CoinFlip Lists Stellar’s XLM on its 450 Crypto ATMs

Cryptocurrency ATM startup CoinFlip now allows customers to purchase Stellar Lumens (XLM) from its network of machines, according to co-founder and CEO Daniel Polotsky. The listing increases XLM’s availability in brick-and-mortar stores, Polotsky said. CoinFlip operates about 450 ATMs in gas stations and convenience stores across the United States, allowing customers to buy a variety […]

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Gartner Research: Smart Contract Adoption to Increase Data Quality by 50% Over 3 Years

Research conducted by Gartner Inc. predicts a 50 percent increase in overall data quality by 2023 for all businesses and organizations using blockchain smart contracts. “When an organization adopts blockchain smart contracts, whether externally imposed or voluntarily adopted, they benefit from the associated increase in data quality,” said Lydia Clougherty Jones, senior research director at […]

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Former JPMorgan Exec Joins Binance as Latin American, European Director

Former Huobi counsel and regional director Josh Goodbody is shifting to a similar role at Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges by trading volume. Goodbody comes aboard as the exchange’s new director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business, Binance announced Thursday. He was most recently head of Europe and the […]

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Bitcoin’s Halving Captures Growing Interest – Among Google Searchers

Bitcoin traders are split on whether the cryptocurrency’s once-every-four-years “halving” will jolt prices toward 2017’s all-time-high near $20,000 or multiples of that. What’s clear is interest in the topic is surging on Google, according to a report from the Norwegian cryptocurrency analysis firm Arcane Research. The search engine’s Google Trends feature shows queries on the term […]

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Major Australian Exchange Expands to Singapore for Crypto-Friendly Regs

Independent Reserve, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia, is expanding to Singapore after an “overwhelmingly positive” response from the regulator. Adrian Przelozny, CEO and founder of the Sydney-based exchange, announced Friday it had expanded its trading services to users in Singapore, saying in a statement that his team “felt the time was right […]

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WisdomTree Mulls New Stablecoin as US Money Manager Drives Toward Crypto

WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar.  New York-based WisdomTree, which oversees about $63 billion, views cryptocurrencies and digital assets as a natural extension […]

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Bitcoin Hits New 2020 High Above $8,400 After Iranian Missile Attack

Bitcoin’s price has hit a new record for 2020, reaching as high as $8,438 before retracing slightly. At 23:30 UTC on Jan. 7, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization began a strong upward trend from $8,080 to above $8,400 before topping out at $8,438 in just over 40 minutes. The move to fresh 2020 […]

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Bitcoin Climbs as Tether Gets $500M Injection in 5 Minutes

Bitcoin’s price jumped $200 in an hour and a half on Monday, rising to a 30-day high of $7,800. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed after the stablecoin tether (USDT) saw a major boost in market value. The 5 percent rise in bitcoin’s (BTC) price was preceded by a $500 million increase in […]

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