Cryptocurrency

Ripple has invested in a $2.2 million USD seed funding round by London-based cybersecurity startup Keyless via its investing division, Xpring. Keyless claims to be the first company in the world to combine biometrics with secure multi-party computation. Xpring was launched in 2018 with the intention of enabling the Internet of Value, an online ecosystem allowing for
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Chinese state-owned media are attempting to quell the rush into crypto stocks following President Xi’s statement to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain. State-backed agencies are publishing material meant to encourage “rational” investments, amid this surge in speculation in blockchain and fintech firms, Reuters reported Tuesday. On Monday, over 100 public fintech companies – tied
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Bakkt, the cryptocurrency trading platform launched by the Intercontinental Exchange, is planning to launch a consumer-focused app in the first half of 2020 to enable retail customers to make transactions with cryptocurrencies. Consumer Adoption Ambitions In an ambitious move to enable the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, Bakkt Chief Product Officer Mike Blandina said in a
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Ripple has increased its focus on regulatory advocacy for cryptocurrency by opening an office in Washington DC with a dedicated regulatory team. With regulatory attitudes towards cryptocurrencies becoming a focal point of conversation, particularly as the controversy around Libra dominates headlines, Ripple has decided to take a proactive step in the matter. It has become
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When bitcoin advocates claim adoption is surging in developing countries, particularly during periods of political unrest or economic turmoil, their go-to source for evidence is often LocalBitcoins. The peer-to-peer exchange, which matches buyers and sellers of the largest cryptocurrency in nearly 250 countries, publishes weekly volume data for each nation and region where it has
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Bitfinex, the controversial cryptocurrency exchanged headquartered in Hong Kong, has filed an application for discovery with a California court in an attempt to subpoena a former banking executive in order to access $880 million USD in frozen funds. Bitfinex Seeking to Recover “Missing” Millions iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, submitted the request on October 18
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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is soon to launch its first fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading pairs. Speaking at the Open Innovations 2019 conference in Moscow on Monday, CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao confirmed that fiat options are on the way, kicking off with the Russian ruble: “We’re adding support for fiat trading. In about two weeks or so, we should have support for Russian
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Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of bitcoin (BTC)/tether (USDT) contracts today. The cryptocurrency exchange first announced its futures platform in early July, at the time hinting it would allow 20x leverage. Now, futures traders can now choose leveraged positions between 1x and 125x, it said Friday. “We have seen an increase
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eToro, the Israeli-based brokerage firm, has launched a new portfolio that uses AI to analyze Twitter for the latest social media perceptions of digital assets. The tool, which is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is a collaboration between eToro and cryptocurrency analytics firm The TIE. According to The TIE, the platform’s “proprietary machine learning and language processing models ingest
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Libra, the highly-scrutinized planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), officially launched in Geneva yesterday despite several high-profile defections from the project last week. Libra Launches With 21 Chartered Members The Libra Association, the non-profit governing body of the digital currency, officially signed on 21 charter members at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters. The association
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Digital asset manager CoinShares is putting gold on the bitcoin blockchain. Working with wallet provider Blockchain and precious medal trader MKS (Switzerland) SA, the U.K.-based firm announced Tuesday a gold-backed network for trading tokens representing digitized physical gold, a project two years in the making. According to CoinShares, the network launches today with more than
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