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Coinme Adds BTC Purchase Function to Over 100 Coinstar Kiosks in California - Bitcoin News
With over 21,000 kiosks in the U.S., Coinstar is a popular automated service for those who want to turn their fiat coins into paper cash. 3,000 of these
CME Bitcoin Options Trade $2.3M in Debut, BTC Price Hits 2-Month High
A warm reception greets the industry’s latest Bitcoin options rollout as reported volumes elsewhere also deliver surprises
Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia - Bitcoin News
In this roundup, we cover EU-wide crypto regulations and individual countries’ new digital asset rules including Austria and the U.K. We also cover numerous crypto regulatory developments in the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines.
Upbit Exchange Resumes Ether Services Months After $49M Hack - CoinDesk
Upbit said users will need to create new wallet addresses to resume trading.
Binance.US Launches New App on iOS and Android
On January 9th, digital asset marketplace Binance.US unveiled a mobile app for iOS and Android users
Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans - Bitcoin News
U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank’s Exchange Network to fund loans and process …
Gemini Launches Firm to Insure Its Own Crypto Custody Branch for $200M
Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, founded by the Winklevoss twins, has formed its own insurance company to insure its custody arm for $200 million
Binance CEO Says Compliance Is Key for New Strategic Partnership in Japan
Major cryptocurrency exchange Biannce has entered negotiations regarding a partnership in the Japanese market
Crypto Dealer SFOX Adds New Service for Fund Managers to Invest in Digital Assets - CoinDesk
San Francisco Open Exchange unveiled Thursday its new “Separately Managed Account Solution” to help investors create their own crypto trading strategies.
Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings - Bitcoin News
India’s supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank having the power to ban crypto, the judges learned how other countries regulate this new sector, the amended EU directive, the FATF guidance, and les…
New Bill in Oklahoma Proposes Depository for Cryptocurrencies Used by Government - Bitcoin News
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. state of Oklahoma to establish a new type of state-chartered financial institution that will be “the central depository for virtual currency used by governmental agencies in this state.” The new establishment aims to provide financial and technical services to …