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Total Cryptocurrencies
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Total Market Cap
51,897,759,008
Volume 24H
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Royal Bank of Scotland Onboards Former Circle Exec to Head Fintech Project
June 19, 2019 5:47 pm

A former executive from cryptocurrency firm Circle has been picked up by The Royal Bank of Scotland as CEO of its digital SME offering

U.S. Authorities Seek Extradition of Alleged Crypto Scammer
June 19, 2019 5:02 pm

The U.S. DoJ has revealed that a recently-arrested investments provider may stand trial in California for committing crypto-related fraud and money laundering

CME: Open Interest in Bitcoin Futures Contracts Hit All-Time High
June 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Open interest in CME Bitcoin futures contracts are reportedly at an all time high, possibly due to increasing institutional-level investments

Malaysia Launches Work Visa Program for Blockchain Tech Professionals
June 19, 2019 3:50 pm

Malaysia has rolled out a work visa program that enables tech specialists to work for local blockchain companies

Brazil Requires Crypto Exchanges to Report on User Transactions to Authorities
June 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Brazil's federal revenue service now requires that crypto exchanges report on users’ transactions

Ethereum 2.0’s Phase Zero Scheduled to Launch on January 3, 2020: Devs
June 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Ethereum’s 2.0 phase zero is planned for launch on January 3, 2020 according to a recent developers call

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, ADA: Price Analysis 19/06
June 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Book profits or buy the dips, what should traders do? Let’s look at the charts

Senate Banking Committee Sets Hearing on Facebook’s Crypto for July 16
June 19, 2019 1:49 pm

The Banking Committee of the United States Senate has set a hearing on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency for July

Philippine Government Tech Department Signs Deal With Blockchain Firm
June 19, 2019 1:15 pm

The Phillippinegovernment has signed an agreement with blockchain firm Monsoon, hoping to improve its business and cybersecurity sectors through blockchain tech

KuCoin Lists Binance Coin, Supports Binance Chain Projects
June 19, 2019 12:58 pm

Binance and KuCoin have partnered to offer BNB/BTC and BNB/USDT trading pairs on KuCoin’s trading platform

Report: Facebook’s Calibra Digital Wallet Will Not Be Available in Its Largest Markets
June 19, 2019 12:36 pm

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet will not be available in some of the social network’s largest markets, including India, according to a report

BNP Paribas Venture Arm Among Investors to Inject $16.5M in Fintech Firm Token
June 19, 2019 11:50 am

Fintech firm Token has received a $16.5 million injection from investors including the venture arm of banking giant BNP Paribas

Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says
June 19, 2019 11:39 am

Russian politician Anatoly Aksakov said that the government has no plans to legalize Facebook’s long-awaited Libra stablecoin

CBDCs of the World: The Benefits and Drawbacks of National Cryptos, According to Different Jurisdictions
June 19, 2019 11:19 am

State-backed digital currencies are widely discussed among many countries worldwide, from China to Tunisia. Here are some major examples of CBDCs from different parts of the world

Blockchain Firm Algorand Raises $60 Million in New Token Sale
June 19, 2019 11:12 am

Digital currency and transactions platform Algorand raises $60 million in recent token sale

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Advertising? How Brave Wants to Use Data
June 19, 2019 10:45 am

Brave

Wouldn’t it be great if there were no ads bothering you while you surf the Web?

Or if your data wasn’t everyone’s business? Companies use your data to personalize your experience and bring you more relevant ads and content. Yet, most people are not comfortable with their data being a commodity, and they also don’t see the results they are promised by giving up their data. As a result of recent data and privacy turmoil, people started taking their privacy online more seriously.

You get flooded with ads on a daily basis. You navigate ...

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Facebook Enters the Crypto Space with Libra Coin
June 19, 2019 10:43 am

Libra Coin

On Tuesday, Facebook and its partners unveiled its new cryptocurrency dubbed Libra coin that will transform how its over 2.38 billion users perceive the use of crypto to make purchases.

Libra to Bring “Unbanked” Individuals to the System

The project is offering a stable digital currency that expects to bring more unbanked individuals into the system. The Libra coin will be backed by stable financial assets and managed through a governing body. The coin is expected to make an entrance into the market in the first half of next year.

The Facebook coin could ...

