This Ukrainian Shipping Firm is Using Bitcoin to Evade Sanctions

A Ukrainian shipping company has become the first to accept payment in bitcoin. Its motivation for taking the digital currency? To evade economic sanctions. Shipping companies are obliged not to trade with sanction-hit countries such as Sudan, Yemen, and Qatar. Bitcoin provides a means of ensuring …
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Chicago Firm DRW to Open Singapore Bitcoin Trading Desk (news.bitcoin.com)

Chicago and Singapore are two cities that are becoming synonymous with bitcoin. The Windy City is home to CME and DRW, two major financial firms that are capitalizing on the rise of bitcoin, while Singapore is embracing all things crypto. The news that DRW is poised to open a Singapore trading shop for bitcoin thus makes perfect sense in a move that will enable DRW to ramp up its Asian operations and attract major clients.
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The Bitcoin ETF Holy Grail — Another Firm Attempts the Odds Against SEC (news.bitcoin.com)

According to public records, another company has filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission to create two bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) based on Bitcoin derivatives. ETF firm Proshares Capital Management aims to get its bitcoin-futures products listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a proposed maximum aggregate offering price of $ 1M per ETF.
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