All Bitcoin ETFs Have Been Rejected by the SEC

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Bitcoin ETFs are probably the most discussed topic in the crypto community at the moment. There are lot of different opinions on it, but its approval or rejection fully depends on the Securities and Exchange Commission which actually announced that the decision would be taken no sooner than in September.

However, the Commission has surprised everybody by revealing the decision yesterday, on the 22nd of August. The SEC has first put out proposal rejection for 3 crypto exchanges, the other ones came out shortly afterwards.

The reason for the denial was identical every time, the proposals did not comply with multiple laws, particularly with the rules “designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices.”

We want to remind you that the first ever ETF proposal cut off by the SEC came from the Winklevoss brothers.

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Crypto Master Minds That Made It Into Forbes’s 30 Under 30

One of the most famous editions in the world, Forbes, came out with its annual rating of the most influential people under the age of 30 in different spheres of activity, including healthcare, music, art, retails and many others. This time the section of “finance” was replenished with a couple of blockchain and crypto personalities, namely:

1. JB Rubinovitz (26) is a crypto entrepreneur whose goal is to incorporate crypto mining as a way to provide bails for arrested people.

2. Olaoluwa Osuntokun (25) is one of the founders and a Chief Technical Officer of the company Lightning Labs. He raised $2.5 million to develop Bitcoin as a fully usable means of payment.

3. Hunter Horsley (28) is a CEO of the company Bitwise Asset Management. His firm specializes in creating crypto indexes.

4. Nader Al-Naji (26) and his company Intangible Labs are currently working on a concept of a cryptocurrency that could easily replace the usual banks.

We remind you:

Forbes Launches Its Own Version of the CoinMarketCap

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A Major Twitter Scam Made Target Promote a Bitcoin Giveaway

Twitter scammers are getting more and more intricate to make their fraud look like it’s not fraud. This time another scam involves a couple of popular brands (and, surprisingly, not Elon Musk).

A couple of unknown crypto criminals started spreading a tweet, encouraging the community to participate in a BTC giveaway. The scammers promised to give out $30 million worth of crypto. The tweet were quickly deleted, but some members of the crypto community managed to capture it.

The most interesting part of this whole scam is that its organizers allegedly hacked account of such popular companies as Target, The Body Shop, AHDB etc. and used them to endorse their endeavour.

There seem to be no other details on the victims of the scam or whether the hackers were caught or not.

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Stellar Has Outrun EOS and Became the 5th Top Cryptocurrency

The top-5 cryptocurrencies, according to the rating of the CoinMarketCap, has remained relatively unchanged for quite a while. Although, Ripple tried to compete with Ethereum for the second place, ETH managed to keep its ground.

Now the time has come for a major change. The token EOS has left top-5, giving its place to Stellar.

Some experts believe that such a drastic increase of Stellar could be due to its $125 million worth cooperation with the crypto wallet provider Blockchain.

We remind you:

Stellar: How It Was Created And What Are Its Predictions

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Authorities of the Crimea Are Planning to Launch a Blockchain Cluster

According to the Russian news outlet, there might be a blockchain cluster created in the special economic zone in the Crimea. Such a proposal was put out during the Yalta International Economic Forum that took place in Moscow.

As stated by the representative of Crimea, Georgi Muradov:

Last year we started discussing the blockchain technology and planned the creation of a cluster, a blockchain cluster in the form of a cryptocurrency investment fund.

Such a move towards innovative technologies might be an attempt to avoid sanctions from the West and lure in overseas investments.

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Bitmain Is Suing a Person Who Allegedly Stole 617 BTC from Them

A major Chinese company Bitmain, specializing in producing mining equipment, has filed a lawsuit to the court, claiming that an unknown hacker has broken into their account on the crypto exchange Binance and got hold of over 600 Bitcoins. Thus, Bitmain suffered the loss of over 5 million dollars.

Although the criminal has not yet been identified, it is known that he or she did not transfer the digital assets to a separate account or wallet. Instead, the hacker used the money to boost the rate of a little-known cryptocurrency MANA, which can be seen on the CoinMarketCap price chart.

Currently, the representative of Bitmain are negotiating with Binance on the issue of revealing the identity of a possible hacker.

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The Amount of Bitcoin ATMs All Over the World Has Reached 4000

As we have mentioned earlier, the number of ATMs which support Bitcoin was growing pretty fast. At the time of writing of our article, there were around 3.5 thousand BTC ATMs on all inhabited continents of the world. What has changed since that?


Source: Coinatmradar

Currently, the number of BTC ATMs is quickly approaching the mark of 4000 in 75 countries of the world. North America, namely the United States, remains the absolute leader in this regard, followed by Europe and Asia.  

We remind you:

Russian Police Arrested 22 Bitcoin ATMs

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