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Ripple and XRP 2019 market summary (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 4:18pm
Quick Take Last week Ripple released its third quarterly markets report detailing the market status of the company and XRP The Block has analyzed these reports to provide a 2019 market summary of XRP and Ripple We analyzed XRP sales, price and trading volume This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily . You can continue...
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Zuckerberg: Facebook would leave Libra if US regulators don’t approve the project (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 1:13pm
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is willing to quit the Libra Association if it doesn't see the project fully approved by U.S. regulators. The Facebook CEO testified this morning before a U.S. House committee to address lawmaker concerns around how the social network’s planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could impact U.S. financial services and housing...
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Binance to become first exchange to list Blockstack’s tokens (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 12:06pm
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Wednesday that it will be listing Blockstack (STX) starting Oct. 25. At launch, the exchange plans on offering STX/BNB, STX/BTC, and STX/USDT trading pairs. The firm now accepts STX deposits in preparation for trading. Binance will be the first exchange to list STX. According to Blockstack's website ,...
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Research: 42% of blockchain industry employees work for exchanges (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 11:25am
Quick Take The Block has analyzed 158 companies exclusively involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies At least 50 companies in the blockchain industry currently employ more than 100 people The largest is Bitmain with 1,500 employees, followed by  Huobi (~1,300), Coinbase (~1,000) and OKEx (~950) More than 42% of all people in the blockchain...
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Bitcoin briefly drops below $7,500, touching five-month low (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 9:19am
Bitcoin prices fell from $8,000 to as low as $7,450 this morning — a downswing of more than 7%. According to data from Rekto , over the past hour, derivatives exchange BitMEX saw over $205 million worth of XBT Perpetual Swap contracts liquidated. The low represents a new bottom over the past five months. The price has since settled slightly above...
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Enterprise blockchain startup PeerNova raises $31M in new funding for global expansion (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 9:03am
PeerNova, an enterprise blockchain software startup that helps banks and financial institutions simplify reconciliation and other data processes, has raised $31 million in new funding. The round was led by Mosaik Partners, with participation from retail giant Overstock’s investment arm Medici Ventures, and Intuitive Venture Partners, according to...
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There are now 11 blockchain unicorns in the world, with over $1B valuation, including Binance, Ripple and Coinbase (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 6:28am
The blockchain industry worldwide now has 11 unicorns, companies with over $1 billion in valuation, including cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and Coinbase, as well as blockchain payments firm Ripple. Research firm Hurun published its inaugural list of global unicorns for 2019 on Monday, ranking the world’s billion-dollar tech startups founded in...
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A look at which institutional investors hold Grayscale trust products (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 5:57am
Quick Take Total AUM for Grayscale products still sits above $2 billion, but came in 22% since last month. AUM is up 40% Y/Y across investment products According to 13F filings, we found that 1.3% of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust assets come from institutional investors with more than $100m in AUM (and in the U.S). The other 98.3% come from unknown...
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Libra Association founding members yet to commit $10M each – Report (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 4:10am
The Libra Association’s 20 founding members, excluding Facebook, are yet to commit investment dollars to the stablecoin project, Libra. BBC reported the news Tuesday, citing “several sources.” When Libra was announced in mid-June, Facebook said that each founding member would have to invest a minimum of $10 million each, but so far none has...
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Binance to use third-party services for providing direct fiat-crypto trading, says CEO (theblockcrypto.com) 10/23/2019 - 2:32am
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s upcoming direct fiat-to-crypto trading facility, starting with Russian rubles, will be provided through third-party services. The information was revealed by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao “CZ”, in an interview with Russian news outlet RBC on Tuesday. CZ did not disclose the names of those third-party services. The...
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Tokelau, a tiny island nation with nearly 17,000 domain names per resident (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 5:53pm
Quick Take In the South Pacific, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, is the island territory of Tokelau Tokelau has a population of 1,340 residents, an annual GDP of ~$9 million and 22.5 million registered domain names This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis . You can continue reading this Genesis research on The Block...
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Zuckerberg: Facebook will not ‘be a part of launching Libra’ unless US regulators approve (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 2:23pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that the social media giant will not "be a part of launching the Libra payments system anywhere in the world" unless U.S. regulators give the green light. In a testimony submitted to the House Financial Service Committee today, Zuckerberg addressed several concerns policymakers have expressed regarding...
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Ripple opens new office in Washington D.C. to woo policymakers (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 1:37pm
Blockchain payments firm Ripple has opened a new office in Washington D.C. with an eye for building closer ties with lawmakers. The office would focus on educating policymakers on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, according to an announcement Tuesday. Craig Phillips, former counselor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has joined...
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Morgan Creek Digital has so far raised $61M for its second blockchain fund; targeting $250M (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 12:34pm
Quick Take Morgan Creek Digital has so far raised more than $60 million for its second blockchain fund The fund is reportedly aiming to raise $250 million Morgan Creek Digital's first blockchain fund raised $40 million out of its target of $25 million This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily . You can continue reading this...
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A crown jewel for crypto money laundering is emerging, but no one is paying attention (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 12:26pm
Quick Take Mining pools are the least common cash-out vehicle for dark-net-market vendors, according to Chainalysis But experts say mining pools may actually offer professional crypto-launderers the most undetectable method DEA financial investigations section chief says Latin American drug cartels are becoming increasingly comfortable using...
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Crypto brokerage Bitcoin Suisse invests $3M in trading software provider CoinRoutes (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 10:50am
Cryptocurrency brokerage and custodian Bitcoin Suisse has invested $3 million in trading software provider CoinRoutes. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Bitcoin Suisse said it has acquired a “sizeable minority" stake in CoinRoutes’ U.S. unit with the investment. It did not disclose the percentage of the stake acquisition. CoinRoutes’ algorithmic...
