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Bitcoin exchange Kraken considers going public after record trading volumes in the first quarter

Bitcoin exchange Kraken considers going public after record trading volumes in the first quarter
Jesse Powell, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, sits for a photograph at the company's San Francisco office in 2014. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg via Getty Images Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is considering going public through a direct listing in 2022, after seeing record trading volumes and...

Morgan Stanley becomes the first big U.S. bank to offer its wealthy clients access to bitcoin funds

Morgan Stanley becomes the first big U.S. bank to offer its wealthy clients access to bitcoin funds
A view of the Morgan Stanley offices in Canary Wharf, London, U.K. iStock Editorial | Getty Images Morgan Stanley is the first big U.S. bank to offer its wealth management clients access to bitcoin funds, CNBC has learned exclusively. The investment bank, a giant in the wealth...

‘Fintech is coming into the mainstream from this pandemic,’ J.P. Morgan’s Joyce Chang says

 ‘Fintech is coming into the mainstream from this pandemic,’ J.P. Morgan's Joyce Chang says
With the pandemic boosting demand for alternative assets, J.P. Morgan Securities' Joyce Chang is seeing a new dynamic unfolding in the cryptocurrency space: a battle between banks and fintech. "Fintech is coming into the mainstream from this pandemic as there has really been demand for...

Bitcoin is at a tipping point and could become ‘currency of choice’ for global trade, Citi says

Bitcoin is at a tipping point and could become 'currency of choice' for global trade, Citi says
A customer uses a bitcoin automated teller machine (ATM) in a kiosk Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Angel Garcia | Bloomberg | Getty Images Citi thinks bitcoin is at a "tipping point" and could one day "become the currency of choice for international trade"...

Why people are buying crypto art and sports memorabilia for thousands of dollars

Why people are buying crypto art and sports memorabilia for thousands of dollars
Digital avatars listed on the non-fungible token platform CryptoPunks. Ryan Browne | CNBC The cryptocurrency world is abuzz with talk of digital collectibles, unique virtual tokens that can represent anything from art to sports memorabilia. People have been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for these NFTs,...

Klarna’s CEO is ‘deeply worried’ about tweets promoting bitcoin and thinks regulators should step in

Klarna's CEO is 'deeply worried' about tweets promoting bitcoin and thinks regulators should step in
Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski speaks on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 on December 11, 2019. Noam Galai | Getty Images LONDON — The boss of European fintech giant Klarna says he's "deeply worried" about posts promoting bitcoin on Twitter and thinks regulators should...

Bitcoin bounces back, surging above $50,000 after more buying from Square

Bitcoin bounces back, surging above $50,000 after more buying from Square
Bitcoin virtual crypto currency price is displayed on a phone screen in this photo. STR | NurPhoto | Getty Images Bitcoin's price roared back Wednesday after a sharp sell-off, climbing above $50,000 again as Square announced it had purchased $170 million worth of the cryptocurrency. At 4...

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: GameStop, Square, Intuit & more

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: GameStop, Square, Intuit & more
Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Monday: Square – Shares of the financial services company slipped 4.1% amid news news that Square purchased $170 million in Bitcoin. Square also reported quarterly results that beat...

Cryptocurrency firms Tether and Bitfinex agree to pay $18.5 million fine to end New York probe

Cryptocurrency firms Tether and Bitfinex agree to pay $18.5 million fine to end New York probe
A smartphone displays the Tether market value on the via The Crypto App. Guillaume Payen | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Cryptocurrency firms Tether and Bitfinex reached an agreement with the New York attorney general's office to pay an $18.5 million fine to settle...