New York BitLicense could convince the CFTC to greenlight Bakkt

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Bakkt, an institutional cryptocurrency trading platform led by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is reportedly considering obtaining a New York BitLicense. Because the CFTC is reluctant to approve its bitcoin futures, sources close to the matter said that Bakkt believes the New York license will help ease the Commission’s concerns. Bakkt Faces Issues with US Regulators…

Wall Street trades a significant portion of the market’s bitcoin futures

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Data shows that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) Bitcoin futures traded $563 million in volume on Apr. 4th while the top 10 crypto exchanges traded $685 million, suggesting Wall Street is now trading a significant portion of the BTC futures market. CME Sees Massive Increase in Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume Related: Chicago Board Options Exchange…

BTC forks post astronomical 24 hour gains, Bitcoin Cash up 60%, Bitcoin SV jumps 40%

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Forks Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) have posted astronomical gains following Bitcoin’s run up to $5,000. After getting decimated by the hash wars following BSV’s split from BCH, it appears that the bull trend has revitalized the two projects. Within the last 24 hours, bitcoin accelerated from $4,200 to $5,000 within 50 minutes.…

DASH is up 32.4 percent in the past month, protocol update on the way

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The price of Dash (DASH) has seen a sustained month of growth, up from $84.0 to $111.2—a 32.4 percent increase. The upwards movement may be attributed to a variety of positive news around the project, including a line-up of technical innovations slated for the protocol’s next update. This compares to growth in the overall cryptocurrency markets…

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

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On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins…

PR: CoinAll Lists Fetch.AI and Offers a 350,000 FET Giveaway

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This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. On March 2019, CoinAll, the famous cryptocurrency exchange, announced the listing of Fetch.AI and will hold a 7-day…

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Struggle to Surpass Upper Resistance

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Cryptocurrency markets have been looking more optimistic but many digital assets are still struggling to surpass upper resistance in order to move forward. On Friday, March 8, trade volumes have increased, showing a quick spurt of renewed energy but market indicators suggest there a few more hurdles ahead. Also read: An In-Depth Look at Ethereum’s…

Markets Update: Diminished March Trade Volume Mirrors Previous Patterns

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Over the last few days, cryptocurrency markets have been holding steady and consolidating after the correction on Feb. 24. Currently, the entire market capitalization is hovering around $129 billion and trade volume has started to diminish slightly with $24.9 billion traded over the last 24 hours. The top contenders capturing most of today’s daily gains…

Ripple XRP Now Available to Retail Investors on Coinbase.com and Its Mobile Apps

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XRP is now available to retail investors on Coinbase.com and the Coinbase iOS and Android mobile apps. The move comes shortly after the exchange listed XRP on Coinbase Pro, its trading platform designed for more sophisticated users. On Feb. 28th, Coinbase announced that users will now be able to buy, sell, send, and receive XRP…

Luxembourg’s New Bill Affords Blockchain Transactions the Same Protections as Traditional Ones

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Luxembourg lawmakers passed a new blockchain bill into law, giving transactions completed via distributed ledger the same legal status as those done via traditional means. Luxembourg is one of the more forward-thinking in terms of blockchain adoption. Now, the country has taken a significant step in providing financial market participants with more transparency and legal…