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Ethereum's Top DEX Is Relaunching to Tap Istanbul's Lower Gas Fees IDEX is launching a new DEX built on a layer 2 scalibility protocol made possible through Ethereum's Istanbul hard fork.

Crypto-Focused Lender Blockfi Launches Trading Platform Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company's existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S.

MARKETS DAILY: Casualties Ahead in the Cryptocurrency Mining Arms Race On another down day, we're talking U.S. warnings on digital assets, a brief history of troubled but systemically important stablecoin "Tether", and a look at the arms-race in blockchain mining technology.

Stack Overflow VP Joins Crypto Lending Firm as Chief Product Officer Crypto lending firm Unchained Capital has hired Will Cole of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force as its new chief product officer.

What Pumped Bitcoin ? Prices up $500 in 1 hour From price action, Bitcoin traders couldn't wish for better. After two weeks of suffering and "pain," the last hour's welcomed blissful upswing may well be the beginning of the new rally through to Q1 and 2 2020. BTC prices are bottoming up much to the excitement of traders and HODLers, adding $500 in one short hour.

Bitfury Launches First Enterprise Blockchain Secured By Bitcoin After previously releasing open-source software that anyone could use for free to run a permissioned blockchain similar to bitcoin, Bitfury today launched Exonum Enterprise, the first such blockchain built from the ground up to let large corporations streamline their business and increase transparency using the bitcoin blockchain.

BlockFi Enters Crypto Trading Arena with New Exchange Crypto lending services BlockFi on Thursday announced the launch of a digital asset trading platform, targeted to both retail and institutional investors. Dubbed BlockFi Trading, the platform will initially allow trading in three digital assets - Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Gemini dollar.

Matter Labs Unveils Layer-2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum Payments Matter Labs released Thursday the testnet of ZK-Sync, a privacy-minded scaling tool meant to help blockchains boost transaction speeds.

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise Blockchain-based consumer lender Figure added Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano to its board following a $103 million funding round.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Rolls Out Zero-Fee Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, GUSD BlockFi, the cryptocurrency lending service, is expanding into trading with an unusual, zero-fee model.

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency The governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies.

Bitcoin-hungry hackers 'target major US data center firm' with ransomware A prominent data center provider in the US has reportedly been hit by the Sodinokibi ransomware, which several months ago earned a hacker $287,000 worth of Bitcoin in just three days. According to ZDNet, CyrusOne is working with law enforcement and forensic firms to analyze the attack.

Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards Do good work, earn a "badger." That's the idea behind a new incentives scheme launched by Microsoft in partnership with blockchain gaming project Enjin.

Have the SEC's Telegram & Kik Cases Brought Clarity to Crypto? "As both Kik and Telegram highlight in their court filings, the SEC's complaints against the two companies do little to clarify the current murky regulatory environment," Sasser explained.

Ex-Morgan Stanley Executives Launch Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore A team of Morgan Stanley veterans have launched a crypto derivatives trading platform, claiming it is faster and more secure than some of the market’s biggest players.

Bitcoin's Rejection at Key Price Hurdle Puts Short-Term Bull Trend at Risk Bitcoin sharp rejection at resistance around $7,800 has weakened the short-term bullish outlook.

24 Chinese nationals arrested in Thailand over alleged Bitcoin call center scam Authorities have busted a call center in Thailand and arrested 24 Chinese nationals for allegedly running a Bitcoin investment scam. Chiang Rai Times, an English language news portal, says the scam has been operating since March this year.

Canadian Government-Assisted Bitcoin Miner Files for Bankruptcy Owing Millions Great North Data, a firm that ran bitcoin mining and AI processing data centers in Canada, has filed for bankruptcy owing millions to creditors including government agencies.

How does Bitcoin trading work? Bitcoin has rapidly grown by leaps and bounds in upcoming years and no guys, it is no more just digital currency but it has grown to become the greatest financial investment format of the 21st century.

Top US Financial Panel Wants Monitoring of Digital Assets A panel of top United States financial regulators has urged the federal and state officials to monitor the risks associated with digital assets. The recommendation was made in an annual report published on Wednesday by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of Ukraine Ukrainian crypto companies can now receive up to $75,000 each in the form of government sponsored grants. A special fund set up by the authorities in Kiev is already accepting applications from startups in various high tech sectors including the blockchain industry.

ChromaWay Doubles Down on Gaming With Antler Interactive Acquistion ChromaWay will add Antler's game catalog to its own Chromia blockchain with the acquisition.

Single Bitcoin Block Moves Funds the Size of Satoshi's Stash The past day saw heightened Bitcoin whale activity, with surprisingly large transactions carried by the blockchain. But one particular block stood out. At block height 606,641, the transactions contained within the 10-minute window totaled 903592.118 bitcoin.

Crypto Today: A first shake to wake up the King Bitcoin The BTC/USD pair is currently trading at $7,250.59, ignoring yesterday's dazzling rise to $7,800. The ETH/USD pair is currently trading at $146.71. Yesterday it tried to beat the resistance at $150, it got it a few minutes, but the sellers closed the way.

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