McAfee Sells Out, Binary Options Makes its Last Stand: Best of the Week

Catch up on last week's top stories.

Binary options just won’t die

On Monday, we reported that the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered the ISA and Knesset to re-justify its reasons for banning Israelis from operating binary options websites in any way.

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The court was moved to do this by an impassioned plea from Yossi Herzog, and a petition.

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McAfee pump and dump

Antivirus magnate and Twitter user John McAfee was accused by some of pumping and dumping cryptocurrencies via recommendations that he regularly posts on his Twitter feed.

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The posts did cause prices to spike, but McAfee claims innocence.

Brokerage + ICO = profit?

BDSwiss announced that it will be launching its own cryptocurrency, the BDXCoin.

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The brokerage is offering the tokens for 10 cents apiece, and guarantees to buy them back at the same price once the ICO starts in mid-2018.

Ripple card

Ripple last week announced the creation of the ‘Credit Card Industry Consortium’.

More specifically, SBI Ripple Asia, which manages as of now 61 Japanese banks, has signed with three major credit card companies to create a compatible credit card.

No, I’m the real SegWit2x!

The Bitcoin upgrade SegWit2x was cancelled in November due to resistance from the community, but in the end, it went ahead anyway. But are we getting the update that we were expecting?

“Every player is a partner”

As cryptocurrency makes its way into the casino via an Ethereum-based hardware roulette table, will the house continue to always win?

GAIN Capital does well

An analyst has raised his price target from GAIN Capital following the addition of Bitcoin CFDs to its menu, as UK-based entity does well.

The analyst added that cryptocurrency trading has not yet been introduced in the US, and so American investors have not yet bid up the stock.

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