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Thomson Reuters Eikon adds BTC/USD prices

Posted on 6th August, 2014

Bitcoin trading gained another foothold in the mainstream investment world yesterday, as Bloomberg Professional competitor Thomson Reuters Eikon added BTC/USD prices to its trading suite. The system is used by over 320,000 subscribers, including many professional and Wall Street traders. Eikon’s bitcoin dashboard includes current rates and trade volume data from BitStamp, as well as […]

New York Department of Financial Services releases “BitLicense” rules draft

Posted on 17th July, 2014

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFN) published the draft version of their regulatory framework for bitcoin and other digital currencies this morning. The “BitLicense” rules are aimed largely at digital currency service providers, such as exchanges and hosted wallet companies, and would effectively exempt any company using a third-party bitcoin payment service from […]

Is bitcoin now reacting to central banks?

Posted on 5th June, 2014

As the worlds of bitcoin and high finance move ever closer together, it shouldn’t be surprising to see bitcoin prices react to non-bitcoin related moves by major players. It’s one thing when the price of bitcoin dives in response to China effectively banning all cryptocurrency exchanges from its banking system, for instance, but something completely […]

Bloomberg adds bitcoin price ticker

Posted on 30th April, 2014

Bitcoin’s steady march towards Wall Street passed another milestone today, as Bloomberg added a price ticker the virtual currency to its Bloomberg Professional service. The subscription-based service reaches more than 320,000 investors and financial professionals across the globe, adding an additional level of legitimacy for a currency widely considered to be “hacker money” only a […]

National Stock Exchange announces partnership with bitcoin trading platform Atlas ATS

Posted on 23rd April, 2014

Bitcoin’s steady march towards Wall Street crossed another milestone today as bitcoin trading platform Atlas ATS announced a deal with the National Stock Exchange (NSX). Although the New Jersey-based NSX is one of the smaller national stock exchanges, averaging less than 1% of the U.S. stock-trading volume, it has the significant advantage of being a […]

Barry Silbert announces Bitcoin Investment Trust has crossed 100,000 BTC

Posted on 11th April, 2014

It’s no secret that SecondMarket’s Barry Silbert has big plans for bitcoin. As one of the first wave of investors to bring bitcoin onto Wall Street, Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) already has some major money behind their initiative. With bitcoin prices dropping nearly 20% over the last week, it should come as little surprise […]