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White House to Pit XRP Against Bitcoin Fearing China’s Mining Dominance

newsbtc | 10-16-2018

The U.S. administration is interested in pitting Ripple’s centralized XRP token against Bitcoin to tackle China’s crypto dominance. Cory Johnson, Ripple’s new chief marketing strategies, told Breaker Magazine that the White House is researching the consequence of China’s Bitcoin mining dominance, which currently amounts to over 80 percent. The digital currency’s mounting popularity among millennials...The post White House to Pit XRP Against Bitcoin Fearing China’s Mining Dominance appeared first on NewsBTC.

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US SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO That Falsely Claimed to Be ‘Approved and Registered’ by the Securities Watchdog

blokt | 10-16-2018

Fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) are becoming a permanent feature in the crypto sphere. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported on Oct. 11 that it obtained an emergency court order to halt a planned fraudulent ICO claiming to be the “first [U.S.] licensed and regulated tokenized cryptocurrency exchange and index fund.” The SEC […]US SEC Halts Fraudulent ICO That Falsely Claimed to Be ‘Approved and Registered’ by the Securities Watchdog was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Huobi Joins OKEx, Adds Four New Stablecoins

bitcoinmagazine | 10-16-2018

Huobi Global has announced its decision to list four USD-pegged stablecoins by the end of the week.In a support notice published on its platform, the company noted that users will be able to make deposits for Paxos Standard Token (PAX), True USD (TUSD), Circle’s (USDC), and Gemini exchange’s (GUSD) on its exchange starting from Friday, October 19, 2018 (GMT +8).That was as much detail as the exchange revealed, as it says further information for when trading would start on the exchange will be announced at a later date. Huobi is the fifth largest digital currency exchange and is currently the ninth largest market for Tether, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Huobi becomes the latest top 10 crytpocurrency exchange to add new stablecoins as uncertainty continues to mar Tether’s market reputation. OKEx took the same step by adding the aforementioned tokens to its listed assets yesterday. Tether, the world's largest stablecoin, lost its peg in the early hours of October 15, 2018, causing major price discrepancies between bitcoin’s BTC/USDT and BTC/USD trading pairs across the market.While uncertainty persists regarding Tether's USD holdings, Leonardo Real, Tether’s chief compliance officer, in an email response to CNBC, believes the current happenings in the market are no cause for alarm."We would like to reiterate that although markets have shown temporary fluctuations in price, all USDT in circulation a...

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Why Has Ripple Been In The News So Often Lately?

cryptoinsider | 10-16-2018

Ripple with its XRP token has been the topic of much discussion the past several weeks. So what's going on with the world's top love/hate project?The post Why Has Ripple Been In The News So Often Lately? appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Tether Market Cap Sinks to $2.2 Billion as another 250 Million USDT Exits Circulation

ccn | 10-16-2018

The loss of its U.S. dollar peg isn’t the only thing driving down the market cap of tether (USDT), the cryptocurrency market’s largest “stablecoin.” Tether Falls Below Dollar Parity The USD-backed token, which as recently as late August had a circulating valuation of nearly $2.9 billion, is now worth just $2.2 billion, representing a two-monthThe post Tether Market Cap Sinks to $2.2 Billion as another 250 Million USDT Exits Circulation appeared first on CCN

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Wall Street Giant Fidelity To Open A Crypto Storage And Trading Platform

themerkle | 10-16-2018

Fidelity Investment has announced that it’s launching a cryptocurrency storage and trading platform. Dubbed Fidelity Digital Assets LLC, the new platform will cater mainly to institutional investors, offering custody solutions for digital assets, institutional advisory services and a crypto trading platform for its clients. Fidelity made the announcement today, October 15 during the Bloomberg Institutional […]The post Wall Street Giant Fidelity To Open A Crypto Storage And Trading Platform appeared first on NullTX.

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Paxos Issues $50m of Recently-Launched Dollar-Backed Stablecoin

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

Blockchain Trust Company, Paxos has issued about $50 million worth of its dollar-pegged stablecoin Paxos Standard Token. This was revealed yesterday in a tweet by Dorothy Jean Chang, Paxos vice president of marketing and communications. The news provides the first major indication regarding the scale of adoption experienced by the Ethereum-based stablecoin since it received regulatory approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) in September.

