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Today ,Thursday,February 21, 2019
  • 14:28 HYBSE, GMEX And MINDEX Collaborate To List Multi-Asset Stable Token In Mauritius

    Following the recent joint venture launch in Mauritius between three visionary companies in October 2018, newly created HYBSE Marketplace Limited (HM) brings to center stage a world's first digital multi-asset stable token "MAST."
    The first instrument to be issued will be the MAST products, full multi-asset backed tokens which will provide investors with a diversity of managed risk, as each asset class is underpinned by an integrated framework of strategic portfolios. Initially, MAST will be composed of ownership interest in the founding companies: HM, GMEX, and MINDEX. Three different categories of the MAST packages have been designed and enable investors to adapt their portfolio according to individual risk appetite.
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  • 14:19 Bitcoin Transactions Per Second Approaches All-Time High

    Bitcoin transaction rate is currently at its highest level since December 2017 despite the 14-month long bear market. With transaction per second on the rise, the top-ranked cryptocurrency is also experiencing a resurgence in both actual use, especially in emerging markets, and interest as seen in the latest Google search trends.
    Data from Blockchain shows that Bitcoin's transaction rate is currently at 3.8 transactions per second (TPS). The figure represents the highest BTC transaction rate since its all-time high of 4.7 in mid-December 2017.
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  • 14:16 Willis Lease And FLYdocs Together Launched A Blockchain-Based Registration Platform

    Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) and FLYdocs jointly launched a blockchain-enabled aviation registration platform. The records of aircraft, engine and component will be shown on this open-source data sharing platform by using blockchain.
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  • 13:44 Zcash Company Changes Its Name To 'Electric Coin Company'

    According to the official release, Zcash Company has changed its name to the "Electric Coin Company." Only the name has been changed. The Electric Coin Company will continue to be solely focused on Zcash, its mission from the very beginning. The company will continue to drive innovation and adoption.
    CoinNess.com Market Index: ZEC, $53.65, -1.98%.
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  • 13:41 Swiss Regulator Blacklists 'Islamic' Cryptocurrency Broker

    FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, has updated its blacklist of companies that are suspected of conducting unauthorized activities in the financial markets.
    The latest update to the FINMA's warning list is a cryptocurrency broker called Crypto Islamic Bank. The Swiss authority said the newly-listed company offers clients a range of crypto services including mining operations, wallet, exchange, trading, and asset management solutions. A glance at the website in question also reveals that the brokerage provides no confirmation regarding licenses held in any jurisdictions either, which raises a red flag as far as investors are concerned.
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  • 13:39 Digital Asset's Europe Head Is Latest To Leave Enterprise Blockchain Startup

    The upheaval continues at enterprise blockchain company Digital Asset (DA), with the news that Gavin Wells will step down from his role as head of Europe next month.
    Oliver Hugh-Jones, head of business development for Europe, will assume all of Wells' client-facing responsibilities, a spokeswoman for DA confirmed to CoinDesk Thursday, Feb 21. Wells' departure was reported earlier by Risk, a financial industry publication.
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  • 13:07 CoinNess.com Market Surveillance Feb 21: Global Average Price of BTC Remains Fluctuating Around $3950

    As of 18:00 (UTC) on Feb 21, the global average price of Bitcoin (BTC) remains trading around $3,950, marking $3,945.81, with a decrease of 0.75% within the past 24 hours.
    The broad market shows a downtrend, with 86 out of Top 100 by the market cap dropping.
    The global market cap reads $133.14 billion, and the 24-hour trading volume is $27.08 billion.
    Major Coins
    1. BTC quotes show $3,928.81 USDT on Binance, $4,001.60 on Bitfinex and $3,892.42 on Coinbase Pro;
    2. CoinNess.com Market Index presents quotes for major cryptocurrencies besides BTC as following: ETH marks $145.19 (-1.51%); XRP marks $0.3203 (-2.36%); EOS marks $3.75 (-2.31%); LTC marks $49.10 (-4.04%); BCH marks $142.51 (-2.97%); ETC marks $4.49 (-3.64%).
    Top 3 Gainers and Losers in Cryptocurrencies
    1. Top 3 gainers among Top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap: QASH (+48.42%), REPO (+7.28%), VET (+5.45%);
    2. Top 3 losers among Top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap: VERI (-8.56%), QNT (-8.12%), HOT (-7.75%).
    Top 3 Gainers in Categories
    1. Top 3 gainers among 49 categories: Public Welfare & Environmental Protection (+8.30%), Sharing Economy (+7.91%), Crowdfunding (+5.06%);
    2. Top 3 losers among 49 categories: Vote Election (-13.14%), Advertising Concept (-6.98%), Side Chain Concept (-6.83%).
    Cap Flows of Coins/Exchanges
    1. Top 3 capital inflows within the last 24 hours: DASH (+$427.51 mln), XMR (+$78.64 mln), OKB (+$46.22 mln);
    2. Top 3 capital outflows within the last 24 hours: BTC (-$137.64 mln), EOS (-$51.13 mln), ETH (-$38.80 mln);
    3. Net inflows/outflows of exchanges: Binance (-$6.55 mln), Bitfinex (-$21.38 mln), Coinbase Pro (-$2.66 mln).
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  • 12:50 Huobi Korea To Strengthen Anti-Money Laundering Protections

