European subsidiary of bitFlyer launches Bitcoin trading service

European subsidiary of bitFlyer launches Bitcoin trading service

Each transaction in this service has a cap of 20 BTC. The exchange plans to target both beginners and experienced traders with this service. The Japanese crypto exchange bitFlyer’s European subsidiary has launched a Bitcoin trading service. The simplified Bitcoin buying and selling service is an extension of the already existing pro-traders services called “Lighting.”

SBI Holdings Announces The Launch Of Crypto Exchange “VCTrade Pro”

SBI Holdings Announces The Launch Of Crypto Exchange “VCTrade Pro” | BTC Wires

The largest financial institution of Japan, SBI Holdings officially announced the launch of its native crypto asset exchange, “VCTrade Pro” on Wednesday. According to a statement by SBI Holdings, the exchange is fully approved by the Japanese Financial Service Agency (FSA) and its services are set to commence on July…

Kraken Buys Crypto-A Management Solution Interchange

Kraken Buys Interchange Crypto-Asset Management Solution Interchange

Kraken, one of the world’s longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges, today finalized its acquisition of yet another company in the blockchain industry, this time taking over Interchange, which offers crypto-asset management solutions for institutional players. Interchange is a joint venture between accounting firm CoinVantage and crypto firm Picks & Shovels.

Bitcoin Predictions from Wall Street Vets See $100000 by 2021

Bitcoin Predictions from Wall Street Vets See $100,000 by 2021

This year, we’ve seen an increasing number of Bitcoin predictions for a price of $100,000 by 2021. That’s not particularly unusual. A lot of folks in the Bitcoin community have been making sky-high Bitcoin predictions for years. Cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee, for instance, has for two years been calling for Bitcoin to reach $1 million by the end of 2020.

Global Coin Research: Justin Sun’s international game of PR, China drives $30M daily tether OTC …

Global Coin Research: Justin Sun’s international game of PR, China drives $30M daily tether OTC volume in Russia – The Block

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Canadian Pacific Railway joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Canadian Pacific Railway joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance – FreightWaves

Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). In joining the Alliance, CP is supporting BiTA’s mission of producing blockchain standards that allow for interoperability between participants in the global supply chain. Blockchain is an open, extensible platform capable of sharing shipping events, messages and documents across all the actors and systems in the supply chain ecosystem.

Beating Bakkt, LedgerX Is First to Launch ‘Physical’ Bitcoin Futures in US

Beating Bakkt, LedgerX Is First to Launch ‘Physical’ Bitcoin Futures in US

Bitcoin derivatives provider LedgerX announced it has launched the first physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts in the U.S. Wednesday. The contracts, which pay traders out in bitcoin, rather than U.S. dollars, will be available to both institutional and retail investors. Customers can deposit bitcoin, rather than dollars, when buying a contract.

Middle East’s First Licensed Crypto Exchange ‘Rain’ is Live

Middle East’s First Licensed Crypto Exchange ‘Rain’ is Live

Rain is live today for crypto traders at www.rain.bh Rain is the first cryptocurrency exchange in the Middle East to obtain a full regulatory license Rain has also announced today that it has closed a seed round of $2.5MM July 31, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange, Rain, announced today that it has acquired the Crypto-Asset Module (CRA) license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and has closed a seed round of $2.5MM USD.

Nomics Announces That Deribit, a Crypto Futures Exchange, Has Completed a ‘Deep Integration …

Nomics Announces That Deribit, a Crypto Futures Exchange, Has Completed a ‘Deep Integration’ With Nomics’ Data Platform

Crypto market data provider Nomics.com has announced that Deribit (the world’s second-largest crypto futures & options exchange) has completed a “deep data integration” with Nomics.com’s market data platform. BOSTON and MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nomics.com, a crypto market cap and pricing data provider, has announced that Deribit (a cryptocurrency futures and options trading platform) has completed a “deep data integration” with the Nomics cryptocurrency market data platform.

Don’t Conflate Facebook Privacy Concerns With Entire Crypto Industry

Don’t Conflate Facebook Privacy Concerns With Entire Crypto Industry

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on one of the most promising innovations of today’s American economy: the cryptocurrency industry. Titled “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain,” the hearing was an opportunity for elected officials to gain insight into development of the space from a roster of expert witnesses.

Bitcoin Is ‘Ludicrously Underpriced’: Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec

Bitcoin Is ‘Ludicrously Underpriced’: Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec

Bitcoin’s market cap could explode to $8 trillion even under conservative estimates, former Goldman Sachs executive, Raoul Pal has said. Speaking during his appearance on the Stephan Livera Podcast July 29, Pal, who is founder and CEO of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision Group, suggested the potential for Bitcoin’s value increasing was all but limitless.

Bitcoin Crime Becomes Top Priority For US Regulators As Crackdown On Crypto Industry Intensifies

Bitcoin Crime Becomes Top Priority For US Regulators As Crackdown On Crypto Industry Intensifies

The last few months have seen the United States pay more attention to the regulation of cryptocurrency. The concerned financial bodies have begun looking at the crypto industry as a serious financial sector and they have been cracking down on crypto companies over the last few weeks.

