Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.
The Super Bowl may have been one of the most boring on record (Spoiler Alert: guess who won their sixth ring?) but there is plenty afoot in the world of digital assets. Perhaps the biggest news last week was Binance allowing card payments for crypto. Other noteworthy events include a UK firm receiving FCA authorisation to offer crypto CFDs; Fidelity made another non-announcement that they’re almost ready; and the VanEck Bitcoin ETF has been re-submitted.
Stay tuned as we post our January regulator roundup later today. You’d be forgiven for thinking dry-January was going to be a slow month, but with Davos, and multiple European regulators weighing-in, there is a lot to cover.
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The popular crypto-crypto exchange will now accept fiat purchases for a limited number of pairings, following integration with payments provider Simplex
The Visa and MasterCard purchases will require valid ID checks and will not be available in every country
BTC futures expired last week, in the midst of the longest bitcoin bear market on record
Being cash settled, it’s unlikely. However, it’s worth watching whether Bakkt’s physically settled futures have a different impact when they launch in March
It seems vocabulary has contributed to the confusion regulators face about how to treat cryptocurrencies
And it’s important to draw distinctions, as they “imply different constructs, different investors and potentially different regulation”
An in-depth look at why
can and will scale
On core-dev’s call,
for Geth and Parity announce
announced to test SWIFT integration
Euro Exim bank launches
after successful tests
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