Crypto Giant Coinbase Criticized as it Looks to Support Altcoins: Why So? 16
Coinbase to Add Altcoins, Sees Criticism from Crypto Community Coinbase has long been an integral part of the crypto industry. Launched in 2012, the exchange and infrastructure provider has become a way for hundreds of thousands, even millions, to interact with the ecosystems of Bitcoin and other digital assets. But,...
Why IBM Expects Central Bank Crypto Assets Within Five Years 17
Earlier this year, Facebook famously unveiled Libra to the world. The cryptocurrency project, billed as a way to empower billions, quickly became the talk of the town, with the phrases “Libra” and “Facebook’s crypto/blockchain” gracing the notifications of the phones of millions across the world; effectively every mainstream media outlet...
FTX Debuts Crypto Exchange for Australian Investors 18
Following the acquisition of an unidentified fintech company, major cryptocurrency exchange FTX has reached another landmark in its global expansion as the platform officially sets up shop in Australia.  The news comes on the heels of an announcement from Australian authorities regarding a Digital Services Act geared towards regulating crypto...
Analyst: Gold Still Ultimate Recession Hedge, Not Bitcoin 20
If you have perused crypto Twitter over recent months, you have probably noticed a trend: Bitcoin is being seen by investors and analysts — both on Wall Street and on Main Street — as a potential safe haven in the ongoing trade war. In fact, an analysis by Quant Fiction...
Binance Acquires Service Tracking Ethereum, EOS & Other Blockchains' DApps 23
Binance Picks Up Ethereum, EOS, Tron, etc. dApp Analytics Firm According to an announcement published to Binance’s official blog on Tuesday morning, the company has formally acquired DappReview, “the world’s leading information and analytics platform for blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps).” The sum of the deal was not disclosed, though the...
Company Likely to Compete With Ripple & XRP Bags $31 Million 24
Last week, Lightnet, a financial technology startup dabbling in blockchain technology (just like Ripple) that is based in Thailand, revealed that it had raised $31.2 million in a Series A round. Per an announcement from the company shared on Yahoo Finance, the Bangkok-headquartered firm received funding from UOB Venture Management,...