Coinbase recently announced the rollout of a new feature allowing users to directly place coin-to-coin trades rather than going through an intermediary fiat step. However, is it more cost-effective to make direct exchanges? Previous Setup Previously, if a Coinbase customer wanted to purchase Bitcoin using Ethereum, they’d have to first sell their Ether holdings for […]
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Iran’s Public Relations and Information Center for the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology suggest interest in blockchain by encouraging improvements to “the infrastructure of blockchain technology with the help of [the] government and private sector.” This latest move indicates Iran is keen on joining other nations in getting a jump on the potential benefits […]
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Gains in stablecoin dominance indicate that the market outlook is bleak. Tether is now fourth by market capitalization with a total of over 1.8 billion USDT in circulation, while market dominance of stablecoins sits at highs of 2.3 percent. The percentage dominance (by market capitalization) of stablecoins is correlated with the health of the market. […]
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Hong Kong is tightening its regulatory grip on cryptocurrency exchanges and related businesses by bringing them under the purview of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as reported by Asia Nikkei Review on Dec. 17. Crypto-Financial Center While part of Chinese territory, Hong Kong follow a different judicial approach to the Mainland. The treatment has resulted […]
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The crypto-winter is looking like it might become a crypto-year. Thankfully, Coinbase has the astute trader in mind. In an innovative move, Coinbase’s U.S. customers can now instantly withdraw balances to PayPal, making panic selling easier than ever. These withdrawals are not only fast and free, but they also give users the comfort of knowing […]
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The Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) announced the Federal Council’s adoption of a recent report—Legal Framework for Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain in Switzerland—and expressed their intent to assist in developing laws for new technologies, specifically distributed ledger technology and blockchain innovation. Switzerland: Blockchain Safe Haven? In a Dec. 14th press release, the Swiss […]
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Charles Hoskinson describes Cardano’s 1.4 as the “most significant update to the Cardano ecosystem to date,” with the update featuring a host of high-caliber performance and functionality upgrades to the software. In addition to the update, IOHK has made rapid progress in other areas of the organization, including a restructuring of the Cardano Foundation following […]
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In order to curb the use of cryptocurrencies for malicious activities such as money laundering and the funding of terrorism, the central bank of Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), has decided that it would be issuing licenses to cryptocurrency service providers. ‘Know Your Customers,’ Says Dutch Central Bank to Crypto Businesses On December 11, a […]
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LinkedIn has released the 2018 edition of its Emerging Jobs Report. Topping the list is the blockchain developer position. Yet, with crypto markets crashing in the past month amid signs of an industry slowdown, it’s unclear whether blockchain firms will be hiring at the same pace in 2019. Demand for Blockchain Devs Increased 32 Fold […]
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Many market oracles are likely to miss their Bitcoin price predictions for the end of 2018. For example, outspoken market soothsayer Thomas Lee said Bitcoin should be trading at nearly four times its current price while going quiet on his long-lasting $25,000 forecast for the end of the year. Many other alleged experts in the […]
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