Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Declares He Sold All His BTC Holdings at $20,000 Peak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he sold all of his Bitcoin (BTC) when the currency hit$20,000 in December 2017. Financial media outlet Business Insider Nordic reported on Wozniak’s comments on Jan. 24.

Speaking at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, Wozniak said that he first bought an undisclosed quantity of Bitcoin when the crypto was at about $700 because he “wanted to experiment with it.” He then explained what he planned to do with it: Source: Cointelegraph

NYSE Arca Files Paperwork for Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Approval

New details have surfaced about the bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by Bitwise and NYSE Arca. Bitwise Asset Management announced its intention to launch the ETF earlier this month. If approved, it would be the first bitcoin ETF to make it to market in the U.S.

At the time, the company said NYSE Arca would file the 19b-4 rule change proposal in the near future. NYSE Arca indeed filed the form the same day, but it does not appear to be listed on any SEC website, possibly due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. As a result, the document went largely unnoticed, despite being posted on NYSE Arca’s own website. (An SEC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)  Source: Coindesk

After UK Denies Maduro $1.2B Gold Withdrawal, Kraken CEO Cites Importance of Crypto

The Bank of England denied a bid by Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s dictatorial ruler, to withdraw $1.2 billion worth of Gold, reported Bloomberg.

The move came after top US officials requested their UK counterparts to disconnect the Maduro’s regime from its assets abroad. The UK accepted the request as it, and many other countries, joined the US’ efforts to overthrow Maduro after he became president upon winning a rogue election in Venezuela. The anti-Maduro lobby also projected Juan Guaidó as the rightful president, after the Popular Will party member claimed that he had won the presidential elections rightfully. Source: Newsbtc

Exclusive: $630 Million Cryptocurrency Dash Releases ‘Biggest Upgrade’ Since Governance System

By The Dash community has been banging its head against a wall for a while now. As its developers ramp up infrastructure to make mass adoption easier, it loses users in the process. Dash dropped from a number seven crypto in 2017 to 15th place over the last 12 months, losing 92% of value from an all-time high market cap of $11.6 billion.

However, in the spirit of better late than never, Dash is finally releasing its newest upgrade Evolution 0.13. And–whatever your stance on Dash–you have to admit, it’s pretty impressive. Source: CCN