Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities

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Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Crypto Facilities, a British digital asset trading platform and index provider, in an undisclosed “nine-figure” deal. The acquisition means that Kraken will now be able to offer both spot and futures trading in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, litecoin and ethereum while boosting revenue by attracting institutional customers. Also read: Cryptocurrency…

Tidbits: Jesse Powell Criticizes Custodial Ownership, Simon Dixon Slams the Banking System

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Tidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. Today, Jesse Powell and Samson Mow both voice their opinions on the custodial ownership of assets through trusted, third parties. Paul Sztorc shows the Bitcoin community that forks are not as frequent as they think and Simon Dixon breaks down his three problems with the…

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

BitLicense Refugees: Kraken, ShapeShift CEOs Talk Escape from New York

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Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York’s cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.