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Grayscale Adds $1 Billion to Crypto Products in Q3, Sees ‘Unprecedented Demand’ for Bitcoin Cash | Markets and Prices Bitcoin News
Grayscale Investments has announced a record quarterly performance, raking in $1.05 billion in investments, mostly from institutional investors. The company also sees “unprecedented demand” for bitcoin cash.
Gemini exec to join Bitstamp crypto exchange as new CEO
Bitstamp is replacing its CEO for the first time since the company’s establishment.
A UK Ban on Crypto Derivatives Will Hurt, Not Protect Investors - CoinDesk
OPINION: The FCA justifies its retail investor crypto derivatives ban with one of crypto assets’ strongest features.
Bitcoin runs crypto markets, but DeFi tokens don’t follow its lead
DeFi tokens have been around for a few months now — long enough to plot some recurring trends that show some clear patterns.
Kraken Relaunches Crypto Trading in Japan After Two-Year Break - CoinDesk
U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken is once more letting Japanese residents fund their accounts and trade crypto on its platform.
How US authorities are using old AML tools to crack down on crypto
With new changes to the Travel Rule up for discussion and a bevy of new cases in the courts, it’s time to look at how U.S. AML law is shifting to cope with crypto.
Chinese Founder Of OKEx Crypto Exchange ‘Arrested’ Again; Whales Bail
Star Xu is MIA. One of China’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges sees massive outflows as CEO situation questionable.
PayPal Embraces Crypto, Igniting Market as Mainstream Adoption Inches Closer - CoinDesk
The New York Department of Financial Services license allows PayPal to offer cryptocurrency services through a partnership with Paxos.
US Looks to Cast Wider Money Transfer Dragnet - CoinDesk
The Fed and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network want to lower the threshold for reporting financial transactions and include crypto.
FBI Investigated Extortion Attempt Over Allegedly Negative Ripple Videos - CoinDesk
Ripple was threatened three years ago when the prices of XRP and bitcoin shot to historic highs.
Corporate Treasuries Caught Between an Inflation Rock and Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s main attraction as a reserve asset for corporate treasuries is as an inflationary hedge. Companies need to decide which risk is greater: volatility, regulatory uncertainty, slippage, or not investing in BTC?