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CME quietly surpasses BitMEX to become second-largest bitcoin futures exchange

CME quietly surpasses BitMEX to become second-largest bitcoin futures exchange

CME Group, a regulated bitcoin futures trading platform, has quietly become the second-largest player, surpassing Binance and BitMEX. Yesterday, CME recorded an open interest of $790 million as compared to $718 million by Binance and $601 million by BitMEX, according to The Block Research. Open interest in the value of outstanding derivative contracts that are …

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Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin and the BSA, Signature Deposit Growth, Darknet Crypto Donors

Signature Bank’s deposits grew by over $4 billion. Non-profits have rejected bitcoin donations made from hackers. And a FinCEN investigation raises questions about bitcoin mixers and the Bank Secrecy Act. Here’s all the news people are talking about in crypto today. Top shelf Corporate DeFi?R3’s open-source variation of its enterprise blockchain, Corda Network, will see …

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Where Does Bitcoin Fit in the Global Reserve Currency Game?

Where Does Bitcoin Fit in the Global Reserve Currency Game?

On this “Speaking of Bitcoin” episode, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the past, present and future of global reserve currencies In the beginning there was the global reserve currency (U.S. dollars,) national currencies like the Japanese Yen, alternative currencies like Ithaca hours and just one …

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Bitcoin SV, Zcash, Maker Price Analysis: 17 October

Bitcoin SV, Zcash, Maker Price Analysis: 17 October

Zcash and Maker although still not bullish enough, were definitely displaying signs of short-term positive price reversals, as the selling pressures for the two digital assets continued to weaken. Bitcoin SV however, seen making a bearish breakout below its trendline, could witness a few more bearish sessions, as the bulls were yet to solidify a …

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Hackers have stolen 1,980 Bitcoin via wallet 'fake update'

Hackers have stolen 1,980 Bitcoin via wallet ‘fake update’

Cybercrime gangs have stolen over to $22 million from users who use the Electrum Bitcoin wallets via a fake app update scam according to an investigation. The criminals later transferred the stolen funds to multiple Bitcoin accounts which now contain 1,980 bitcoin.  Much of these funds were stolen in one single incident in August, after …

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Bitcoin transaction values and fees grew in 2020’s third quarter

Bitcoin transaction values and fees grew in 2020’s third quarter

The amount of value transacted on the Bitcoin network grew in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter, according to findings from The Block Research. During the period, users transacted more than $225B, posting an average of $2.4B a day. In all, the value transacted across the network rose some 25% compared …

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