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Opera’s Android browser now supports bitcoin payments (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 10:35am
Internet browser Opera has added support for bitcoin payments to its latest version of Android app. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Opera said the added functionality means Android users can send and receive bitcoins via the browser’s built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Opera has also added support for the TRON blockchain and TRON decentralized apps (...
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BitDEX: A decentralized exchange for perpetual swaps (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 10:14am
Quick Take Financial services platform UMA has released a specification regarding a decentralized protocol for perpetual swaps, BitDEX BitDEX presents a way to provide highly leveraged exposure to any target asset in a non-custodial, permissionless fashion This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis . You can continue reading...
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Crypto exchange Bittrex moving headquarters from Malta to Liechtenstein (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 9:31am
Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has announced it is moving headquarters from the “Blockchain Island” Malta to Liechtenstein. While the reason for the move was not disclosed, the exchange said it will be closing Bittrex International, which operates out of Malta, on Oct. 29. Interestingly, just last month, Malta's financial regulator said that it...
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A deep dive into Circle: What’s the game plan now that Poloniex has been axed? (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 6:42am
Quick Take The announcement that Circle is spinning off Poloniex raises questions about the future of the business The firm has sunset Circle Pay and its OTC arm has seen a mass exodus of employees Unless the firm has something up its sleeve, things are looking somewhat precarious Its revamped website suggest some new businesses it might break...
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Revolut partners with Mastercard to issue debit cards in the US (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 4:22am
Crypto-friendly fintech startup Revolut has partnered with payments giant Mastercard to launch debit cards in the U.S. The two firms announced the news on Tuesday, saying that Revolut cards will be issued in the country by the end of this year. “Launching in the U.S. will be a huge milestone for us, and we are delighted Mastercard will be our go-...
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Binance joins governance council of Kakao’s public blockchain network Klaytn (theblockcrypto.com) 10/22/2019 - 3:00am
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has joined the governance council of Klaytn, a public blockchain network by South Korean Internet giant Kakao’s subsidiary, Ground X. Binance is the first blockchain firm to join the council, Kakao announced Monday, adding that the other 24 members of the council include enterprises such as LG Electronics and...
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A look at exchange confirmation times and settlement assurances (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 9:05pm
Typically the custodians of large cryptocurrency holdings, exchanges have become a primary attack target for hackers. As such, exchanges have to balance user-convenience with security. And while exchanges do everything they can to minimize their attack surfaces, some attack vectors are beyond the exchanges’ control. One of these vectors is the...
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Money 2.0 Stuff: The Facebook Start Up methodology (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 7:58pm
Libruh There’s this concept in product management, I imagine, where you think of a product and then you iterate on design, and then you build it. It sounds complicated, and it probably is, but it’s also quite straightforward, no? Like, you think of a product, you build the product, you release the product. Maybe some people don’t like the product...
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CFTC Chairman: a commodity can become a security and vice versa (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 6:18pm
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Heath Tarbert confirmed that a security can turn into a commodity and vice versa. Tarbert made this remark on Monday at DC Fintech Week, when asked about a comment he made earlier this month that ether is not a commodity. At the conference, Tarbert emphasized that the Securities and Exchange...
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Trump’s former Fed nominee plans to launch stablecoin (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 3:21pm
President Donald J. Trump's former pick for the Federal Reserve will issue a stablecoin backed by a fractional reserve. Stephen Moore, who was nominated by Trump to join the Fed earlier this year, is partnering with former Reagan deputy general counsel Ralph Benko and Everipedia co-founder Sam Kazemian to launch a new stablecoin called Frax. Moore...
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Deposit growth a likely headwind for crypto-friendly banks (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 12:59pm
Quick Take Crypto-friendly banks, Silvergate Bank and Signature Bank, experienced strong non-interest bearing deposit growth in 2Q19 With exchange trading volume and blockchain funding trending lower in 3Q19, this will likely have a negative impact on crypto-related deposit growth moving forward This research piece is available to members of The...
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Libra Association could launch a series of fiat-pegged stablecoins, says Marcus (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 10:33am
The Libra Association is open to launching multiple fiat-pegged stablecoins, rather than the synthetic one it initially proposed. “We could do it differently. Instead of having a synthetic unit ... we could have a series of stablecoins, a dollar stablecoin, a euro stablecoin, a sterling pound stable coin, etc,” David Marcus, co-creator of Libra,...
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Bitmain opens a large crypto mining farm in Texas (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 10:32am
Chinese mining hardware giant Bitmain has launched a 50MW (megawatt) cryptocurrency mining farm in Rockdale, Texas. Announcing the news on Monday, Bitmain said the farm can expand to a capacity of over 300MW, making it “the world’s largest for bitcoin mining.” It is Bitmain’s third cryptocurrency mining project in the U.S., per the announcement...
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Calling Bakkt a 'crypto exchange' misses the mark on what they're actually doing - The Block Crypto (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 9:22am
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Binance.com to add fiat pairs; starting with Russian rubles ‘in about two weeks’ (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 8:45am
Binance.com, the largest crypto-to-crypto exchange, is preparing to add support for trading between fiat and crypto — starting first with Russian rubles. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao “CZ” announced the news at the Open Innovations conference in Moscow, Russia on Monday, saying: “In about two weeks or so, we should have support for Russian rubles...
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Binance.com to add fiat pairs; starting with Russian rubles ‘in about two weeks’ - The Block (theblockcrypto.com) 10/21/2019 - 7:35am
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