Why are Bitcoin whales in Korea selling?

Bitcoin (BTC) whales in South Korea have been selling heavily across major exchanges throughout the past week. Data shows that multiple $100 million deposits to Bithumb have been spotted in the last three days alone. By volume, South Korea has a much smaller cryptocurrency exchange market compared to the United States. Yet, South Korea’s cryptocurrency …

Pension funds are getting in on Bitcoin, according to Grayscale

Grayscale’s newly-appointed CEO Michael Sonnenshein told Bloomberg Thursday that pension funds and endowments are investing actively into the Grayscale family of funds. He explained: “We’ve started to see participation not just from the hedge fund segment, which we’ve long seen participation from, but now it’s recently from other institutions, pensions and endowments […] The sizes …

Bitcoin price quickly rebounds to reach $41,000 as market cap passes Tencent

Bitcoin (BTC) returned to $40,000 on Jan. 8 as another price consolidation period ended characteristically briefly. Cryptocurrency market overview. Source: Coin360 Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView showed BTC/USD quickly rise to recapture the psycholigically significant price level during trading on Friday. After a 9% fall following runs to all-time highs the day before, …

Bakkt may go public through rumored $2B merger

Bakkt, the cryptocurrency trading platform majority-owned by Intercontinental Exchange, is rumored to be deep in discussions to go public through a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings. On Jan. 7, Bloomberg published a story citing anonymous sources “with knowledge of the matter” who claimed Bakkt is already in advanced talks regarding the merger, predicting that …

Hodler liquidates to pay off parents’ mortgage

Reddit’s r/Bitcoin community continues to pull on our heartstrings. On Thursday, a user by the name of “u/Bigtony96” claimed to have sold their entire Bitcoin (BTC) stash to pay off their parents’ mortgage.  The Redditor supposedly unloaded a total of 6 BTC accumulated over the past three years to close out the remaining balance on …

Regulator wants sole authority to charter fintech firms

Brian Brooks, the acting head of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and former chief legal officer to Coinbase, has warned against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receiving the right to grant “Fintech Charters.” Earlier this week, the CFPB’s Taskforce on Consumer Financial Law published a report featuring 102 policy recommendations intended …