Ethereum 

Binance Launches Tezos (XTZ) Margin Trading

The crypto market might be going through a massive slump at this point in time, but that has not stopped the biggest crypto exchanges from introducing new products. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto traders, Binance Binance has decided to launch margin trading in Tezos (XTZ) on its platform. Important News for Tezos Considering the fact that Binance is the biggest crypto exchange in the world in terms of trading volumes, this is good news for the crypto community and also for Tezos.…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase Card Includes 5 More Cryptos and Launches in 10 Countries

The crypto space has grown at a breakneck pace over the course of the past few years and a fair share of the credit for that should go to mega crypto exchanges like Coinbase. Over the years, the company has introduced a wide range of products that have managed to further expand the crypto ecosystem, and on Thursday, it made another major announcement. The company announced that it is going to add support to five new cryptocurrencies for the VISA debit card that it issues. In addition to that, it…

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Cryptocurrency 

eToro Launches Twitter Sentiment Trading Portfolio

eToro, the Israeli-based brokerage firm, has launched a new portfolio that uses AI to analyze Twitter for the latest social media perceptions of digital assets. The tool, which is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is a collaboration between eToro and cryptocurrency analytics firm The TIE. According to The TIE, the platform’s “proprietary machine learning and language processing models ingest 850 million tweets per day, quantifying the positive and negative tone of conversations on Twitter.” The platform then leverages this data and allocates trades based “on positive sentiment, algorithmically rebalancing once per month.” The system is…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook Officially Launches Libra Despite High-Profile Departures

Libra, the highly-scrutinized planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), officially launched in Geneva yesterday despite several high-profile defections from the project last week. Libra Launches With 21 Chartered Members The Libra Association, the non-profit governing body of the digital currency, officially signed on 21 charter members at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters. The association was originally made up of 27 members; however, the high level of regulatory scrutiny leveled at the project led to several prominent defections in recent weeks. These include Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA),…

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Blockchain 

NASDAQ Launches AI-Powered CIX100 Crypto Index

Even a couple of years ago, the crypto index was seen as something that was firmly outside the formal financial system. However, things have changed dramatically over the course of the past two years. In a new development, it has now emerged that NASDAQ, one of the world’s biggest stock exchanges, has listed a crypto index, called CIX100. CIX100 is going to be fully powered by artificial intelligence and is going to list the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap. Key Development CIX100 is going to track the…

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Blockchain 

German Stock Exchange Launches Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange

It’s been a long time coming. Well, sort of. Back in December 2018, Germany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, said it was going to launch a digital asset exchange in the first half of 2019. Today, that exchange has launched; trading is now live on the Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, or BSDEX for short. Here’s everything we know. Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange: A German Digital Asset Exchange On Monday, September 23, Boerse Stuttgart said it has opened its regulated trading venue for virtual assets. Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange is regulated under…

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Blockchain 

Santander Launches First Ever End-to-End Bond on Ethereum Blockchain

Spanish banking giant Santander (NYSE:SAN) has announced today that it has become the first bank to use blockchain to manage a bond issue. The bank reportedly issued $20 million USD worth of bonds on the Ethereum blockchain, where it will remain until the end of its one-year maturity. As part of the transaction, Santander used an ERC-20 token to represent the value of the bond, which it issued on Ethereum’s blockchain network. This ERC-20 token was then bought by one of Santander’s companies, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), for the…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase Launches New $2 Million USDC Bootstrap Fund

Coinbase, a leading crypto trading platform, has announced a new $2 million USDC fund to further develop decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. Difference Between Bootstrap Fund and Coinbase Ventures The initiative is to be called the USDC Bootstrap Fund and will see $1 million USDC invested in both Compound, a money market protocol, and dYdX, a margin trading protocol and open trading platform for crypto assets. The fund differs from Coinbase Ventures, which invests in startups and takes an equity stake, in that it will add to the protocols’ lending pools…

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Blockchain 

Cryptocurrency Exchange Deribit Launches Bulk Derivatives Trading

Ever since cryptocurrencies became one of the world’s best known digital assets, there has been widespread talk about creating derivatives backed by the leading ones. However, it never really came about due to regulatory issues and lack of popular demand. The climate has changed significantly over the past year or so and slowly but steadily, many crypto firms have been able to secure permission from the regulators to offer derivatives to their customers. Deribit is one of the few exchanges that is almost solely engaged in dealing in crypto futures,…

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Blockchain 

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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