Hello! In today’s digest – Google introduces Bitcoin symbol, SEC set to begin fresh consultation period on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF, Bitcoin is better than paper money, Binance asks users to give back erroneously credited BitTorrent token balances and Ethereum mining pool receives mysterious blockchain payout.
Google introduces Bitcoin symbol on iOS keyboards
Users of iOS mobile devices can now use the capital letter serif B, traversed with two vertical lines. To access it, make sure you’re using the Google keyboard, not just the default Apple one, and hold down the dollar symbol to see a pop up of several of the world’s major currency symbols. The Bitcoin symbol is located on the far left.
Actually, Google’s decision to incorporate the cryptocurrency symbol in its keyboard might be Google’s second step towards considering Bitcoin a mainstream currency.
SEC set to begin fresh consultation period on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF
United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission says it will shortly commence the countdown period to approval or disapproval of the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The move is the latest in a series of back-and-forth exchanges between the SEC and ETF sponsors.
Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the Exchange consents, the Commission will:
A. by order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change, or
B. institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved.
Opinion: Bitcoin is better than paper money
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes cryptocurrency is a far better medium of transferring value than paper money, specifically lauding bitcoin for its ‘brilliant’ structure.
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Binance asks users to give back erroneously credited BitTorrent token balances
The Binance exchange is the biggest crypto trading platform in the world today. This is primarily because of its variety of markets, but also the professional service users can benefit from. For some users, however, it appears as if the recent BTT distribution has caused some friction.
While that is something that can always happen, the platform in question will usually take the loss or simply move the balances themselves.
Ethereum mining pool receives mysterious $300K blockchain payout
Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool received a payout of over 2,000 ETH (worth $300,000) just for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain – a figure that’s about 600 times the network’s standard block reward.
Yet, with only 210 validated transactions, Sparkpool received 2,103.1485 ETH at block number 7,238,290, according to data from ethereum block explorer Blockscout.
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