Visa CEO: Bitcoin is Not a Payment System

Visa CEO: Bitcoin is Not a Payment SystemVisa, the world’s largest credit card company, is widely regarded as being hostile to Bitcoin. It would seem intuitive that a traditional financial provider should look unkindly on anything that threatens its hegemony. Publicly, though, the company has had very little to say about Bitcoin, preferring to focus on matters within its own domain. In […]

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Mark Cuban’s NBA Team Mavericks to Sell Tickets for Bitcoin “Next Season”

Mark Cuban’s NBA Team Mavericks to Sell Tickets for Bitcoin “Next Season”The NBA has hundreds of millions of fans all over the world, and at least some of them will soon be exposed to the mainstream use of cryptocurrency for payments for the first time. This is thanks to one famous team owner that now promises that bitcoin can be used to buy tickets starting the […]

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Successful First Settlement of Bitcoin Futures

Gemini is proud to announce the successful first settlement of January expiry Bitcoin Futures, which trade on the Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) under the ticker “XBT” (contract specifications | fact sheet). The settlement price was $10,900.00, as determined by Gemini’s 4pm Eastern Time BTCUSD auction, in which 616.86 bitcoin traded — a notional value of $6.72m USD. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, and Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), the world’s most regulated digital asset exchange and custodian, partnered to launch the first-ever bitcoin futures contract on December 10, 2017. Since inception, […]