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BlackRock warned SEC lack of in-kind orders for Bitcoin ETF shares could hurt investors

A novel aspect of the new spot Bitcoin ETFs, as approved by the SEC, is the cash-creation mechanism for issuing and redeeming shares. The ETFs are considered commodity-shares ETFs, yet, as BlackRock points out in its iShares Bitcoin ETF (IBIT) prospectus, “all spot-market commodities other than bitcoin, such as gold and silver, employ in-kind creations […]
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Grayscale GBTC investors still in profit with average cost basis 20% below current prices

According to data from trading firm Webull, around 70% of Grayscale GBTC holders likely remain in profit. The average shares were purchased at $27.82, some 20% below the current price as of press time. The Webull data shows the state of the trust the day before its conversion to a spot Bitcoin ETF and indicates […]
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BlockFi secures key $21M agreement with Vrai Nom amid turbulent bankruptcy

BlockFi has reached an agreement in principle with Vrai Nom Investment in its complex bankruptcy proceedings, potentially marking a pivotal moment in the crypto lending firm’s efforts to navigate its financial challenges. BlockFi has been granted an adjournment on related hearings until Dec. 19. As BlockFi emerges from the shadows of its November 2022 bankruptcy […]
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The GAM3 Awards final nominees have been revealed with $2M prize pool

The GAM3 Awards 2023 in collaboration with GAM3S.GG and Magic Eden features a prize pool exceeding $2M. It will take place on Dec. 14. With 214 games initially nominated, the selection process was entrusted to a panel of over 70 experts from the traditional and web3 gaming sectors. This jury comprises executives from tech giants […]
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Anthropic halves hallucinations, adds 200k context as it launches Claude 2.1 with API access

With OpenAI in turmoil, rival Anthropic has released its latest model, Claude 2.1, which it says sets a new benchmark in artificial intelligence, particularly in its application within enterprise environments. As of Nov. 21, Claude 2.1 is already live, powering claude.ai’s chat experience, and is accessible via API. The company states that the update is […]
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