Cryptocurrency

If you want a genuine cryptocurrency experience, don’t look to Facebook. The social media giant has lately made headlines around the world for introducing its Libra cryptocurrency and related nonprofit Libra Association. The popular understanding is that Libra is Facebook’s response to Bitcoin, Ether, and other popular crypto coins—it’s a new way to transmit value
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend the proposed Libra cryptocurrency in a testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on October 23. The highly scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency, which is being led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has come under fire from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic due to its potential threat to monetary sovereignty. Now,
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Veritaseum founder and CEO Reg Middleton is in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to reach a settlement on claims that the VERI initial coin offering (ICO) misled investors with regard to the token’s potential value. Veritaseum “Knowingly Misled” Investors Back in August, the SEC filed an emergency lawsuit against Veritaseum and its founder
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Mutual fund giant Vanguard has partnered with Nasdaq Ventures-backed blockchain startup Symbiont to develop a trading platform for the $6 trillion currency market, the companies said. With the new platform, Vanguard, which manages $5.2 trillion, aims to lower transaction costs for the trillions of dollars worth of currencies it trades annually by boosting peer-to-peer trading
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Coinbase has reinstated U.K. bank deposits and withdrawals following a months-long banking holdup. As announced by the company’s U.K. arm in a blog post Thursday, British pound (GBP) deposits and transfers are available once again for local Coinbase customers. GBP denominated transactions were paused following the exchange’s July breakup with Barclays. However, a new partnership with ClearBank,
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The Takeaway Bitcoin prices have more than doubled in 2019, far outpacing the 31 percent return for U.S. tech stocks, which Goldman Sachs deems the best-performing asset class year-to-date. Outsize returns could attract interest from big investors in the yield-starved traditional financial markets. Executives at data firm Messari say bitcoin prices, currently around $8,200, could
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Coinbase has announced that it will increase fees on its Coinbase Pro platform as well as resuming support for UK deposits and withdrawals. Coinbase Pro, the cryptocurrency exchange’s platform for professional and institutional traders, will adopt a new fee structure that will see an increase in fees on all transactions under $10,000 USD and between
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Cryptocurrency investment fund Galaxy Digital and over-the-counter (OTC) trading firm XBTO have conducted the first-ever block trade of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures contract. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Bakkt’s parent company, announced the trade Friday but did not disclose its size. A block trade is a large transaction that takes place off the open market in order to
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Blockchain investigations firm Chainalysis has added support for five more ERC-20 tokens, expanding the reach of its anti-money laundering tracking service. New coins include Basic Attention Token (BAT), OmiseGO (OMG), Dai (DAI), Maker (MKR) and 0x (ZRX). Together, they represented about 0.4% of the overall crypto market cap, and 0.002% of the market’s 24-hour volume
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Crypto industry leaders are taking the initiative to help firms in the space avoid falling foul of securities rules. In a company blog post, Coinbase announced it’s co-founded the Crypto Rating Council, a member-only organization purposed with assisting cryptocurrency companies determine if they comply with current U.S. federal securities law. Coinbase is joined at launch by
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Bakkt, the highly anticipated Bitcoin futures contract, recorded just $5 million USD in total trading during its first week. The long-awaited Bitcoin futures platform from The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched last week to considerably underwhelming fanfare given the hype surrounding the project since it was initially announced last year. According to ICE, which is also
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San Francisco-based crypto startup Ripple has acquired Logos Network, a payment platform, to help in developing decentralized financial products. Ripple is the firm behind XRP, which is the third-largest cryptocurrency. Xpring Growing Its Team The investment arm of the company, Xpring initiative, has already brought on board the Logos Network. Logos Network is a blockchain-based payment
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Nearly all top 10 alternative cryptocurrencies by Market Capitalization have hit their respective 6-month lows after bitcoin’s rapid price slide dragged the rest of the markets into the red on Tuesday. Litecoin (LTC), EOS (EOS), Binance Coin (BNB), and Stellar (XLM) dropped to their lowest point in over 6-month shortly after BTC’s major sell-off forced traders
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