Coinbase Adds Privacy-Centric Crypto Zcash to Pro Trading Exchange

  Crypto exchange Coinbase Pro is adding privacy coin zcash to its listings. The platform announced Thursday that customers can transfer zcash into its professional trading platform, though as with previous additions, users can not yet purchase the token until the exchange has established enough liquidity. Deposits will be accepted for at least 12 hours after the announcement at 18:00 UTC. When trading is enabled, only Coinbase Pro users in most of the U.S., UK, European Union, Canada, Singapore and Australia will be able to access the coin. New York…

Coinbase Quietly Opened Its OTC Crypto Trading Desk This Month

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase opened its over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading desk earlier this month. In an interview with news source Cheddar on Tuesday, Coinbase head of sales Christine Sandler said that the firm launched the OTC desk as a complement to its exchange business because institutions are using OTC as an “on-ramp for crypto trading” In an OTC transaction, a trade takes place between two parties directly, unlike on an exchange where orders are matched between third-party buyers and sellers. “We felt this was a huge benefit to our clients…

Tether Says Customers Can Once Again Deposit and Redeem Fiat

  Tether Ltd., the controversial issuer of the tether stablecoin (USDT), which aims for parity with the U.S. dollar, announced Tuesday that it would reopen account verification for new customers and enable customers to redeem tether for fiat currency directly through its platform. “Tether is able to return to its original vision of having a wallet for creating and redeeming directly on its own platform without having to rely on a third party,” the company said in a post on its website. “This update allows the immediate withdrawal of Tether…

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Wins License for Blockchain Subsidiary

  The blockchain subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange now has official approval from the island’s financial regulator. The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) announced Thursday that the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has granted it a license under the jurisdiction’s new regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT), claiming to be the first stock exchange to own a regulated blockchain exchange. The GBX was first launched in July as an “institutional-grade” token sale platform and digital asset exchange. It currently offers U.S. dollar onboarding and a number of trading pairs…

Episode 07 – How Brickblock improves investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Welcome everyone to our Brickblock YouTube channel. In this episode, Paula explains how Brickblock improves investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Today I’m going to do the biggest project I ever made on my youtube channel, gonna set up this video card at ten fifty TI on a computer mining solar 24/7 using a battery we’re gonna check how much can you make, and if I’m never gonna make my money back and see if it’s really worth it to mine on solar panel, now stay tuned for the end of…

Coinbase Rolls Out System to Free Up Stuck Bitcoin Payments

With transaction fees “volatile and unpredictable,” sending cryptocurrencies can sometimes be frustrating. So says U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase in a new blog post that sets out the issues rising from shifting miner fees, and exactly what it has been doing to address the problem. As most who have sent or received bitcoin will know, the primary problem is that the fee variations can mean significant changes in the amount of time it takes for transactions to be confirmed. Coinbase says this wastes company time in pointless support requests and provides…

Indian Crypto Exchange Zebpay Halts Trading Over Banking Ban

Zebpay, once the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume in India, has announced it is halting its trading service later today. Giving only several hours’ notice, the Ahmedabad-based company said in a tweet that, from 16:00 local time (10:30 UTC) on Friday, it will halt its exchange service and cancel all unexecuted orders, crediting the funds to customers’ wallets. “No new orders will be accepted,” the exchange said. In a blog post published today, Zebpay further explained the decision directly results from the ban issued by India’s central bank earlier this…

The Crowd Machine Crypto Token Theft: What We Know So Far

Just a few days ago, Crowd Machine was working to build a crypto replacement for Amazon Web Services. Today, it is facing questions about its survival. On Saturday, according to a post by the Crowd Machine team, a hacker compromised the company’s cryptocurrency wallet and stole a large number of the application’s native Crowd Machine Compute Tokens (CMCT). Digging further, according to Etherscan, the thief appears to have made off with over 1 billion CMCT, most of which were then transferred to exchanges. The price of the tokens fell steeply…

Regulators Land Punches, But There’s a Long Fight Over Crypto Ahead

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There are shifts at ShapeShift and not everyone’s happy with them. When the token exchange recently announced a new “membership” model with mandatory account identification, there was outrage from certain members of the cryptocurrency community who felt it was abandoning its pledge to privacy and destroying its core value proposition.…

Tether’s Impact on Bitcoin Price Not ‘Statistically Significant,’ Study Finds

The issuance of tether (USDT), the controversial cryptocurrency tied to the U.S. dollar’s value, has had no meaningful impact on the price of bitcoin, an academic study has found. The findings by Dr. Wang Chun Wei, a lecturer at the business school of Australia’s University of Queensland, contradict widespread and long-running speculation that Tether, the company behind the stable cryptocurrency, has been issuing USDT to pump up the price of bitcoin. Wei’s findings have been accepted for the October 2018 issue of Economics Letters. (The paper was originally published online in May.)…