Cryptocurrency Dash to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced its listing of cryptocurrency dash following an exploration period with the exchange that ended last week. Deposits will be accepted today followed by trades opening Tuesday at 16:00 UTC. Coinbase announced its review of eight cryptocurrencies earlier last month. Of those under study, dash is the first to be approved. A … Read more

How Crypto Became a Gambler’s Paradise

Comparing cryptocurrency trading to gambling is like comparing crypto tribalism to religion: the analogy is correct, but it’s also tired. What bears emphasizing, then, isn’t that crypto trading and crypto gambling are often indistinguishable, but the extent to which the two disciplines permeate the cryptosphere. From the most popular dapps to the leading hacks, everything … Read more

France and Germany have said they will oppose Facebook’s digital currency

France and Germany have formed a united front against Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency. The news: In a joint statement issued late last week after a meeting of eurozone finance ministers, France and Germany said that Facebook’s plan for Libra “fails to convince” them that risks related to security, investor protection, money laundering and terrorist … Read more

Ripple’s Xpring Invests in Leading Bitcoin ATM Company Coinme

Seattle-headquartered Bitcoin kiosks and ATMs provider Coinme raised $1.5 through a Series A-1 financing round, which included contributions from the Blockchain Finance Fund, and San Francisco-based Ripple company’s initiative Xpring, which builds infrastructure for innovative blockchain projects. The funds raised will be directed toward acquiring additional licensing to expand Coinme’s business operations in the US … Read more

Facebook’s David Marcus Responds to Critics Over Libra ‘Threat’

The head of Facebook’s Calibra – the entity created by Facebook to provide financial services including a digital wallet for the planned Libra cryptocurrency – has spoken out in response to claims from authorities that the project poses a threat to nations’ “monetary sovereignty.” In a Twitter thread on Monday, David Marcus, who co-created Libra, … Read more

Harbor Tokenizes Real Estate Funds Worth $100 Million on Ethereum

Harbor has pivoted from helping companies issue security tokens to helping them tokenize existing securities. Announced Monday, the startup has created tokens on the ethereum blockchain representing the shares of four real estate funds worth $100 million. The move is intended to make these private securities easier to trade for the 1,100 investors that hold … Read more

Wirecard Announces MoU With UnionPay

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it has signed an MoU with UnionPay to form a global strategic partnership. According to Wirecard, the new partnership will support UnionPay’s ongoing international expansion and Wirecard’s growth in China and with Chinese businesses. “The cooperation between Wirecard and UnionPay will focus on … Read more

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Crypto Payments Network

JPMorgan’s blockchain-based payments initiative has added Deutsche Bank as its latest member. The addition brings the total number of banks signed up for the Interbank Information Network (IIN) to 320, according to a report from the Financial Times on Sunday. Announced in October 2017, IIN is built on Quorum, the ethereum-based blockchain network developed by the banking … Read more