Blockchain 

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt Begins Testing Today

It’s been a long road for Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt. The platform—developed by NYSE parent company Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE)—has faced a myriad of launch delays due to regulatory approval. It’s still waiting now, but in the meantime, it has begun testing its Bitcoin futures contracts today. Here’s what we know. Bakkt is Testing Bitcoin Futures Contracts The company announced in May that it would begin testing its contracts in July. It later settled on the date of July 22, which is today. The company has not disclosed what is involved in…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto News Today | Poloniex Now Accepts Cards, Will Gemini Join Libra?

The cryptocurrency sphere is bustling today. Crypto news regarding Poloniex is causing a stir. The exchange will now accepts credit cards and bank accounts. Elsewhere, prominent crypto-advocates the Winklevoss twins, along with their Gemini exchange, might be buddying up with Facebook’s Libra. Let’s check this out. Crypto News Making Moves Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced that customers can now use credit cards and bank accounts on the platform. It announced the move in a Medium post published yesterday. The release states that users from over 80 countries can now…

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Ethereum 

Golem Goes Live Today | Ethereum’s [ETH] Most Hyped Arrives

Wouldn’t it be nice to make some extra income just by browsing social media? Well, there’s good news for Ethereum investors: Golem goes live today. Golem is a peer-to-peer market that lets users put their excess CPU powers to use for other people. It’s been in the works for three years now, and the Golem team announced the news this morning via their Medium. The project launched its GNT utility token back in 2016 and raised almost $340 million in just 20 minutes. Golem was one of the earliest ethereum applications. Due to…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum [ETH] Futures Contracts Go Live Today

Ethereum [ETH] Futures – Crypto Facilities, a U.K-based cryptocurrency trading platform, announced this morning that it would be launch Ethereum futures later today. The official statement reads: “The first Ethereum futures to be offered by a regulated firm, the products will enable market participants to take a long or short position in the cryptocurrency, allowing them to broaden investment opportunities and manage risks more effectively.” Crypto Facilities provided support for the CME Bitcoin futures that launched in December of last year. Chicago-based Akuna Capital will be providing liquidity for these…

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Cryptocurrency 

Top Coins Today | Tezos and DigixDAO Lead the Pack

According to coinmarketcap.com, there are two top coins today. In the top 100, leading the pack and standing out for their double-digit gains are Tezos and DigixDAO. In 24 hours, both coins have increased almost 17%. So what’s going on with these two? Top Coins: Tezos and DigixDAO This morning, Tezos began listing on European exchange Kraken. The news has seen the coin increase nearly 17% in the 24-hour period. That is some gain. The 18th largest coin by market cap, Tezos (XTZ), began trading at 11:00 ET. To allay…

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