Mergers and acquisitions are rising, leaving crypto assessments in question

Fintech, cryptocurrency and mergers and acquisitions are poised to intersect significantly in the coming year. M&A activity is expected to rebound quickly — more than 60% of decision-makers at large companies who were surveyed by FTI Consulting for a February report agree that their company has recently been a target of aggressive M&A, and 39% say their companies are looking at M&A as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the cryptocurrency market is making strides toward mainstream acceptance. As a result, there’s likely to be an…

Bank of Brazil Becomes the First State-Backed Bank to Allow Customers Exposure to a Crypto ETF – Finance Bitcoin News

Brazil’s first crypto ETF debut is postponed, but not because plans have failed whatsoever. The Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) is now joining the bandwagon of ETF issuances, following the same steps as Bank Itaú and BTG Pactual did. New Launch Date Set for April 26 According to a letter sent by Hashdex to its clients, the state-backed banking institution will be able to offer its customers the possibility of buying the crypto ETF of Hashdex, which will have the ticker “HASH11.” That said, the Bank of Brazil’s customers…

‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation – Technology Bitcoin News

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,” which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, and considers the proposal an “attack on Bitcoin” as it’s “not a good thing” from his perspective. Bitcoin Developers Find Controversy Over Taproot Activation Bitcoin developers have revealed “Speedy trial support for versionbits #21377,” which…

Nigeria’s SEC in Talks With Central Bank of Nigeria Over Crypto Regulation— 2020 Crypto Guidelines Still Suspended – Regulation Bitcoin News

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies are ongoing. The securities regulator also reiterated that due to a CBN directive that was issued on February 7, 2021, the crypto guidelines it issued in September 2020 remain suspended. Crypto Guidelines Set Aside However, the regulator promises that at the conclusion of its engagements with the CBN, stakeholders will be informed of the outcome. Meanwhile, in his comments that were made during a Q1 Capital Market Committee…

Estimating The Chance Of Six Figure BTC In 2021

Bitcoin price (BTC) reached a new all-time high this week, soaring to almost $65,000 on Wednesday the 14th of April. With Bitcoin’s price now in “blue sky territory” and its market cap sitting comfortably around the $1.17 trillion level, the big question is – just how high will the current bull market push the BTC price this year? Rounding Up The Most Famous Bitcoin Price Predictions Here are some of the most famous individuals and institutions in crypto that have gone on record with bullish Bitcoin price calls: JP Morgan In…

Coinbase’s $86bn Valuation Has Been Grossly Exaggerated by Misleading Media

Coinbase shares closed at $327 on their Nasdaq debut, giving the crypto exchange an initial market cap of $86bn on a fully diluted basis. Fully diluted refers to the total number of common shares outstanding and available to trade on the open market after all possible sources of conversion. But some feel this measure gives an inaccurate valuation as it includes options and restricted stock, therefore overstating the number of shares used in the valuation. In the buildup to the IPO, some analysts expected Coinbase to achieve a $100bn valuation.…

ETH bonanza as three North American Ethereum ETFs approved in one day

While gaining exposure might still be difficult south of the US-Canada border, Canadian investors will shortly have a host of options to choose from to gain exposure to Ethereum (ETH) via an ETF as regulators have approved three different Ethereum ETFs in a single day.  Purpose Investments, Evolve ETFs, and CI Global Asset Management were all approved by Canadian regulators to launch Ethereum-backed ETFs today. The ETFs will be the first ETH ETFs in North America, and among the first in the world.  Some observers noted that all three being…

Miami-Dade Officials Hope to Launch a Crypto Task Force, Residents Could Pay Taxes in Bitcoin Soon – Taxes Bitcoin News

Back in mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez supporting the idea of the city holding bitcoin in the treasury and allowing tax payments in bitcoin as well. On April 15, 2021, reports show that the city may introduce the tax payments concept soon, as the District 8 county commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins has pushed for the invocation of a Miami-Dade digital currency task force. A Resolution for a Cryptocurrency Task Force Has Been Submitted to an Infrastructure Committee in Miami-Dade A few years ago at The North…

Protocol upgrades and Google Cloud integration lift EOS price 245% in 2021

On April 16 EOS price soared to a new high at $8.49 and the current market structure for the altcoin suggests there is room for further upside. EOS initially made headlines during the ICO craze of 2018 when its parent company Block.one raised a record $4 billion in funding to create the EOSIO software and in the past three months, the altcoin has nearly tripled in value.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that since trading at a low of $2.43 on Jan. 27, the price of EOS has…

Wallstreetbets Reinstates Ban on Cryptocurrency Discussions, Citing Bloomberg Coverage – News Bitcoin News

The moderators of the famous Reddit forum Wallstreetbets, known for putting Gamestop (GME) stock prices on the map as a worldwide trending topic, lifted a ban on all discussions related to bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin. However, the decision has been reversed after a recently published Bloomberg article. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Were Allowed to Discuss for Just One Day On April 14, 2021, Wallstreetbets moderators issued a statement, commenting about why they’ve been banning crypto-related discussions within their threads, citing that its main focus is the stock market. They continued to…