Kraken acquires Australian cryptocurrency exchange Bit Trade
Today Kraken announced it acquired Bit Trade, one of the longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia. The announcement marks Kraken’s 5th public acquisition, and follows its most recent acquisition of Circle Trade in December of last year. Bit Trade is an platform that combines liquidity f...
Progressive Decentralization: A Playbook for Building Crypto Applications
In a recent post, Jesse Walden of a16z Crypto navigates the challenges facing decentralized applications (dApps) on their path to building a successful product with a sufficient level of decentralization. Striving for pseudo-decentralization and token distribution in the early stages of a project ca...
Introducing monthly Zcash community calls
Zeal community calls will start on Jan. 28, 2020 in partnership with the Zcash Foundation.
FTX launches bitcoin options
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13 1月 2020
FTX launches bitcoin options
Yesterday, cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX launched its previously announced cash-settled bitcoin options. Within 2 hours of launch, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried tweeted that the options hit $1 million in volume, while within 12 hours of launch he tweeted the the options traded about 2,000 cont...
Ethereum Classic Agharta hard fork goes live
Ethereum Classic completed the Agharta hard fork yesterday at block 9,573,000. Agharta introduces the same Constantinople and St. Petersburg protocol upgrades previously implemented on Ethereum to the Ethereum Classic network (via ECIP-1056). The fork intends to maximize compatibility and cross-chai...
ETF challenger plans to launch regulated cryptocurrency
WisdomTree, a $63 billion asset manager unveiled plans to launch a regulated stablecoin pegged to a basket of assets such as fiat currency, government debt or gold. They have stated their intention to have the SEC approve and regulate the product, but have not mentioned if those discussions have beg...
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13 1月 2020
3 coins to keep an eye on | Issue #64
Last week's 11.42% rise, with a high over 15%, in Bitcoin's price has flooded the crypto market's news with bullish headlines.  The ascending triangle forming along with decreasing volume under resistance at the pivot around $8,465 could be hinting at further bullish continuation - possibly up to $9,000. However, cont...
Bitcoin.com wants to raise $50 million through an exchange token sale
Crypto exchange Bitcoin.com is looking to raise $50 million in a private Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). The BCE token will be built on the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and used for lower trading fees, priority access to IEOs, and referral bonuses. The white paper mentions a buy-back or burn mechan...
After months of back-and-forth with NBA, Spencer Dinwiddie to launch digital investment vehicle
After months of back-and-forth with the NBA, on January 13, Spencer Dinwiddie will launch his digital investment vehicle. Dinwiddie’s plan had previously been rejected by the NBA on the premise that it was a violation of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. Specifically, the NBA believed his p...
Ethereum scaling research organization Plasma Group shuts down
Ethereum research organization Plasma Group opted to shut down just one year after opening up shop. The group operated as a non-profit research outfit focused on building open-source solutions that could help scale Ethereum. Despite several successful efforts in scalability, such as the popular Opti...

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