Bitcoin and Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 9 November 2018

    Crypto News & Analysis November is here and many are asking when will federally regulated cryptocurrency exchanges appear within the US. One of the key reasons the Securities and Exchange Commission gave for their denial of Bitcoin based Electronically Traded Funds (ETFs) was the fact that the underlying security or asset was not listed on a federally regulated exchange. ICE, The Intercontinental Exchange that owns and operates the New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ, the world’s 2nd largest Exchange qualified by its market cap value of US $10…

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Bitcoin and Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 2 Nov 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis Coinbase raises US $300 million but will remain a private company. Coinbase is the most popular cryptocurrency exchange in the USA. It may also be one of the top 3 cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. There were reports and rumors that this crypto exchange would become a public entity in the next few weeks. But the President of Coinbase, Asiff Hirji says no, “There’s not going to be an IPO any time soon.”     Coinbase successfully raised $300 million through private Series E funding.…

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Bitcoin and Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 26 October 2018

Crypto News and Analysis Sony has formally announced their plans to develop a wireless crypto wallet. Sony Corp is letting the world know how serious they are about being leaders in the sale of commercial products that will be utilizing blockchain technology. Plans to build the state of the art hardware wallet is where it all begins with Sony. Hardware wallets will be where the wealth of the 21st century will be stored. And Sony wants to have a strong presence near the wealth of all cryptocurrency owners.    …

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Bitcoin and Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 19 October 2018

  Crypto News & Analysis International Business Machines (IBM) has scheduled a demonstration of their own version of a blockchain based, global transfer, rapid payment platform. They have named it ‘The Blockchain World Wire'(BWW). Unlike Ripple’s xRapid platform, IBM’s system can handle cross border transactions with any cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange. Whereas it has been reported that the xRapid system is only able to handle cross-border payments using the XRP crypto.   Capitalism doesn’t work without competition. IBM’s BWW system will ensure that the price for the service…

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What is Stellar – XLM?

What is Stellar – XLM:  Stellar is an open-source payment technology similar to Ripple.  Jed McCaleb, the founder of Stellar, also co-founded Ripple. Stellar aims to connect financial institutions to reduce the cost and time required for cross-border transfers and initially, they used the same protocol until a fork in November 2015.     LATEST STELLAR – XLM NEWS Stellar First DLT to Obtain Sharia Certification for Payments & Asset Tokenization Stellar Month: July’s Top Performing Crypto Asset Saw 40% Gains STELLAR – XLM PRICE PREDICTIONS ADA grew more than 900…

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Using Blockchain to Make Cross-Border Payment

CANADA – Jon Dela Cruz – The use of the blockchain technology for overseas money transfers limited to startups until now, but it appears that banks don’t want to be left out of the race either.     Crédit Agricole, a French bank, through an announcement in January 2018, mentioned it will start using Ripple’s blockchain technology on a trial basis. This is so it may improve the efficiency of money transfers for customers who live in close proximity to the Swiss border. These transfers usually take up to three…

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