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Posts Tagged: Investment
Banking Giant Mizuho Invests in Japan’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange

Japan's largest bitcoin exchange by volume has announced a new round of fundraising.   In a press release today, Tokyo-based Bitflyer revealed it had raised new capital from financial firms including Sumitomo Mitsui, Mizuho Financial Group and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. A report by Japan-based news source Nikkei[...]

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Aug 09, 2016
BitX Rebrands as Luno, Reveals Bitcoin Sandbox Project

Bitcoin startup BitX has officially rebranded as Luno, a transition that finds the firm shifting focus to the European market. For the startup, which was founded in 2013, CEO Marc Swanepoel said the new name isn’t about shifting away from bitcoin. Rather, he says it’s about creating a brand that’s[…]

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Jul 08, 2016
Report: Bitcoin ETF Could Amass $300 Million in Assets (If Approved)

A new investor note published today by analyst Needham & Company projects that a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) could attract as much as $300m in new assets in its first week alone. Writing about the potential impact of an ETF on the nascent market, analyst Spencer Bogart speculates that[…]

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Jun 05, 2016
OKCoin Joins Calls for Bitcoin Regulation in China

Following similar comments by fellow bitcoin exchange BTCC, OKCoin indicated today that it is open to increased oversight from the Chinese government or central bank. In statements, CEO Star Xu said that rumors that the People’s Bank of China may enact a “third-party platform” to improve exchange security are[…]

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May 04, 2016
Bitstamp to Launch New Ripple Trading Pairs

Bitstamp is launching new markets for Ripple’s XRP digital asset. The launch, set for 17th January, will see the exchange offer trading pairs for USD/XRP and EUR/XRP. The company already serves as a Ripple gateway (where money enters or leaves the network) and hosts a bitcoin-denominated market for[…]

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