This crucial bitcoin group is an unexpected source of rising futures trading volume

When the Cboe Global Markets Inc., and the CME Grop Inc., separately launched bitcoin futures within weeks of each other in December, advocates of digital currencies had hoped it would lead to a surge in interest. However, early volumes were light, as investors, especially among big institutions, …
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“Venture Capital Working Group” Seeks Select Cryptocurrency “Safe Harbor” (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Several venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs have been petitioning federal authorities to see certain virtual currencies in a “different light.”Right now, many cryptocurrencies are in danger of being classified as “securities,” which would place them under strict regulatory scrutiny. Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered a team of lawyers and investors known as the “Venture Capital Working Group” to meet with the U.S…

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