Bakkt: ‘Bitcoin’s Profile Creates a Liquid Product on Which to Build’

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Bakkt says Bitcoin’s status as a commodity, as well as its high customer demand, are the primary reasons for choosing to begin its cryptocurrency futures trading with Bitcoin. Meanwhile, the platform recently postponed the launch of its BTC futures contract to January 2019. Bitcoin is King In a tweet published on Wednesday (November 21, 2018), Bakkt provided answers to why it chose to begin with Bitcoin futures trading. According to the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned Bakkt,

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Overstock’s tZero Issues SEC-Complaint Security Tokens

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tZero announced it has issued its preferred tZero security tokens, sold during the Security Token Offering (STO) earlier this year. The company raised $134 million from investors worldwide during the months-long STO. ICO to STO The offering launched as a more typical pre-sale ICO towards the end of last year. This became the second stage STO in March, after review by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). tZero raised $134 million from investors worldwide over the

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The Problem With ‘Sustainable Journalism’ Platform Civil

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ConsenSys backed “sustainable journalism” marketplace Civil isn’t raising as much as it had hoped in its ICO. Civil’s ambitious plans have been picked apart by, you guessed it,  journalists. Free Press or Censorship Civil’s approach to revolutionizing journalism has been questioned in a recent post by Financial Times’ Alphaville. Like many blockchain platforms, Civil’s design is based on the ever-growing concept of “crypto-economics,” reward and monetization of activities using cryptocurrency tokens or coins. Alphaville argues that

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Winklovoss’ Gemini Exchange Looks to Challenge Coinbase in the UK

Gemini, a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange owned by the Winklevoss Twins is eyeing a move to the UK. Winklevoss Twins Look to Set Up Shop in The UK According to the Financial Times, inside sources revealed that Gemini is serious about a foray into the UK market. Furthermore, reports indicate that the platform has gone ahead to hire consultants charged with working out modalities for such an expansion project. Commenting on the proposed plans, the

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Cryptocurrency Trading Volume to Grow 50% in 2019, New Study Says

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A new study on cryptocurrency trading and custody trends holds that digital currency trading is going to grow by 50 percent in 2019 while overtaking the US Corporate Debt trading volume in 2018. Measurable Growth A study called Crypto Asset Market Coverage Initiation: Trading & Custody reveals that cryptocurrency trading volume is about to grow further. The research shows that digital currency trading volume will overtake the US Corporate Debt trading in 2018. It’s also

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New Study: 20% of ICOs Are Scams, But Investors Aren’t Fazed

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become the hottest way of raising capital, but at least one in five has turned out to be a scam, according to a new study. 1 in 5 ICO Projects are Scams The number of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has gone through the roof throughout the last year as their underpinned technology, the blockchain, received mass media exposure and starts to see widespread adoption. Yet, being comparatively easy means of

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BANKEX Smart Justice is Bringing Arbitration to Blockchain

The Smart Justice service is an innovative and community-driven way to resolve disputes in the crypto industry. Top-50 FinTech company, BANKEX, launched the beta version of its service on the 14th of May as a way to introduce complete partiality during these disputes. There is no doubt that blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change our lives.  It offers security, immutability and a high level of transparency.  It also an essential part of creating a

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South Africa Gets Its First Multi-Currency Crypto ATM

As cryptocurrency interest and trading continues to grow in South Africa, some retailers are hoping to cash in. The country will soon be the second in southern Africa to launch a crypto ATM. After February’s election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa’s new president, things seemed to be looking up. However, the country is now facing new challenges with the ongoing land reform debate as well as continued allegations of corruption in the country’s government.

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