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Bitcoin Suisse: Users Can Now Trade Gold Against Bitcoin and Ethereum

Swiss crypto financial firm Bitcoin Suisse has added gold, silver, and platinum to its platform, allowing users to trade the precious metals against both bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), as well as five other major fiat currencies. The precious metal trades are available for 24/7 trading with immediate cash settlement, the company announced on May …

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Bitwage and Gemini Partner to Launch Bitcoin-Based Retirement Plan for Employees

Cryptocurrency payroll service Bitwage has announced the launch of a Bitcoin 401 (k) plan, allowing companies to give their employees a BTC-based retirement plan. In a press statement, Bitwage, which claims to have tested the product on its own employees for 10 months, said workers now have the ability to invest their pre-tax and post-tax …

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Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by Coronavirus

Switzerland’s government has rejected a 100 million franc ($103 million) bailout for local cryptocurrency companies battered by the coronavirus economy, local media reported. Zug finance director Heinz Taennler requested the special funding package in April. He planned to issue out loans to startups, which could be converted into shares. The central government had already unveiled …

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Eight Countries That Don’t Tax Your Bitcoin Gains

As world governments push through legislation to levy taxes on capital gains from bitcoin (BTC) transactions, seeking to earn more from an asset class that frowns on regulatory oversight, there are still a few countries that remain pro-crypto, allowing investors to buy, sell or hold digital assets at zero taxes. Circumstances vary, but the real …

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Industry at a Crossroads, Crypto Enters Fourth Phase of Development

The crypto space is well over a decade old with more than 5,500 different cryptocurrencies and a market capitalization north of $250 billion. Researchers at American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz say the 11-year old industry is in its fourth supercycle with the three previous epochs culminating in distinct developments that have gone on to …

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Bitcoin Futures, Options, and Open Interest: Crypto Derivatives Break Records After the Halving 

Since the market rout on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ bitcoin futures and options contracts have seen significant demand. On May 14, CME Group saw the total number of outstanding derivatives contracts (open interest) touch a high of $142 million. Four days later, CME broke records again. Data from the researchers at Skew.com …

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Generations of Debt: US Taxpayers Held Liable for Federal Reserve’s $6.9 Trillion Balance

The central banking system in the U.S. and the country’s megabanks have manipulated the economy for quite some time and these days, the coronavirus has been a great excuse to create trillions for stimulus. A recent report from the analysts at Wall Street on Parade indicates that American citizens could be responsible for 98% of …

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CME Traders Prefer Cash-Settled Bitcoin Products

Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s, or CME, global head of equity index and alternative investment products, Tim McCourt, said traders prefer cash-settled Bitcoin trading over products backed by physical Bitcoin (BTC).  “So far, clients have expressed a clear preference and priority for a cash-settled product,” McCourt told Cointelegraph in an email when asked why the CME chose …

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Fed Chair: ‘We Have the Ability to Create Money Digitally’

Chair of the United States Federal Reserve Jerome Powell recently spoke about measures taken during the financial crisis, with many on Twitter viewing his remarks as evidence of the need for cryptocurrency. In a May 17 interview on 60 Minutes, Powell spoke to news anchor Scott Pelley, saying the Fed had essentially flooded the economy …

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