Consumers In Over 150 Countries Can Now Buy Stocks With Bitcoin –

San Francisco-based Bitcoin investment app Abra has released its service to users outside the US allowing 150 countries to buy stocks. Bitcoin-Collateralized Stocks Arrive For Consumers Abra, which launched its investing service in February, will now cater to anyone in 155 countries wishing to gain exposure to various assets including traditional stocks and exchange-traded funds […]

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Bitcoin ETF ‘Not Going To Happen’ Due To US Gov’t Shutdown, Says Lawyer

A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is “not going to happen” in the event of a protracted US government shutdown. ‘In Reality It Would Never Happen’ That was the position of securities lawyer and frequent cryptocurrency commentator Jake Chervinsky this week in the face of mounting rumors the long-awaited instrument could soon go public. After president […]

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Exec Says Bitcoin ETF Proposals Need to Fit the SEC’s Mold

Bitcoin ETF proposals are being shot down left and right. One industry insider claims that applicants need to focus on matching the SEC’s tastes and preferences. Bill Barhydt, the top executive of Abra, a Bitcoin 00 start-up, spoke with CNBC‘s Squawk Box Europe on Tuesday. According to CNBC, ETF applicants: “[…] haven’t fit the financial archetype that the U.S. Securities […]

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Charlie Shrem Talks Bitcoin, Hodling, and the Future of Cryptocurrency

Charlie Shrem sat down with Yahoo Finance recently to discuss his thoughts on the present and future states of cryptocurrency. The Starting Line Charlie Shrem, early Bitcoin 00 adopter and founder of BitInstant and Crypto.IQ was interviewed by JP Mangalindan of Yahoo Finance on Sunday. The sit-down took place at the MoneyShow conference in San Francisco last Thursday. […]

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SEC Will Review Wednesday Decision to Reject BTC-ETF Proposals

The SEC has decided to review yesterday’s orders denying approval of numerous Bitcoin exchange traded funds. Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel? In what is sure to be surprising news for all, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to place a stay on three orders that rejected Bitcoin […]

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