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September 27, 2019, 08:32:34 PM
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Total Market Cap, as of 09.27.19 at 12:00pm (PST):  $214,363,678,700 (-20.32%)

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STORY OF THE WEEK
BAKKT has officially launched its physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures on September 22nd, 2019 at 8:00pm EST.

CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING SERVICES
Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second-largest stock exchange has introduced digital asset trading on its new platform, Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX).

Binance launches Binance.US, a platform to service traders based out of the U.S.

REGULATION
• The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sues ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an unregistered U.S. $14.6 million ICO back in August 2017 and for conducting token sales for over 30 clients raising over U.S. $650 million.

• The British Police is auction off U.S. $621,400 worth of confiscated Bitcoin from a criminal offering hacking services and selling personal data. The auction will begin from 12:00pm GMT on September 25th, 2019 managed by Wilsons Auctions.  

• A lawsuit has been filed against the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to abolish the BitLicense has been moved to the state’s highest court.

TECHNOLOGY
• Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft has released a fix for a BTC ransomware dubbed “WannaCryFake”.

• A new browser-based malware dubbed the “Masad Stealer” has been found to replace the wallet addresses as it is being typed by unsuspecting victims.

INSTITUTIONALIZATION
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has come out with an announcement addressing the allegations that it will launch a national digital currency in November.

• Derivatives giant CME Group has announced the launch of bitcoin options contracts scheduled to go live in Q1 2020.

PEOPLE
• CoinDesk’s editor-in-chief Pete Rizzo has departed the firm after 6 years at the organization. Rizzo oversaw the news site as well as its monthly report, released under its research arm, CoinDesk Research.

TWITTER
@ErikVoorhees – “If you bought Bitcoin this summer at $12,000 because it was going up, and you’re selling it now at $9,700 because it’s going down, you’re doing it wrong. “Hodl” isn’t just a cute meme... it’s wisdom from the elders who have been here before.”

@APompliano – “Large institutional investors aren't trying to time the market when they buy Bitcoin. They do their research, develop a thesis, make a decision, invest their capital in a prudent & disciplined way, and hold it for the long term. Don't try to outsmart yourself.”

@Dailydirtnap – “I am a former bitcoin skeptic that is now a bitcoin believer. Thread/”
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