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Chris Concannon, President and CEO of BATS Global Markets

CRYPTO INSIDER: There’s a big shakeup happening in the ICO market

Chris Concannon, the president of Cboe Global Markets, is one of Wall Street's biggest crypto advocates. But the trading veteran thinks investors should lay awake at night worrying about the uncertainty hanging over the market for initial coin offerings, the popular crypto crowdfunding method.
Bank of International Settlements head Agustin Carstens.

CRYPTO INSIDER: Central bankers claim bitcoin could break the internet

The Bank of International Settlements on Sunday said bitcoin is "a poor substitute for the solid institutional backing of money." But critics in the crypto world say they're missing the point, and that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still in development and shouldn't be judged yet.

CRYPTO INSIDER: Square officially has a ‘bitlicense’

Square, the payments company started by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, officially came the ninth company to receive a "bitlicense" from New York State on Monday. Shares spiked when the company announced the news.

CRYPTO INSIDER: SEC exec says Ethereum is not a security

The Securities and Exchange Comission on Friday announced a long-awaited decision on wether Ethereum was a security. Much to the relief of many crypto enthusiasts, the agency's head of corporate finance said it is not a security.

CRYPTO INSIDER: London’s stock exchange is getting its first mining company

Argo Blockchain said in a statement on Monday it hopes to raise £20 million in the listing and expects to be valued at around £40 million. Argo says it will be the first crypto-mining company to join London's stock market.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 4, 2015 in New York City.

CRYPTO INSIDER: A new bitcoin ETF has experts laughing

Investment manager VanEck is trying its hand at launching a bitcoin-linked investment product for the third time. But one market structure expert says its 19-page risk-disclosure section is "laughable." Here's why

CRYPTO INSIDER: Coinbase could add new coins soon

$1.6 billion Coinbase says that its newest acquisition puts it ‘on track’ to trade securities — and it could mean new coins are coming soon.
Fidelity Chairman and CEO Abigail Johnson interviews founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about innovation at the Boston-based HubWeek in Boston

CRYPTO INSIDER: Fidelity is plotting a big move into crypto

Fidelity Investments, a firm that oversees $2.4 trillion in assets, is hiring to build a digital asset exchange, an internal job ad reviewed by Business Insider reveals.
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex recently signed a deal aimed at monitoring and stopping market manipulation on its platform.

CRYPTO INSIDER: Cyber attack paralyzes Bitfinex

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volumes, was down Tuesday morning after it experienced a cyber attack. "The platform is under extreme load," the exchange said. "We are investigating. Seems a DDoS attack was launched soon after we relaunched the platform."
The logo of blockchain company Ripple is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto

CRYPTO INSIDER: Ripple donates $50 million to schools for blockchain research

Ripple, the company behind the cryptocurrency XRP, announced a new $50 million fund to finance university research into blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Here's what you need to know.