Report: Troubled Crypto Exchange Wex Finds New Owner

Exchanges Cryptocurrency exchange Wex, successor of the infamous BTC-e, has a new owner. Dmitry Havchenko, a former Ukrainian entrepreneur turned separatist fighter, has reportedly bought the coin trading platform through a family member. He now wants to restore it and also to track down the lost “Vinnik’s treasure.” Also read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik to […]

Bitwise Launches Bitcoin Fund, Driven by Client Interest

Finance Bitwise Asset Management has launched two new cryptocurrency funds, one of which only invests in BTC. The launch “is driven by inbound client interest and investor dissatisfaction with existing options,” the company says. The market downturn has also given investors “a unique opportunity to enter the market at prices many thought we’d never see […]

Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

Finance An Israeli investment firm has launched two cryptocurrency funds, with a third on the way. The company’s CEO explained the funds’ three investment strategies to news.Bitcoin.com. These funds are Cayman Islands-registered, available to institutional and accredited investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Three Funds, Investment Strategies Cryptocurrency investment firm Silver Castle […]

SEC Investigates Salt Lending’s ICO, Huobi Advises Russian Bank on DLT

Regulation In recent regulatory news, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation into Salt Lending’s 2017 initial coin offering. Separately, the SEC revealed that it has stopped accepting public comments on nine bitcoin exchange-traded funds that it rejected in August, and digital asset exchange Huobi has announced that it is […]

Swiss Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Launching Nov. 21, But It’s Not an ETF

Finance New.Bitcoin.com has confirmed that the exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies will start trading on Switzerland’s principal stock exchange on Nov. 21. The exchange has also confirmed that this product is not an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The country’s financial regulator, Finma, explains the differences. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

Finance An exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies reportedly will start trading on Switzerland’s Six stock exchange next week. The product will be available to both retail and institutional investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Trading on Six Swiss Exchange The Financial Times reported on Friday that Switzerland’s […]

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Experience Poor Performance and Shutterings

Finance The violent crypto bear trend of 2018 has proved too much for many cryptocurrency hedge funds. The average performance of crypto funds has been a loss of over 20% so far this year, with at least nine crypto hedge funds having been reported to have ceased operations. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency […]

Strict Rules for ICOs Prepared in Russia

Crowdfunding A new set of regulations for ICOs has been presented by the Russian Ministry of Communications. Companies organizing token sales will be obliged to guarantee that investors can sell back their tokens. Coin issuers will have to prove they control at least 100 million rubles of authorized capital in a Russian […]

Gifting Bitcoin Is One Way a Person Can Avoid Paying Crypto-Taxes

Taxes After the newly written U.S. tax laws recently passed, cryptocurrency investors realized the tax-free exemption filing 1031 for IRS reporting is no longer applicable to their digital asset investments. The law also implies that a lot of people will have to pay taxes on every single transaction they processed throughout the past twelve months. […]