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Coinfloor Obtains DLT Provider License in Gibraltar

bitcoin.com | 10-16-2018

Coinfloor, the oldest operational cryptocurrency exchange in the U.K., has become the first company to secure a distributed ledger technology (DLT) license in Gibraltar. Also Read: 19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippine Economic Zone British Overseas Territory Recognizes First Offshore Crypto Entity The London-based crypto exchange, which is backed by Transferwise founder Taavet […]The post Coinfloor Obtains DLT Provider License in Gibraltar appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Market Update Oct.16: Tether’s madness and the upcoming regulation

cryptopotato | 10-16-2018

After last week we reported the relative stability in the crypto market, the action was not overdue, and the volatility that characterizes the market has taken its toll. After a correction on Wall Street, there was also a drop in the currency market, and it appears that the correlation between these markets is positive, compared […]The post Market Update Oct.16: Tether’s madness and the upcoming regulation appeared first on CryptoPotato.

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Polish Darknet Vendor of Counterfeit Euro Bills is Taken Into Custody

themerkle | 10-16-2018

Offering any product or service on the darknet can be a very risky business. This is especially true when trying to bring illegal goods to consumers, such as drugs, guns, or even counterfeit goods. In Poland, one of the most prolific darknet vendors of counterfeit goods has been arrested. His main business revolves around selling […]The post Polish Darknet Vendor of Counterfeit Euro Bills is Taken Into Custody appeared first on NullTX.

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The Week: Tether Panic, Fidelity and US Senate Showdown

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

The Tether sell off led to a price spike as traders bought bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to exit the rapidly devaluing USDT. Several positive regulatory developments have occurred last week and most notably Fidelity will launch crypto custody and brokerage solutions for institutional investors. Nouriel Roubini aka 'Dr Doom' spoke at the US Senate hearing alongside Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center.

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CryptoCompare releases taxonomy report for cryptoassets

cryptonewsreview | 10-16-2018

CryptoCompare has released its Cryptoasset Taxonomy Report, which aims to help regulators and investors to differentiate between assets based on legal, economic and technological factors. The report is an independent classification of cryptoassets based on global data from CryptoCompare, and provides analysis of more than 200 assets based on 30 groupings including regulation, market cap […]The post CryptoCompare releases taxonomy report for cryptoassets appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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6 Airdrops to Keep an eye on – 2018 Week 42 Edition

themerkle | 10-16-2018

Airdrops remain a key part of the cryptocurrency and ICO industry to date. These projects allow holders of specific tokens to effectively receive some free currency courtesy of a company trying to gain major traction. The following six airdrops are currently available to users, although they might require some extra effort to claim the rewards. […]The post 6 Airdrops to Keep an eye on – 2018 Week 42 Edition appeared first on NullTX.

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3,200,000 IdealCoin Tokens ($1,952,000 USD) Released as Rewards

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

Following the successful Private Sale, IdealCoin offers users the exclusive opportunity to earn 3,200,000 tokens and join the innovative marketing content creation platform in the next couple of months.

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Japan: Messaging Giant LINE Launches Trading of Its LINK Token on Native Exchange

cointelegraph | 10-16-2018

Officials at Japanese messaging giant LINE confirm native LINK token trading is now live

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Singapore-based Huobi to Add Four More Stablecoins in the Next Few Days

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

Singapore-based crypto asset exchange announced today that it will add four new stablecoins to its trading platform by October 19th. These coins include: Paxos Standard Token (PAX), True USD (TUSD), Circle’s (USDC), and Gemini exchange’s (GUSD). This announcement comes shortly after Malta-based digital asset trading platform, OKEx announced it will list the same stablecoins - even though their circulation remains quite low.

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Kraken Announces Tezos Listing

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

Crypto exchange Kraken has announced that Tezos (XTZ) will be listed on its platform and trading in Tezos will begin today - Tuesday, October 16 2018.  The inclusion of Tezos (XTZ) is a development which underlines the growing influence of Tezos which once held the record for most money raised in an ICO before suffering a difficult period punctuated by infighting earlier this year.

