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A former Goldman Sachs exec is joining a crypto-trading firm as it eyes a major global expansion Blog,CryptoMarkets

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A former Goldman Sachs exec is joining a crypto-trading firm as it eyes a major global expansion Frank Chaparro – Business Insider Circle, the cryptocurrency exchange operator, has snagged a former Goldman Sachs executive to help navigate the murky regulatory waters as it expands globally, Business Insider has learned. /jlne.ws/2AdGMCg Bitcoin Bounces as Traders Seek Silver Lining in SEC ETF Denial Olivia Schaber and Rachel Evans – Bloomberg Dissenting SEC Commissioner Peirce reiterated support for ETF; Peirce was outvoted 3-1 when regulator rejected the fund Cryptocurrency traders don’t know who to believe in the long-running battle to create an exchange-traded…

The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund Blog,CryptoMarkets

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The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund; The Winklevoss twins filed a form with the SEC that’s the first step to selling shares in a fund that would track the price of Bitcoin. A look at the next move for the Facebook-suing twins. Matthew Zeitlin – BuzzFeed News Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, impossibly strong-jawed and broad-shouldered rowers, tech entrepreneurs, and famous litigators of Mark Zuckerberg, are now two of the biggest and most famous players in Bitcoin, the cryptographic, digital currency whose wild price gyrations and security issues captivated the business press for a few weeks in…

Steve Bannon is creating a ‘deplorables’ cryptocurrency to boost global populism Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Steve Bannon is creating a ‘deplorables’ cryptocurrency to boost global populism Gian Volpicelli – WIRED Bannon will launch a token to power the global populist movement, according to people with knowledge of his plans /goo.gl/MwFS6M Bitcoin: No-Fee Cryptocurrency Trading App Takes on Robinhood Jen Wieczner – Fortune More competition is coming to the commission-free cryptocurrency trading market. Voyager, a startup backed by an Uber co-founder as well as an early investor in the ride-hailing company, revealed plans Wednesday to offer no-fee trades of at least 15 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and others. /for.tn/2LTON0V Coinbase Finds No Insider Trading of…

City blockchain group Setl loses co-founder after spat CryptoMarkets,Newsletter

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City blockchain group Setl loses co-founder after spat Yolanda Bobeldijk – Financial News Setl, the blockchain startup founded by City trading veteran Peter Randall, has lost one of its co-founders after a dispute about the future direction of the company. Francois Barthelemy left in June, according to filings with Companies House. He and Randall, the former chief executive of stock exchange group Chi-X — now part of Cboe Global Markets — co-founded Setl in 2015. /goo.gl/KQZvF1 Bitcoin Fever Persists With Fresh ETF Proposal Asjylyn Loder – WSJ A new request for Wall Street’s top regulator to allow the launch of…

Indian supreme court to rule on cryptocurrency case on Sept. 11 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Indian supreme court to rule on cryptocurrency case on Sept. 11 Nupur Anand – Quartz The wait continues for Indian cryptocurrency exchanges. On July 20, after a short hearing, India’s supreme court set Sept. 11 as the date for the final hearing. The court will also pronounce the verdict at the end of those hearings—in the cases filed by the bourses against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). /goo.gl/8up6Yg Operator of shuttered bitcoin platform pleads guilty to U.S charges Brendan Pierson – Reuters The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he defrauded…

Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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trueDigital Launches Bitcoin and Ether Reference Rates and Indices Blog,CryptoMarkets

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trueDigital Launches Bitcoin and Ether Reference Rates and Indices; Provides the transparency and confidence needed to enable institutional-grade derivative products trueDigital Holdings trueDigital Holdings (“TDH”), a leading developer of institutional-grade digital asset trading solutions, has partnered with 10 liquidity providers and contributors including Genesis Global Trading, XBTO Group, Circle, DV Chain, Hehmeyer and Altonomy to create the first market maker based Bitcoin and Ether pricing indices. The launch of the trueDigital Bitcoin and Ether reference rates sets a new standard for the digital asset market and allays common concerns about the robustness and lack of transparency inherent in retail exchange-based…

Derivatives veteran and market makers combine to launch cryptocurrency reference rates Blog,CryptoMarkets

Derivatives veteran and market makers combine to launch cryptocurrency reference rates; Bitcoin and Ether reference rates and indices launched by cryptocurrency liquidity providers and trueDigital Holdings. Jon Watkins – The Trade A new set of Bitcoin and Ether reference rates and indices have been launched by trueDigital and 10 market makers including Genesis Global Trading, Circle and Hehmeyer. /jlne.ws/2LoD3X3 Surrey Police get budget boost after £1.25m bitcoin seizure Caroline Binham – Financial Times Surrey Police has become the first UK force to seize and convert bitcoin as part of a criminal probe, netting £1.25m worth of the cryptocurrency, some of…

Former CFTC chairman says underlying crypto cash market is ‘a mess’ Blog,CryptoMarkets

Former CFTC chairman says underlying crypto cash market is ‘a mess’; Gary Gensler urges US financial authorities to decide which regulator should regulate crypto markets. Hayley McDowell – The Trade Crypto The former chairman of the top US derivatives watchdog has urged Congress to establish who should regulate the cryptocurrency cash market which underlines securities and derivatives. /jlne.ws/2uMq7jm Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments Christine Kim – Coindesk Mastercard won a U.S. patent on Tuesday for a method of speeding up cryptocurrency payments. The document, published July 17 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), explains that…