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Major milestone for bitcoin: First spot bitcoin ETF approved in the US

After dominating the headlines for months, it's now official. The U.S. financial markets regulator has given its approval for several spot bitcoin ETFs. This long-awaited decision marks a significant milestone in the recognition and adoption of crypto assets. But what exactly is a spot bitcoin ETF, and why is this big news? Let's break it down for you.

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Remo Zuiderwijk Content specialist
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Dutch crypto vault passes prestigious audit and sets new standard

Amdax vault is the first crypto service provider in the EU to achieve the prestigious ISAE-3000 Type-1 audit, conducted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton and assisted by Big-Four consultancy firm Deloitte.

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Investing in bitcoin: which strategy works best?

Suppose you have a substantial amount of money available to invest in bitcoin. Is it a good choice to invest the entire amount at once, hoping for the best? Or are you better off spreading the amount over a longer period, gradually building up your portfolio? We looked into it.

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Tim Stolte Quantitative Portfolio Manager
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Ordinals and inscriptions: NFTs on bitcoin

It has been restless in the bitcoin world in recent weeks. Not because of the price differences, but because of the introduction of digital objects on the bitcoin network such as images, moving images, and audio files. This is made possible by a new protocol, which the terms ordinals and inscriptions refer to.

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Is bitcoin bad for the environment, or is it not?

Mining bitcoin requires computing power, so bitcoin consumes energy. Therefore, is bitcoin harmful to the environment? Some argue it is. Is that justified? Even though bitcoin consumes a lot of energy, it is also an exceptional electricity consumer.

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Ethereum after The Merge: what's on the agenda for 2023

2022 has ended. A nice moment to look back at the year of Ethereum and look forward to what's on the agenda. Because while the past year was overshadowed by collapsed protocols and fallen crypto companies, the flawless execution of the Ethereum Merge was a great success.

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Bitcoin more efficient, better connected, and safer after update.

Innovations are a process of adjustments and improvements. This also applies to bitcoin as a technology. Recently, bitcoin developers made a change called Erlay that improved the way transactions are transmitted. The result? 40 percent less data traffic, a better connected network, and increased security.

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Income tax: this is how you report cryptocurrency holdings.

The regulation surrounding crypto is constantly evolving. We are often asked about the exact implications of cryptocurrency on tax returns. How do I correctly declare my crypto assets? What if I forgot to do so in the past? And can this be done retroactively?

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5 crypto lessons of 2022

2022 was a tumultuous year for crypto, with highs and lows. The Ethereum Merge was a success but was overshadowed by the protocols and parties that collapsed one after another, with the FTX debacle as the low point. At Amdax, we are not discouraged. Important lessons follow from the lows of 2022, forming the basis for a better 2023.

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Adoption of the Bitcoin Lightning Network is increasing

The payment network developed to carry out fast and cheap Bitcoin transactions is increasingly being supported. Thanks to exchanges that have recently started supporting the network, the capacity of the payment network has increased to over 5000 BTC, according to research firm Arcane.

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Processing power on bitcoin network reaches record highs

The processing power on the bitcoin network is higher than it’s ever been, which has led the difficulty of mining bitcoin to be increased by 14%.

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3 ways to securely store your crypto assets

You probably haven’t missed the downfall of crypto exchange FTX. At least one billion dollars of customer deposits have “vanished”, which has significantly damaged the crypto sector’s reputation.

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What happens next after The Merge?

Last Thursday, the long-awaited Merge was finally implemented. With this update, Ethereum has transitioned from the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus algorithm to Proof of Stake (PoS).

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Tim Stolte Quantitative Portfolio Manager
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US researching crypto regulation

Last March, President Joe Biden called on multiple government agencies to research the role of crypto assets in the American financial system with an executive order. An often discussed point is the energy usage of this sector. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is one of the agencies that is conducting this research, and they shared their first results last week.

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Dutch Ministry of Finance starts “Smart in Crypto” campaign

Last Monday, the Dutch Ministry of Finance launched the “Smart in Crypto” marketing campaign. The website and social media videos warn against high expectations and pitfalls when investing in crypto assets.

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Tim Stolte Quantitative Portfolio Manager
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Institutional parties researching possibilities in crypto-friendly South Korea

ast week held some positive crypto-related announcements from South Korea. Seven large South Korean companies, among which Samsung and Mirae Asset Securities, are working on launching their own crypto asset exchange. The five other companies weren’t named explicitly in the reporting from local news source NewsPim.

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Tim Stolte Quantitative Portfolio Manager

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