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BlockFi Launches Platform to Expose Institutional Investors to Cryptocurrency

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BlockFi, a cryptocurrency lending startup, has launched BlockFi Institutional Services, a platform designed to give institutional investors such as market-makers, hedge funds, exchanges and family offices exposure to financing solutions for digital assets, according to a BitcoinMagazine report on October 17, 2019. Exposure Per the report, BlockFi intends to launch BlockFi Institutional Services, a new

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Cryptocurrency Dash Exhibits Real-World Application Through Venezuela Adoption

Cryptocurrency Dash Exhibits Real-World Application Through Venezuela Adoption

Dash is one of the lesser recognized privacy coins but has exhibited some of the strongest use cases and adoption metrics. Despite more popularity residing with ZCash and Monero, Dash has progressed incredibly well. Cryptobuyer, a Latin American exchange and crypto merchant solution, has stated that Dash has been the most used cryptocurrency in the

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Banco Santander Transforming Madrid with DLT

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Spanish bank Banco Santander has launched a $20 million bond on the blockchain. The financial institution has also partnered with the Madrid City Council to develop a blockchain-powered application that will enable citizens to pay transport fare from a unified platform, according to an EnterpriseTimes report on October 18, 2019. Bond on the Blockchain Per

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Education and Blockchain: How Universities Utilize Immutability to Enhance Data Integrity

Education and Blockchain: How Universities Utilize Immutability to Enhance Data Integrity

Blockchains have showcased they have that capability to transform entire industries by minimizing the requirement for human trust and instead rely on immutable data. Education is an underpenetrated sector with regards to distributed ledgers, but this is quickly changing as more universities understand the potential this technology offers, as reported by Education Dive, October 17,

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Binance Futures Introduces 125x Cryptocurrency Trading Leverage

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In a blog post published October 18, 2019, Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that it is increasing the platform’s maximum trading leverage to 125x in addition to launching a leverage adjustment function. Binance Futures Increases Leverage Trading Cap In an attempt to further dig its heels in the burgeoning digital currency industry, the largest cryptocurrency

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European Regulators won’t Oppose Stablecoins but Double-Down on Libra Warning

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Benoit Coeure, a French economist and executive director on the ECB, believes now is the time to step up the weight of regulation for digital currencies. As per Bloomberg, Coeure believes Bitcoin and other major FinTech innovations were being closely watched and allowed to unravel in their sandbox, but now with Libra, there is an

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IMF To Warn Central Banks That Payment Narratives are Shifting Away From Them

IMF Explores the Synergies Between Privately Backed Stablecoins and CBDCs

Central bankers and finance ministers are set to come together for the World Bank annual meeting, and the IMF has some strong advice for them: regulate digital currencies or watch your monetary monopoly lose power. Sources at Bloomberg believe the IMF has finally understood that the shift from a bank-based system to a payment based system serves

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CoinMarketCap Launches Tool to Discern Best Interest Rates

Cryptocurrency data provider CoinMarketCap has enabled a new tool on its website for users to find out the best interest rate on each platform to earn a lending yield. With the advent of DeFi, more and more people are looking at methods of earning passive income on their holdings via interest, October 16, 2019. Improving

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Ford Extends Blockchain-Based Energy-Efficiency Pilot Project to Cologne, Germany

U.S.-based automobiles firm Ford announced that it would use distributed ledger technology (DLT) and geofencing to keep track of “green miles” driven by its newly-launched energy-efficient vehicles, October 15, 2019, Tracking “Green Miles” Via Blockchain In a press release issued on October 15, Ford stated that it is expanding its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

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What Crypto Wild West? CipherTrace Claims Market is 87% Trackable

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Per a press release on Business Wire on October 15, 2019, cryptocurrency and blockchain security company, CipherTrace, recently launched a platform that would trace the transactions of over 700 crypto tokens. The expanded platform helps investors, law enforcement agencies, and financial regulatory bodies to check for illicit crypto transactions.  CipherTrace Unveils Robust Crypto Tracking Capability

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