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MetLife’s LumenLab Using Blockchain to Automate Life Insurance Claims
June 19, 2019 10:41 am

MetLife subsidiary LumenLab is using blockchain technology to automate life insurance claims

Bitcoin Holds $9,100 Support While Top 20 Coins Trade Sideways
June 19, 2019 10:01 am

Bitcoin is trading above $9,100 threshold, while most of the top 20 coins by market cap are trading sideways

Visa Set to Join the Expanding Field of Blockchain-Based International Payment Providers
June 19, 2019 9:07 am

Visa joins the ranks of mainstream payment giants creating blockchain-powered settlements infrastructure for cross-border transactions among institutional clients

Web Server Security Firm Cloudflare Announces Launch of Ethereum Gateway
June 19, 2019 8:46 am

Web server security service company Cloudflare has launched an Ethereum gateway

Ethereum-Based Decentralized Video Streaming Startup Livepeer Raises $8M
June 19, 2019 7:13 am

$8 million from institutional investors have been raised in its Series A funding round by Ethereum-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer

Russia to Adopt Crypto Legislation Within Two Weeks: Deputy Finance Minister
June 19, 2019 5:58 am

Russian parliament will adopt the country’s major crypto bill, “On Digital Financial Assets,” in the next two weeks, according to the deputy finance minister

Big Four Auditing Firm PwC Releases Cryptocurrency Auditing Software
June 19, 2019 5:30 am

A cryptocurrency auditing software solution has been released by Big Four auditing firm PwC

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee: Bitcoin Is Easily Going to Reach New Highs
June 19, 2019 5:16 am

Bitcoin could easily reach new highs, according to Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee

Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Has Its Uses, Says Bank of England Governor
June 19, 2019 2:54 am

Facebook’s crypto has potential, according to the Bank of England governor

Legislators Endorse Virtual Asset Summit Convened in Response to Coming FATF Crypto Rules
June 19, 2019 2:48 am

Global legislators have voiced their support for a June summit in Japan, which will discuss industry responses to forthcoming crypto sector guidance from the FATF

Block.One Pays $30M for New Blockchain-Powered Social Media Platform’s Domain Name
June 19, 2019 2:14 am

Eos developer Block.one has paid $30 million in cash to purchase the voice.com domain name for its new blockchain-based social media, called “Voice”

Market Analysis Report (19 Jun 2019)
June 19, 2019 1:54 am
Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Unveiled | French, US Regulators Denounce Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency | US Users Banned from Bancor Web App
Blockchain Hits Top 10 Future Skills in LinkedIn Asia Pacific Report
June 19, 2019 1:44 am

According to a new LinkedIn report, the Asia Pacific region is seeing a surge in the demand for blockchain, AI and other skills

Japan: Securitize, Local Advocacy Group Partner to Promote Digital Securities Adoption
June 19, 2019 1:18 am

Securitize — a compliance platform and protocol for token issuers — is partnering with the Japan Security Token Association to promote digital securities adoption in the country

Bancor Seeks to Exclude US Users From Trading Over Regulatory Uncertainty
June 19, 2019 12:52 am

Bancor is bowing to unclear regulatory forces in the U.S. by blocking trading for local users starting in July

Euroclear, EIB, Santander and EY to Pursue Blockchain Pilot for ECP Settlement
June 19, 2019 12:40 am

Euroclear, one of the world’s largest securities depositories, says it will push forward with building a pilot blockchain-based platform for the issuance and settlement of ECPs

Litecoin (LTC) is the Top Altcoin Performer in 2019: Gains Keep Coming
June 18, 2019 11:06 am

Litecoin

Cryptocurrencies have bounced back after imploding in early 2019. While all the major digital currencies have bottomed out from one-year lows, Litecoin (LTC) has emerged as a top performer as it continues to elicit strong interest.

Cryptocurrency Renascence

A 360% plus rally from one-year lows underscores the love that Litecoin continues to receive in the market. Elsewhere on the market, Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency, has rallied by 135%, while Ethereum (ETH), the second biggest crypto, is up by close to 100%. With a market cap of more than $8 billion, Litecoin is currently ranked as ...

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Market Analysis Report (18 Jun 2019)
June 18, 2019 12:41 am
Ripple Invests $30 Million in Money Transfer Giant, MoneyGram | South Korean Exchanges Improve Term of Service | Binance’s CEO ‘CZ’ Holds AMA
Bitcoin (BTC) Moves Up Again, Hits New High Above $9,300
June 17, 2019 11:00 am

Bitcoin

Over the past few months, Bitcoin (BTC) has been surging and it has hit a new year-to-date high surpassing the $9,000 level for the second time in 2019, a feat that has left investors looking at the $10,000 mark.

