The Norwegian Sovereign Fund has announced a $7 billion sale of shares for 134 exploratory fossil fuel and energy companies. Norway owns the largest sovereign fund in the world, the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is valued at over $1 trillion. In 2017, Norges Bank suggested that the fund step away from oil and
Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global is launching a dedicated platform for pre-release token sales, the company confirmed in a blog post on March 20. The platform, dubbed Huobi Prime, aims to give participating investors access to new altcoin tokens before they appear on major exchanges. Prospective projects will go through a vetting procedure, with successful
Ethereum is most likely not a security under existing United States laws, as previously said by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporate Finance head William Hinman. “Based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities
“Hey are you set up with lightning? To send and receive lightning payments?” The day I held the Lightning Torch was the day I learned how the lightning network works. Living in Venezuela, the experimental payments network had somehow skipped my Twitter feed until I received the following message from renowned crypto advisor Jill Carlson.
Wednesday, March 20 — cryptocurrency markets are seeing mixed signals today after moderate growth yesterday. Most top coins are slightly down, with Bitcoin (BTC) trading at around $4,060 at press time. Market visualization from Coin360 BTC is down around 0.13 percent over the last 24 hours, and is trading at around $4,063 at press time.
Multiple respondents have filed comments with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the latest proposed rule change for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Comments to date were submitted between Feb. 13 and March 12. As reported, CBOE’s BZX Equity Exchange — the exchange that would prospectively list the Bitcoin ETF
The founder of what reportedly claims to be Australia’s first online mattress retailer OzMattress and cryptocurrency fund manager Stefanos Papanastasiou is about to be brought to court by his clients over the loss of over AUD$20 million ($14.2 million). Daily Australian newspaper The Age reported about the controversy on March 19. Per the report, Papanastasiou
View Bitcoin could rise to recent highs near $4,200 in the short-term if prices validate the bullish outside reversal or “engulfing” candle created in the three days to March 16 with a convincing break above $4,040 (high of the engulfing candle). Any spike to $4,200, however, would likely be short-lived as long as the 21-week
Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia resumed trading on 40 trade pairs three months after it endured a multi-million dollars theft. The New Zealand firm took to its Twitter profile to update that it was beginning to list pairs that it “quantified as secure.” The exchange further confirmed that it would periodically place more coins after assessing each one
New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has resumed trading on 40 trade pairs, according to a tweet from the firm on March 18. In the tweet, the company announces that it has “resumed trading on 40 trade pairs that we have quantified as secure. We will continue to expand this list as we clear more coins.”
Sterling Witzke has been working at Winklevoss Capital — a venture capital firm set up by the famous Winklevoss twins — for five years now. As a professional investor, she is very interested in financing early stage crypto and blockchain projects. She believes that stablecoins are perfectly designed for the needs of internet payments and
Tuesday, March 19 — cryptocurrency markets are mostly trading in the green zone, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering above the $4,000 mark. Market visualization from Coin360 During the day, BTC has been trading in a narrow corridor between $4,031 and $4,082. At press time, the leading coin is trading at around $4,059, up around 0.62 percent
Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, could finally get a happy ending to his humiliating prostitution scandal. Florida prosecutors are offering to drop the charges — if Kraft admits that he would’ve been found guilty at trial. Under the proposed “deferred prosecution agreement,” Kraft would have to complete 100 hours of
A recent report published for the Brookings Institution is calling for enhanced regulations on cryptocurrencies. The report was authored by Harvard University fellow Timothy Massad, who served as chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the administration of Pres. Barack Obama. The report dubbed “It’s time to strengthen the regulation of
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding its “Binance Lite” service to allow Australian residents to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) at newsagents, technology news outlet The Next Web reported on March 19. The new service Binance Lite — which will initially be introduced in Australia — is purportedly set to enable customers to buy digital currency with
A Japanese company has launched an ERC-20-compliant stablecoin that it says offers “absolute decentralization, maximum security and a reliable source of stability in the face of volatility.” As its name suggests, USDDex is directly pegged to the United States dollar, helping traders to move their money into crypto without exposing themselves to the erratic price