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Bitcoin Works Infinitely Better As A Medium of Exchange Than ‘Vaporware’ Libra

Bitcoin (BTC) is running into its eleventh year, while Facebook’s Libra is facing renewed difficulties, with some of the founding members of the Libra Association rescinding their positions. Libra Beleagured by Hawkish Regulators Libra set a goal to launch in early 2020, but regulatory disapproval and hawkish comments from central banks shook confidence in the…

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Binance Adds XRP-Pegged Token to Its Decentralized Exchange

Binance, the world’s top cryptocurrency exchange by volume, announced Thursday the issuance of the second cryptocurrency ever onto its affiliated decentralized exchange (DEX), Binance Chain. Listed as XRP-BF2, the XRP variant is pegged one-to-one to XRP on Binance’s main exchange for instant swapping without slippage, the exchange said. Binance minteds 10 million XRP-BF2 for the…

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Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Taps BitGo for Custodial Services

BitGo has been tapped to provide custodial services for Europe’s largest exchange by trading volume. Announced Wednesday, Bitstamp will begin to transfer its assets under management to BitGo’s wallets on Oct. 10. Both firms declined to disclose the total amount and which types of assets will be managed. BitGo uses Class III bank-grade vaults for…

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QuadrigaCX Founder’s Widow to Compensate Exchange Hack Victims

Jennifer Robertson — the widow of late QuadrigaCX founder, Gerald ‘Gerry’ Cotten, has agreed to hand over assets belonging to the defunct bitcoin exchange in compensation of affected users. Liquidating Assets Belonging to QuadrigaCX Bitcoin Exchange According to CBC News, Robertson is set to hand over QuadrigaCX assets still in her possession to Ernst &…

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Uproar As Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Pro Hikes Fees By Up To 233%

US Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has announced it will introduce new fees which will more than double usage costs for some low-volume traders. Low-Volume Traders Feel The Pinch In a blog post on October 3, officials confirmed that the new fee schedule would apply to all Coinbase Pro users from Monday next week.  Coinbase Pro is…

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SIX Exchange Launches First Crypto ETP in Swiss Franc

Another crypto-based financial product is coming to the Swiss stock exchange SIX. Fintech firm Amun and crypto service Bitcoin Suisse announced Thursday the launch of its Swiss franc denominated Amun Bitcoin Suisse BTC/ETH exchange-traded product (ETP) under the ABBA ticker. Nine parts bitcoin and one part ether, the ETP captures some 75 percent of the total…

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Binance US Liquidity Surpasses Gemini Exchange After Just 9 Days

Binance US launched just over a week ago, but its liquidity is already above that of the Winklevoss Twin’s Gemini exchange. This fact was stressed by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ). Binance US Liquidity Triples CZ cited data from cryptowat.ch to point out that Binance’s American branch saw its liquidity tripling in about a week.…

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South Korean Court Issues Landmark Decision on Crypto Exchange Hacking

A Korean crypto exchange, Coinone, has been ordered to pay compensation for losses resulting from a hack of a customer account. While seen as precedent-setting, the ruling from the Seoul Southern District Court on Sept. 27 found Coinone only partly responsible and ordered an award far less than the damages the plaintiff had sought. According…

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Crypto Exchange Coindirect Launches OTC Brokerage in South Africa

Cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect launches an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage in South Africa. As industry news outlet CoinInsider reported on Sept. 27, the platform creates a vast liquidity pool by integrating with global platforms, allows for Bitcoin (BTC) price locks after a confirmation and for instant processing with no fees or slippage.  Aimed at high volume users…

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Bitrue Exchange to Launch Crypto-Backed Loan Platform

Singapore-based exchange Bitrue is launching a low-interest crypto lending platform, the company said. The service, which goes live on Sept. 30, loans BTC, ETH XRP and USDT at a 0.04% daily interest rate. Users pledge existing Bitrue-held crypto assets as collateral against their $100-minimum loans. Bitrue will fund its novel “power piggy” crypto-holding rewards program…

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