• The Winklevoss twins
    Bitcoin

    Winklevoss-backed Gemini dollar sees questionable trade volume

    China’s OEX swamps CoinMarketCap with trade data, but are they for real?

    Something strange is going on with the stablecoin issued by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Gemini Trust Company. Over the past several days, CoinMarketCap data on trading using the Gemini dollar (GUSD) has spiked dramatically—and it all seems to stem from one exchange, the China-based OEX. Seemingly overnight, there was a surge in GUSD daily trading volume. From December 2 to December 13, that number was in a range between roughly 1.4 million and 2.3 million, according to CoinMarketCap. However, on December 14 and 15, daily trading volume was around 18 million. On December 16 and 17, it was around 30 million. Before then, the figure never exceeded 17.6 million. As…

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    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Media,  Tether,  United States

    Must-reads September 12, 2018: Despite the hype, crypto’s plunge is awful

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    ‘This is something we have to do to push the ecosystem forward’: Tyler Winklevoss explains why Gemini is launching a crypto coin pegged to the US dollar (Business Insider) The Winklevoss brothers say their stable coin, which is also regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and with assets held at State Street, will help draw in institutional money and confidence into crypto. That’s cool because…   Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash (Bloomberg) Here’s a sad stat: The “money of the future” is having an awful present. Crypto market caps are now 80 percent off their peak, a drop worse than Nasdaq’s…

  • Kik loses SEC suit
    Bitcoin

    Don’t expect a Bitcoin ETF any time soon

    The SEC isn’t convinced Bitcoin markets are free of fraud, manipulation

    The Securities and Exchange Commission sees the bitcoin market as threatened with manipulation, if it isn’t already. The repercussions of their view could affect cryptocurrencies for years to come if the door is closed on billions of institutional dollars piling into crypto. For a second time, the SEC shot down a bid by the Bats BZX Exchange and the Winkelvi-backed Gemini Exchange to launch a bitcoin-based ETF, which was first submitted to the securities regulators a couple of years ago. The proposed ETF was one of several that have been trying to get the blessing of the SEC. While headlines focused on the Winklevoss brothers getting rejected by the SEC…