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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
As Ripple tries to promote XRP use via giveaways and a $300M fund to pay firms for using it, the company raises the risk of XRP being categorized as a security   —  SAN FRANCISCO — You may have seen the actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher present $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP …
Jul 2, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Researchers say campaign of price manipulation using Tether via Bitfinex may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin last year   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price …
Jun 13, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Profile of Susquehanna, one of the first major Wall Street institutional investors to create a Bitcoin trading desk, as it looks to expand to more crypto assets   —  SAN FRANCISCO — While a number of large financial institutions have discussed trading Bitcoin, one firm has already begun doing it.
Jun 11, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Sources: NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is working on an online trading platform that would allow large investors to buy and hold Bitcoin   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade …
May 7, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs to open a Bitcoin trading operation, will begin using its own money to trade Bitcoin futures contracts on behalf of clients in the next few weeks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin.
May 2, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Gary Gensler, CFTC's head from 2009 to 2014, thinks Ethereum and Ripple's respective currencies may have been issued and traded in violation of securities laws   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief …
Apr 22, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
New York Times:
Cambridge Analytica planned to raise funds via an ICO to create a system that would let people store and sell their online data to advertisers, says ex-employee   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The embattled voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica quietly sought to develop its own virtual currency …
Apr 17, 2018, 3:18 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Concerns grow that Bitcoin's price is being propped up by Bitfinex, the widely-used and shadowy exchange subpoenaed in December by the US CFTC   —  A growing number of virtual currency investors are worried that the prices of Bitcoin and other digital tokens have been artificially propped …
Jan 31, 2018, 9:10 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Winklevoss twins reflect on their risky bet on Bitcoin, now worth ~$1.3B, made using the $65M settlement they received from Facebook   —  The Winklevoss twins have carved an unorthodox path toward fame in the American business world.  —  They went to Harvard University and then on to the Olympics as rowers.
Dec 21, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Bitfinex's inadequate disclosures of 2016 hack and unclear ownership links to Tether, issuer of popular coins used to buy bitcoin, raise doubts about exchange   —  SAN FRANCISCO — As the price of Bitcoin has soared, the virtual currency has edged toward the mainstream.
Nov 21, 2017, 9:10 PMIn context

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