Here’s how the Purpose Bitcoin ETF differs from Grayscale’s GBTC Trust

Since 2017, investors have been anxiously awaiting a Bitcoin ETF approval as the existence of such a fund was an important symbol of mass adoption and acceptance from the realm of traditional finance.  On Feb. 18, the Toronto Stock Exchange hosted the official launch of the Purpose Bitcoin ETF and the fund quickly absorbed more than $333 million in market capitalization in just two days. Now that the long-awaited Bitcoin ETF is here, investors are curious about how it will compete with Grayscale Investments GBTC fund. On Feb. 17, Ark…

wNews: Unpacking Crypto’s “Facebook Moment”

Key Takeaways The crypto industry is finally getting it’s “Facebook moment” as Coinbase has formally filed its public IPO announcement. Markets were awash this week, with Bitcoin dropping below $45,000 and Ethereum falling even harder. Trading options can be hugely lucrative, but many are still unsure about how to enter the multi-trillion dollar market. Share this article This week’s edition of wNews unpacks what Coinbase’s massive listing deal means for the industry. After first announcing its listing plans last year, the San Francisco-based company finally released its public filing. Media…

Transparent stablecoins? Conclusion of Tether vs. NYAG raises new questions

A long-standing legal drama finally found resolution on Feb. 23, with the New York Attorney General’s office announcing that it had come to a settlement with cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex after a 22-month inquiry into whether the company had been trying to cover up its losses — touted to be worth $850 million — by misrepresenting the degree to which its Tether (USDT) reserves were backed by fiat collateral. According to the terms of the announced settlement, which now marks an end to the inquiry that was initiated by the NYAG…

Professional traders need a global crypto sea, not hundreds of lakes

Coinbase’s IPO announcement has been hailed as “a milestone for the crypto industry” by Fortune Magazine. Similar to the Netscape IPO announcement that signaled the legitimacy of the internet, Coinbase’s impending public offering signals to the public at large that cryptocurrency trading is legitimate, legal and secure in the eyes of the Securities and Exchange Commission. And now, investors have an opportunity to own stock on the largest crypto trading platform in the United States. As a result, many see an investment in Coinbase as an investment in the future…