European markets close higher to cap wild week

Stateside, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy was doing very well, shortly before the release of November employment data. Stocks traded lower on Friday as shares of major technology companies move lower while Wall Street parsed through the U.S. jobs report that missed expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 200 points, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1 percent. Shares of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all traded lower. Apple’s stock also fell 1.5 percent after Morgan Stanley cut its price…

US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again, While Nasdaq Confirms 2019 BTC Futures Launch

element.alt_text ? element.alt_text : element.banner_id

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decisions, Changes Deadline to Late February The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again postponed its decision regarding approval for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) this week. According to a document released by the SEC,…

Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week (Dec. 2-7)

Pot Stocks, ETFs, Top News And Data From The Cannabis Industry This Week (Dec. 2-7)

The 2018 Farm Bill will be filed next week and includes a provision to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp, which, among many other things, can be used to produce CBD. We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments in this realm. In other political news, Utah’s legislature passed a compromise medical marijuana bill. This week was dominated by news out of Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON), as speculation mounted around one of them being a potential partner for tobacco giant and Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc (NYSE: MO). In addition,…

Jordan to rethink controversial cybercrimes law By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Protesters chant slogans during a protest against tax hikes in Amman 2/2 By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan is to withdraw proposed amendments to a cybercrimes bill submitted to parliament that rights activists say would stifle freedom of expression, the government spokesman said on Sunday. The bill has angered broad swathes of public opinion, including demonstrators who took to the streets in the last 10 days to protest against IMF-backed austerity measures, who say the proposed law will silence dissent in social media. The…

Crypto Week In Review: SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling, Coinbase Lists Four Altcoins

Crypto Week In Review: SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling, Coinbase Lists Four Altcoins

In a bear market-induced sense of panic, the crypto market at large has stopped responding to industry developments altogether, with the news of the past week coming in one ear, and out the other. Regardless, startups still seem hell-bent on bolstering this industry’s infrastructure. And, frankly, this unrelenting drive for innovation doesn’t come unwarranted. As once stated by Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, the news of today will become “important building blocks” and the “kindling” for the next cryptocurrency bonfire. SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Ruling To February 2019 Since Bitcoin’s earliest…