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The ETF proposals were based on bitcoin futures contract prices. Futures are currently offered by CBOE, pictured, and CME Group.

The SEC just rejected 9 bitcoin ETF applications, citing manipulation fears — but bitcoin is actually rising

Late on Wednesday, the SEC rejected an application for two products from ProShares, two from GraniteShares, and five other proposals from Direxion. It means the world is still waiting for its first fully regulated bitcoin ETF product.
Alex Adelman, founder of Lolli.

This startup is giving away free bitcoin when you make online purchases — Here’s how to get in on it

The bank of bitcoin has been missing lollipops for far too long, says Lolli founder Alex Adelman. Here's how to download the startup's browser extension to get bitcoin back when shopping.
A Dash billboard in Venezuela.

A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the petro

Each month, 200 merchants are signing up to accept the cryptocurrency dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash Core Group, and the rate of adoption is accelerating.
Arjun Sethi (left), Jonathan Hsu, and Ted Maidenberg left Social Capital to start their own fund, Tribe Capital.

The VCs who defected from ex-Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya’s firm have made their first investment as Tribe Capital

Tribe Capital, the new venture firm founded by partners who quit Social Capital en masse, is co-leading a $22.7 million investment into a hot cryptocurrency startup.

Vitalik Buterin, the multi-millionaire founder of Ethereum, says that Google tried to hire him on an intern’s salary

When Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted out an email that appeared to be a job offer from Google in May, many suspected the search engine was attempting to hire him on for a secret cryptocurrency project. The real story is actually much simpler.

Playboy is reportedly suing a cryptocurrency platform

Playboy Enterprises is reportedly suing Global Blockchain Technologies (BLOC), alleging that it failed to uphold an agreement to incorporate its technology into Playboy's media platforms.

Ethereum is down another 10% as the global crypto market goes into ‘panic mode’

The cryptocurrency market has lost about 10% of its value over the past 24 hours, with Ethereum dropping 17% on Monday to an 11-month low.

The world’s largest maker of bitcoin mining chips is reportedly hoping to raise $18 billion in what could be one of the largest IPOs in history

Cryptocurrency mining chip maker Bitmain hopes to raise $18 billion for an IPO in the coming months, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk.

The crypto market has lost 20% of its value in 2 weeks and bitcoin is still dropping

Bitcoin has fallen 13% against the dollar since the start of the month and the overall crypto market has lost $50 billion in value over the last two weeks.