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Weekly Roundup: ETF Delay, Ripple Banks & Bitconnect’s Dreaded Return

Yet another exciting batch of fresh news stories straight out of the crypto space for this week. Over the past five days, we’ve seen the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unable to come to a decision on the VanEck ETF and therefore delaying it. We also saw the infamous Bitconnect making what seems to be a comeback and Ripple adoption keeps on getting pushed by big banking institutions. Bitconnect Now you may remember a certain crypto project that went bust nearly straight after it was making waves throughout the space, Bitconnect. In case you don’t know, Bitconnect is now one...

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Circle Lay Off 30 Staff Due to “Regulatory Climate”

Even though Bitcoin has been on the rise over the past month, seeing the leading cryptocurrency surge past $8k for a short time, the parent company of Poloniex has announced that thirty employees will be leaving as a part of “organizational changes.” Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Circle, cited an increasingly burdensome regulatory environment in the United States as the reason for these ‘changes’. Today we made organizational changes at Circle and eliminated approximately 30 positions, which is about 10% of our employees. We made these changes in response to new market conditions, most importantly, an increasingly restrictive regulatory climate...

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Bitcoin (BTC): CME Futures Gap Increases Probability Of A Fall Below $7,200

Bitcoin (BTC) has left gaps along the way throughout its futures trading history. Most of the time, these gaps were filled regardless of whether the price had to move up or down to do that.  In the recent past, BTC/USD left five gaps. Four of those gaps have already been filled but the one shown in yellow has yet to be filled. When BTC/USD shot up above $6,425 on a weekend, it was expected that this gap would be closed on a trading day. Sure enough, the price crashed to fill that gap although it bounced up strongly soon after...

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V-ID’s Mysterious ‘BRU’ Revealed

V-ID has a Big Roadmap Update and other monumental news for the community Massive news Operation whale shrinker Learn and Earn programme BIG Roadmap update Automated validation/verification Top exchange listing VIDS security token Operation whale shrinker (phase 1) A rather large whale is holding a very sizeable amount of VIDT from early equity investment in the project. After discussions with the team, the whale has allowed them to buy back an initial tranche of 2 million VIDT with further buybacks a distinct possibility into the future. The wallet holding the VIDT is locked until December this year. The team are obviously...

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Coinbase Crypto integration Means Consumers Can Now Buy CBD Products with Bitcoin

By using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum or Litecoin, consumers will now be able to pay for CBD products using the aforementioned leading cryptocurrencies. No Border Inc. has made the payment option available to customers through its e-commerce portal by integrating Coinbase Commerce, a service that enables merchants to accept several cryptocurrencies directly into a user-controlled wallet. The platform will allow shoppers to make purchases with USD Coin, the Circle and Coinbase-backed stablecoin. For those that don’t know, No Borders Inc. is a Phoenix-based firm that advertises the sale of “100% natural, lab tested products” containing cannabidiol, such as “light mint...

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