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Ledgerx Approved to Offer Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives to Retail Investors

[ad_1] The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved Ledgerx to offer physically-settled bitcoin spot and derivatives trading, previously available only to institutional investors, to retail investors of any size. Ledgerx explained that its new platform will share the same order book as the current institutional offering so plenty of liquidity is expected from day one. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, Official Confirms New License From CFTC The
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Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners

[ad_1] Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and has warned that illicit mining facilities will be cut off from the grid. Also Read: Check out Bitcoin.com’s Rebrand Giveaway and Win a Keepkey Hardware Wallet Tavanir Grid Spokesperson:
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CDU and CSU Union to Integrate Blockchain Into Public Services

[ad_1] In Germany, the CDU and CSU Union wants to integrate blockchain technology into public services, Cointelegraph’s German-language version reported on June 25.The CDU and CSU Union represents the centre-right Christian democratic political alliance of two parties in Germany, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU).In the original announcement published earlier today, the Union revealed that it wants to use blockchain for public
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Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

[ad_1] Europol, in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, the Dutch police, Eurojust, and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), has coordinated the arrests of six people suspected of stealing over $27 million in cryptocurrency, according to a press release on June 25.The attackers reportedly were involved in typosquatting, a fraudulent means to steal credentials by setting up a scam website with a similar name
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Bitcoin Off-Chain Metrics To Improve Your Trading

[ad_1] They say it’s not what you know but who you know. Of course, when trading Bitcoin, what you know is kinda important too. Following on from our rundown of on-chain metrics, here are a bunch of useful off-chain indicators that no trader should be without. And possibly a few more on-chain metrics too. Again, these are compiled from a guide by crypto-analyst, Adam Taché. Mayer Multiple The ‘Mayer Multiple’
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Kraken Raises Over $13 Million In Its Latest Fundraising Round

[ad_1] San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has raised over $13 million in financing on online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.Kraken has raised $13.5 million from 2264 investors, surpassing its initial target of $10.2 million purportedly due to popular demand. The fundraising campaign of Kraken — which has over four million clients in nearly 200 countries — is the most successful funding round by individual contributors on BnkToTheFuture.As previously reported, Kraken raised over
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The Guns N’ Bitcoin Scorpion Case Holds Your Shooter and Your Satoshis

[ad_1] Digital assets have become very valuable over the last few years, spawning a string of devices that protect cryptocurrencies from malware and mishandling. Now there’s a company called Guns N’ Bitcoin that offers a durable case called the Scorpion that holds not only a hardware wallet, but also three types of full to compact pistols and magazines for the gun. Guns N’ Bitcoin believes crypto enthusiasts should guard their
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Bitcoin [BTC] Mining Hash Rate Attains All-Time High

[ad_1] The increase in the price of bitcoin to $11,000 has increased people’s interest in the token. This time around, the capabilities of the network is quite enormous mainly due to growing institutional interest and the global awareness surrounding it. Bitcoin is About 50 Percent Away from All-time High The value of Bitcoin has about 50 percent away from its all-time high. Which means that, if an investor bought a
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US CFTC Approves LedgerX’s Application for Designation As Contract Market

[ad_1] The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the application of LedgerX LLC for designation as a contract market, according to an announcement published on June 25.LedgerX — a U.S.-based regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform — can operate as a designated contract market (DCM) as of June 24, 2019. The company’s activities will be registered under Section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Part
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Republic of Abkhazia Develops Law Draft on Crypto Mining

[ad_1] The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Abkhazia has developed a law draft on the settlement of cryptocurrency mining activities in the country, local news outlet Sputnik Abkhazia reported on June 24.The press service of the Ministry told Sputnik that the drafted bill was approved and sent to the Cabinet of Ministers of the republic. The proposed regulation defines legal, economic, organizational, and technical rules for the implementation