Cryptocurrency 

Coinsquare Acquires StellarX | Canadian Exchange Takes Over

Canada’s largest crypto exchange Coinsquare has acquired the StellarX DEX according to a press release published yesterday. Under the terms of the agreement, StellarX will become a fully-owned subsidiary of Coinsquare and will now need regulatory approval to operate its service under the Coinsquare umbrella. Coinsquare Acquires StellarX Based in Bermuda, StellarX describes itself as “the first decentralized crypto platform with global fiat gateways. You can trade Bitcoin for Euros for Chinese Yuan on StellarX. That’s not possible anywhere else.” Developed as an on-ramp for traders, customers have the ability to deposit fiat money directly…

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Blockchain 

IBM Blockchain | Santander Bank Enters $700 Million Deal with IBM

According to Cointelegraph, Europe’s Banco Santander and tech behemoth IBM have announced an accord involving the IBM blockchain. The pair signed a $700 million USD deal aiming to increase Santander’s technological developments. The news was released yesterday via a press release. IBM Blockchain The deal is a five-year “global technology agreement” that will improve the bank’s services by using innovative technology such as blockchain, AI, and big data. IBM will take care of the technology behind its new services. IBM has been leading the blockchain revolution in business across the globe. Only…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto Institutional Investment Coming | So Says Mike Novogratz

According to a Bloomberg report, Galaxy Digital Holdings founder Mike Novogratz believes that crypto institutional investment will be coming by next year. If this were to be the case, digital coins would most likely rally significantly. Crypto Institutional Investment In an interview with Bloomberg Television, the crypto magnate said the following about digital currency, which he dubs ‘smart money’: “All the architecture that institutions need to feel comfortable with this is being put in place […] You’re going to start to see custody come online.” Crypto Institutional Investment Needs Custody Solution The…

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Cryptocurrency 

Coinbase Wallet Now Compatible with Google Drive and iCloud

As of yesterday, users using a Coinbase Wallet can now back up an encrypted version of their private keys to their personal cloud storage account. These accounts include either iCloud or Google Drive. Coinbase released this announcement via its personal blog yesterday. Coinbase Wallet Upgrades 🔐☁️ Introducing Cloud Backup for your private keys on Coinbase Wallet! Backup to your personal iCloud or Google Drive, and explore the open financial system with peace of mind. https://t.co/6uaHT8AZky — Coinbase Wallet (@CoinbaseWallet) February 12, 2019 This new feature is making many within the cryptocurrency…

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Cryptocurrency 

Morgan Creek Digital Secures $40M Backing from Public Pension Funds

According to Bloomberg, renowned digital asset firm Morgan Creek Digital has successfully closed a new $40 million blockchain-specific venture capital fund. It has done this because of major contributions from two US public pensions. Initially, the venture looked to raise $25 million. Morgan Creek Digital Backed by finance behemoth Morgan Creek Capital, Morgan Creek Digital is a hedge fund. The new venture—called the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund—has been created specifically for investment into the digital asset space. Pension Plans The two pension plans are based in Virginia. They are ‘anchor investors’ in the new…

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Cryptocurrency 

Hybrid Summit 2019 in Hong Kong

Hong Kong blockchain week is right around the corner! Hybrid Summit has decided to host its annual event in China this year.  Last year, the blockchain-centered educational event was held in Bangkok Thailand and in 2017, it was held in Studio City, Macau. Hybrid Summit 2019 will be held on March 7th at the AsiaWorld Expo. Hybrid Summit 2019 Hong Kong blockchain week will kick off on March 4th and will conclude on the 8th. The week starts off with a sunset cocktail hour for VIP ticket holders only. On…

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Cryptocurrency 

Philippines Union Bank Launches Crypto ATMs

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 versa. The move may help to spur on adoption for the digital asset. Union Bank said the following on the crypto ATMs: “In the bank’s continued quest to cater to the evolving needs and tastes…

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Cryptocurrency 

Fake Bakkt Website Emerges but Fails to Scam Crypto Investors

A new Bitcoin (BTC) scam website has emerged. Back in 2017, when the cryptocurrency market hit mainstream news, scam sites began blowing up. Since everyone was so desperate to get their hands on digital currency or invest in a project that could give them 10X the return, the scammers often won. Now, cryptocurrency investors are much more cautious, and this new fake Bakkt website was easily identified. Fake Bakkt Website Caught In August of 2018, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced Bakkt would be launched in late-January 2019. ICE currently operates…

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Cryptocurrency 

Will Amazon Ever Add Cryptocurrency to Its Platform? Maybe!

Around one-third of Americans use Amazon.com to buy just about everything. The company holds around 90 million US-based Prime members and the average subscriber spends around $1,000 annually on the site. The wide assortment of products at low prices has helped make Amazon one of the most valuable companies in the world. Except, its frequent shoppers want access to more products on its site, including medical marijuana, prescription drugs, and cryptocurrency. Amazon and Cryptocurrency Investing.com conducted a polled study of 1,000 Amazon shoppers and found that 13% were “OK” with…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Adds 11 New Universities and Extends UBRI Footprint

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 in June 2018. With a $50 million USD self-funded investment, Ripple committed to 17 prestigious universities around the world. As stated, the course aims to accelerate academic research, technical development, and innovation in the blockchain and…

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