Blockchain 

LedgerX Launches Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures Contracts

According to CoinDesk, LedgerX has launched the first physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts in the US. The news comes at a time when Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt and TD Ameritrade’s ErisX have struggled to launch amid regulation issues. LedgerX Launches Bitcoin Futures Contracts LedgerX is now the first Bitcoin futures provider in the US that offers physical futures. This means that the customer receives Bitcoin when the contract expires as opposed to fiat dollar as per the more traditional futures contracts out there. The Chicago-based exchanges CME and Cboe have offered “cash-settled futures…

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Blockchain 

Tezos Soars 30% After Coinbase Pro Announces XTG Listing

Despite the current troubles in the crypto space this month, new tokens are still being listed on some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges. As everyone knows, Coinbase is the world’s most popular and biggest crypto exchange, and Coinbase Pro is not far behind, which is why whenever a cryptocurrency is listed on one of those exchanges, it is a big event. Today, the hype surrounds Tezos (XTG). Major Development In a new development, Tezos has been listed on Coinbase Pro today, and as soon as the announcement was made,…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Commences High-Speed Crypto Exchange The PIT

When it comes to big markets in which buyers and sellers trade throughout the day, the existence of large exchanges offering ample liquidity is necessary. Over the course of the past few years, plenty of crypto exchanges have been launched all over the world, and nowadays crypto traders have a wealth of choice when it comes to choosing an exchange. Boost for Crypto Traders However, there is better news for crypto traders as there is going to be another exchange on the block soon, which aspires to challenge the biggest…

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Blockchain 

Tether (USDT) to Begin Running on BlockStream’s Liquid Sidechain

In the past, Tether (USDT) has been operating on Bitcoin’s Omni Layer, but it now seems like the stablecoin is expanding to other blockchain protocols. According to an announcement made on July 29, Tether has begun running on BlockStream’s Liquid Network, which is a Bitcoin sidechain blockchain. Tether is on the Liquid Network The addition of the stablecoin to Liquid Network’s sidechain was unveiled in October last year, and it aimed to provide traders and firms extra features that were not available through the original Tether platform. Traders will have access…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook Warns Libra Currency May Not Hit the Market

The month of July has been one of turmoil and chaos in the crypto sphere, and one of the big reasons behind such a state of affairs was the announcement of the Libra coin, the cryptocurrency that is to be introduced by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) next year. As soon as it was announced, it sent alarm bell ringing among regulators all across the world. The head of the United States Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, expressed his skepticism, while the President of the United States, Donald Trump, did the same in a…

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Blockchain 

Kraken Implements New Funding Options for 5 Fiat Currencies

The US-based crypto exchange Kraken is rolling out new funding options for five major fiat currencies. In order to do so, the exchange has partnered with Etana Custody. Let’s check this out. Kraken’s New Funding Options Yesterday, July 29, the crypto exchange put out an official announcement saying that it will offer new funding options for US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars, British Pound, and Japanese Yen. Kraken’s global customer base can access the fiat funding options by linking their bank account and wiring funds to the in-built Etana Custody Wallet,…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Struggles to Hold the Rally

Cryptocurrencies have been struggling over the past few days with increased scrutiny and piling up of bearish signs. Bitcoin, for instance, is nearing a turning point, and according to popular cryptocurrency analyst DonAlt, it is closer to testing support levels of $6,700. Bitcoin Drops Below the 50-Day Moving Average The signs are indicating that Bitcoin is headed for more losses after breaking below the 50-day moving average. This is an indication of the end of the recent rally that brought the world’s largest crypto close to $14,000 at the end…

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Blockchain 

Technical Price Analysis | Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP)

Last week, Ethereum (ETH) showed some near-term recovery against the US dollar with the ETH/USD pair forming a support base above $200 before showing signs of upside correction. On the other hand, Ripple (XRP) did not perform well last week with prices falling by over 7%, but in Monday’s session, the coin has been rather stable. Ethereum Price Analysis For the better part of the week, ETH was trading above the $208 and $216 resistance levels. Additionally, the coin saw a break above the Fib retracement level of 23.1% for…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Price to Reach $55K? Joe Kernen Suggests So!

Once again, Bitcoin price has fallen below $10k per coin. The largest digital asset by market cap has shocked investors in the last few months with rallies that saw the coin reach highs of over $13,500 in value. The surge in price has led to multiple discussions on Bitcoin’s future potential as it once again takes center stage. The latest bullish opinion comes in from Squawk Box’s Joe Kernen, who suggested that BTC price will surge to $55,000 by May 2020. Though many will dispute this thought, there are plenty…

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Blockchain 

Litecoin is Under Pressure Ahead of the Halving, So What Next?

Over the course of the past few years, Litecoin (LTC) has firmly emerged as one of the more popular altcoins in the crypto sphere, but the token is slowly but surely approaching a day of reckoning as the much talked about halving is going to take place soon. The halving is going to reduce the reward for completing a blockchain to 12.5 LTC for miners, and many believe this is a step that could prove to be a problem for the cryptocurrency in the initial period. Analysis The halving is…

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