Tag Archives: Bitcoin Businesses

Cryptocurrency Exchange KuCoin Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding

KuCoin has secured $20 million in Series A funding as part of the company’s drive for rapid expansion across the globe. The cryptocurrency exchange platform has plans to establish its presence in places in Europe and Latin America. IDG Capital Leads Funding Round In a statement published by KuCoin on Thursday (November 15, 2018), the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange… Read More »

‘We Are Against ICO’ – P2P Bitcoin Exchange Hodl Hodl Secures Funding [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Max Keidun and Roman Snitko, CEO and CTO of HodlHodl, whose peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform and exchange just secured a private funding round from some notable members of the Bitcoin community.  We’re …happy to be raising money from bitcoiners, and not VC funds – Hodl Hodl CEO Bitcoinist: Why did you decide to hold a private funding round?… Read More »

Switzerland Approves First Bitcoin-Cryptocurrency ETF with Ticker $HODL

The Bitcoin ETF $HODL, offered by Amun Crypto, will begin trading on Switzerland’s Six Swiss Exchange beginning next week. The ETF’s earnings will be linked to five different cryptocurrencies. The ETF is being offered by Amun Crypto, a U.K. based fintech company. It will begin trading on Six Swiss Exchange next week. Six is Switzerland’s chief stock exchange, as… Read More »

How To Buy S&P 100 Stocks With Bitcoin

How to buy stocks with bitcoin? Perhaps surprisingly, stocks and shares have been unnecessarily difficult to buy using bitcoin, despite many brokers offering trades in both. However, trading platform WorldMarkets.io has just listed the entire Standard and Poor 100 stocks, to trade against bitcoin. Buy Stocks With Bitcoin: Rare As Hens Teeth Despite the seemingly natural cross-over in the two… Read More »

The ‘Wal-Mart’ of Venezuela Has Started Accepting Bitcoin

As Venezuela is in the grip of hyperinflation, a large local Wal-Mart-like department store has started to accept bitcoin for goods. Cryptocurrencies: A Viable Alternative More and more are cryptocurrencies establishing themselves as a viable alternative to Venezuela’s redenominated local currency the Sovereign Bolivar. TRAKI, a large local department store, has purportedly started to accept cryptocurrencies. According to… Read More »

The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the deal goes through.… Read More »

Bitcoin Miner ‘Canaan Creative’ IPO Will Not Happen in 2018

Bitcoin mining equipment maker, Canaan Creative, on Thursday (November 15, 2018) allowed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) filing to elapse. Reports suggest that the company will shelve its IPO plans at least for the remainder of the year. Canaan Allows $400 Million IPO Application to Lapse According to Reuters, Canaan Creative allowed its $400 million IPO listing to… Read More »

New York Regulator Issues BitLicense to NYDIG For Custody and Trading

New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has approved cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG’s application for a digital currency license and a money transmission license. Bitcoin Custody Approved in New York State The NYDFS has formally authorized cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG to offer secure custody as well as trade execution services for several virtual currencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ether, XRP,… Read More »

Earnings Season: Traders Shift From Cooling Crypto Market to Volatile Stocks

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing further stability this week amid Q4 earnings season. The continuing trend is now even making industry businesses adjust their focus to keep customers interest high. Crypto No Q4 Wild Card While some assets have shown more volatility than others, the picture from within the top ten cryptoassets by market cap remains decidedly flat. For… Read More »

$30M Shanghai-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Fund to Launch in Early 2019

Shanghai-based digital asset management company is reportedly set to launch a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership with an unnamed licensed asset manager in Hong Kong. Cryptocurrency Trading Fund: Arbitrage Strategy Point95 Global – a digital asset management firm based in Shanghai, is reportedly planning to set up a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership with an unnamed… Read More »