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Morgan Stanley to offer Bitcoin derivative trading

Morgan Stanley is joining other Wall Street firms in their effort of allowing their clients to venture in cryptocurrency trading. According to a Bloomberg report, the U.S.-based investment bank plans to offer its clients crypto-related derivatives.The report states the bank has already built the infrastructure needed for the trading....

Ethereum price reaches new low as ICO activity decline continues

Compared to the start of September, Ethereum's price has dropped more than 60%, reaching a new yearly low.As ETH dropped under $200, there's been a lot of turmoil. Both investors and cryptocurrency analysts have been trying to find the root cause of this phenomenon.According to crypto researcher Kevin Rooke,...

Bitbox crypto exchange soon to list Gemini Dollar (GUSD)

The Gemini Dollar (GUSD) will soon be listed on Bitbox, an encrypted crypto exchange platform, according to an official announcement form Gemini, a digital asset exchange.Gemini launched GUSD on September 10th, and the new currency is the world's first regulated stablecoin that finally makes US dollars available on the blockchain.One...

Lightyear acquires U.S. blockchain start-up Chain for $500M, forms Interstellar

Chain Inc., the San Francisco cryptographic ledger systems startup has been acquired by Lightyear, a Stellar blockchain-based company. The acquisition price was not officially reported although a Forbes article claims it was roughly $500 million paid in Lumens.Lightyear Corp. is the commercial branch of the Stellar Development Foundation and...

SEC Halts Trading of “Swedish ETF” in the U.S.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this Sunday the suspension of two cryptocurrency investment products, Bitcoin Tracker One ("CXBTF") and Ether Tracker One ("CETHF"). These ETNs (exchange-traded notes) are issued by Swedish company XBT Provider AB, a subsidiary of Coinshares Holdings.https://twitter.com/SEC_News/status/1038909954265165824The products are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange...

Bitmain’s AntPool activates questionable AsicBoost hack for faster Bitcoin mining

AntPool, Bitmain's mining pool is suspected of activating a questionable method of increasing Bitcoin mining efficiency, known as AsicBoost. The "hack" is expected to increase mining efficiency as much as 20% and the controversy stems from the fact numerous developers consider it to be damaging to the Bitcoin network.As...

Bitcoin hits $24,000 in Iran after government approves cryptocurrency mining

Iran is experiencing a massive surge in Bitcoin's price that was primarily influenced by the government's recent decision to recognize cryptocurrency mining as an industry.On Wednesday, the Iranian government okayed plans to mainstream bitcoin mining causing the local currency to nosedive while BTC's price was reaching new highs.The price...

IBM launches Stellar powered Blockchain payments

IBM's Blockchain World Wire payments system is finally out of beta testing. The official announcement introduces the Stellar-powered system that will be used by financial institutions to perform cross-border payments almost instantly.IBM's new payments system aims to solve the old problem of slow and costly cross-border financial transactions, with...

Google launches Ethereum Blockchain analysis plugin

Google might not have dived into ICO and crypto finance but they are certainly willing to benefit from the power of blockchain networks. The Mountainview-based tech giant has officially announced a new plugin designed to analyze and explore the Ethereum blockchain.A few months ago, Google added Bitcoin support to...

Abra Crypto Wallet now supports cryptocurrency trading across Europe

Abra, a US-based cryptocurrency wallet, and exchange is adding European bank accounts to their supported deposit channels.European users located in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and other nations in the European Union are now able to initiate transfers of euros and other national currencies to Abra in order to...

CBOE plans to launch Ethereum futures trading later this year

According to a Business Insider report CBOE Global Markets, the owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the top exchange holding companies worldwide is planning to launch futures for Ethereum sooner rather than later.Futures are an arrangement to buy and sell an asset on a specific...

Yahoo! Finance launches Bitcoin Core, Ethereum, and Litecoin trading

Yahoo! Finance (YF) officially launched BTC, ETH, and LTC trading which have been integrated into their platform.The step YF has taken into the cryptocurrency industry has been welcomed by enthusiasts. Anthony Pompliano, founder, and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, tweeted "The virus is spreading" as a reaction to the...

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