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US Lawmakers Call to Freeze Facebook’s Centralized Digital Identity/Blockchain/Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ Project

U.S. lawmakers are formally calling on Facebook to cease all development of its Libra cryptocurrency in a new letter sent to executives at the social media giant. Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives wrote an open letter to Facebook Tuesday, calling on a moratorium to all libra development while the Financial Services Committee and…

TD Ameritrade's ErisX is Approved for Physically Settled Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

TD Ameritrade’s ErisX is Approved for Physically Settled Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

CFTC granted TD Ameritrade-backed ErisX a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license, under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). This approval allows the Eris Exchange to offer physically settled digital asset futures contracts. What exactly is so special about physically settling Bitcoin? They require the actual/physical use of Bitcoin, thus increasing its usage, and theoretically its price and scarcity.