German cryptocurrency startup Bitwala raises €13 million in Series A funding

German cryptocurrency startup Bitwala raises €13 million in Series A funding – Tech.eu

Bitwala, a Berlin-based provider of crypto banking services, has raised €13 million in Series A funding from a group of international investors in a round led by Sony Financial Ventures/Global Brain and NKB Group. Half the round comes from prior backers Earlybird and coparion. Founded in 2015, Bitwala says it is currently the only provider …

Securitize Announces the Issuance of Tenth Token Using its Platform

Securitize Announces the Issuance of Tenth Token Using its Platform

As of July 30th 2019, Securitize announced that Curzio Research has issued its token using the Securitize Digital Securities (DS) Protocol. The news marks the tenth asset to be tokenized through Securitize. Securitize and the Curzio Equity Owner’s Token Explained Securitize, a San Francisco-based startup which raised nearly $13 million from investors including Coinbase, facilitates the compliant…

Cryptocurrency Market By Leading Players: Nvidia, Xilinx, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Bitfury …

Cryptocurrency Market By Leading Players: Nvidia, Xilinx, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Bitfury Group, Ripple Labs, Microsoft, Alphapoint Corporation and Others

Reports Monitor announced the addition of a new report titled – Cryptocurrency Market Analysis, Size, Regional Outlook, Competitive Trends, and Forecasts, 2019-2024 to its vast repository of research reports. The overall report is based on in-depth market analysis, with inputs from industry experts and professions, along with qualitative and quantitative research.

US Congress will find Ripple in its corner as it takes on Facebook’s Libra

U.S Congress will find Ripple in its corner as it takes on Facebook’s Libra – AMBCrypto

The fear of death follows from the fear of another’s life. Competition and camaraderie have different meanings in the cryptocurrency space, than it does in the outside world. Some aim to complement by building, or being built on. Others aim simply to consume and subsume their competitors for their own evolution.

New SEC Venture Focuses on Running Full Cryptocurrency Nodes

New SEC Venture Focuses on Running Full Cryptocurrency Nodes * CryptoMode

The Securities and Exchange Commission has often been a thorn in the side of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and service providers. While the agency is only trying to legitimize the industry, their decisions sometimes seem to tell otherwise. In a surprising new post, the agency is looking to run full network nodes for multiple cryptocurrencies.

Investing in Blockchain Via ETFs

Investing in Blockchain Via ETFs

The Distributed Ledger Technology, or more simply, the blockchain technology, has the potential to revolutionize a spectrum of industries by bringing in a system that offers transparency, immutability, security and trust. Investors can seize upon this potential through a number of exchange-traded funds.

Bitfinex publishes real-time liquidation updates to prepare for its 100x leverage derivative product

Bitfinex publishes real-time liquidation updates to prepare for its 100x leverage derivative product – The Block

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced today that it is publishing real-time liquidation updates on its trading site, in preparation for the rollout of its new derivative product next week. Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino revealed to The Block last week that the exchange is launching a derivative product with up to 100x leverage.

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority says crypto assets have no intrinsic value

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority says crypto assets have no intrinsic value

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has announced today that it does not believe crypto assets, such as bitcoin, have “intrinsic value”, essentially considering them without value. It said that consumers should be aware the market is risky and that the assets are unregulated meaning they’re not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme which pays compensation when a financial service is unable to.

NBA, NBPA and Dapper Labs Bring First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Game to Basketball Fans Around …

NBA, NBPA and Dapper Labs Bring First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Game to Basketball Fans Around the Globe

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Dapper Labs, the leading consumer blockchain company and creator of CryptoKitties, today announced the development of NBA Top Shot, a new digital platform for basketball

Analysis: Cryptocurrency experts tell Senate innovation requires regulation

Analysis: Cryptocurrency experts tell Senate innovation requires regulation

In the wake of Facebook’s Libra plan, a Senate Banking Committee hearing shows Congress getting serious about cryptocurrency regulation | A week after the U.S. government’s inaction on cryptocurrency regulation drove Jeremy Allaire to move most of his company out of the U.S., the Circle chairman and CEO told congress why.

Importer of Bitmain Bitcoin Miners Faces Criminal Investigation for Allegedly Underpaying Customs …

Importer of Bitmain Bitcoin Miners Faces Criminal Investigation for Allegedly Underpaying Customs Fees | CryptoGlobe

The Russian Federal Customs Service has opened a criminal investigation into an importer of Bitmain bitcoin miners for allegedly underpaying customs fees. The Far-East Trading and Industrial Company (DTPK) is accused of failing to pay approximately $1.2 million in fees for the importation of 6,012 ASIC miners that entered Russia between August 2017 and February 2018.

