Fundstrat to Accept BTC As Payment Option

Option of bitcoin-payments should significantly facilitate the purchase of exclusive research works for foreign clients
01 August 2018   450

Analytical agency Fundstrat Global Advisors will allow its clients to purchase research of various sectors of economy for bitcoins. To this end, the firm has entered into a partnership with BitPay processing.

Fundstrat stressed that many clients of the agency face the complexity and high cost of cross-border transfers. So, the option of bitcoin-payments should significantly facilitate the purchase of exclusive research works.

Fundstrat found that accepting payments via BitPay is considerably simpler, faster and less expensive than bank wires. Bitcoin payments make it easier for our clients, particularly those outside the US, by offering more options to pay for our research services without having to deal with the hassles of currency translation.
 

Thomas Lee

Managing Partner, Fundstrat Global Advisors

Earler, BitPay received a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York (BitLicense).

US Authorities to Sell $4.3M Worth Seized BTC

As reported, the Bitcoins were seized during different federal investigations
18 October 2018   114

The US Federal Penitentiary and Marshals Service has announced an auction, during which 660 Bitcoins will be sold, previously confiscated by law enforcement agencies. The current market value of the coins put up for sale is about $ 4.3 million, CoinDesk reports.

Bitcoins offered for sale were seized during federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

The auction will be held on November 5, and to participate in it, you must register no later than October 31 and make a deposit of $ 200,000.

The trades will be divided into two parts and include the sale of six blocks of 100 BTC and one more block of 60 BTC. Auction participants will not be able to view other people's rates or change their own.

The Office clarified that part of the assets put up for auction includes Bitcoins, which were seized during the recent investigations into the cases of the traders Teresa Tetley and Thomas Mario Costanzo. Teresa Tetley was sentenced in July to a year in prison on charges of trading in cryptocurrency without the necessary license and laundering money obtained from drug trafficking.

The Marshals do not report which part of the bitcoins seized from Tetley and Costanzo is put up for auction, however, it was previously known that 40 BTC were withdrawn from the first, and 80 BTC from the second.

Two previous major auctions for the sale of confiscated bitcoins were held in the United States in January and March of this year. In the first case, 3813 BTC was sold, in the second - 2170 BTC.