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Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network Developer Lightning Labs Secures $10 Million in Investments from Craft Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Others

Lightning Labs, a company focused on the development of the Lightning Network (LN), a second-layer scalability solution for expediting small Bitcoin (BTC) payments, has reportedly  finalized a $10 million Series A investment round – which was led by Craft Ventures. Ribbit Capital, RRE Ventures, Slow… Read More

Leading Digital Asset Custodian BitGo Partners with SettleBit to Allow Institutions to Trade Directly from their BitGo Accounts

BitGo, a leading digital asset custodian which holds $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency on behalf of its clients, has teamed up with SettleBit, a financial services provider, in order to allow institutions to conduct trades directly from their BitGo accounts. Established in 2013, BitGo provides… Read More

BitPay CEO Stephen Pair Confirms Giant Crypto Payments Processor to Add Support for More Digital Assets

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Stephen Pair, CEO at BitPay, a leading cryptocurrency payments processor, recently revealed that the platform will begin supporting additional digital assets. Pai confirmed that BitPay was also looking into integrating the Lighting Network (LN), a protocol for a layer-two payments network aimed at expediting Bitcoin… Read More

bitFlyer is Now Offering US Residents a Zero-Fee Option to Buy Bitcoin (BTC) with US Dollar

US residents now have another zero-fee option to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) using the US dollar. On January 30, 2020, Tokyo-headquartered digital asset exchange bitFlyer introduced its commission-free service for the BTC/USD trading pair to its US-based clients. bitFlyer’s zero-fee feature is currently only being offered… Read More

Open Interest on ICE’s Bakkt Hits All-Time High as Bitcoin (BTC) Future Traders Continue to Bet on Leading Cryptocurrency

As Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, closed out January 2020 with its strongest performance in the past seven years, open interest on Bakkt surged to yet another all-time high on January 31 for physically-settled BTC futures contracts. Meanwhile, institutional traders on the CME Group prepared… Read More

CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert Wants US to Take the Lead in Adopting Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Dr. Heath P. Tarbert, chairman and chief executive at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), recently stated that he would like to see the United States lead the charge when it comes to adopting digital currencies and blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). During… Read More

Bakkt’s New Consumer App will Look Like Traditional Fintech Apps, Will Support All Digital Assets, Not Just Crypto

Adam White, president at Bakkt, recently shared some details regarding a major development currently underway at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned digital assets trading desk while attending a conference at Davos. White noted during a panel discussion held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos,… Read More

UK-based Fintech Zeux Introduces Savings-like Account Offering 5% Interest Rate, Supports BTC and ETH

UK-based Fintech Zeux has introduced a safe, Easy Access Money Pot, which is a mobile-based platform that awards app users 5% interest (at the annual equivalent rate or AER). The Easy Access Money Pot, which aims to be an alternative to traditional savings accounts, has… Read More

Open Interest for CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Approaching All-Time Highs, Reaches 5,328 Contracts Valued at $237 Million

Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading volumes are again approaching record-level highs this month as open interest keeps increasing. CME Group Inc (Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade) data reveals that as of January 16, 2020, open interest for the exchange’s futures products reached 5,328… Read More

Grayscale Records “Most Significant Asset Raising Year” with Total Investments Valued at $607.7 Million for FY 2019

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG) and the largest institutional holder of Bitcoin (BTC), has published its Digital Asset Investment Report, which highlights the firm’s record-setting investment activity from last year. The report also includes important information about Grayscale’s activity during… Read More

Alex Wang: Ember Fund CEO Explains how his Company Intends to Make Cryptocurrency Investment Opportunities More Accessible

Ember Fund is a company that aims to fundamentally change the way people make investments in digital assets. The firm has created a technology solution that allows people to easily buy into a managed portfolio of digital currencies. The Ember Fund team intends to bring… Read More

Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange Binance to Support Euro Trading Against BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB

Malta-based digital asset exchange Binance has announced that it will be supporting euro (EUR) trading against six major cryptocurrencies, as part of the global platform’s latest fiat-focused expansion. According to Binance’s latest blog post, the exchange enabled trading for EUR pairs at 8am on January… Read More

Evan Kuo: Ampleforth CEO Explains How Platform’s Native AMPL Tokens Aim to be “Fair and Independent Money” 

We recently caught up with Evan Kuo, CEO at Ampleforth, a new crypto-asset protocol for developing “fair and independent money.” Kuo, a mechatronics, robotics, and automation engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, argues that Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, has the potential to… Read More

Women Investors Represent a “Significant Market Share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as Investors: Grayscale’s Report

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, a venture capital firm focused on providing services in crypto-asset industry, has released a new report which reveals that women represent a “significant market share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as investors. Grayscale’s latest report about female investors’… Read More

Report: Coinbase Processing Majority of Public-Facing USD-to-Tether Trades, Binance Hosting Most Public BTC-to-Tether Action

America and Asia’s two largest public-facing crypto trading platforms, Coinbase and Binance, also bear the most exposure to Tethers, a synthetic form of USDs introduced into crypto trading markets to give liquidity. This is the conclusion of CoinMetrics, a blockchain data analysis firm, which recently… Read More

Revolut Adds XRP & Bitcoin Cash: Offering “Frictionless” Cryptocurrency Exposure to Mainstream Population

Earlier this week Digital challenger bank Revolut asked customers to help name its new and exclusive metal card. Now the maverick platform has moved again from metal to crypto: Revolut customers can buy, hold and sell two more cryptocurrencies instantly within the app. In December last year,… Read More

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