MoneyGram to Enable Retail Bitcoin Buying, Selling in the U.S.

  • The collaboration between the payment service provider and Coinme will allow U.S. customers to buy and sell Bitcoin at 12,000 locations across the country.
  • While initially targeting U.S. customers, the new service will also be available at "select international markets" by the end of the year.

Revolut Enables Bitcoin Withdrawals in U.K.

  • The new crypto withdrawal service is still in beta, and is limited to only U.K.-based customers with Revolut Metal accounts and Bitcoin withdrawals.
  • Once the beta is finished, Revolut is likely to roll out the service to more jurisdictions, and support more digital assets.

NYDIG, FIS to Offer Bitcoin Trading to Banks

  • The firms have claimed "hundreds" of banks have signed up for the new program, though most of them smaller financial institutions.
  • The solution will allow banks to offer Bitcoin trading to their customers directly from their existing accounts.

S&P Launches BTC, ETH Crypto Indexes

  • SPBTC and SPETH will be tied to Bitcoin and Ethereum respectively, while SPCMC will follow the performance of both assets.
  • The indices were launched on Monday using reference and pricing data from partner firm Lukka.

eToro Offers Exposure to BTC With New Stocks Portfolio

  • The BitcoinWorldWide thematic portfolio will be based on the companies in the value chain behind Bitcoin.
  • It will not include companies that hold BTC in their treasuries, but have no business around it.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Now Live on OKEx

  • The layer-2 scaling solution is currently available on the OKEx desktop website and is yet to go mobile.
  • The integration will benefit the entire Bitcoin ecosystem, as it will increase the number of participating lightning network nodes.

Goldman Sachs Exploring Offering BTC to Wealthy Clients

  • Goldman's private wealth management unit clients with at least $25 million to invest could get access to Bitcoin funds.
  • Increased demand from clients has led the bank to consider adding the new product.

Fidelity Named Custodian of Silvergate’s BTC Collateralized Loans

  • The BTC collateralized loans are funded through the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN).
  • The collateral will be held by Fidelity Digital in its secure cold storage.

Fidelity Seeks SEC Approval to Launch Bitcoin ETF

  • The "Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust" ETF will follow the digital assets performance through Fidelity's Bitcoin Index PR.
  • The fund will be managed by Fidelity affiliates, which will serve as its sponsors, administrators, custodians and trustees.

Tesla Now Accepts Bitcoin as Payment

  • The Bitcoin payment option will initially be available only to "customers in the continental United States".
  • The "Technoking" of Tesla, Elon Musk, also said the Bitcoin earned through the sale of the firm's vehicles won’t be converted to fiat.