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PAX Stablecoin Exceeds $5 Billion in Transactions in First 3 Months

U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard (PAX) has exceeded $5 billion worth of transaction volumes, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 13. As reported, PAX is an Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based stablecoin, backed 1:1 by the U.S. dollar, which sealed regulatory approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) in September. According to Paxos — the ...

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Crypto Exchange Kraken to Plan Private Offering After ‘$4 Billion’ Valuation

United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is considering a private offering to high net worth investors, Finance Magnates reported Dec. 12, quoting emails sent by the company. Kraken, which is currently the subject of a lawsuit over its support of the competing forks of altcoin Bitcoin Cash (BCH), has reportedly valued its shares at $4 billion. According to Finance Magnates, executives ...

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ICO Death March? November Inflows Fall to $65M From 2018 High of $2.6 Billion

The latest statistics on initial coin offerings suggest that the best days of the fundraising mechanism may have long passed. According to digital assets newsletter Diar, the month of November recorded the lowest inflows into initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2018. With US$65 million raised last month, this was in sharp contrast to this year’s best-performing month, February, when US$2.6 ...

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$1 Billion Dollar’s Worth of Cryptocurrency Stolen in 2018

According to cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace’s Q3 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering report, as of quarter-three, 2018, cryptocurrency thefts had already reached $927 million. The blockchain cybersecurity professionals identified theft and hacks at platform layers and exchanges to be a major problem, evolving further from its Q2 findings. In the CipherTrace second-quarter report, the company identified that there were more thefts during ...

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WCX, the stock brokerage powered entirely by Bitcoin, just crossed $1 billion in transactions

Swiss-based WCX marks a new era in financial trading as a platform that lets you trade stocks, foreign currencies, cryptos, and more using just bitcoin – no fiat required. Started by ex-Apple engineers and launched in October, the platform has amassed over 130,000 traders and recently surpassed $1 billion in traded volume. WCX Sees Significant Growth WCX was founded by ...

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India Receives $80 Billion in Remittance, Big Potential for Crypto?

The World Bank in its latest report revealed that India has received the largest amount in remittance in 2o18 with $80 billion being sent from abroad. At the same time, users paid $4 billion in cuts to payment services. Middlemen-Friendly Models Remittance in its current format has one-too-many checkpoints. If a person wants to send money from, say, New York ...

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Bitcoin jumps 15%, lifting cryptocurrency market value by $20 billion 

Other major cryptocurrencies also rallied Wednesday afternoon. XRP, the second largest by market cap, rose 12 percent. Ether, the third biggest, was up 14 percent, according to CoinMarketCap.com. The entire cryptocurrency market capitalization rallied by more than $20 billion in 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin is still deeply in the red this year. The cryptocurrency has dropped ...

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