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BlockFi Now Offers Litecoin and Gemini Stablecoin-Backed Loan Options

bitcoinmagazine | 10-16-2018

Crypto-to-USD lender BlockFi has announced that it will support loans backed by both Litecoin and Gemini’s recent stablecoin token GUSD. This is the first time the company is expanding to accept collateral in one of the crypto industry’s top-10 assets besides bitcoin and ether. In addition, BlockFi is also the first crypto-backed lender to support loans backed by GUSD.Founded in 2017, BlockFi offers both debt and credit products and seeks to bring liquidity to the cryptocurrency space. Based in New York, the company operates in over 40 states and is backed by some of the country’s leading financial firms including PJC and ConsenSys Ventures, as well as Galaxy Digital Ventures LLC, which provided the company with nearly $53 million in capital during a funding round in July 2018. This marked the first investment into crypto-backed loans from an institutional enterprise. Zac Prince is the company CEO. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, he said that BlockFi’s acceptance of Litecoin was a “logical first step” toward supporting most — if not all — of the world’s top 10 cryptocurrencies. “Litecoin was recently added to Gemini and has a long history of price appreciation,” he commented. “Having large, imbedded capital gains is one of the motivating factors for considering a loan backed by crypto. Litecoin also has strong liquidity with USD pairs in multiple trading venues.” With the addition of GUSD, BlockFi can o...

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Decred Is Turning Its Entire $21 Million Crypto Treasury Over to Investors

coindesk | 10-16-2018

Decred is handing control of its $21 million treasury and all aspects of the protocol, from consensus through staffing, over to token holders.

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TokenInsight Raises Multimillion-Dollar Funding From Blockchain Venture Capital Firms

blokt | 10-16-2018

TokenInsight, Inc., an independent, third-party data analytics organization that provides ratings for blockchain companies, announced on Oct. 10 that it managed to raise a multimillion-dollar investment in a Series A financing round. How TokenInsight Plans to Utilize Funding The fundraising was led by Matrix Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm, and notable participants, including Draper Dragon, Fenbushi […]TokenInsight Raises Multimillion-Dollar Funding From Blockchain Venture Capital Firms was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Kenyan Government to Use Blockchain to Distribute Affordable Housing

ccn | 10-16-2018

The Kenyan government plans to leverage blockchain technology for the distribution of new government-funded housing units, according to reports from local news outlet the Star. The Kenyan National Housing Fund will finance the initiative under the Finance Act 2018, and it plans to create an efficient allocation of the houses to those who need it … ContinuedThe post Kenyan Government to Use Blockchain to Distribute Affordable Housing appeared first on CCN

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Blockfolio: Cryptocurrency App Raises $11.5 Million in Series Funding From Notable Investors

blokt | 10-16-2018

If the lineup of its investors measures the success of a start-up, then Blockfolio, a start-up that developed an app that tracks crypto portfolio, is in the right direction. Blockfolio reported on Oct. 11 that it raised $11.5 million in a Series A round funding led by Pantera Capital, one of the most well-known and earliest […]Blockfolio: Cryptocurrency App Raises $11.5 Million in Series Funding From Notable Investors was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Looking Past ESMA, A Time to ‘Refocus on Growth’

financemagnates | 10-16-2018

As MT5 deployment is nearing full scale, Tom Higgins discusses the most pressing questions in the field of FX tech

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DAOstack Token GEN Listed on Liquid Cryptocurrency Exchange

ccn | 10-16-2018

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. One of the most anticipated moments of an initial coin offering (ICO) event is the listing of its token on a cryptocurrency exchange for trading with other crypto … ContinuedThe post DAOstack Token GEN Listed on Liquid Cryptocurrency Exchange appeared first on CCN

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LINE's Crypto Exchange Lists Its Own Token Against Bitcoin, Ether

coindesk | 10-16-2018

Messaging giant LINE's Bitbox exchange has made its LINK token available for trading against bitcoin, ethereum and tether.

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September ICO Market Overview: Trends, Capitalization, Localization

cointelegraph | 10-16-2018

For ICOs, fall 2018 begins with a cloudy September: the bad ‘weather’ which started at the beginning of the summer endures, but there are stable trends as for the localization and industry distribution.

