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INX Plans to Raise $130 Million USD From Milestone IPO

INX ltd, a crypto exchange startup, has announced plans to raise up to $130 million USD through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). INX has developed a regulated platform for cryptocurrency trading and an alternative trading system for security tokens, which it hopes will become a one-stop-shop crypto services platform. The move to raise money through an IPO is quite unusual by market standards, as generally crypto startups tend to raise capital via Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). On Monday, the company filed a draft prospectus with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission…

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Crypto Adoption has Yet to Hit the Masses

The cryptocurrency industry may be popular, but that doesn’t mean it has seen mass adoption. Even Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, agrees. Speaking to The Toronto Star recently, the 25-year old multimillionaire provided reasons why he thinks crypto adoption has yet to catch on. Crypto Adoption: Why Hasn’t It Happened Yet? Yesterday, The Star posted an article focusing on Buterin’s thoughts on why crypto adoption has yet to happen and what the industry can do to boost the adoption of virtual currencies. One of the main issues Buterin discussed…

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Bitcoin Continues to Face Hurdles at Higher Level, Altcoins Follow

Bitcoin enjoyed one of the strongest runs since the latter part of 2017 during the first half of this year. During those first six months, the cryptocurrency gained in each of the six months of the year, but the momentum came to an end in July, and the indecisive performance has continued into August. The token has threatened to break out plenty of times during the course of this month, but the rally eventually fizzled out, and the same thing happened again. Price Movement and Analysis Over the course of…

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Deloitte Launches Demonstrational “Blockchain in a Box” Platform

Multinational consultancy firm Deloitte has announced the release of its “Blockchain in a Box” platform that hosts demonstrations and experiments of distributed ledger technology in business applications. Blockchain in a Box Platform According to the company’s press release on August 9, the development of the “Blockchain in a Box” BIAB platform was inspired by customer interest in understanding the potential of distributed ledger technology in real-life circumstances. Business start-ups find it hard communicating to stakeholders about the unique benefits of blockchain and therefore Deloitte will be looking to fill that…

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Ripple Partnership | Santander Group Expands the Usage of One Pay FX

Over the course of the past couple of years, Ripple has forged a range of partnerships with major banks and financial institutions with one single aim. The main aim of forging these partnerships has been to make the cryptocurrency XRP the digital asset of choice for some of the leading financial institutions. The Spanish banking giant Santander (NYSE:SAN) had been one of the first major banks to sign up with Ripple back in the day and currently uses the xCurrent software to facilitate payments through the One Pay FX service.…

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Secondary Market for Telegram Tokens Sees 400% Return for Investors

Telegram’s eagerly awaited blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), is set to be launched on October 31. However, the yet-to-be issued tokens are already trading on an unauthorized secondary market. Purchase Agreement Does Not Allow For Resale Investors are already seeing returns as high as 400% on Telegram tokens, known as grams; however, secondary buyers run the risk of their investment being worthless, as a clause in the initial offering of grams prevents their resale in any way before the launch of TON. The company is also running on a deadline,…

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Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project: Challenging Facebook’s Libra?

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world is taking on social media behemoth Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Well, sort of. On Monday, August 19, Binance announced it will be launching the Venus blockchain project. Here’s what we know and why Binance is challenging Mark Zuckerberg’s billion-dollar company by doing so. Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project This morning, news broke that Binance is launching the Venus blockchain project; the initiative is an attempt to create localized stablecoins as well as digital assets. According to the announcement, the Venus blockchain project will…

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Bitcoin Soars As Bakkt is All Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures in September

Since the infamous day of 2017, when Bitcoin went on its incredible run, there has been talk of the introduction of a financial exchange backed by the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. One of the instruments that have been spoken about by crypto experts for many years are crypto futures from Bakkt, but delay after delay stopped this from happening—until now. Positive News For Bitcoin Over the past few years, nothing came to fruition despite several rounds of talks among regulators in the United States, and so, the product was not introduced.…

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Japan’s Rakuten Introduces New Crypto Exchange

The cryptocurrency industry has grown at a breakneck pace over the past two years or so, largely due to the growth of Bitcoin and other tokens. Due to such growth, many companies have been established that provide highly specialized services related to crypto wallets as well as exchanges. Wallets help people to store their crypto safely, while exchanges are the marketplaces where anyone can buy a cryptocurrency. Japanese retail behemoth Rakuten saw the opportunity early on and has already established the Rakuten Wallet as one of its subsidiaries. Rakuten Wallet…

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Litecoin (LTC) is Down 50% in 2 Months

Litecoin (LTC) has been in the news over the past few weeks ever since it had announced the highly polarizing halving event. Miners used to get 25 LTC for each completed block, but from now on they will be rewarded with 12.5 LTC for the same job. It was a controversial move, and experts had either panned the move or stated that it will have a positive effect on the price of Litecoin. Key Analysis The price of the coin remained unaffected after the halving event, but the price action…

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