Crypto News 

Storing Your Crypto: 3 Tips to Make Sure Your Crypto Assets are Secure

“Over the last couple of weeks, the world has watched as the QuadrigaCX crypto exchange unfolded” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Keeping your crypto in an exchange wallet defeats the entire purpose of a decentralized system.Long story short, the exchange lost access to the majority of its assets in cold storage after the founder died unexpectedly. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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Crypto News 

SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

“According to the notice, the NYSE Arca exchange filed a rule change proposal to list and trade shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust under its NYSE Arca Rule 8.201-E on Jan. 28” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Feb. 11, according to an official document published today, Feb. 15. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Brokers News Stocks 

Big U.S. exchanges to sue SEC over ‘overreaching’ fee experiment

“The exchanges argue rebates are needed to compensate brokers for providing liquidity and that the SEC has not shown that they harm the market” reports businessinsider.com. NEW YORK (Reuters) – The three largest U.S. stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. Source: businessinsider.com

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Crypto News 

Report: Brazilian Bank Bradesco Closes Accounts of Local Crypto Exchange and Owners

“One of the largest Brazilian banks, Bradesco, has notified crypto exchange Bitblue that its banking accounts will be closed late February, local crypto outlet Portal do Bitcoin reported on Feb. 13” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. CADE initially launched a probe against six major national banks — including Banco do Brasil, Banco Bradesco, Itaú Unibanco Holding and Banco Santander Brasil — in September 2018.Following several complaints about banking accounts closure, the antitrust watchdog started investigating alleged monopolistic practices in the crypto space.Subsequently in October, Banco do Brasil and Santander Brasil…

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Crypto News 

Liechtenstein’s Postal Service to Offer Crypto Exchange Services at Physical Locations

“The press releases states that crypto exchange services are nothing different from conventional money exchange businesses” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. Liechtensteinische Post AG, the country’s official postal service, plans to offer cryptocurrency exchange services at their physical locations, according to an official announcement published on Feb. 14.The postal service will allow customers to exchange their fiat to Bitcoin (BTC) in one of its offices in Vaduz, the country’s capital, starting on Feb. 15.To introduce the service, Liechtenstein’s post has partnered with Värdex Suisse AG — a Swiss-based financially regulated…

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Major Canadian Exchange Coinsquare Acquires Zero-Fee Payment Network StellarX

“Major Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare has acquired StellarX, a Stellar (XLM)-based zero-fee decentralized payment network, according to a press release published on Feb. 14” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The new acquisition has followed Coinsquare’s recent purchase of private Stellar wallet BlockEQ in December 2018, the press release notes. Source: cointelegraph.com

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GBP News 

Euronext confident ‘dual-listed’ trading to continue after Brexit

“The European Commission is responsible for granting equivalence to foreign financial operators, taking advice from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)” reports businessinsider.com. The European Commission said on Friday it was aware of the issues around dual listed shares and is in contact with ESMA on the matter.FILE PHOTO: The logo of stock market operator Euronext is seen on a building in the financial district of la Defense in Courbevoie Thomson Reuters By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The trading of dual-listed shares in Britain by European investors is…

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Crypto News 

Binance CFO Says Firm is Open to Acquisitions, Remains Profitable

“Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is still profitable, despite the recent downturn in the digital assets market” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. Prior to joining the cryptocurrency exchange, Wei Zhou worked on the acquisition of dating application Grindr by Beijing Kunlun Tech. But Wei Zhao did say that the cryptocurrency exchange is “always on the lookout for high quality products.”. Wei Zhou was brought in by Binance to manage the cryptocurrency exchange’s finances in September of last year.His appointment elicited some excitement as the CFO has extensive experience in both taking companies to…

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NZ Police Allows Cryptopia to Resume Operation, It’s Still Offline

“New Zealand police have given permission to the hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia to resume its operations, according to a February 13 New Zealand Herald report” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Cryptopia, however, did not resume its operations as its website is still offline, as of press time.According to the New Zealand Herald, the founders of the exchange did not respond to queries about when or whether the exchange will resume operations.On January 15th Cryptopia announced that a “significant” amount of cryptocurrencies were stolen from the exchange, saying that the New…

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Crypto Futures News 

Proposal for ETF Following Bitcoin Futures, Sovereign Debt Withdrawn by SEC Request

“The United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested the withdrawal of a proposed exchange-traded-fund (ETF) submitted by Reality Shares ETF Trust, according to a letter published by the SEC on Feb. 12” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. No securities have been sold in connection with the offering of the Fund.” Reality Shares ETF Trust — which is a unit of crypto-focused fintech firm Blockforce Capital — initially filed a proposal for an ETF, that would invest in a portfolio which includes both sovereign debt instruments and Bitcoin…

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