Author: Urban

Another Megabank Moves Forward With its Stablecoin, Alipay Joins Race

February 18, 2019 0 0

Japan’s stablecoin race has begun to hot up – with one of the biggest banks in the country and the world announcing it has struck a deal with Alipay, the financial arm of Chinese business giant Alibaba. The Mizuho Financial Group, operator of Japan’s second largest (and one of the top 20 largest banks in […]

Cryptopia Could Reopen, Police Says – But They Remain Silent

February 17, 2019 0 0

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia that has recently suffered a hack has regained access to its building, and the New Zealand police say that the exchange could reopen – but the exchange’s founders remain silent on this issue. On Wednesday, the New Zealand police that is investigating the hack said that their investigation no longer prevents cryptocurrency […]

What Google’s Recent Move Means for Crypto?

February 16, 2019 0 0

Google is opening up crypto. Just as the Californian search giant transformed the early internet in the late ’90s from something strange and sprawling into something you could navigate at the click of a few buttons, it has turned to the no less sprawling world of cryptocurrencies. On February 5, it launched a range of new search tools […]

Yahoo Japan Doubles Down on Crypto, Rakuten in Regulatory Push

February 15, 2019 0 0

Some of Japan’s biggest internet companies are making big moves in the country’s cryptocurrency industry – with Yahoo Japan making a large-scale investment, and a Rakuten-fronted group pushing for the regulator to reform and clarify proposed crypto tax and initial coin offering policies. Yahoo Japan made a bold debut on the scene last year, snapping […]

A Rich Man’s Game: Crypto Arbitrage Trading

February 10, 2019 0 0

The price differential of cryptocurrencies can be quite substantial across different exchanges. This, of course, provides an excellent opportunity for arbitrage traders. What is arbitrage trading? In the financial markets, arbitrage trading refers to simultaneously buying and selling an asset or a security on two different exchanges to generate a profit from the price differential […]

Crypto Market Explodes, Bitcoins Gains 8%

February 8, 2019 0 0

After almost two weeks of trading sideways, the crypto market suddenly exploded on Friday. At the time or writing (UTC 05:08 PM) all top 100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are in green. Bitcoin jumped by more than 8% in the past 24 hours and is trading close to USD 3,700, while Litecoin (LTC) registered strongest […]

Twitter CEO Becomes New Crypto Superstar This Week

February 7, 2019 0 0

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of social media giant Twitter as well as founder and CEO of mobile payments company Square, has become a new crypto superstar this week. Dorsey, who has more than 4 million followers on Twitter, once again confirmed he is a huge fan of Bitcoin and holds “enough” of what he considers could become “the native […]

NEM Foundation Asks for USD 8 million, Price Slumps Further

February 6, 2019 0 0

The NEM Foundation, the developer of the NEM blockchain platform, has announced their funding proposal for 2019, which, if approved, will have the foundation restructured to have newly created product-focused teams. However, the XEM token is still going down, having dropped by 9% within the past 24 hours as of the time of writing. The […]

How Sustainable is the BitTorrent Token Rally?

February 5, 2019 0 0

Only a week ago, the new BitTorrent Tokens (BTT) sold out within minutes, and now their price is shooting up, having gained more than 800% since its sale on January 28, more than 120% in a few days in February and jumping by almost 60% in the past 24 hours (UTC 10:00 AM.) However, the questions […]

Anything is Still Possible for Crypto in South Korea

February 4, 2019 0 0

All may not be lost for the cause of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in South Korea – in the wake of a decision by the country’s top financial regulator to uphold a ban on ICOs, announced last week. The regulatory Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced that the ban would remain in place, but some […]


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