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Bitcoin’s ETF could be the first case SEC approves; Coinbase secures $20 bl deal

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Coinbase, which is one of the top exchanges in the world with a value of about $8 billion have achieved great feats. The company recently acquired a $20 billion prime client and got its ads back on Facebook (everyone has as Facebook resumed crypto ads).

The crypto exchange put its intention to work on institutional money and as a result, it launched a custodial service and the Coinbase Prime – these two services specifically target institutions. Both Coinbase Prime and its custodial service are beginning to yield positive returns for Coinbase at the moment.

Furthermore, it is important to know that about $20 billion hedge funds have reportedly been put together to the prime service.  Another enormous hedge funds are possibly on the outlook by Coinbase Prime team to join the prime service later, too.

One of the big problems why institutional money is not invested is due to the lack of a prime brokerage and many institutions don’t want to risk losing their funds left on exchanges. However, Coinbase has gotten a big solution to this and also, the company wants to present a margin finance before the year closes, thus, enabling institutional players to trade effectively.

Facebook Permits Coinbase Ads Once Again

Coinbase has a lot to celebrate this week; one of them is that its ads are back on Facebook. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong posted on Twitter:

After Facebook banned adverts concerning cryptocurrencies in January, the social media restructured its policy in June. However, ICOs aren’t still allowed to be featured on the social media.

Bitcoin’s ETF Case to be Approved by SEC Very Soon

Bitcoin’s ETF may be the first file that gets approved by the SEC now. Lately, the number of positive comments have increased due to the second round of opinions disclosed by the SEC on the 27th of June in regards to Bitcoin’s ETF filed by CBOE. In regards to the approval, lots of crypto investors pored on SEC website; one of them said:

Dear CBOE, you need to understand that the whole world wants Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency, in general, to be legalized in the United States and in all parts of the world. ETF is a security and needs to be considered a security by the SEC.”

The same guy further added:

Bitcoin needs regulations and what better way to be officially viewed as a security by the SEC? American institutions need to see the future in Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies. The Whole American community asks you to officially allow Bitcoin ETF to be traded.”

ETF is a stock traded on different stock markets that have bonds, stocks, commodities, and so on. ETF is a preferred choice by most investors due to the fact that it has huge daily liquidity and the charges aren’t exorbitant.

Indeed, the influence of CBOE and crypto enthusiasts will see that the United States regulators bring up a great solution. SEC will announce its final decision on the 16th of August; undoubtedly, a favorable and good conclusion by SEC for the approval of ETF will push a bullish run in the market.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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