• Tether
    Tether

    Bitfinex to launch bitcoin options

    The cryptocurrency exchange’s options will be settled in tether, the stablecoin issued by Bitfinex’s sister company; ICE and Bakkt also announced options, but settled in cash

    Bitfinex has announced plans to offer bitcoin options that will put it in direct competition with two major traditional exchange operators, Intercontinental Exchange and CME Group’s Bakkt. Both of those also announced enhanced bitcoin options choices over the past two days.

  • Google monetizing yet another pair of eyeballs (photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay).
    Libra,  Technology

    Facebook, Google want to be your banker

    In separate announcements, Facebook unveiled a non-blockchain payments tool that could compete with Libra, and Google said it will offer consumer checking accounts

    The tech giants that already know everything about you, and now they want to be your banker, too. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Bitcoin,  Innovators

    Australian CFO compelled to give deposition in $10 billion Bitcoin lawsuit

    Judge rules James Wilson, who worked with Craig Wright in 2013, should be deposed

    The $10 billion lawsuit between self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright and the adopted brother of his deceased friend Dave Kleiman would come down to a he said/he said argument if no other witnesses came forward. However, it appears the defense has found a witness in James Wilson, a CFO who worked for Craig Wright when Dave Kleiman was still alive. Motions filed in court this past week compelled Wilson to testify when he arrived in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Calls to the law offices associated with both parties confirmed that the deposition was scheduled for Friday.  Wright’s team initially opposed the deposition. On November 4, they filed a response in…

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    Bitcoin

    Chainalysis: Financial professionals love, fear Bitcoin

    Half of the bankers and financial professionals surveyed believe Bitcoin will beat the S&P 500 in 2020, but compliance concerns are keeping them away

    Financial professionals see a bright future for cryptocurrencies, yet the vast majority say legal and regulatory concerns are causing their clients are keeping their distance, according to a new study.