Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

Germany's second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, is set to launch a cryptocurrency trading platform in the first half of 2019. The firm announced Wednesday that it has partnered with a local fintech company solarisBank to create an engineering infrastructure for digital assets trading. solarisBank, which operates with a banking lice...
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PayPal Launches Blockchain-Based Innovation Reward System for Employees

  Major global online payments system PayPal has launched a blockchain-based reward system for its employees. Financial news channel Cheddar reported on the platform launch Thursday, Dec. 6, citing PayPal's director of innovation Michael Todasco. According to Cheddar, the program was prepared by PayPal's innovation team, which is based in San ...
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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

  This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency paymen...
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Bill Gates: Digital Currency Will Help the Poor

  Microsoft's Bill Gates is one known in the past for expressing admiration for cryptocurrencies and in a recent video, he has done just that claiming that digital technology has the means to empower the world's poorest. Although the Microsoft principal founder has cooled to Bitcoin in recent years, there was a time he would express more upbea...
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Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” Enabling Projects to Issue Tokens

  Some of Asia's most wealthy people have gathered in Singapore today to learn about blockchain technology and crypto from the planet's most influential thought leaders in the space. Amongst those presenting at Forbes Asia's "Decrypting Blockchain for Business" event was Binance's Changpeng Zhao and BTCC's Bobby Lee. Interest in Blockchain Rem...
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Binance CEO Says 2019 Is When Cryptos Achieve Mass Adoption

  Although the cryptocurrency market is in a bear trend, there are some figures that believe the market will grow during the next year. During a conversation with The Street a few days ago, Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, said that in 2019 cryptocurrency adoption will increase. Changpeng Zhao Believes Adoption Will Increase in 2019 During 2018, t...
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Coinbase Launches an OTC Trading Desk to Cater for Demand from Institutional Clients

  News reaching Ethereum World News indicate that the popular cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase is launching an OTC (Over The Counter) trading desk to cater for its Institutional clients. According to Cheddar – a mainstream financial news outlet – the need to open the new OTC desk was as a result of demand from its institutional investors/cl...
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CRYPTOCURRENCIES WILL SURVIVE AND GAIN WIDER ACCEPTANCE, SAYS ALLIANZ CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISOR

  Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, told the New York 'Consensus' conference yesterday that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. His positive outlook comes despite the prolonged slump that has blighted markets all year. INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHING A 'FOOTHOLD' In fact, El-Erian thinks the recent meltdown was a predictable part o...
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Mike Novogratz: Financial Institutions Will Step In And Crypto Market Will Flip Next Year

  The crypto market grew by many folds in 2017, especially during the bullish peak period of December. The year saw various businesses sprout up, with some floating ICOs as a means of raising capital. However, 2018 has brought in some serious changes, most notable of which is the regulators' growing interest in the industry. The crypto market ...
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How Blockchain Needs Regulation to Mature

Blockchains and their cryptocurrencies are energetically following a path similar to other major leaps in technology that have come before it. Like automobiles, electricity, or the world wide web, the technology and communities behind blockchain tech are growing and innovating far ahead of existing regulations or social safety nets. On one hand, re...
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Top 5 Crypto Tax Software Companies for Tax Season

This story was originally published at BlockFi.com . For more information on understanding crypto taxes and managing your tax exposure, visit the BlockFi resource center . Calculating your crypto taxes is one of the more stressful parts of being a cryptocurrency trader. The time it takes to report on your crypto taxes depend on the number of coins ...
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Central banks should consider issuing digital currencies: IMF chief

  Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), recently gave her views on digital currencies issued by various central banks to prevent the incidents of fraud and money laundering. Lagarde made her statements at the Singapore Fintech Festival, which was held on Monday. "Your deposits in commercial banks are already digital...
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Coinbase partners Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency fund

  It's getting harder to keep Coinbase out of the limelight these days. One of the leading crypto exchanges in the world, Coinbase , has teamed up with a New York-based investment firm Wilshire Phoenix to launch a new cryptocurrency -focused fund that is orgainized as a statutory trust and will be capped at $500 million, according to a press r...
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Fidelity just made it easier for hedge funds and other pros to invest in cryptocurrencies

Fidelity Investments, which administers more than $7.2 trillion in client assets, announced a new and separate company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services on Monday. The firm will handle custody for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and will execute trades on multiple exchanges for investors such as hedge funds and family offices. Other crypto co...
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World Bank President Now Believes That The Blockchain Has “Huge Potential”

The president of the world bank group Jim Yong Kim has expressed his view that blockchain technology has "huge potential" and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim's remarks came at the international monetary fund (IMF) and the world bank's annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Kim spoke of the importance of addressing pover...
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Nasdaq Reportedly Considers Creating Platform for Cryptocurrency Security Tokens

  Inside sources say Nasdaq is looking to create a platform for cryptocurrency security tokens. This development is the latest in a series of reports of the U.S.-based stock exchange operator taking steps to enter the digital asset space. Nasdaq and Cryptocurrency Security Tokens According to reports, Nasdaq plans to develop a platform where c...
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Crypto Fund’ Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland

Emerging Swiss virtual currency fund, Crypto Fund AG, said on Tuesday it had been given an asset management license by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma). The license allows the company to manage crypto-related investments within Switzerland and to solicit for others elsewhere. Crypto Fund will also be authorized to provide investme...
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Yale’s ‘Warren Buffett’ Invests in New Crypto Fund

US investor David Swensen, who manages Yale University's $30 billion endowment, is now betting on the crypto market by investing in a cryptocurrency-oriented fund that raised $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC and Bloomberg . Paradigm, as the new fund is called, was launched by Fred Ehrsam, who co-founded crypto exchange Coinba...
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Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform and Broker-Dealer SeedInvest

  Cryptocurrency finance company Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has acquired equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer SeedInvest, according to an announcement published October 5. Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed. New York-based SeedInvest was founded in 2012 as a startup investing platform. Since then, the company has r...
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Renown Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Asset Management

  Popular Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Legendary wall street advisor Ric Edelman recently revealed that he has invested in Bitwise Asset Management . Edelman is the founder of Edelman Financial Services, lately named the No. 1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm in the country for 2018 by Barron's, with $22 bill...
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