    Huobi Korea, the South Korean branch of the world's sixth largest crypto exchange, has recently strengthened its anti-money laundering (AML) protections, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 21.
    According to the statement, Huobi Korea, which launched its services in 2018, has reviewed its deposit and withdrawal processes and fiat-to-crypto oversight. The company will closely monitor any transactions that might seem suspicious, the press release notes. In addition to that, Huobi Korea says it will regularly update its fraud detection system algorithms.
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  • 12:47 Lightning Network Sees 830% Increase In Network Capacity Over 6 Months

    According to recent reports from p2sh.info, the Lightning Network has experienced a staggering 830% increase in capacity over the past six months. The rate of increased capacity of the Lightning Network in terms of Bitcoins handled hiked staggeringly from being 112.3 BTC in October 2018 to 710 BTC, at press time.
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  • 12:45 Spencer Bogart: This Is The Best Time to Purchase Bitcoin

    According to Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital, this is the best time to purchase Bitcoin (BTC). In order to back his opinion, he gave four reasons that Bitcoin investors should look at before purchasing the most popular digital asset.
    The first thing he said is that there is a growing interest from pension funds and institutional investors in Bitcoin.
    The second topic mentioned is related to global tensions and rising national debt.
    Thirdly, entrepreneurial activity in the crypto space is also growing, according to Bogart.
    Finally, Bogart says that Bitcoin is growing stronger over time.
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  • 12:25 Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch In Turkey

    Digital asset exchange Exmo, a leading crypto trading platform in Eastern Europe, has recently registered a subsidiary in Turkey. The company is setting up an office in Istanbul, the financial capital of the country situated on the Bosphorus.
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  • 12:23 Binance Charity Launches Blockchain-Powered 'Lunch for Children' Program

    Binance Charity Foundation (BCF), the philanthropic arm of the global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has unveiled its pilot blockchain-enabled donation for its "Lunch for Children" program in 2019. The official launch was held on February 19 at Jolly Mercy Learning Centre in Kampala, Uganda, providing two meals a day for a full year (end of 2019) to more than 200 students and school staff.
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  • 12:19 Elon Musk: Early Buyers Of Bitcoin Deserve A Nobel Prize

    Tesla founder Elon Musk became the center of attention for the Bitcoin community again February 21 after revealing he still only owned 0.25 BTC.
    On the subject of Bitcoin's potential, Musk has remained restrained compared to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying only in a tweet comment that early buyers "deserve a Nobel prize in delayed gratification."
    "Bitcoin is resilient. Bitcoin is principled. Bitcoin is native to internet ideals. And it's a great brand," he stated in further comments.
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  • 12:09 Vision Hill Advisors' Crypto Hedge Fund Report For Q4 2018 Shows Surprising And Shocking Results

    On Tuesday, February 19, Vision Hill Advisors published their findings on crypto hedge fund returns for the fourth quarter of 2018. In general, they were able to witness some growth in comparison to the likes of Bitcoin (BTC) and "passive indices."
    As shared in the publication, "Actively managed crypto hedge funds outperformed Bitcoin by +24.7%, the Bitwise 10 Large Cap and Bitwise 20 Mid Cap by +27.1% and +31% respectively, the Bletchley 10 and Bletchley 20 Indices by +22.9% and +29.4% respectively and the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index by +26.7%."
    While hedge funds did outperform Bitcoin, this doesn't necessarily imply growth. That is, the returns of both assets are approximate -18% and -43.5% respectively.
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  • 12:00 Bank Frick To Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

