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VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Decision Delayed Until After Christmas

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have had a huge burden to carry this month, that is, the deadline for a decision to be made on the VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF application. Frustratingly, a decision was expected to be made this month as the deadline had already been further delayed, though it now seems apparent that the SEC do have the capacity to just keep extending deadlines, leaving the Bitcoin community in limbo. This new extension will mean no decision needs to be made until the 29th of December 2018. What does this mean? Well, there are huge implications...

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Massive Bitcoin Vulnerability Discovered That Could Have Seen The End Of BTC

Developers from the Bitcoin Core project seem to have discovered a vulnerability that could have seen the end of Bitcoin. To put a long story short, the entire Bitcoin blockchain was at risk of being pulled down by one single DDos attack. DDoS, or Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks occur when an operator floods blockchain nodes with incredible amounts of traffic, this disrupts service and simply put, the nodes can’t handle the level of traffic. The same sort of attacks are common on websites and servers, as they allow hackers to totally deny service to websites and other networks. According to The Next...

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Binance’s Plan To Bring FIAT To Bitcoin Options To The World

It’s hard to know which cryptocurrency exchange is ‘the biggest in the world’ but in reality, it doesn’t really matter does it? What matters, is how these exchanges plan on bringing cryptocurrency to the masses. We are still in the investment phase, people buy and sell crypto to make a profit and for the love of the industry. Once exchanges start to open up to institutional and mainstream use, cryptocurrency adoption will become a more realistic prospect, therefore we need to know now how cryptocurrency exchanges plan on bringing adoption to the fore. How do they plan on getting new...

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Bitcoin Degree: NYU Is First College To Offer Major In Crypto

Want to study Bitcoin (BTC)? Actually, now you can major in cryptos. New York University has become the first U.S. college to offer a major in cryptocurrencies through the Stern School of Business. Stern was the first school to offer undergraduate courses in crypto and blockchain — doing so in 2014 in which only 35 students signed up. This school year, NYU has doubled its course offerings that now cater to hundreds of students. These days, professors have been moving classes to bigger auditoriums to accommodate a surge of interest among college students, with enrollment climbing to 230 by Spring...

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Why Bitcoin (BTC)’s Price Is A False Indicator Of Actual Value

Chart for BTC/USD (1W) Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading just above $6,400. The average cost for mining one Bitcoin (BTC) lies slightly below this level between $5,800 and $6,200. This is the reason the price has managed to stay above those levels for now despite the fact that the volume is so low that a couple of million dollars could swing the price either way. If this had been a currency pair, for instance EUR/USD or GBP/JPY or a stock, there would be no debate regarding the actual and perceived value. This would be because most of the stocks or...

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