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Barclays Bank is putting its cryptocurrency project on hold

cryptonewsreview | 10-16-2018

The ongoing cryptocurrency bear market looks to have affected the plans of Barclays Bank… Yesterday, we reported the news that it’s going to take an estimated two years to bring cryptocurrency regulation to the UK – and that’s if the process started today. Now, a further less than positive sign for the UK crypto industry […]The post Barclays Bank is putting its cryptocurrency project on hold appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Donald Trump’s trade barriers set to hit cryptocurrency company hard

cryptonewsreview | 10-16-2018

Bitmain finds itself under pressure, as US tariffs begin to hit its business… The ongoing trade battle between China and the United States has seen tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump, in what’s threatening to be a tit-for-tat game of each side charging the other more. Caught in the middle of the brinkmanship and […]The post Donald Trump’s trade barriers set to hit cryptocurrency company hard appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Bakkt Continues Talks with Crypto Regulators, Adds Key Executive to the Team

newsbtc | 10-16-2018

A veteran and early employee of Coinbase is switching teams, moving to the up-and-coming cryptocurrency exchange platform, Bakkt. Adam White will be joining Bakkt as the exchange’s Chief Operating Officer, helping the platform to develop as it prepares for its imminent launch. Many investors and analysts see Bakkt as being cryptocurrency industry’s next big platform...The post Bakkt Continues Talks with Crypto Regulators, Adds Key Executive to the Team appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Manny Pacquiao’s Cryptocurrency Could Finally Launch by the End of 2018

cryptoglobe | 10-16-2018

Manny Pacquiao's cryptocurrency is expected to launch by the end of 2018 or early next year in a report by a Singapore online news outlet that will see the new Pac Token available to the general public.

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Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler: ICOs Should be Considered Securities

cointelegraph | 10-16-2018

Former CFTC chairman Gary Gensler stated that coins sold in ICOs should be considered securities

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Cryptocurrencies Are Not Legal Tender in Zambia – Says Country’s Central Bank

livebitcoinnews | 10-16-2018

The central bank of Zambia has advised the citizens that cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and that they should exercise caution trading them. Notice Issued by Zambian Central Bank Bank of Zambia (BoZ), the African nation’s central bank, in a press release has advised its citizens that cryptocurrencies are not recognized by it as legal...The post Cryptocurrencies Are Not Legal Tender in Zambia – Says Country’s Central Bank appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Hong Kong to Propose Regulation for Cryptocurrency Trading

newsbtc | 10-15-2018

Hong Kong’s financial watchdog is looking to tighten investor protection by regulating cryptocurrency trading platforms. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), however, is limited by its legal regulatory reach of securities only, according to Carlson Tong Ka-shing, the outgoing chairman. Outgoing SFC Chairman Says Ban on Cryptocurrency Trading “Will Not Work in Today’s Internet World” In...The post Hong Kong to Propose Regulation for Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Investment Mogul Fidelity to Offer Digital Assets Services Targeted at Institutional Investors

livebitcoinnews | 10-15-2018

US-based investment giant Fidelity, reportedly handling $7.4 trillion in client assets, announced that it will be launching a cryptocurrency arm offering digital asset services targeted at institutional investors. Enter Fidelity Fidelity Investments is stepping into the cryptocurrency field, providing custody as well as trade execution services to “sophisticated” investors including market intermediaries, family offices, and...The post Investment Mogul Fidelity to Offer Digital Assets Services Targeted at Institutional Investors appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Bakkt CEO: We’re About To See A Cryptocurrency Revolution

bitcoinist | 10-15-2018

The CEO of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt has said she wants to deliver a “revolution” in the sector in a similar way to energy trading fifteen years ago. Crypto ‘Revolution’ Matches Early 2000s Energy Market Speaking to Fortune following news Bakkt had hired former Coinbase vice president Adam White as COO, Kelly Loeffler forecast a repeat performance of ICE’s market-making moves last decade. Bakkt,  set for launch next month, has generatedRead MoreThe post Bakkt CEO: We’re About To See A Cryptocurrency Revolution appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Officially Joins Blockchain Company EQUI Capital

cryptoglobe | 10-15-2018

Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder, has finally announced his role as co-founder in the new blockchain venture capital firm, EQUI Capital. EQUI is a tokenized venture capital fund, who are launching an ERC20 token exchangeable for shares in their company.

