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Currency.com Allows Crypto Traders to Buy Leveraged Equities, Indices and Metals

January 30th, 2019

The worlds of traditional finance and cryptocurrency have always been divided, for regulatory and technical reasons. Until recently, it was difficult for cryptocurrency traders to gain exposure to stocks and commodities. Currency.com is looking to remedy that through launching the “Bitmex of stocks,” a crypto-friendly platform that promises high leverage and low barriers for entry….

PR: MoneyToken Is Launching Its Own Exchange – in Collaboration With Huobi Cloud

January 30th, 2019

MoneyToken, one of the leading global crypto-lending platforms offering crypto assets-backed loans, has announced the launch of their new MoneyToken Exchange platform in a collaboration with Huobi Cloud. This gives MoneyToken the ability to leverage Huobi’s technical expertise and security know-how, plus gives users access to the liquidity that Huobi Cloud has to offer. The…

The Daily: Fidelity Crypto Custody Update, Cryptopia Hack Continues

January 30th, 2019

In today’s edition of The Daily we feature a number of stories about financial companies adding cryptocurrency-related services including a custody solution from Fidelity and new CFDs for trading BCH vs precious metals. We also cover the latest update about the ongoing Cryptopia hack. Fidelity Crypto Custody Set for March Back in October 2018 the…

Markets Update: Top Crypto Assets Open 2019 With Slow Month of Trading

January 30th, 2019

The leading cryptocurrency markets have seen a slow start to the year, with the top three markets by capitalization shedding between 10% and 37% since early January’s local highs. January has also seen volatility in market cap rankings, with XRP and ETH competing for the second largest crypto asset capitalization, and EOS, USDT, and BCH…

Study Finds Three Quarters of Attendees at Crypto Events Are Male

January 30th, 2019

A recently released report confirms a well-known observation – crypto-focused events are still largely male-dominated, not only in terms of registrants in general but also speakers. According to another finding, almost half of the attendees at the studied forums came from the U.S. Crypto Industry Events Remain Male-Dominated The research conducted by event software platform…

A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings

January 30th, 2019

On Jan. 17, the blockchain and cryptocurrency company OB1 released Openbazaar version 2.3 which provides users with the ability to use a multi-currency wallet within the marketplace. Since then, there’s been a large number of added listings and an increased amount of people trading cryptocurrencies in a peer-to-peer fashion. Experimenting With Openbazaar Version 2.3 and…

Iran in Talks With 8 Countries for Use of Cryptocurrency in Financial Transactions

January 30th, 2019

Iran is exploring various options, including holding negotiations with other countries to introduce cryptocurrency in global trade, as the Islamic state moves to sidestep U.S. economic sanctions. Mohammad-Reza Modoudi, the acting head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), said the country was negotiating the use of cryptocurrency in its financial transactions with eight countries. Negotiations…

Analysis: Will the Cryptocurrency Market’s Long Tail Trend Ever End?

January 29th, 2019

The cryptocurrency market has its very own long tail trend that sees the majority of all value flow to BTC, with altcoins left to fight for the scraps. With a $60 billion market cap and a dominance of 53 percent, BTC has ruled the market since day one. As altcoin investors endure the persistent pain…

Report: Two Hacker Groups Stole $1 Billion From Crypto Exchanges

January 29th, 2019

A new report alleges that just two groups of hackers dominate the majority of cybercrime directed against cryptocurrency exchanges. Together, these groups have responsible for stealing about $1 billion of cryptocurrency so far. The Most Lucrative of All Crypto Crimes Digital surveillance company Chainalysis has released its latest “crypto crime” report, claiming to identify two…

Cryptocurrency Is Providing a Lucrative New Revenue Stream for Governments

January 29th, 2019

Cryptocurrency’s resistance to government control is countered by the fact that a number of governments, including Chile, Romania, Spain, and South Africa, are looking to cash in by taxing crypto assets. These countries are crafting laws that bind citizens to annually disclose cryptocurrency investments that, in some cases, are held at home and abroad, and…