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One of the Philippines largest banks, Union Bank, is set to launch the first two-way crypto ATMs in the country. Union Bank Crypto ATMs Customers will be able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for cash through the ATM. The idea is to provide an easy and accessible means for crypto to fiat conversion and vice
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Ripple has added 11 new universities to its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). With a strong emphasis on developing the upcoming generation of developers, the UBRI is designed to develop blockchain-focused academia and research. Ripple is extending its footprint globally by adding 11 new universities to its program. 11 New Universities to UBRI The UBRI launched
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Web browser Opera announced earlier today that Android users can now buy Ethereum (ETH) directly from its browser wallet. For reference, ETH is currently selling for $104.75 USD per coin according to CoinMarketCap. Buying Ethereum on Opera To make Ethereum transactions possible in this manner, Opera has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to provide
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US crypto traders are among the most active investors across all major cryptocurrency exchanges. This data came from the data analytics firm DataLight. Crypto traders from the US are the most active across the majority of the exchanges except for @bitfinex, which also has the most even geographical distribution of traders. pic.twitter.com/haxoUP6N57 — DataLight (@DataLightMe)
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According to financial news outlet Cheddar, Facebook has acquired a blockchain startup called Chainspace. Another move for the tech giant into the cryptocurrency space perhaps? Chainspace Founded by University College London researchers, the Chainspace blockchain describes itself as “a planetary scale smart contracts platform” and is comprised of a “distributed web of blockchains for scalability, speed,
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PayPal and Coinbase have officially teamed up. This morning, the popular cryptocurrency exchange announced it would now offer PayPal withdrawals to its users in the EU. Coinbase customers in EU and European Free Trade Association countries can now withdraw funds to PayPal accounts. Sign in to Coinbase and link your PayPal account today to get
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Ethereum 2.0 is closely approaching. The blockchain project has just launched its first pre-release for phase zero of the network’s transition to the new and improved Ethereum (ETH). Yesterday, Ethereum published a new post on its Github releasing the details of the pre-release. Ethereum 2.0 The new post explains: “[This] marks the first release in
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Computer giant IBM has successfully completed another blockchain trial with the help of 28 tons of mandarin oranges. The tech behemoth tracked a shipment of mandarins from China to Singapore and used the innovative technology to do so. IBM Blockchain Trial The trial consisted of 28 tons of mandarin oranges (which equates to 3,000 cartons), delivered
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Crypto lending firm Genesis Capital processed $1.1 billion in loans last year. This is according to the company’s recently released ‘Lending Snapshot’ for Q4 2018. Genesis Capital The figure shows the massive growth in processed loans as Bitcoin price fell over 44% in 2018. The first Digital Asset Lending Snapshot was released at the end of Q3
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Yesterday, a rather shocking cryptocurrency anti-money laundering report was released by the crypto analytics company CipherTrace. This report states that around $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency was obtained illegally in 2018. What’s more surprising is that crypto hacks happened three times more than in 2017. No wonder institutional investors don’t want to put big money into
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The BitTorrent Token (BTT) sale on Binance took place yesterday. In under 15 minutes, $7.1 million was raised, selling 50 billion BTT token. Binance announced the conclusion of the sale via an official blog post on their website. BitTorrent Token (BTT) Sale The token sale ran in two different sessions: One for purchasing BTT with TRON
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Kik, a Canadian-based cryptocurrency social media startup, has warned the SEC that it would fight back against alleged securities infractions. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Kik is fighting back regarding its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO). Kik Fights Back During its ICO, the Canadian-based app company raised almost $100 million in ‘kin’
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JPMorgan analysts are taking jabs at Bitcoin once more. The executives at this major US bank have never been fond of digital currency and blockchain technology. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s CEO, temporarily pulled back on his comments when BTC hit its all-time highs. Shortly after, the coin began to crash, and his skepticism picked up again. According
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Binance has just released a new over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for larger transactions. The world’s number one-ranked cryptocurrency exchange released the new announcement yesterday via blog post. Binance Launches OTC Desk Last week, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex launched its over-the-counter trading platform. Bitfinex was the first platform to initiate it back in 2016,
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US entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast John McAfee has fled the United States to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign. The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD — John McAfee
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Ripple is supporting a major Chinese research university to launch a blockchain research scholarship. The news was confirmed earlier this week. Blockchain Research Scholarship The scholarship program is being run by the Institute for Fintech Research at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (THUIFR) in collaboration with Ripple. Beijing’s Tsinghua University is one of the nine most prestigious universities
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ING Bank, a major Dutch International bank, has just announced that it has signed a five-year deal with R3. R3 is an enterprise blockchain consortium that holds a commercial blockchain platform. R3 released the news in a press release yesterday. ING Bank Takes on Blockchain R3’s commercial blockchain platform is called Corda Enterprise. This new five-year
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It bodes well for cryptocurrencies everywhere that the CEO of the world’s largest exchange, NASDAQ, has their back. Specifically, Adena Friedman thinks they “deserve an opportunity to find a sustainable future in our economy.” The comments were made yesterday by Friedman in a posting on her LinkedIn profile. The president and CEO of the Nasdaq exchange was writing
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The Autonio team is proud to announce that Stanley Larimer (@stan) has joined Autonio’s advisory board. Stan will be working closely with the Autonio team to advise on the development of the NIOdex, assisting Autonio in developing their network within the cryptocurrency industry, and ensuring the humanitarian values of Prosperism remain an important influence on
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