    The Liechtenstein-based bank, Bank Frick, is going to be offering its clients the chance to trade in cryptocurrency. Based in the small province's capital of Vaduz, the bank will be working with its subsidiary, DLT Markets, to provide the service.
    According to a statement released by the bank this Thursday, Feb 21, DLT Markets will be providing the trading infrastructure that customers need to access the cryptocurrency market.
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  • 11:54 Bitrefill's John Carvalho Says Users Who Love BTC Don't Use Coinbase

    Coinbase put out a tweet on February 20, informing their clients that Bitcoin can be directly converted to a host of different cryptocurrencies. Among the coins on the conversion list were top coins like Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ox, and Bitcoin Cash.

    John Carvalho, who is better known in the cryptocurrency community as BitcoinErrorLog and also serving as CCO at Bitrefill, replied the tweet, saying: "If you love Bitcoin, you don't use Coinbase."
    BitcoinErrorLog was clearly not happy about the conversion options which make it easier to pull money out of Bitcoin and into coins which many, including him, consider irrelevant.
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  • 11:48 'Samsung Blockchain Wallet' Will Tutor You To Store Your Bitcoin, Ethereum On Galaxy S10

    As reported by CoinNess.com earlier, Samsung's latest flagship phone, Galaxy S10, will include a dedicated secure storage function designed for cryptocurrency private keys.

    According to CCN, the official Samsung Galaxy S10 blockchain tutorial on the device shared by Heslin Kim, a cryptocurrency analyst based in South Korea, shows a native cryptocurrency as a part of Knox called Samsung Blockchain Wallet.

    The Samsung Blockchain Wallet features Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets with a simple, minimalistic, and sleek user interface that is ideal for casual and new users.
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  • 11:33 Forbes: Stablecoins To Lead To Mainstream Adoption In Traditional Finance

    The increase in the popularity of stablecoins' popularity could indicate a change that is coming in the crypto market, but without the volatility that cryptocurrency typically comes with. For this reason, a recent Forbes article suggests that stablecoins will ultimately lead to mainstream adoption in traditional finance.
    As a result of this confidence, the blockchain industry is slowly linking the financial industry with blockchain technology. Between stablecoins and blockchain technology, Forbes says that much of the application could be in real estate finance, which is predominantly for the many intermediaries at interact during the whole process of buying and selling properties.
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  • 11:17 Gmail Competitor FastMail To Stop Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

    FastMail, a Gmail competitor focusing on speed and efficiency, has recently warned its users that it's going to stop accepting cryptocurrency payments at the end of March, as the costs it was enduring to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash payments became "unsustainable."
    According to a Reddit thread created by a user who received FastMail's notice, the company has noted that only a small number of its users were paying for the service with cryptocurrencies.
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  • 11:14 ConsenSys Expands Presence In Hong Kong With New Hires

    Blockchain outfit ConsenSys, founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, has announced the opening of its new Hong Kong office to support the growing Asia Pacific market, which generated a double-digit growth for different crypto-related startups over the last two years.
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  • 10:53 R3's Head Of Solution Engineering: Corda Has The Potential To Scale Vastly

    Dave Hudson, the head of solution engineering at R3, spoke about the partnership between Swift and R3, Corda Settler, and how blockchain technology is changing the payments industry.
    He said that "Over the last year, we're finding more and more applications where that's (scalability) a key requirement. We want to be able to build things that scale massively and so the capability of any individual component can improve over time but the capacity of the entire network can be absolutely vast."
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  • 10:41 Brazilian Bank Aims To Raise $15 Million Through Security Token Offering

    A Brazilian investment bank is planning to raise millions of dollars through the offering of a security token.
    In an announcement on Feb 21st, Banco BTG Pactual said it will back its blockchain-based token with distressed Brazilian real estate assets, with the expectation of raising up to $15 million. It will also establish a secondary market following the sale in order to provide liquidity to the tokens.
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  • 10:36 Cobra: Fiat Money Needs To Be Destroyed

    Bitcoin.org owner Cobra said on his Twitter account, "Bitcoin is revolutionary. Money is the one thing that has gotten worse since the start of the 20th century. Can you imagine that? People that died of Botulism and that didn't have access to antibiotics had more monetary freedom than you. Fiat money needs to be destroyed."
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  • 10:21 Korea Herald: US' Decision On Bitcoin ETF To Set Mood For Korea's Cryptocurrency Market