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Op-Ed: Stablecoins and Bank Failure — The Unmitigated Risk of Fiat-Backed Tokens

ccn | 10-15-2018

About the author: Ranjeet Sodhi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vault. He is also a fintech entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience leading and turning around key regulatory risk management initiatives for global top tier investment banks and financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Deloitte, and E&Y. You can follow him on … ContinuedThe post Op-Ed: Stablecoins and Bank Failure — The Unmitigated Risk of Fiat-Backed Tokens appeared first on CCN

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Coinfloor Becomes First Exchange Licensed Under Groundbreaking Gibraltar Legislation

newsbtc | 10-15-2018

The U.K.’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange has become the first company to be licensed by Gibraltar’s progressive blockchain legislation. The rules are a first for Europe and highlight the British Overseas Territory’s commitment to exploring technological innovations. Gibraltar Focusing on “Quality Not Quantity,” Coinfloor Proves Itself Worthy According to a report in the Financial Times, Coinfloor...The post Coinfloor Becomes First Exchange Licensed Under Groundbreaking Gibraltar Legislation appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Weekly Crypto Roundup: Roubini Vs Buterin, Bithumb Sells Stake, Coinbase Lists First ERC-20 Token

themerkle | 10-15-2018

When one of the biggest Bitcoin critics had his day to testify before Congress, the crypto world knew it would be brutal. Popularly known as Dr. Doom, Nouriel Roubini held nothing back as he attacked crypto, but it was the aftermath that was even more exciting. Roubini called out the industry’s most renowned personality, Vitalik […]The post Weekly Crypto Roundup: Roubini Vs Buterin, Bithumb Sells Stake, Coinbase Lists First ERC-20 Token appeared first on NullTX.

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World’s First Cryptocurrency-Related IPO Capped at $900 Million

bitcoinist | 10-15-2018

The world’s very first cryptocurrency related initial public offering (IPO) has been announced by investment company headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The initiative attempts to widen the exposure of investors to different cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and digital assets in general. $900 Million Cryptocurrency Related IPO Epoch Partners Limited, an investment company with headquarters in the Cayman Islands, has reportedly put in motion the first initial public offering of a cryptocurrency-related fund. The Securities Registration Statement forRead MoreThe post World’s First Cryptocurrency-Related IPO Capped at $900 Million appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Zambia Launches Crackdown on Crypto Companies

bitcoin.com | 10-15-2018

The Bank of Zambia has started to clamp down on cryptocurrency-related businesses, mere days after declaring that it does not view digital coins such as BTC as legal tender. The crackdown began on Oct. 14, when the central bank announced an investigation into Heritagecoin Resources Ltd. for allegedly laundering money, according to local media reports. […]The post Zambia Launches Crackdown on Crypto Companies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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As Tether Loses USD Peg, OKEx Will List ‘Regulated’ Cryptocurrency Stablecoins

ccn | 10-15-2018

If tether (USDT) is truly backed by and redeemable for physical U.S. dollars stored in company-controlled bank accounts, the so-called cryptocurrency “stablecoin” should manage to weather this period of uncharacteristic volatility until arbitrage restores its USD peg. If not, we could be witnessing the unraveling of the token that sees more daily trading volume thanThe post As Tether Loses USD Peg, OKEx Will List ‘Regulated’ Cryptocurrency Stablecoins appeared first on CCN

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CRS Token Urges the Need of Healthcare Decentralization

coinspeaker | 10-15-2018

The trend is crystal clear – at this stage, the healthcare sector faces massive uncertainty and a great risk of unaffordable costs.The post CRS Token Urges the Need of Healthcare Decentralization appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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OKEx Lists Four New Stablecoins