Bitcoin Rallying

Bitcoin is 151% up year-to-date and the rallying of the most popular cryptocurrency has been associated with the inauguration of the CME Bitcoin futures market. In the last session, the coin was up by 7.50%, hitting price highs per of $9,387 on Bitstamp Exchange before experiencing a slight fall.

At the beginning of ...

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Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:32 am
Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits All-Time High | Tether Treasury Prints $100 Million | Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Sues Former Staff
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
CryptoCompare Launches New Benchmark Tool to Rank Exchange Legitimacy | Binance to Launch US Exchange and Ban US Residents From Binance.com | Tom Lee Sets Out Path to Bitcoin Hitting $40,000
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
Block.one Continues With Lobbying Efforts in Washington, D.C. | Helium Launches Blockchain-Enabled IoT Device, Raises $15 Million | Ex-Google Director Marks Square Crypto’s First Hire
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
Korea’s Largest Bank Working on Digital Asset Custody Solution | Coinbase Card Now in Six More European Countries | CryptoCompare Partners with Nasdaq on Cryptocurrency Pricing Product
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
CoinShares: Renewables Make Up 74% of Bitcoin Mining’s Energy Mix | Zilliqa Launches World’s First Sharding-Based Smart Contract Platform | Binance Offers Early Access to ‘Last Round of Margin Testing’
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
Bittrex to Disable Support For 32 Cryptocurrencies for U.S. Traders | Stolen Bitcoin from the Bitfinex Hack is on the Move | Bitcoin Trade Volume Hits 14-Month High at Coinbase
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:21 am
Facebook Exec Mistakenly Shares Key GlobalCoin Details | Poloniex Reports Margin Lending Defaults | Government Agencies Crack Down on Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:20 am
Facebook A Few Weeks Off GlobalCoin Cryptocurrency Unveil | Binance Labs Launches 13 Projects From Stealth | Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Returns to Japanese Blockchain Scene
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:20 am
SEC Sues Kik Over 'Illegal' $100 Million ICO | FBI Seeks Information from QuadrigaCX Victims | Apple's 'CryptoKit' for iOS 13
Market Analysis Report (17 Jun 2019)
June 17, 2019 2:20 am
CME Bitcoin Futures Hits an All-Time High in Open Interest | Warren Buffett to Dine with TRON’s Justin Sun | Microsoft Research Unveil’s Formal Verification Tool for Ethereum’s Solidity
OPACITY LAUNCHES CRYPTO FILE STORAGE
June 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Opacity

Opacity focuses on privacy, security, and a familiar user experience.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 5, 2019 — Opacity Storage, a cryptographic file storage company, today announced the release of Opacity v1.0. The new product provides anonymous online file storage utilizing a crypto token payment system and a user friendly interface. No personal data such as email, name, or payment information is ever required or stored.

The new Opacity 128GB storage plan accepts payment in OPQ tokens for 1 year of storage service with unlimited free downloads. Opacity encrypts user data starting in the browser, ...

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Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Futures Launch Date in July
June 13, 2019 11:36 am

Bakkt

As Bitcoin (BTC) holds resistance above $8,100 USD, more positive news has arrived to help its case. Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency platform, Bakkt, is to begin testing its first product: physically-delivered Bitcoin futures.

The date for launch is just over one month from now, July 22nd.

Bakkt Announces First Project Launch

In a blog posted earlier today, Bakkt chief operating officer Adam White wrote:

“On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and ...

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Ethereum (ETH) Soars 8%, Outperforms the Broader Crypto Market
June 13, 2019 11:27 am

Ethereum

Ethereum (ETH) and the crypto market have today seen a sudden surge in buying pressure, allowing them to continue with the upward momentum that has been exhibited in the last few months.

Analysts believe that Ethereum will continue with the upward trend in the near term and could outperform Bitcoin in the long term because of the increasing adoption of Ethereum by companies such as Ubisoft.

Ethereum Up 8% in the Last 24 Hours

Currently, ETH is trading around 8% up its present price of $259.50, gaining significantly in the last 24-hours from lows ...

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Legal & General Partners with Amazon to Develop Blockchain System
June 12, 2019 12:34 pm

Legal & General

It was always going to happen. As the blockchain sector evolves, more companies will start merging into it. And this week, that’s precisely what British insurer Legal & General did.

Yesterday, Legal & General, a multinational British insurer, announced that it’ll be working with Amazon to develop a blockchain system.

Here’s everything we know.

