The Spanish multinational bank used Blockchain for every step of the process, from negotiating terms to signing (Cointelegraph).
On Nasdaq’s potential new venture, CEO Adrena Friedman said, “It’s time, people are ready for a more regulated market, for something that provides a fair experience for investors” (Cointelegraph).
CBOE Options Institute senior instructor Kevin Davitt said, “Yesterday was the highest daily volume for bitcoin futures since their introduction here at CBOE nearly five months ago. The lead month May futures traded 18,210 contracts, and across the term structure a total of 19,000 bitcoin futures traded here yesterday. The previous high-volume session was January 17 with just less than 15,500 contracts traded” (Coindesk).
IBM has a method to ensure a network of devices can securely execute blockchain-based smart contracts, and the tech giant wants it patented (Coindesk).
Ethereum Founder Bashes Crypto News Site CoinDesk as Being ‘Recklessly Complicit in Enabling Giveaway Scams’
Buterin is boycotting the upcoming CoinDesk conference due to a fraudulent link posted in one of the articles (that has since been removed) (Business Insider).
BravadoGroup and Several Other MAJOR Crypto Influencers Caught Planning Massive Pump And Dump Schemes
Screenshots and follow-up of major crypto players discussing a market “manipulation” (Steemit: Cryptomedication).
With approximately 16,000 BTC moved, there is speculation that the estate’s trustee is liquidating more coins (Coindesk).
Economics professor and author breaks down the crypto’s performance and potential (Forbes).
Economic correspondent Paul Solman addresses the question of Bitcoin’s value as a currency (PBS).