Five companies out of China control nearly half of Bitcoin’s computing power, according to a new report released Friday by blockchain analysis firm TokenAnalysis. As a result, Bitcoin’s “trustless network” continues to erode as mining power concentrates into the hands of a few.
Cboe, the exchange group behind the first market for bitcoin futures, is telling market makers that ether futures will soon be live (Business Insider) A source has told Business Insider that the CBOE, which launched the first U.S. regulated futures on bitcoin, is looking to launch an ether-based futures contract as soon as December. As of last week, the total open interest in the CBOE’s bitcoin contract equaled only 4,069 BTC, or a little more than $28 million. Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found (Reuters) The Venezuelan government’s much-hyped oil-backed cryptocurrency known as the petro is tough to find. It’s not in exchanges and…