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Crypto Markets and CME Futures Post Record Trade Volume

Volume has been ramping up across the cryptocurrency markets, with April seeing a new all-time high posted for daily global cryptocurrency volume. The month has also seen Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) report record trade volume for its BTC futures contracts, in addition to Cumberland’s trade desk reporting an influx of 1,000 BTC buy orders, signaling […]

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P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces VenezuelaDuring the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela. Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses […]

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Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East Asia

Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East AsiaThe peer-to-peer (P2P) markets saw a surge in trade activity this past week, with the Localbitcoins markets of five countries posting record volume. The largest spikes were concentrated in the Latin American and Asian regions, however, the United States also posted its strongest monthly P2P volume since April 2018. Also Read: Nasdaq Stock Exchange to Start […]

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BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also Read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ BTC Futures Volume Rivals […]

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The Daily: Turbo Tax Adds Crypto Section, Venezuela’s Localbitcoins Record

The Daily: Turbo Tax With Crypto Section, Venezuela With Localbitcoins RecordIn this edition of The Daily, tax filing software Turbo Tax has integrated a feature that allows crypto investors to report their capital gains online. Also, Venezuelans have set a new record in P2P trade on Localbitcoins and Brazilians can now pay for movie tickets with digital coins.   Also read: Twitter CEO Talks Bitcoin, Bitstamp […]

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Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit […]

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PR: Smartrade Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange

Smartrade Launches Cryptocurrency ExchangeFixed fees, hundreds of USD trading pairs, world class security

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Smartrade announces the launch and growth of their comprehensive trading platform with friendly for the masses ease of use, that also services advanced investors and trading methods.

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Venezuela Files Complaint With WTO Regarding US Sanctions Targeting Petro

On Jan. 8, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a dispute settlement request that was filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with regards to executive orders and sanctions maintained by the United States that target Venezuela and the nation’s cryptocurrency, the petro. The document was filed with the WTO on Dec. 28. Also Read: Malaysia […]

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Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy Cryptocurrencies

Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy CryptocurrenciesInterest towards cryptocurrencies in Russia remained relatively stable throughout 2018, despite the significant drop in their prices. Ruble-denominated trade on Localbitcoins, for example, has shown a generally positive trend since last spring. In the past year, Russians also saw a growing number of other options to purchase digital coins. Also read: Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down […]

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December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018The five most traded cryptocurrency markets saw an increase in volume during December, when compared with the previous month. Despite the spike in trading activity posted by the dominant markets, many crypto assets ranked below the top five saw a decline in month-over-month volume. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation USDT and […]

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A Chinese Government-Controlled Bitcoin Alternative Is Reportedly in the Works

China's Very Own Bitcoin Alternative is In the WorksIn the midst of a sino-U.S. trade war, the People’s Bank of China is working to develop its own cryptocurrency prototype. It apparently believes this centralized digital asset can ultimately trump BTC and perhaps even the U.S. Dollar. Also read: Bibox Buys 100% Share of Decentralized Exchange Dex.top A Love-Hate Relationship With Cryptocurrency The government of […]

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PR: Buy Crypto with Credit or Debit Card Using EO.Finance

Buy Crypto with Credit or Debit Card Using EO.FinanceEO.Finance has launched a crypto-fiat gateway. Now it is possible to buy cryptocurrencies directly from the wallet using your debit or credit card, the maximum amount per single transaction is $25,000. Right now EO.Finance works with 40 different cryptos, and soon even more currencies will become available for purchase.

The introduction of crypto purchases made using traditional fiat payments is much in demand, and will allow EO.Finance to provide ease of access to the crypto market for new and experienced traders alike.

