• Blockchain-based social media platform Steemit to transition to Tron blockchain
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    Blockchain-based social media platform Steemit to transition to Tron blockchain

    The Tron Foundation and Steemit Inc have announced a strategic partnership that will see the blockchain-centric social media platform migrate to the Tron blockchain.The post Blockchain-based social media platform Steemit to transition to Tron blockchain appeared first on The Block.

  • Tether adds compliance tool from Chainalysis to track suspicious transactions
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    Tether adds compliance tool from Chainalysis to track suspicious transactions

    Stablecoins issuer Tether had added a compliance tool from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis to track suspicious transactions in “real-time.”The post Tether adds compliance tool from Chainalysis to track suspicious transactions appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance’s P2P trading platform adds support for Russian rubles
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    Binance’s P2P trading platform adds support for Russian rubles

    Crypto exchange Binance’s peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platform has added support for Russian rubles (RUB). It allows users to buy and sell bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), Tether stablecoin (USDT) and Binance’s native coin (BNB) directly with rubles.The post Binance’s P2P trading platform adds support for Russian rubles appeared first on The Block.

  • Sun finally rises over Buffett dinner
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    Sun finally rises over Buffett dinner

    After months of delay, Tron founder Justin Sun finally had his much-anticipated dinner with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The meeting was part of a charity auction which Sun won with a whopping bid of $4.5 million. However, questions were raised as to whether the dinner would ever take place with months of will-they-won't-they back and forths. Sun was laid low with kidney stones back in July 2019 meaning he had to postpone. Yet, despite the doubts, Sun posted on Twitter yesterday containing a photo of him with Buffett and a detailed thread of the conversation that took place. Magical Crypto Friend's podcaster and Litecoin founder Charlie Lee also appears to have been invited to the dinner. Considering the Magical CryptoThe post Sun finally rises over Buffett dinner appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Coronavirus helps make the case for crypto: Tom Lee
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    Coronavirus helps make the case for crypto: Tom Lee

    Bitcoin surging 30% to top its 200-day moving average could signal another strong year to come for bitcoin, says Fundstrat's Tom Lee.

  • BitMEX to launch XRP perpetual swap tomorrow, with up to 50x leverage
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    BitMEX to launch XRP perpetual swap tomorrow, with up to 50x leverage

    The XRP/USD swap contract is going live on February 5 at 4:00 UTC, BitMEX announced on Twitter. The product was first revealed in January. The post BitMEX to launch XRP perpetual swap tomorrow, with up to 50x leverage appeared first on The Block.

  • Pornhub adds Tether to its payment options via TRON wallet
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    Pornhub adds Tether to its payment options via TRON wallet

    Adult entertainment website Pornhub has added Tether (USDT) stablecoin to its payment options. Announcing the news on Wednesday, Pornhub said it is using the TRONLink wallet for USDT transactions. The new payment option comes two months after PayPal abruptly cut off its service to Pornhub in November. “Since PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to thousands […]The post Pornhub adds Tether to its payment options via TRON wallet appeared first on The Block.

  • Messaging giant LINE’s crypto exchange Bitbox delisting XRP
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    Messaging giant LINE’s crypto exchange Bitbox delisting XRP

    Bitbox, the cryptocurrency exchange by Japanese messaging giant LINE, is delisting XRP. Announcing the news on Monday, Singapore-based Bitbox said it is also delisting XRP pairs tied against bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT). The delisting takes place on Jan. 16. Accordingly, users will no longer be able to trade and deposit XRP, and […]The post Messaging giant LINE’s crypto exchange Bitbox delisting XRP appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance Futures launches XRP perpetual contract, with up to 75x leverage
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    Binance Futures launches XRP perpetual contract, with up to 75x leverage

    Binance Futures, the cryptocurrency exchange’s futures trading platform, has rolled out a perpetual contract for the XRP cryptocurrency. The contract, paired against Tether (USDT), offers leverage of up to 75 times, according to an announcement Monday. The XRP/USDT contract appears to be the first such contract from a notable exchange. Currently, little-known Delta and BaseFEX […]The post Binance Futures launches XRP perpetual contract, with up to 75x leverage appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme, economist says
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    Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme, economist says

    Yahoo Finance discusses the use-case for cryptocurrency and a rocky decade for Bitcoin

  • Huobi launches fiat-to-crypto gateway in Indonesia
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    Huobi launches fiat-to-crypto gateway in Indonesia

    Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global is launching a fiat-currency gateway for its Indonesian subsidiary, Huobi Indonesia, the firm announced Friday. Huobi Indonesia's service will use the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and Tether (USDT) pair. With the new fiat gateway, Indonesian users can deposit Rupiah through Huobi Indonesia and exchange it to USDT to trade the more than […]The post Huobi launches fiat-to-crypto gateway in Indonesia appeared first on The Block.

  • Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation
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    Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation

    VeChain Foundation, the nonprofit behind the construction of the VeChain public blockchain platform, has announced that their buyback address was compromised at 12:27 pm ET on Friday.The post Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation appeared first on The Block.

  • NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless”
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    NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless”

    The New York Attorney General (NYAG) recently filed a strongly worded brief to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, arguing in detail why it has authority to investigate Bitfinex and calling their appeal arguments “backward,” “forfeited,” and “meritless.” Previously, Bitfinex has attempted two failed court appeals to halt the investigation.The post NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless” appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitfinex to support deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network
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    Bitfinex to support deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network

    Bitfinex is pushing for mainstream adoption of the Lightning Network. The cryptocurrency exchange announced in an email on Monday that it will support Lightning Network deposits and withdrawals starting Dec.The post Bitfinex to support deposits and withdrawals on Lightning Network appeared first on The Block.

  • Tron’s largest decentralised exchange acquired by Poloniex
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    Tron’s largest decentralised exchange acquired by Poloniex

    TRXMarket, the largest decentralised exchange by volume on the Tron network, has been bought out by Poloniex for an undisclosed amount. Poloniex is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges in the space having launched in 2014. It was previously part of crypto payments processor Circle before the companies split earlier this year. The TRXMarket team shared in a Medium post on Wednesday that the exchange had been acquired and announced a full rebrand of the site. The new exchange is called PoloniDEX and has already changed its web address to ‘poloniex.org’. The TRXMarket team says that users can still visit the original domain and all users' funds are protected. TRXMarket, already renamed PoloniDEX on Twitter, shared the news in aThe post Tron's largest decentralised exchange acquired by Poloniex appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Poloniex acquires TRON-based DEX to offer decentralized trading
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    Poloniex acquires TRON-based DEX to offer decentralized trading

    Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has acquired TRXMarket, a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the TRON blockchain.  Poloniex, the exchange whose recent spinoff from Circle was partially financed by TRON founder Justin Sun, announced the acquisition on Wednesday in a blog post.The post Poloniex acquires TRON-based DEX to offer decentralized trading appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin was the perfect post-crisis bubble: Morning Brief
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    Bitcoin was the perfect post-crisis bubble: Morning Brief

    Top news and what to watch in the markets on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

  • Bitfinex to launch options and gold-backed stablecoin
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    Bitfinex to launch options and gold-backed stablecoin

    Bitfinex has plans to offer options as soon as Q1 2020, according to Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex and Tether. Ardoino told The Scoop that compliant perpetual swaps and basket futures are on the way.The post Bitfinex to launch options and gold-backed stablecoin appeared first on The Block.

  • Tether responds to academic paper on bitcoin manipulation; calls it ‘flawed’ and ’embarrassing’
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    Tether responds to academic paper on bitcoin manipulation; calls it ‘flawed’ and ’embarrassing’

    Tether has issued an official response to an updated paper republished early this week by two U.S. academics who claimed a single market whale on Bitfinex likely manipulated bitcoin's surge in 2017.The post Tether responds to academic paper on bitcoin manipulation; calls it 'flawed' and 'embarrassing' appeared first on The Block.

  • A single whale on Bitfinex likely manipulated bitcoin’s historic surge in 2017, academics say
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    A single whale on Bitfinex likely manipulated bitcoin’s historic surge in 2017, academics say

    A single market whale on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex likely manipulated bitcoin’s historic surge of over 2,000% in 2017, according to two U.S.The post A single whale on Bitfinex likely manipulated bitcoin’s historic surge in 2017, academics say appeared first on The Block.

  • Samsung adds TRON support to Blockchain Keystore development kit
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    Samsung adds TRON support to Blockchain Keystore development kit

    TRON, the dApp development network, has announced that its network is being integrated into the Samsung Blockchain Keystore software development kit (SDK).The post Samsung adds TRON support to Blockchain Keystore development kit appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform
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    Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s futures trading platform, Binance Futures, has just increased leverage up to 125 times from 20 times earlier. Announcing the news on Friday, Binance said traders can now select any leverage from 1x to 125x for its bitcoin (BTC)/ tether (USDT) futures contracts.The post Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform appeared first on The Block.

  • Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year
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    Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year

    Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global will soon allow residents of Turkey to buy cryptocurrencies with their local fiat currency, the Turkish lira.The post Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions
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    Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions

    Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has just launched a new loyalty program, claiming to offer users an opportunity to earn “unlimited” commissions.The program, dubbed “Bitfinex Affiliate Program,” is a tiered commission structure, which allows participants to refer their social network and earn a commission up to 3 degrees of connection, according to a press release shared with The Block on Thursday. The post Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions appeared first on The Block.

  • Libra's co-founder: 'There is a chance' the cryptocurrency could present systemic risk
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    Libra's co-founder: 'There is a chance' the cryptocurrency could present systemic risk

    The Facebook executive behind the Libra blockchain project says its developers are designing the cryptocurrency under the assumption that it could grow large enough to present risks to the economy.

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