Cryptocurrency News

What’s Your Favorite Cryptocurrency?

19.05.2018

The markets are flooded with all types of cryptocurrencies clamoring for our attention. Some of them are demonstrably solid – others, not so much. It’s a noisy space filled with so-called experts and useless tokens that fail to deliver. Amid the shilling, pumping, and excessive hype, it’s easy to get distracted. To get back to […]

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Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become The Web’s ‘Native Currency’

17.05.2018

Is bitcoin destined to become the default currency of the Internet? At least one well-known business executive – Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square, who previously predicted bitcoin’s future dominance back in March – hopes that’s the case. Dorsey sat down with Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference in New York […]

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Bitcoin Falls After Another Crypto Ad Ban

16.05.2018

Cryptocurrencies continued to fall on Wednesday, after Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced it is banning ads for virtual currencies and related products. Bitcoin was trading at of $8,372.10, falling 4.65% as of 8:19 AM ET (12:19 GMT) on the Bitfinex exchange. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will join technology giants Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in banning advertisements of […]

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smartTrade Technologies adds cryptocurrencies to FX trading platform

16.05.2018

Multi-asset electronic trading services provider smartTrade Technologies has added cryptocurrencies to its foreign exchange (FX) trading platform LiquidityFX. LiquidityFX is connected to all major cryptocurrency exchanges, with clients able to use an aggregation system for a view of crypto liquidity to place orders and manage algorithms, according to the vendor. The platform’s current functions, including […]

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MiFID II comes into play

Buy-side increases critical reception of algorithms as MiFID II comes into play

16.05.2018

Buy-side firms are becoming increasingly critical of the algorithms and the providers they use as the effects of MiFID II begin to bed in, according to The Binary options Algorithmic Trading Survey 2018 for long-only firms. Conducted during the first few weeks of the new regulatory regime, the survey found that trends are already beginning […]

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first fintech to join

Schroders opts for instant messaging FinTech as first Cobalt member

16.05.2018

UK asset manager Schroders has announced Qwil Messenger as the first FinTech firm to join its Cobalt in-residence programme. Schroders will work with Qwil Messenger and provide direct access to appropriate business divisions within Schroders, desk space, resources and potential investment. The agreement will last for six months with an extension option. The FinTech provides […]

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SIX implements international

SIX implements international microwave-based trading in Europe

16.05.2018

SIX has launched new microwave-based international trading connections for its European operations in a joint venture with solutions provider 12Horizons. The new microwave network connects Zurich to London, Frankfurt and Milan, as well as Milan to Frankfurt, enabling trading participants of the Swiss exchange to execute trading strategies faster and enhancing risk management, as well […]

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Pavel Durov Is Using Bitcoin

Telegram’s Pavel Durov Is Using Bitcoin to Bypass Russian Sanctions

20.04.2018

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov is battling against Russian security forces, after they implemented a block on Monday, April 16, 2018, on the messaging app when it refused a court order to “grant state security services access to its users’ encrypted messages,” according to Reuters. The move was initiated by Alexander Zharov, head of the Russian […]

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Private Blockchains

Bitfury: Private Blockchains Are Intermediate Step for Governments

20.04.2018

Bitfury was one of the first companies built around the process of bitcoin mining, but the startup also now works on private blockchain software. Some would assume this might have a negative impact on the bitcoin-focused aspects of their business. But, while it’s true that the development of private, permissioned ledger systems means there could […]

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Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm

Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm May Be Launching an OTC Bitcoin Exchange

20.04.2018

Brazil is home to half of South America’s population and wealth, and right now, the country’s largest investment broker firm may be primed to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin exchange. XP Investimentos has not made any official announcements on the matter, but according to reports in Portal do Bitcoin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the […]

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