Ethereum 

Pundi X Expands Crypto Payments to Venezuelan Department Store Chain

Cryptocurrency startup Pundi X has partnered with major Venezuelan chain Traki, who will now offer Pundi X’s blockchain-based point-of-sale devices for crypto payments. Pundi X announced the expansion in an official blog post on Aug. 20. The device, called XPOS, will reportedly allow Traki’s customers to pay with top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), as well as a number of other cryptocurrencies and Pundi X’s native tokens. Traki’s progressive use of crypto With 49 outlets in total, Traki is one of Venezuela’s largest department store chains, per the report.…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Custodian BitGo Expands Japanese Presence, Builds Team

Digital asset trust and security company BitGo is reportedly expanding into the Japanese market, The Block reported on Aug. 9. A source familiar with the matter told The Block that BitGo is expanding its presence in Japan. According to the report, BitGo is planning to grow its Japan-based team, including hiring a sales director for the company’s sales team in Tokyo. Per a dedicated job post published by BitGo last week, the sales director will specifically be responsible for the company’s “digital wallet and offline vault solutions across your agreed…

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Blockchain 

Samsung Expands Its Blockchain DApp Kit With New Services, Updates Wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has expanded its blockchain and decentralized application (DApp) Software Development Kit with two new services. Galaxy of multi-service blockchain apps Per the press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 6, Samsung has integrated a digital analytics DApp dubbed “Jupiter” and a QR code-based password wallet “Mars” into Galaxy S10 and newer version of Samsung smartphones. Jupiter utilizes TrustVerse’s artificial intelligence powered price prediction and analytics build on Microsoft Azure architecture. The DApp enables users to track volatility of digital assets — including Bitcoin (BTC) and…

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Bitcoin 

Circle Expands to Bermuda to Offer New Services to Non-US Clients

Major crypto payments firm Circle will launch a new subsidiary in Bermuda in order to serve non-American customers of its trading platform Poloniex. In a blog post on July 22, Circle said that it has acquired a full license to offer crypto-related services under Bermuda’s Digital Assets Business Act of 2018, a major local regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies that was introduced in July 2018. Many Circle services will be unavailable in the U.S. due to regulatory limitations As a part of the expansion to Bermuda, Circle plans to offer an…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin ATM Firm LibertyX Expands Locations via New Partnership

LibertyX, the firm that launched America’s first Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM), will add 90 new machines to its network. In order to expand the network, Boston-based LibertyX has partnered with independent ATM operator DesertATM, according to a report by global ATM market publication ATMmarketplace on July 18. As a part of the partnership, DesertATM will upload LibertyX on 90 of its Genmega ATMs to enable Bitcoin operations. New Bitcoin ATM locations will include gas stations such as AMPM, ARCO & Chevron, as well as Family Dollar retail stores,…

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Ethereum 

Binance Expands Fiat Trading Pairs for Singapore Exchange

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the expansion of its fiat-enabled trading platform in Singapore in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 10. Binance Singapore has been first launched in April, but with limited functionalities and only one trading pair. Now, Binance Singapore will now allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrency for Singapore dollars. Currently, local users can buy Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Binance Coin (BNB) on the platform, with more crypto coming in the future. The platform reportedly allows for instantaneous deposits and withdrawals via the…

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Bitcoin 

Huobi Expands to Turkey Where 20% of the Population Hold Crypto

Huobi exchange will expand its operations to Turkey, planning to have a crypto-to-fiat onramp for Turkish users by the end of 2019, according to a press release on June 26. The Singapore-based crypto exchange will be “moving aggressively” to the Turkish market over the next 12 months, since the country has a “very important and promising prospective market,” Huobi Global CEO, Livio Weng, said in a Huobi-sponsored meeting in Istanbul. According to the press release, Huobi’s new expansion plans include not only a fiat on-ramp for Turkish lira (TRY), but…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Trading Platform OKCoin Expands Its Services and Opens Office in Malta

Digital asset trading platform OKCoin has expanded its trading services and opened an office in Malta, according to a blog post published on June 4. OKCoin has launched its services to non-United States customers, who can now deposit and withdraw euros, as well as participate in euro spot trading for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and bitcoin cash (BCH). Per the post, the exchange is planning to add more euro digital asset pairs in the future. Apart from expanding its trading, OKCoin has opened an office in Malta…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Purchases Roll Out to 2,200 US Coinstar Kiosks as Partnership Expands

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinme has expanded its bitcoin (BTC) purchasing options for United States residents to cover 21 states, the company confirmed in a press release on May 22. Coinme, which began as the U.S.’s first licensed bitcoin ATM provider in 2014, will now serve around 2,200 locations in the country via its existing partnership with coin kiosk operator Coinstar. As Cointelegraph reported, Coinstar first started selling bitcoin for USD in January this year, so far restricting the feature to the U.S. market. “Bitcoin and other digital currencies offer unique…

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Bitcoin 

Blockchain Intelligence Firm Chainalysis Expands Monitoring Tools to Cover 10 Cryptos

New York-based blockchain compliance firm Chainalysis has expanded its real-time transaction monitoring tools to cover a total of 10 cryptocurrencies, Reuters reported on April 24. Chainalysis is one of the highest-profile players in the blockchain intelligence industry, providing technology — such as its proprietary KYT (Know Your Transaction) tool — that enables firms, governments and law enforcement agencies to track the flow of cryptocurrencies on the blockchain and track suspected illicit transactions, helping to uncover money laundering or terrorism financing. The firm has reportedly issued a statement outlining that its…

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