Legal & General and Amazon: A Blockchain Partnership

On June 11, Reuters said the multinational British insurer is now working with Amazon to create a blockchain system specifically for corporate pension deals. By using Amazon Web Services—this is ...

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Ubisoft Developing Blockchain-Based Marketplace to Buy In-Game Items
June 12, 2019 12:27 pm

Ubisoft

According to French financial publication Les Échos, software giant Ubisoft is exploring potential blockchain applications in gaming. The move to blockchain is said to give the gaming firm a competitive edge in the gaming world.

Ubisoft Blockchain Applications in Gaming

Ubisoft has allegedly been exploring blockchain applications for months under the radar.

And now it has already established one particular use for the technology that would serve as a lucrative edge. As Les Échos describes, Ubisoft plans to place intra-game virtual objects onto the blockchain and then monetize them. These virtual objects could be ...

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Coinbase Debit Card to be Available in Six More European Countries
June 12, 2019 12:19 pm

Coinbase debit card

In April, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase launched its Visa Coinbase debit card in the UK. Coinbase has announced that, as of Wednesday, it will be launching the Visa debit card in France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland.

Coinbase Debit Card Showing Strong Adoption

The debit card allows Coinbase account holders to use digital currencies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Litecoin to pay for purchases in retail outlets and online for traders that accept Visa. Zeeshan Feroz, the Coinbase UK CEO, stated that the aim of the card is to make paying with cryptocurrency as easy ...

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CryptoCompare Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Benchmark
June 12, 2019 1:30 am
CryptoCompare, the leading provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, today launched its first cryptocurrency Exchange Benchmark. The new product ranks over 100 active spot exchanges globally, offering investors and traders a comprehensive, granular and reliable source of information on the best trading venues.
Visa B2B Connect: Cross Border Enterprise Payments on the Blockchain
June 11, 2019 12:23 pm

Visa B2B Connect

Visa announced today that it is entering the $125 trillion money-transferring market and using blockchain technology to do so. Its new product, Visa B2B Connect, is newly launched and allows businesses to transfer money across the globe faster and safer.

Let’s check this out.

Visa B2B Connect

The company has its sights set on cross-border, business-to-business (B2B) transactions, where banks transfer money on behalf of corporate customers. The global money behemoth is using blockchain in order to make these payments faster, cheaper, and more transparent.

Its newly launched distributed-ledger called B2B Connect ...

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Litecoin Continues Its Robust Performance, Hits New 52-Week High
June 11, 2019 12:02 pm

Litecoin

In the last five months, Litecoin (LTC) has performed exceptionally in the cryptocurrency market and has grown 3.5 times. On Monday, Litecoin’s price grew to its highest level in the last 12 months, rising to $128.07. The last time the price of the coin came close to that was last year on May 23 when it traded at $126.

LTC Performing Well Despite Market Fluctuations

Currently, Litecoin is defying odds and continues to perform well despite the current market fluctuations. There has been mass adoption of Litecoin that is driven by the growing usage of Litecoin ...

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Quandl and CryptoCompare to Offer Institutions Access to Market-leading Cryptocurrency Data
June 11, 2019 2:00 am
CryptoCompare, the leading provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, today announes that the Nasdaq/CryptoCompare Aggregate Crypto Reference Price dataset is now available on the Quandl platform. The new product will enable institutional investors to monitor the nascent digital asset class and assess investment opportunities using a trusted data source.
Microsoft Adds Blockchain Tools to Power Platform
June 10, 2019 12:22 pm

Microsoft

It helps the cryptocurrency sector when the broader world begins to utilize the digital assets’ underpinning technology. Of course, I’m talking about blockchain technology. Therefore, it’s a great push for the decentralized asset when technology giant Microsoft clearly becomes a huge advocate for blockchain.

How is it an advocate? Well, it is reportedly making blockchain-based tools available to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow users. The news has come first from tech publication GeekWire.

Microsoft and Blockchain

According to the sources, Microsoft will announce plans for adding blockchain tools to its Power Platform at the Microsoft ...

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The Latest in Cryptocurrency Regulations and the G20 Summit
June 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Cryptocurrency Regulations

Cryptocurrency regulations seem to be gaining traction across the globe with the latest to call for regulation being the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The ministers and governors have asked the Financial Stability Board and the global standards-setting organizations to collaborate in the monitoring of cryptocurrency risks.

Call For More Cryptocurrency Regulations

In a note, G20 finance ministers indicated that they are welcoming the directory of FSB of cryptocurrency regulation. The statement indicated that although cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to the financial stability of the world at the moment, its regulation is ...