TokenSoft announces “Know Your Business” service for enhanced entity due diligence

TokenSoft announces “Know Your Business” service for enhanced entity due diligence

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TokenSoft, a leading digital securities issuance and management platform, announced that after a successful beta, it now supports Know Your Business (KYB) checks for token issuers seeking to perform enhanced due diligence. The requirement for issuers to perform

Ripple’s XRP technical analysis: XRP/USD near-term price breakout from bullish pennant

Ripple’s XRP technical analysis: XRP/USD near-term double-top formation

Ripple’s XRP on Wednesday is trading marginally in the green, gains of some 0.50%. XRP/USD near-term price action catches some bullish momentum, breaking out from pennant structure. Daily price action is stuck within a narrowing pennant structure. Spot rate: 0.3206 Relative change: +0.50% High: 0.3235 Low: 0.3172 Price action via the 60-minute chart view is smashing out from a bullish pennant structure.

‘Fastest Crypto Exchange In The World’ Released To Retail Market

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE:AMTD), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – ‘Fastest Crypto Exchange In The World’ Released To Retail Market

The crypto wallet Blockchain announced Tuesday that it has launched The PIT, an institutional-grade crypto exchange with microsecond-latency. “The current crypto exchange market is outdated, broken, and skewed against users. We got tired of waiting for a new entrant to deliver the performance today’s traders demand,” Peter Smith, Blockchain’s CEO and co-founder, said in a statement.

UK Financial Conduct Authority Releases New Guidelines for Crypto-Assets

UK Financial Conduct Authority Releases New Guidelines for Crypto-Assets – The Tokenist

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final report on regulations regarding crypto-assets. Previously in sandbox mode and open to changes, these guidelines will provide further certainty for investors and token issuers. The FCA is expanding on a consultation paper for crypto-assets released in March.

Sergey Baloyan (Yale Financial Markets Certificate 19), Co-founder of X10 Agency and Consultant …

Sergey Baloyan (Yale Financial Markets Certificate 19), Co-founder of X10 Agency and Consultant on Security Token Offerings

Sergey Baloyan is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of X10 Agency, a full-service marketing and PR agency through which he’s consulted on more than 30 Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Security Token Offerings (STOs), and Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs). X10 is ranked a Top 3 STO advisory agency, a Top 5 ICO marketing agency,…

Microsoft Research Leverages Blockchain Technology for New AI Framework

Microsoft Research Leverages Blockchain Technology for New AI Framework — ADTmag

Microsoft Research is unveiling its latest AI imitative: an open source framework that aims to help “democratize AI” by leveraging a blockchain-based back end that makes it possible for organizations to run machine learning models using inexpensive, commonly available tech — for example,Web browsers and smartphone apps.

SEC Seeks Contractor to Run Bitcoin and Ethereum Nodes

SEC Seeks Contractor to Run Bitcoin and Ethereum Nodes | CryptoGlobe

US.. markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), plans to outsource its blockchain monitoring and compliance data. The SEC is reportedly planning to run through contractors a Bitcoin and an Ethereum node, Trustnodes.states, adding that it also plans the same for the blockchains of other cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Zcash, EOS, NEO and XRP.

UK’s FCA releases guidelines for Bitcoin and cryptoassets regulation

UK’s FCA releases guidelines for Bitcoin and cryptoassets regulation

Bitcoin, Ether and other similar assets remain FCA-unregulated. Security tokens behave like shares or debt instruments and have ownership rights. The United Kingdom financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released cryptocurrency guidelines. The released rules clarify the asset classes that fall under the FCA’s jurisdiction.

Kraken Boosts Institutional Offerings With Acquisition of Dan Held’s Interchange

Kraken Boosts Institutional Offerings With Acquisition of Dan Held’s Interchange – CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has just acquired a firm offering a way for institutional investors such as hedge funds and asset managers to better manage their portfolios. The exchange announced Tuesday that it has bought Interchange, an accounting, reconciliation and reporting service provider that it says offers an “institutional-grade” service.

Canaan Reportedly Beats Bitmain to First US Bitcoin Mining IPO

Canaan Reportedly Beats Bitmain to First US Bitcoin Mining IPO

Bitcoin mining giant Canaan creative has reportedly beat fellow Chinese crypto mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain Technologies to the punch by filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. Canaan will be hoping to follow through on its plans at the second time of asking after allowing a similar filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in 2018 to elapse.

Ripple’s partner SBI Holdings announces VCTrade Pro services a day after Money Tap finds new …

Ripple’s partner SBI Holdings announces VCTrade Pro services a day after Money Tap finds new investors – AMBCrypto

While most innovations within the crypto-ecosystem came from its early players, some banking organizations have now pulled up their sleeves to stop their relevance from fading. Leading this sphere is Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, which today announced the launch of its virtual currency exchange service, “VCTRADE Pro.”

Ripple technical price analysis July 31, 2019: XRP consolidates, a big move?

Ripple technical price analysis July 31, 2019: XRP consolidates, a big move?

Ripple’s XRP is currently in the middle of consolidating despite the little price increase in the market. The long-term outlook is still displaying a bearish trend for the XRP/USD pair. Ripple (XRP) is trading in a short-term triangle boundary with a potential breakout signal So far, the Ripple (XRP) market is now reaching a fragile condition which is most likely to shape and determine the next phase for the market.