bitcoinmagazine | 10-15-2018

Digital assets platform OKEx has added four stablecoins to its listed assets.According to a support notice published by OKEx, the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange says that TrustToken's TrueUSD (TUSD), Circle's USDCoin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Paxos Standard Token (PAX) are now live on the platform. These four will join Tether’s USDT, the only stablecoin listed on the exchange prior to this announcement.With the addition of these assets, OKEx now features more stablecoins than any other cryptocurrency exchange.TUSD, which was launched in March 2018, is currently trading on popular exchanges Bittrex, Digifinex and Binance. In addition to this, other newcomer, fiat-collateralized stablecoins USDC, GUSD and PAX came to market last month. Circle’s USDCoin is available on Poloniex, the exchange acquired by Circle earlier this year and on South Korean Hanbitco and Everbloom.Paxos, which issues and redeems PAX tokens one-to-one against the U.S. dollar, trades on Binance, while the Winklevoss' GUSD is available on its native Gemini exchange, HitBTC, Bibox, LATOKEN and others.OKEx, the second largest global exchange by volume according to CoinMarketCap, will start accepting deposits for the four new listings today, October 15, 2018, at 09:00 UTC. The digital asset platform will begin spot trading for the token pairs against bitcoin and tether tomorrow, October 16, 2018, at 06:00 UTC.The listin...

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Sit Down, Skeptics. Ropsten Testnet Consensus Issue Solved.

ethnews.com | 10-15-2018

No need to panic, folks. Turns out core devs are pretty good at their jobs. Here’s your chill pill. On the other hand, a tweet by President Donald Trump was included in the block that broke Ropsten. Coincidence?

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Fidelity Unveils New Institutional-Grade Cryptocurrency Investment Service

bitcoinmagazine | 10-15-2018

Fidelity Investments has launched a new business to allow its institutional clients to trade in digital currencies such as bitcoin, a press release reveals. Known as Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC, the company will purchase and sell cryptocurrencies for family offices, hedge funds and other monetary ventures.All coins will be sourced from large, over-the-counter digital exchanges and housed using cold storage to ensure customer funds always remain safe. To start, Fidelity’s services will be limited to bitcoin and ether, though representatives say they’re looking to expand their offerings in 2019. “Our goal is to make digitally native assets, such as bitcoin, much more accessible to investors,” chairman and chief executive of Fidelity, Abigail Johnson, said in a statement. Volatility in crypto prices, along with the lack of custody and other banking services witnessed in the digital currency space, is a point of concern for institutional investors, one that has prevented many of them from feeling comfortable enough to take part in the cryptocurrency space. Fidelity is hoping to change all that by allowing trades and sales in a more traditional, regulated environment and boosting the market maturity of both bitcoin and ether. Fidelity Digital Assets already has 100 employees on its roster, and it will be headed by Tom Jessop, managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and former president of the ...

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Third Top Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Lists Four Stablecoins at Once

cointelegraph | 10-15-2018

OKEx has announced listings for four stablecoins: TrueUSD, USD Coin, Gemini Dollar, and Paxos Standard Token

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Former Economic Advisor to Donald Trump Joins Blockchain Start-up

blokt | 10-15-2018

Spring Labs, a United States based blockchain start-up, announced on Oct. 12 that Gary Cohn, former economic advisor to President Donald Trump, has agreed to join the company’s board as an advisor. This is Cohn’s first career move after he resigned from his post at the White House earlier this April. Cohn’s decision doesn’t come […]Former Economic Advisor to Donald Trump Joins Blockchain Start-up was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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PR: Roger Ver Joins Azbit Crypto Exchange Advisory Board

bitcoin.com | 10-15-2018

We are elated to announce that Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and Mate Tokay, COO of Bitcoin.com joined Azbit as our Advisors!Apparently the subject on everyone's mind today is “Roger Ver is planning to open his own cryptocurrency exchange”. The global crypto community of course took his statement seriously since “Bitcoin Jesus” has a good eye for the major upcoming industry trends.The post PR: Roger Ver Joins Azbit Crypto Exchange Advisory Board appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitfinex Premium on Bitcoin Hit $1,000 Today, Can It Affect the SEC’s Decision?

newsbtc | 10-15-2018

Bitfinex’s $1,000 premium on Bitcoin, which sent its price shooting upwards of $7,500, and Tether’s 6% drop on Monday, has created a lot of commotion in the crypto-sphere. The currency’s wild price swing, which was observed only on Tether-enabled cryptocurrency exchanges, has left cryptocurrency supporters speculating about the implications of this non-uniform price movement. The...The post Bitfinex Premium on Bitcoin Hit $1,000 Today, Can It Affect the SEC’s Decision? appeared first on NewsBTC.

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