Deutsche Börse s Xetra lists The Iconic Funds’ Physical Bitcoin ETP in order to give investors exposure to the digital currency by removing the technicality in investing and holding cryptocurrencies. Trading will start from May 12, 2021, and will attract a 0.95% expense ratio. CEO Patrick Lowry added they’re looking at working with their partners and regulators for more ways to bring products forward for crypto-hungry investors.
Free bitcoin is being given to customers in The Uk who buy Pizza from Papa John’s Pizza. According to Information posted on its official website, the Pizza restaurant gifts £15 off as well as £10 in free bitcoin for every pizza purchase of at least £30. The free bitcoin will be given through Luno, the global cryptocurrency exchange. The offer is online and in these Papa John’s Pizza locations namely; Butlins, Haven Holiday Parks, Ribby Hall Village, Planet Ice, on-campus stores, and Ireland.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange submitted another application to SEC to list Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund which was initially submitted in March. Form i9b-4 filed by CBOE as the exchange partner for Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETF made SEC resume the approval process. The SEC has 240 days to evaluate the filing and decide whether to extend or reject the application. VanEck, WisdomTree, and SkyBridge Capital also awaits approval by SEC.
Palantir Technologies, The Data analytics company owned by Peter Thiel announced that its clients can now make payments in bitcoin. It was reported By CBCN in a Qi earnings call on Tuesday that Palantir, with a market capitalization of nearly $34 billion is planning to add bitcoin to its balance sheet. It’s noted that Peter Thiel’s PayPal and Venmo already allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies through their platform.
Hungary’s economy minister, Mihály Varga announced that the tax on crypto earnings will be slashed to 15% in 2022 ie. half of its current rate at 30.5 percent. The move is to attract billions to the country’s budget. He wants to make Hungary “the Wyoming of Europe,” relative to the U.S’s most crypto-friendly state. This measure also is targeted at getting the country back on its feet after the pandemic took a toll on its economy.
Major U.S-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s mobile app surpasses TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Robinhood trading app on the Apple App Store.
This was seen on the Top Charts list on the Apple App Store.
Also, Cash App, which allows users to send money and buy Bitcoin is in the number 12 position at the time of writing, while Binance and Trust apps are at the number 16 and 17, respectively.