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E*Trade Prepares to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Popular trading platform E*Trade is reportedly going to begin cryptocurrency trading according to sources familiar with the matter.

Craig Wright Files Copyright of Bitcoin Source Code, Satoshi White Paper

Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator, Craig Wright, has filed registrations to secure ownership of the bitcoin source code and white paper.

Coinbase Custody Exceeds $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has stated Coinbase Custody, the exchange’s custody service, has $1 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt will Begin Testing in July

Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin futures trading platform, has stated they plan to begin testing in early July 2019.

Billionaire Tim Draper Believes Bitcoin Takes 5% of Global Market Share by 2023

Billionaire tech investor Tim Draper has stated bitcoin (BTC) will hold five percent market share of the entire world by 2023, during a recent interview on Fox Business.

Crescent Files New Cryptocurrency ETF with the U.S. SEC

Crescent Crypto Asset Management (Crescent) has announced it has partnered with USCF to file a registration statement for a cryptocurrency exchange traded product (ETP), the USCF Crescent Crypto Index Fund (XBET).

Michael Novogratz: Bitcoin to All-Time-High Within 18 Months

Billionaire and Galaxy Digital founder Michael Novogratz stated he believes bitcoin (BTC) will surpass its all-time-high within 18 months.

Facebook Reverses Crypto Advertising Policy

Today, Facebook has updated their advertising policies to allow blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial products and services to advertise on the platform. 

Samsung SDS Adds Blockchain Solution to Enterprise IT Package

Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo has announced the company will be adding blockchain technology solution to its enterprise IT package.

Microsoft Announces New Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum

Microsoft has been investing a lot into the development of Blockchain based technology.

Binance Hacked: Deposits & Withdraws Have Been Suspended

Binance has discovered a large scale security breach resulting in the loss of 7000 bitcoins.

Hyperledger Announces New Iroha 1.0 Blockchain

Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced Hyperledger Iroha 1.0.

Ripple Partners with Ria Money Transfer to Power Instant Global Payments

Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, has joined RippleNet to enable instant, blockchain-powered global payments.

Federal, State Tax Refunds Now Available in Bitcoin

BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced Refundo, a leading provider of tax related financial products, is making federal and state tax refunds available in Bitcoin directly to taxpayers through BitPay’s Payouts.

Amazon Web Services to Utilize Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum Blockchains

Today, Amazon Web Services Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.

Lawyer Admits Tether Only 74 Percent Backed by Cash, Equivalents

iFinex Inc, issuers of Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, only has backing for 74 percent of its supply, according to documents released by the company on April 30.

Tom Lee Predicts Bitcoin to New All-Time Highs by 2020

Tom Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors has stated he believes cryptocurrency prices will hit new all-time highs by 2020.

Bakkt Acquires Crypto Custodian Firm DACC, BNY Mellon for Key Storage

NEW YORK – Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin futures trading platform, has acquired the Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC) to “continue developing a secure digital asset storage solution.

China to Fund Blockchain City in the Malaysian Malacca Strait

The Chinese government is aiding in the construction of a “blockchain city” in the Malaysian Malacca Strait, an essential shipping lane to the country.

Bitfinex Allegedly Covers $850 Million Loss With Tether Funds

Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office obtained a court order enjoining iFinex Inc., operator of the Bitfinex virtual asset trading platform, and Tether Limited, issuer of the “tether”, and their related entities, from further violations of New York law in connection with an ongoing activities that may have defrauded New York investors.

Samsung Invests $2.9 Million In Cryptocurrency Startup Ledger

Samsung has invested 2.6 million euros ($2.9 million) into cryptocurrency hard wallet startup Ledger, according to French business magazine Capital.

Blockchain Browser Brave Launches New Cryptocurrency Ad Platform

Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards.

IBM to Utilize Blockchain for Mobile Data Sharing, Validation

IBM has been granted a new blockchain-based mobile data sharing method patent, according to documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

British Virgin Islands Develop Cryptocurrency for Emergency Aid

The British Virgin Islands have announced a partnership with blockchain startup LIFElabs.io to provide Rapid Cash Response in the event of an emergency.

Binance Completes BNB Mainnet Swap, Opens Deposits and Withdrawals

Binance has completed the Binance Coin (BNB) mainnet swap and has opened deposits and withdrawals.
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