Mexican government will keep dealing with the financial matters of the country in a traditional and orthodox […]

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Mark Cuban Won’t Invest in Bitcoin ETF, Prefers to Buy BTC Directly

Mark Cuban Won’t Invest in Bitcoin ETF, Prefers to Buy BTC Directly

The owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, has said “no” to investing in bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), one of which could start trading next week in the U.S. The Shark Tank star does not see a reason for him to invest in a bitcoin ETF, emphasizing that he can buy the cryptocurrency […]

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G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

G7 Finance Ministers and Bankers Adopt Guidelines for Central Bank Digital Currencies

Any digital currency issued by a central bank must support financial and monetary stability, finance leaders from G7 member states have insisted. State-issued coins should also ensure privacy, transparency, and data protection, the officials stated. The forum adopted 13 public policy principles for retail digital currencies and stressed that “CBDCs are not ‘cryptoassets.’” CBDCs Must […]

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Swiss Bank Seba Now Lets Customers Earn Yield on Crypto Holdings

Swiss Bank Seba Now Lets Customers Earn Yield on Crypto Holdings

A FINMA-licensed Swiss bank, Seba, has launched a program enabling clients to earn yield on their crypto holdings. In addition, the bank will “provide support for centralized lending and borrowing services, enabling investors to generate yield by lending bitcoin and ethereum directly with Seba Bank.” Seba Earn Lets Clients Generate Rewards From Crypto Investments Seba […]

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