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Binance Offers XRP Base Pairs, Generalized ALTS Market

Ripple’s XRP has become a digital currency for base pairs on Binance, the exchange announced recently. In a drive to expand offerings, Binance will add TRX/XRP pairs, as well as Zcoin pairs, XZC/XRP. In addition to XRP base pairs, Binance will also move on to create new ALTS markets, to …

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BBVA, EIB Group Use Blockchain for €1B Synthetic Securitization

Spanish banking giant BBVA (MC:BBVA) and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) leveraged blockchain to sign a synthetic securitization of 1 billion euro. The synthetic securitization is a financial process through which banks mitigate specific risks. In simple terms, the procedure represents an insurance policy needed by banks to …

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Blockchain to Cut Electricity Costs, Emissions

Heating technology firm Saiterm is introducing a blockchain-powered platform to reduce electricity bills using its infrared heating technology. The Amsterdam-based company said its ultimate goal is to cut domestic energy consumption and carbon emissions using distributed ledger technology. In a statement sent to Cryptovest, Saiterm founder and CEO Salvatore Morale …

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2019: What’s in Store for Digital Assets?

Late 2018 brought an ominous downturn on the stock markets that affected indices worldwide. Analysts are already talking of a bear market in stocks. Added to this are signs that central banks would continue raising interest rates in 2019. Regulatory pressures, on both exchanges and tokenization projects, made the market …

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Bitfinex Introduces Margin Trading for Tether (USDT)

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced on Friday it had launched margin trading for Tether (USDT) against US dollar, as it seeks to improve its stablecoin offering “in line with market evolution and consumer demand”. “Today, adding margin trading on USDT/USD pair will not only allow for more efficient price …

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SBI Holdings’ VCTRADE Enables BTC, ETH and XRP Deposits

Cryptocurrency exchange VCTRADE, run by Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings, has begun accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) deposits from other virtual currency exchange wallets. The new feature is available as of December 21, with an issuing service slated for release shortly. The company announced the development in …

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Interdax Aims to Take Crypto Derivatives to a Whole New Level

Interdax, an exchange dealing in cryptocurrency derivatives such as perpetual swaps and futures, will offer 100x leverage and unprecedented transaction speeds. The project has been under development for 18 months and has entered the final stage – the company is ready to take it from stealth mode and present it …

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Indian Police Uncovered a Crypto Ponzi Scheme in Pune

The cyber crime department of the police in Pune, the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, cracked a cryptocurrency-related Ponzi scheme, the local media outlet The Times of India reports. Police have been after the ring members since January. Ten persons involved in the fraudulent activities, including …

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Bipartisan Bill Proposes to Exclude Crypto from US Securities Law

A bipartisan duo of US lawmakers has introduced a draft Token Taxonomy Act, which aims to exclude most cryptocurrencies from the scope of federal securities law. The bill, announced on Thursday by Republican Representative Warren Davidson (Ohio) and his Democratic counterpart Darren Soto (Florida), is in direct contradiction to Securities …

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Bitcoin (BTC) Difficulty Drops Another 7%

Bitcoin (BTC) will be easier to acquire for miners, as the network had another downward difficulty adjustment for the latest recalculation period. This means that the currently lowered hashrate, which stabilized around 43 EH/s, would ensure a higher probability of finding a block. The current mining levels show a tentative …

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TokenSoft Integrates its Broker-Dealer Unit with Coinbase Custody

Security token platform operator TokenSoft announced on Thursday the integration between its broker-dealer unit, TokeSoft Global Markets, and Coinbase Custody, a custody platform operated by the largest cryptocurrency exchange firm in the US. TokenSoft Global Markets is a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In fact, …

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Facebook Reportedly Making Crypto Coin for WhatsApp

Mark Zuckerberg marked the beginning of 2018 with goals for the new year that included a focus on blockchain technology, but he didn’t provide many details on what exactly he had in mind. According to anonymous sources who spoke to Bloomberg, there’s now a project that might make use of …

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