Top 5 Countries Best for Crypto Trading

Countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam have banned cryptocurrencies. Fortunately, there are other nations that see the potential in blockchain technology. If you are a trader or investor, here are the top 5 crypto-friendly countries you should know about. Singapore Singapore is well-known for being open for new technologies across all industries. So far, …


Bitfinex Among First Block Producers of Blockchain Games Distributor Ultra.io

Bitfinex Among First Block Producers of Blockchain Games Distributor Ultra.io

Blockchain-based PC games distribution platform Ultra.io has unveiled its first three block producers (BPs): Bitfinex, EOS Rio and EOS New York.All three future network maintainers are EOS BPs, while Bitfinex is also a major and well-known cryptocurrency exchange.Making the gaming industry fairerPer the announcement on Oct. 2, the three entities will help Ultra optimize its …


It's Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s too soon to write off Bakkt, despite the bitcoin futures market’s disappointingly slow start, analysts at Oppenheimer & Co. said. In an Oct. 1 research note, the equity research firm encourages investors to “not get upset” about the lackluster trading volume of Bakkt. For one thing, its parent company, Intercontinental Exchange, has plenty of …


Bitcoin Trading Journal: Swing Trader Shares How to Profit From Altcoin, BTC Investing

Swing Trader Shares How to Profit From Altcoin, BTC Investing

This is the second installment of my trade journal, which includes completed trades on large-cap altcoins XRP and Ether. I’ve found that crypto investors are always curious about each other’s positions and typically these conversations take place in private DMs and telegram chats. The goal here is to provide some transparency on my trading routine …


Pantera Leads $5 Million Round for Decentralized Derivatives Market

Pantera Leads $5 Million Round for Decentralized Derivatives Market

A protocol built to put financial middlemen out of business has secured a $5 million seed round led by Pantera Capital. The Vega Protocol aims to make it feasible for people anywhere in the world to spin up markets for derivatives (futures, swaps, options, etc.) that can interact with each other and abide by relevant …


Coinbase to Pay Users 1.25% Interest on USDC Stablecoin Holdings

Coinbase to Pay Users 1.25% Interest on USDC Stablecoin Holdings

You don’t have to be a trader on Coinbase to make a profit. Starting Wednesday, customers of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange can earn interest on their holdings of the dollar-pegged stablecoin USDC. The annual percentage yield (APY) is 1.25 percent. “We’re trying to build more ways for customers to grow their wealth on Coinbase,” …


Ripple's Xpring Launches Crypto, Fiat Payments That Integrate Into Any App

Ripple’s Xpring Launches Crypto, Fiat Payments That Integrate Into Any App

Ripple’s Xpring is launching a platform it says makes it possible for developers to integrate fiat and cryptocurrency payments into any application. The suite of services includes an Xpring software development kit (SDK) that allows programmers to integrate XRP apps in multiple programming languages. It also includes a variety of new tools for working on …


Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta

Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta

To some, Malta-native Paula Pandolfino may seem like a walking contradiction: bitcoiner and banker. After personally investing in bitcoin in 2016, she’s now co-founder of the upcoming Founders Bank in Malta, scheduled to open in 2020. “Crypto will take over the world, and we need full banking services,” she told CoinDesk. “We want to be …


Financial Services Giant Morningstar to Offer Ratings for Crypto Assets

Financial Services Giant Morningstar to Offer Ratings for Crypto Assets

Morningstar Credit Ratings is planning an evaluation system for debt securities issued as tokens on a blockchain to make the emerging asset class more credible for investors. The new rating services could enable a migration of the $117 trillion debt securities industry, which is administered and governed by custodians and trustees, to a decentralized financial …