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Bitwise bitcoin ETF delayed for another five weeks amidst concerns from the SEC

Bitwise bitcoin ETF delayed for another five weeks amidst concerns from the SEC

The Bitwise bitcoin ETF was delayed for another five weeks in a statement from the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. So far, it seems the Commission remains unconvinced that bitcoin is sufficiently resistant to price manipulation, along with a host of other concerns.

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Another trade on Binance goes wrong, user allegedly pays $100,000 for 1 litecoin

Another trade on Binance goes wrong, user allegedly pays $100,000 for 1 litecoin

In what is now the second publicized transaction gone wrong on Binance, an anonymous trader paid almost $100,000 for a single litecoin. Just days ago, another user reportedly lost $400,000 paying over 17,000 times the market price of a token by pressing “Market Buy” on Binance.

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Unikrn now allows users to bet crypto on top Fortnite streams on Twitch

Unikrn now allows users to bet crypto on top Fortnite streams on Twitch

Unikrn, one of the largest esports betting platforms in the world, has debuted a new product that allows fans to place crypto bets on Fortnite and Apex Legends streams on Twitch. While no partnerships with star gamers have been established, the company believe exposing the esports betting community to crypto will increase adoption.

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Vitalik Buterin: “Microsoft has embraced the open community of blockchain developers” on Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin: “Microsoft has embraced the open community of blockchain developers” on Ethereum

On May 7th, Microsoft announced the Azure Blockchain Service, a tool that helps developers and companies create, deploy, and manage blockchain networks. This service, which is currently in public preview, is a continuation of Microsoft’s goal to provide platform-as-a-service tools for blockchain technology.

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Will the identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto be revealed on May 14th?

Will the identity of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto be revealed on May 14th?

A new website, Got Satoshi, claims to know the true identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The reveal is scheduled to happen today, on May 14, during the annual Consensus conference in New York.

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BitOasis on track to become a regulated crypto-exchange in the Middle East

BitOasis on track to become a regulated crypto-exchange in the Middle East

Cryptocurrency exchange BitOasis is on track to receive a license to operate in the Middle East after being granted in-principle approval (IPA) from the U.A.E’s financial regulator.

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Charles Hoskinson of Cardano partners with Polymath to launch security token blockchain

Charles Hoskinson of Cardano partners with Polymath to launch security token blockchain

Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum, is partnering with Polymath as the co-architect of “Polymesh”—a blockchain that aims to become “layer one” for security tokens, as first reported by Forbes contributor Rachel Wolfson at Consensus 2019.

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Altcoin outlook: ethereum, XRP, bitcoin cash, litecoin, EOS technical analysis

Altcoin outlook: ethereum, XRP, bitcoin cash, litecoin, EOS technical analysis

Over the last three weeks, Bitcoin decoupled from the overall crypto market, with the coin’s market cap over 60 percent. In fact, at the time of press, Bitcoin’s dominance is 60.15 percent. Yet, some traders expect major altcoins to begin breaking out to counteract the rise in BTC’s dominance.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash now accepted at thousands of retail locations including Whole Foods, Lowe’s, and Nordstrom

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash now accepted at thousands of retail locations including Whole Foods, Lowe’s, and Nordstrom

As of today, cryptocurrency is now accepted as payments at tens of thousands of merchants in the U.S. on the Flexa network. Top brands such as Whole Foods, Baskin Robbins, Lowe’s, and Nordstrom will now accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Gemini Dollar. Flexa network is establishing new payments infrastructure for crypto.

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ICYMI

📈 Bakkt announces bitcoin futures trading coming July, BTC surges to $7,800

👀 Spotted at Consensus New York: eBay hints at crypto acceptance

💸 Bitfinex CTO says $1 billion fund raise complete, is it good for the crypto market?

🚦 Binance and Coinbase see major spike in traffic as Bitcoin jumped in 2019


What else?

It’s making more sense why Nouriel Roubini didn’t take Anthony Pompliano up on his $1 billion bitcoin vs. S&P bet.


BlockTV talks with SEC commissioner Hester Pierce at Consensus.


After Bitcoin hit $6,000, it only took it 4 days for it to hit $8k.


Tron CEO Justin Sun has an odd sense of humor, to say the least.


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