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Brazilian Regulators Allow Investment Funds to Invest Money in Bitcoin

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Brazil’s investment fund regulator dubbed Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) has allegedly legalized investment funds to invest their money into the cryptosphere through acquiring the share of funds and derivatives.

Investors with a portfolio of digital assets such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum could purchase a share in the foreign funds. The funds would take a commission to operate the transaction just like a stock fund.

Brazil Proceeds with prudence

According to a report conducted officially by the Finance Ministry of Brazil (FMB), the news was first covered by a local media outlet called Portal do Bitcoin which addressed; funds will also be able to invest in assets traded in other jurisdictions as far the regulation in the market permits its trading.

The document issued by the Ministry of Finance reveals that there’s a scope for illegal activities such as money laundering. Therefore, these funds should be poured into the digital assets through a regulated exchange. The report adds the investment should be made in the administration of regulatory agencies that can control such illicit practices. Nonetheless, there’s no restriction on making investments in another way as far the regulatory and legal necessities are met.

Subsequently, the circular further claims that funds must take safety measures before buying a specific cryptocurrency to stay away from purchasing digital tokens issued by fake Initial Coin offerings (ICOs).

Moreover, the report points at six safety measures including checking the trading liquidity of a cryptocurrency, verifying the liquidity of a token and identifying the technology whether it is accessible, transparent, and identifiable by a user. In addition, the funds should ensure whether the software is open source and free.

Surprisingly, it also addresses that investments must verify the management of hostile sales method or check whether the arrangements bring divergence of interest and concentration of additional commands on the promoter or issuer of the digital asset.

That all being said, Brazilian regulatory agency raised a point of concern regarding the right pricing of each crypto asset, the document of Brazilian Finance Ministry reads:

“One possible parameter, in this sense, is the investment in crypto assets that contain the permanent disclosure of globally recognized price indices prepared by independent third parties.”

In the previous research conducted by the finance ministry, Daniel Maeda the chief of institutional investor relations at CVM stated, investment funds don’t have the authority to put the money in digital assets directly. According to CVM, investments funds that invest in cryptosphere will have to first clear that how they will move towards airdrops and hard forks.

Brazil has been continuously supporting the crypto industry, and it has come up with some impressive figures regarding market growth. The market of Brazil grew nearly from nothing to worth more than 2.5 billion USD last year.

Consequently, many crypto enthusiasts are considering this move as a significant step towards the worldwide acceptance of cryptocurrencies.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

China and Bitcoin

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EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

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The EO Referral Program, already touted to be a significant addition to the ecosystem has been launched, and more details can finally be revealed. Offering 30% of transaction fees for each referral, it is expected to be the highest paying crypto referral program of 2019.

 

Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature-packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals.

 

The EO Referral Program will also extend to EO.Trade following launch, meaning it will be possible to earn from a single referrals transactions across multiple products within the EO ecosystem. It is important to note that the figure of 30% is significantly more than most competitors offer.

 

Payment will be made in the same currency as was purchased or exchanged. Withdrawal of the profits earned via the program can be made instantly, meaning you can earn immediately from your referral.…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Another Surge?

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It is no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) has had a rough 2018. The coin has dropped by over 80% from its all-time high in a matter of months, it experienced two market crashes, a constantly bearish market, and even troubles within its own ecosystem. Crypto investors spent the entire year hoping for a surge that never arrived, and since BTC is the most influential coin within the crypto space, its behavior usually dictates the pace for other coins as well.

Then, the year finally ended, and investors believed they could finally start anew, hoping to see BTC perform better in 2019. While Bitcoin is certainly performing better than in 2018, the current state of things is still far away from a rally. However, there is a possibility that this might change in the future.

Projects that could have sparked the next rally

As mentioned, crypto investors around the world were hoping to see a new price surge with the arrival of the new year. So far, this has not happened, and while there were several events believed to be able to boost BTC value, several complications prevent them from occurring.

One of them is the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Exchange, which was scheduled to happen on January 24th. However, due to the long-lasting US government shutdown, the exchange failed…

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