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Visa B2B Connect | Cross Border Enterprise Payments on the Blockchain

Visa announced today that it is entering the $125 trillion money-transferring market and using blockchain technology to do so. Its new product, Visa B2B Connect, is newly launched and allows businesses to transfer money across the globe faster and safer. Let’s check this out. Visa B2B Connect The company has its sights set on cross-border, business-to-business (B2B) transactions, where banks transfer money on behalf of corporate customers. The global money behemoth is using blockchain in order to make these payments faster, cheaper, and more transparent. Its newly launched distributed-ledger called B2B…

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Litecoin Continues Its Robust Performance, Hits New 52-Week High

In the last five months, Litecoin (LTC) has performed exceptionally in the cryptocurrency market and has grown 3.5 times. On Monday, Litecoin’s price grew to its highest level in the last 12 months, rising to $128.07. The last time the price of the coin came close to that was last year on May 23 when it traded at $126. LTC Performing Well Despite Market Fluctuations Currently, Litecoin is defying odds and continues to perform well despite the current market fluctuations. There has been mass adoption of Litecoin that is driven…

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The Latest in Cryptocurrency Regulations and the G20 Summit

Cryptocurrency regulations seem to be gaining traction across the globe with the latest to call for regulation being the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors. The ministers and governors have asked the Financial Stability Board and the global standards-setting organizations to collaborate in the monitoring of cryptocurrency risks. Call For More Cryptocurrency Regulations In a note, G20 finance ministers indicated that they are welcoming the directory of FSB of cryptocurrency regulation. The statement indicated that although cryptocurrency does not pose a risk to the financial stability of the world…

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Microsoft Adds Blockchain Tools to Power Platform

It helps the cryptocurrency sector when the broader world begins to utilize the digital assets’ underpinning technology. Of course, I’m talking about blockchain technology. Therefore, it’s a great push for the decentralized asset when technology giant Microsoft clearly becomes a huge advocate for blockchain. How is it an advocate? Well, it is reportedly making blockchain-based tools available to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow users. The news has come first from tech publication GeekWire. Microsoft and Blockchain According to the sources, Microsoft will announce plans for adding blockchain tools to its Power Platform…

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India’s Proposed Crypto Bill Puts Crypto Owners in Jail for 10 years

Lawmakers in India have proposed a crypto bill that is considered by many to be ludicrous. The country is clamping down on cryptocurrency with an extreme proposal that would make Bitcoin and crypto ownership completely illegal. Those caught holding, mining, owning, or trading any digital asset could face a prison sentence of 10 years. The bill coincides with the country’s plan to launch its own state-backed cryptocurrency—the Digital Rupee. The message is clear; people will have to engage with crypto the government’s way or not at all. India’s Proposed Crypto Bill The…

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Bitcoin Miners Diversifying from China to the US over Regulatory Concerns

Bitcoin miners in China are increasingly looking for diversification out of the country because of the anticipated crypto mining ban, the Chinese government’s thoughtful position regarding cryptocurrency, and the increasing pressure from the ongoing trade war with the US. Squire Mining to Host 41,000 ASICs Canadian-based blockchain firm Squire Mining, a leading miner in the world in terms of hashpower, has signed a letter of intent seeking to host more than 41,000 Bitcoin ASICs in the US. This move is part of an agreement with Kevin Turner-led Core Scientific, which…

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Ripple to Enhance Transparency in XRP Volume Reporting

According to a Bitwise report, there is foul play in the crypto industry because it is unregulated, which makes exchanges culpable to manipulation as some even inflate their trading volumes. The Bitwise researchers have discovered that up to 95% of trading volumes are fraudulent. This is where Ripple steps in. Ripple Working to Enhance Accuracy The crypto firm is working with reliable partners in the industry to understand the scale and scope of the problem and evaluate its XRP volume reporting. Going into Q2 2019, the company is likely to…

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Facebook Coin | Platform will Announce Cryptocurrency in June

According to CNBC, Facebook will announce its cryptocurrency later in June. Further, those working on the project will be able to take their salary in its new currency—the Facebook coin. Let’s check this out; here’s what we know. Facebook Coin: To Be Announced in Late June Rumors have surfaced for months now about Facebook’s new digital asset; however, nothing was ever truly confirmed. What is known is this: Almost one year ago, Facebook hired former PayPal executive David Marcus to explore blockchain opportunities—blockchain is, of course, the necessary technology to…

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Crypto Exchange Blockport Bankrupt After STO Fails to Meet Expectations

Amsterdam-based crypto exchange Blockport is facing uncertainty and has declared bankruptcy after its security token offering (STO) failed to meet minimum expectations, ending up in disaster. Blockport Files for Bankruptcy After STO Failure Between April 16 and May 15, Blockport launched a token sale in which the exchange sought to raise $5.62 million, but things didn’t turn out as planned. The company’s Chief of Product and Founder Sebastiaan Lichter announced last month through a blog post that the STO project failed to hit its soft cap of $1.13 million. Shortly after,…

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OkCoin Opens Up Euro Pairs to Traders

It’s a big week for OkCoin, with the crypto exchange launching in the EU. Here’s everything we know about the launch. OKCoin Launches in EU: The Details On Tuesday, June 4, OKCoin posted a blog post that said it is opening up euro pairs to traders. For non-United States users, starting yesterday, the crypto exchange’s new spot trading offerings cover euro pairs with the following: Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and, of course, Bitcoin. The exchange plans to add more pairs soon; euros can be withdrawn with no fees until September 4.…

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