Silvergate Bank Looking to Become Institutional Crypto Lender –

One of the few go-to financial service providers that are Bitcoin and Crypto friendly, Silvergate Bank, is looking to expand its services to include crypto-currency lending, according to an updated IPO filing. Loans for institutional Investors Silvergate Bank provides financial services to some of the industry’s top companies such as Coinbase, Bitstamp, and Xapo. According […]

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Diamond-Backed StableCoin CEO Talks Blockchain For Storing Value

Bitcoinist spoke with Jeremy Dahan, founder and CEO of diamDexx, a diamond-backed stablecoin that promises to make cryptocurrencies more practical for everyday use. In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis, the monetary system has changed tremendously. Once unshakable pillars of the industry no longer exist, and new financial instruments, like digital currencies, have become […]

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Why Facebook’s Foray into Crypto Could be Fruitless

Mainstream media was abuzz last week with the news that Facebook has plans to launch its own digital token, ‘GlobalCoin’. This highlights the ignorance that big news outlets have, as Facebook really is ill-suited to have anything close to what we consider cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency by nature is a mathematically secure, disruptive peer to peer technology […]

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Circle Reveals $24 Billion Cryptocurrency OTC Trading Volume in 2018

Goldman Sachs-funded cryptocurrency startup, Circle, recently released its list of accomplishments for the year 2018. The company says it executed over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trades to the tune of $24 billion in notional volume. Circle Does $24 Billion in Cryptocurrency OTC Trading Circle announced its 2018 achievements in a blog post published by the company on Thursday (January […]

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Cryptopia Restores Bank Support: NZ Dollar Token to Relaunch in 2019

The New Zealand dollar token (NZDT) is set to be re-released early next year after it was suspended by the New-Zealand based Cryptopia exchange in late 2017. Local media in New Zealand recently reported the New Zealand dollar token (NZDT) will be re-released in early 2019. The NZDT is the first virtual currency token to be […]

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Tether Announces Relationship With Deltec Bank in the Bahamas

On November 1st Tether said they have established a banking relationship with the Bahamas-based Deltec Bank & Trust Limited. Tether Limited made a few notable announcements on Thursday, November 1st. Early in the day on Twitter, the firm confirmed a new banking relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust Limited (Deltec), which has a headquarters in the […]

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Huobi Unveils New ‘All-in-One’ Stablecoin for Stablecoins (Except Tether)

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced today that it has launched its very own interchangeable stablecoin dubbed HUSD. “All-In-One Stablecoin” Huobi, which is currently the third largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volume according to data from CoinMarketCap, announced the launch of its own stablecoin HUSD. Notes Livio Weng Vice President at Huobi: It’s our great […]

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Bitcoin Trading at a $300 Premium on Bitfinex Amid Tether Decline

Speculation is rife that people are selling Tether in exchange for Bitcoin. This has led to Bitcoin trading at around a $300 premium on the Bitfinex exchange. Those using the Bitfinex exchange are finding that Bitcoin is trading at roughly a $300 premium compared to other exchanges. Many believe the price upswing is because traders […]

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BitPay-Pal? BitPay Introduces Settlement in USD-Pegged Stablecoins

BitPay, purportedly the largest blockchain payments provider, will allow merchants to accept settlements in USD-pegged stablecoins. Gemini Dollar and USD Coin Get the Green Light The leading blockchain payments provider BitPay announced that it will allow merchants to receive settlement in USD-backed stablecoins, namely the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Circle’s USD Coin (USDC). Up until […]

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