    Citing a report by Korea Herald, the U.S.' upcoming decision on Bitcoin ETFs will cast an impact on the South Korea's crypto market.
    "With the government expanding its investment in research and development of blockchain technology, the projects are expected to minimize or eliminate the risk of integrating ETF transactions in the cryptocurrency market," Lee Kyung-ho, a professor at Korea University's Graduate School of Information Security said.
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  • 10:10 Dangdang's Co-Founder Waved Goodbye To Pivot To Blockchain

    LI Guoqing, the co-founder of e-commerce company Dangdang (a Chinese leading e-commerce company), announced he is leaving the company and pivots to blockchain in an open letter on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In June, 2018, LI Guoqing first mentioned the "blockchain" on Weibo (China's Twitter), which revealed that he had looked into joining the blockchain filed for half a year.
    As reported, LI Guoqing's new destination is to join CRYSTO's DApp as CEO and earn 10 billion yuan (approx. $14.9 mln) in three years. According to the official announcement, CRYSTO aims to "make intangible assets realize a circulation of value" and is a public chain targeting the cultural industry. In response to the five major problems of the intangible asset industry, like piracy. CRYSTO will provide four services: copyright confirmation, content distribution, equity fragmentation, and equity securitization.
    According to the interviews of LI, he wants to develop cultural undertakings using blockchain tech. How can he achieve his goals? Although the CRYSTO's DApp has not yet been officially launched, LI has been the CEO of the Readers Club of CRYSTO. He is a major shareholder of the Readers Club. LI said that "The inspiration for the blockchain is not technology, but its economic system," and emphasized that Readers Club is "actively on-chain," through economic system of blockchain. Finally, LI Guoqing set a preliminary financial projection for the Readers Club, "In the first year, we can receive 100 million yuan, 300 million yuan in the next year, and 10 billion yuan in three years."
    As a blockchain practitioner, the mood is also quite complicated when there is an Internet leader joining the blockchain filed. Especially, LI Guoqing wants to apply a blockchain system to make a great experiment. How long will this great experiment last and what changes will be brought to the "Internet + content copyright?" It remains to be seen.
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  • 09:52 Reddit Co-Founder: Crypto Investors Should Think For Long Term

    Cryptocurrency investors "should have been thinking long term," says Reddit co-founder and Coinbase backer Alexis Ohanian.
    A longtime believer in cryptocurrency, Ohanian called its decline a "painful thing." But Ohanian said disappointed investors should have sought earnings over the long run. "I think that's just generally good advice for any kind of investing, but especially something so nascent as crypto," he said.
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  • 09:49 Swiss Bank UBS Fined $5.1 Billion For Money Laundering Scheme

    A Paris court just hit Swiss Bank UBS AG with a $5.1 billion fine, after finding the investment bank guilty of money laundering. The fine included a 3.7-billion-euro fine and 800 million euros in additional damages to the French state. The record penalties exceed the bank's net profit of $4.9 billion reported in 2018.
    The Zurich-based bank was convicted of soliciting high-net-wealth clients to help them dodge taxes.
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  • 09:19 ETH Witnessed A Net Outflow Of Nearly $40 Mln In Past Ten Hours

    Monitored by CoinNess.com, from 00:00 to 10:00 (UTC) on February 21, ETH tops the list of cryptos with the most capital outflows.
    1. The Top 3 net cap inflows in the crypto market are: DASH (+$6.89 mln), BTC (+$5.09 mln), UST (+$5.02 mln);
    2. The Top 3 net cap outflows in the crypto market are: ETH (-$38.53 mln), EOS (-$34.05 mln), XRP (-$18.57 mln).
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  • 09:08 Spanish Telecom Giant To Trial Blockchain Consumer Data Marketplace

    Spanish telecom multinational Telefonica is set to trial consumer data verification on a blockchain-based platform that lets users sell their personal information.
    The news was announced by Wibson, which offers a decentralized data marketplace that allows individuals to sell "validated" private information for a profit. Telefonica will trial the platform to validate the authenticity of its consumer data, Wibson said.
    The trial will initially validate data from users of Telefonica subsidiary Movistar in the South American country of Uruguay.
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  • 09:04 Simplex Partners With Liquid To Provide Fiat Currency Deposits

    Cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid announced on Feb 21st that it is partnering with Simplex to allow users to make deposits on to the platform, in fiat currencies, using credit and debit cards.
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