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USDT Volume Up Despite Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Dropping

USDT Trade Volume Up Despite Drop in Tether's Stablecoin DominanceThe ongoing drama surrounding the opaque operations of Tether throughout 2018 has driven the proliferation of similar pegged currencies, leading to USDT’s dominance over the stablecoin markets waning. Despite this shift, USDT trade volume has risen 100 percent since tether’s dramatic decoupling from its dollar peg in October. Also Read: Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers […]

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November Volume Rankings: Bearish Momentum Drives Surge in Trade

The significant bearish momentum experienced across cryptocurrencies throughout November drove a significant increase in monthly trade volume among the leading markets. Also Read: Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings BTC Posts Strongest Volume Since May According to Coinmarketcap, BTC saw an increase in monthly trade activity of 43 percent in November. Nearly $156.5 billion […]

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SEC Investigates Salt Lending’s ICO, Huobi Advises Russian Bank on DLT

SEC Investigates Salt Lending's ICO, Huobi Advises Russian Bank on DLTIn recent regulatory news, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation into Salt Lending’s 2017 initial coin offering. Separately, the SEC revealed that it has stopped accepting public comments on nine bitcoin exchange-traded funds that it rejected in August, and digital asset exchange Huobi has announced that it is providing […]

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October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trading Activity of 2018

October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trade Activity of 2018On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the initial publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the cryptocurrency markets recorded their weakest month for trading volume in all of 2018. Most of the leading markets saw a significant decline in trading activity throughout October, but NEO, TRX, QTUM and ZEC posted month-over-month volume increases. Also Read: Venezuela […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto Takes Anarchism Digital and Explodes Old Concepts

Wendy McElroy: Crypto Takes Anarchism Digital and Explodes Old ConceptsThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 1 Crypto Takes Anarchism Digital and Explodes Old Concepts All around us are the almost unimaginable benefits of markets, cooperation, and technology, yet somehow we’re naïve if we don’t want to funnel human activity through government cattle […]

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September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade Activity

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivitySeptember saw all but three of the top twenty cryptocurrency markets post an increase in monthly trade volume. XRP pairings saw the strongest month-over-month volume gain, with 30-day volume tripling when compared with August. Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out  BTC Stagnates, USDT and ETH Post Strongest Volume Since Q2 Despite […]

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Decentralized Exchange Bisq Launches Mobile App, Holds Market Kickstart Event

Decentralized Exchange Bisq Launches Mobile App, Holds Market Kickstart EventFully decentralized peer-to-peer crypto exchange Bisq has launched a mobile notification app for both Android and iOS systems. The platform saw record growth last month and is holding a market kickstart event as a way to boost liquidity. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Bisq Mobile App Launched Bisq, a […]

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India Cryptocurrency Winter Survivors: We Were Not Sleeping, But Hibernating

We were not sleeping, we were hibernating - Cryptocurrency winter survivorsThe RBI Circular was intended to put a pause button on cryptocurrency activity in India, but as the mandate that restrained banks to be involved in this space goes through debate, protests, and court pit-stops, beneath the surface a lot has transpired. It is in the trenches where it can be shown why it is […]

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P2P Markets Report: BTC Posts Record Low for Localbitcoins Trade Volume

P2P Markets Report: BTC Posts Record Low for Localbitcoins Trade VolumeAccording to Coin.dance, the first week of September has comprised the weakest on record for global peer-to-peer (P2P) trade volume on Localbitcoins. The considerable lull in trading activity appears to have pervaded across the vast majority of Localbitcoins markets, with only half a dozen national markets posting volume that is comparable to the trading activity […]

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PR: Vaultbank Partners with Kingdom Trust for Qualified Custodial Services for Crypto Assets

Vaultbank Partners with Kingdom Trust for Qualified Custodial Services for Crypto AssetsVaultbank has partnered with Kingdom Trust to provide a qualified custodial solution for digital assets. Vaultbank has built a digital asset platform allowing for the tokenization of real assets and financial instruments. The Kingdom Trust-Vaultbank partnership allows our customers to have institutional grade custody and reporting.

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Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US Sanctions

Iran Steps Up Plan for National Crypto After US SanctionsRight after Washington’s move to impose sanctions that will restrict Iran’s access to US currency, reports came out that Tehran is speeding up the project to develop a national cryptocurrency. Officials in the Islamic Republic believe the state-issued coin could help circumvent the restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. Also read: New Bill Proposes 5% […]

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Remittance Firm Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading

Remittance Firm Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency TradingIn a recent interview, Daumantas Dvilinskas, the founder and chief executive officer of Transfergo, a U.K.-based remittance firm that processes 1 million transactions each year on average, discussed the company’s decision to launch a cryptocurrency trading facility. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining News: Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco, Québec Increases Rates Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading […]

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