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Crypto landmark: SEC poised to greenlight Bitcoin futures ETFs

The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to allow the first U.S. Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund to begin trading in a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry, according to people familiar with the matter. The regulator isn’t likely to block the products from starting to trade next week, said the people,...

US emerges as biggest Bitcoin miner after China crypto crackdown

The U.S. has become the world’s epicenter for Bitcoin mining after a crackdown in China effectively eliminated the practice in the former cradle of the industry. At the end of August, America accounted for 35.4% of the global hash rate, a measure of computing power used to extract the digital currency,...

Roaring back: Bitcoin tops $50,000 for the first time in a month

Bitcoin rallied above $50,000 as Bank of America Corp. strategists threw their weight behind crypto as a new asset class. The rally brings prices to the highest since early September, when El Salvador rolled out the cryptocurrency as legal tender. Bitcoin was up 2.5% in early New York trading, and earlier...

Is Zimbabwe softening its hard line on crypto?

Harare, Zimbabwe – When Mthuli Ncube was appointed Zimbabwe’s finance minister in September 2018, the country’s crypto enthusiasts hoped he would walk back some of the restrictions imposed on cryptocurrency trading. The truly optimistic hoped he would become a champion of digital currencies. “When he joined government, he was bullish about cryptocurrencies,”...

That time cryptocurrency proved people will buy anything

Samuel Soren Adams reckoned it was time to stop hustling in a New Jersey pool hall. So he put down his billiard cue and in 1905 took a job selling coal-tar soap. “Dad noticed distilled coal tar possessed a tremendously high sneeze potential,” his son Bud recounted thirty years before the...

Confusion reigns after China slams door on crypto

Shenzhen, China – Moves by Chinese authorities to close regulatory loopholes around cryptocurrency trading and mining late last week essentially banned all such activities in China overnight. And many crypto holders are still scrambling to deal with the fallout. For many companies that made big bets on crypto over the past...

4 Tips to Hire the Perfect Fit For a Remote Team

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been more employees working from home than ever before. In many counties, working from home was mandatory for a year or more. This has given many businesses the opportunity to assess the pros and cons of allowing employees to work remotely. From a business perspective,...

5 Ways to Get a Free Website for Your Small Business

Source: Shutterstock A lot of our purchase habits and decision-making processes have been reshaped by the internet. For instance, before going out to eat, we’ll first read through a restaurant’s reviews. Before going on a vacation, we’ll spend hours or even days researching destinations on platforms like TripAdvisor. We live in an...

Delta Variant Reveals Folly of Normalcy in Return to Office

With vaccine efficacy against the Delta variant falling by 39%, normal return to office plans are pure folly. There is no denying the peril that lies in wait: the Delta surge is projected to escalate further in the months ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requesting...

When to Merge Your Small Business With a Larger One

Many of us entrepreneurs start our journey with the dream of leading our own business to great success. In media and pop culture references, such journeys are often depicted in the form of a lone entrepreneur blazing a new path. When we get to the practical side of starting and running...