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CryptoCompare and BitMEX Partner on Cryptocurrency Futures Data
June 10, 2019 6:00 am
CryptoCompare, the leading provider of cryptocurrency data and indices, and BitMEX, the world's most advanced cryptocurrency derivatives platform, today announced a partnership to deliver a definitive, real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset to institutional investors via the Refinitiv Eikon terminal. The BitMEX dataset, sourced from the largest and most liquid cryptocurrency futures marketplace in the world, will be delivered to Refinitiv via the CryptoCompare contributions conduit and integrated into Eikon.
The GateHub Hack: More Than 100 XRP Ledger Wallets Affected
June 7, 2019 2:05 pm

GateHub hack

In the crypto space, it’s not uncommon to see a crypto wallet get hacked. It’s unfortunate, of course, but not unusual. And the latest crypto wallet hack came this week. On Thursday, GateHub said more than 100 customers have had their ledger wallets hacked, resulting in their funds being stolen.

Here’s everything we know.

GateHub Hack: What We Know

On Thursday, June 6, GateHub published a “preliminary statement” on its blog. In the post, the crypto wallet said more than 100 customers have had funds on their XRP Ledger wallets stolen.

Taking ...

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Bitcoin Miners Diversifying from China to the US over Regulatory Concerns
June 7, 2019 11:59 am

Bitcoin miners

Bitcoin miners in China are increasingly looking for diversification out of the country because of the anticipated crypto mining ban, the Chinese government’s thoughtful position regarding cryptocurrency, and the increasing pressure from the ongoing trade war with the US.

Squire Mining to Host 41,000 ASICs

Canadian-based blockchain firm Squire Mining, a leading miner in the world in terms of hashpower, has signed a letter of intent seeking to host more than 41,000 Bitcoin ASICs in the US. This move is part of an agreement with Kevin Turner-led Core Scientific, which is a blockchain and AI company. ...

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India’s Proposed Crypto Bill Puts Crypto Owners in Jail for 10 years
June 7, 2019 11:48 am

Crypto bill

Lawmakers in India have proposed a crypto bill that is considered by many to be ludicrous. The country is clamping down on cryptocurrency with an extreme proposal that would make Bitcoin and crypto ownership completely illegal. Those caught holding, mining, owning, or trading any digital asset could face a prison sentence of 10 years.

The bill coincides with the country’s plan to launch its own state-backed cryptocurrency—the Digital Rupee. The message is clear; people will have to engage with crypto the government’s way or not at all.

India’s Proposed Crypto Bill

The bill proposes ...

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Ripple to Enhance Transparency in XRP Volume Reporting
June 6, 2019 12:09 pm

Ripple

According to a Bitwise report, there is foul play in the crypto industry because it is unregulated, which makes exchanges culpable to manipulation as some even inflate their trading volumes. The Bitwise researchers have discovered that up to 95% of trading volumes are fraudulent. This is where Ripple steps in.

Ripple Working to Enhance Accuracy

The crypto firm is working with reliable partners in the industry to understand the scale and scope of the problem and evaluate its XRP volume reporting. Going into Q2 2019, the company is likely to take a cautious approach in reporting ...

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Facebook Coin: Platform will Announce Cryptocurrency in June
June 6, 2019 11:59 am

Facebook Coin

According to CNBC, Facebook will announce its cryptocurrency later in June. Further, those working on the project will be able to take their salary in its new currency—the Facebook coin.

Let’s check this out; here’s what we know.

Facebook Coin: To Be Announced in Late June

Rumors have surfaced for months now about Facebook’s new digital asset; however, nothing was ever truly confirmed. What is known is this:

Almost one year ago, Facebook hired former PayPal executive David Marcus to explore blockchain opportunities—blockchain is, of course, the necessary technology to develop a cryptocurrency. ...

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OkCoin Opens Up Euro Pairs to Traders: Get Em’ While They’re Hot!
June 5, 2019 12:07 pm

OkCoin

It’s a big week for OkCoin, with the crypto exchange launching in the EU.

Here’s everything we know about the launch.

OKCoin Launches in EU: The Details

On Tuesday, June 4, OKCoin posted a blog post that said it is opening up euro pairs to traders. For non-United States users, starting yesterday, the crypto exchange’s new spot trading offerings cover euro pairs with the following: Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and, of course, Bitcoin. The exchange plans to add more pairs soon; euros can be withdrawn with no fees until September 4.

“OKCoin users ...

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