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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices now Available on Bloomberg, NASDAQ, and Reuters

CoinMarketCap, one of the leading cryptocurrency data analytics platforms, will have two of its crypto benchmark indices featured on platforms such as NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and Reuters. This development will help traders and investors track important cryptocurrency indices on these popular financial platforms. CMC indices now available on NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and Reuters Two cryptocurrency-based benchmark indices provided by CoinMarketCap (CMC) were …

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Respondents File Negative Comments for SEC’s ETF Review

Many respondents have filed their comments with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its new proposed rule change for the approval of the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF. The commission allowed the general public to submit their comments between Feb. 13 and March 12, and so far, most of the respondents have filed negative comments regarding the proposed changes. Earlier …

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Bayer AG Partners with ConsenSys-Backed BlockApps

Bayer CropScience, the agricultural division of American pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, is collaborating with Consensys-backed startup BlockApps. This comes according to a Cointelegraph report published earlier today.   A Bayer Cropscience spokesperson told Cointelegraph that the Germany-based company has been working on many blockchain initiatives with BlockApps since early 2018, so the partnership is not fully new. Bayer made waves …

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Could Quantum Computing Compromise Blockchain Technology?

Although quantum computing remains a developing technology, the potential threat posed to blockchains and cryptography has taken center stage recently. At the recent IBM Think summit, company executives opined on the credibility of the threat. Jesse Lund, Vice President of Blockchain and Digital Currencies at IBM said, “It’s reverse engineering the private keys which represent the control of your wallet. …

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Binance Report: Crypto Price Correlations in BTC and USD Reversed in 2018

According to a new report from leading crypto exchange Binance investigating crypto price movements since 2017, price correlations between major cryptocurrencies increased against the US Dollar but fell against Bitcoin. Published yesterday, the report finds that the performance of cryptoassets is divergent depending on whether the returns are calculated in US Dollars (USD) or Bitcoin (BTC). From December 1st, 2018 …

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Diar: PoS Cryptocurrencies Have Nearly $4 Billion in Staked Value

In its latest weekly digest, published on March 18th, weekly cryptoasset-focused institutional publication Diar noted that a number of proof-of-stake (PoS) crypto projects are set to launch this year, continuing an industry-wide trend. According to the report, six major PoS-based projects will launch in 2019, highlighted by the debut of Cosmos (ATOM), which raised $17 million in its initial coin …

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Switzerland’s Largest Online Retailer Now Accepts Ten Cryptos

Digitec Galaxus, the largest online retailer in Switzerland, has announced that it is now accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of payment at its two stores. The company revealed that customers can now pay for their goods using ten cryptocurrencies including the major cryptos of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Ethereum, and Binance coin. One of the stores focuses on the sale …

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Crypto Custody Service on IBM’s Private Cloud Set for Beta Release

According to CoinDesk’s Ian Allsion, New York investment firm Shuttle Holdings will launch the beta version of their digital asset custody solution built on IBM’s private cloud and encryption technologies. These initial services will be for select clients and will provide limited services. “We have a list of selected clients that we are launching limited service with this month,” said …

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