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Bitcoin ETFs Seek Approval Following Launch of Futures

Two companies have recently applied to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for approval of their new Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). According to its real-time filings system EDGAR, the SEC received new applications for REX Bitcoin Strategy ETF, and REX Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF on Dec. 8 and VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF on Monday. Neither of the companies operating these funds would hold Bitcoin directly – the ETFs will be based on futures contracts and other Bitcoin-linked derivatives. If any one of the applications gets approval it would become the first operating Bitcoin ETF in the world. Why Bitcoin ETFs are...

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Blockchain-Based Startup Creates New Opportunities for Charity

CharityStars is an online fundraising auction platform for the nonprofit sector that launched a series of auctions with prominent leaders in the Blockchain space. The auctions which will be closed on Dec. 18, include meetings with Dr. Julian Hosp, co-founder and President of TenX, Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash, Brock Pierce, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, and more. “We believe that joining forces with such reputable leaders will not only draw deserved attention to the charities in need but also highlight the staggering benefits that this emerging technology can bring to the nonprofit sector.”...

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Bitcoin is No Longer Just a Man’s Game

The stereotype of the early Bitcoin adopter is one of a techie camped out in his mom’s basement mining Bitcoin by the hundreds, and now living the high life off the profits. In those early days, there was little room or scope for women in the burgeoning technology ecosystem. However, as the digital economy has expanded to be worth just under $400 bln doors have been opening up and it’s women who’re stepping into the breach, making successes of themselves in a market that has no preconceived gender roles or prejudices. Four out of 30 of the largest initial coin offerings this...

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