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Forget an ETF, Here Is How You Can Invest In Bitcoin

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Investors in the United States are eagerly and patiently waiting for the SEC to make a decision on the pending Bitcoin ETF that has been filed by the CBOE exchange. Many believe that an ETF would be a safer, more regulated option than to dive into crypto through the numerous crypto exchanges. An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a safer option for it is a type of fund that owns the underlying asset – in this case Bitcoin – and divides the ownership of those assets into shares. Shareholders indirectly own these assets and are entitled to a proportion of the profits of the fund and are protected by the law, hence making it safer for individual traders.

The American public has posted over 1,300 comments on the SEC website in support of a Bitcoin ETFOne of the comments from the public on the SEC’s website in support of the ETF best exemplifies why individual investors want it:

This ETF satisfies the SEC’s concerns in protecting investors and maintaining fair markets. It is 100% insured and will target institutional investors who are capable of making informed investment decisions. In addition, this ETF will be backed by actual bitcoins. This will reduce concentration of bitcoin by “whales” and further distribution. By opening the market to more investors, an ETF will provide liquidity and transparency to the bitcoin market which will minimize the ability to manipulate the market.”

So what other option do individual US investors have as they wait for a Bitcoin ETF?

Bloomberg recently reported that a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Note (ETN) has been available for purchase on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange since 2015. ETNs are debt instruments that are backed by their issuers — often a bank — rather than a pool of assets and often focus on esoteric strategies that don’t easily fit in a fund.

And now American investors can purchase this Bitcoin ETN more efficiently from as early as August 22nd, though it will still be listed and regulated in Sweden. The product, called Bitcoin Tracker One, will now be quoted in U.S. dollars under the ticker CXBTF thus helping brokerages to offer it to American investors.

This ETN is one more Bitcoin product that the SEC can acknowledge and benchmark in their decision to pass a Bitcoin ETF in the United States.

Ryan Radloff, the CEO of CoinShares Holdings Ltd., the parent of the company that offers the ETN, had this to say with regards to the ETN:

“Everyone that’s investing in dollars can now get exposure to these products, whereas before, they were only available in euros or Swedish krona. Given the current climate on the regulatory front in the U.S., this is a big win for Bitcoin.”

It is also a big win for the US investors who wanted a fully regulated product that has Bitcoin as an underlying asset. An ETN clears the path for a Bitcoin ETF approval by the SEC.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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