Blockchain 

Not a Fee, But ‘Long-Term Payment’ — How Crypto Exchanges List Tokens

Visit the website of any stock exchange platform, like the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange, and the listing fees for new companies are there to see. There is hardly any controversy when it is clearly stated like this, but the same cannot be said for the cryptocurrency space. Here, numerous reports show that crypto exchanges are being decidedly opaque about the structure of their listing fees. Take Blockstack, for example: A recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed a $250,000 payment to Binance in its…

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Blockchain 

Binance.US Cryptocurrency Exchange to List NEO and ATOM

The United States-focused wing of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance will add support for Neo (NEO) and Cosmos (ATOM). Binance.US announced on Oct. 30 that it will add full trading support for the two tokens on Oct. 31, both of which are among the top-20 tokens by market capitalization according to Coin360. Per the announcement, users can already start depositing funds before trading commences at 9:00 p.m. EST tomorrow.  Cosmos provides a blockchain-based platform that works as a mediator between different blockchains. It launched its first ecosystem hub in March 2019…

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Bitcoin 

Startup Aims to List Bitcoin Product on Frankfurt, Luxembourg Exchanges

A German startup is attempting to list a Bitcoin (BTC) derivative product on the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges. According to German business news daily Handelsblatt on Oct. 29, the startup Iconic has filed a prospectus for regulated trading of a Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN), which could become available as soon as the beginning of December 2019.   Iconic said that it will issue an ETN that will offer investors exposure to the seminal cryptocurrency on a regulated marketplace. The ETN will also be issued its own International Securities Identification Number. …

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Bitcoin 

‘Hurun China Rich List 2019’ Features 12 Crypto Magnates

“Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates. The latest list was published on Oct. 10 and includes co-founders of mining giant Bitmain Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu, founder of major crypto exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao and founder of competing OKCoin — Star Xu. Lastly, Leon Li, founder of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, is also on the list. Mining hardware producers and crypto exchanges’ CEOs Bitmain’s Zhan — with his net worth of 30 billion Chinese yuan (over $4.2…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange OKEx to List Hedera Hashgraph’s Token HBAR

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced that it will soon list enterprise-focused decentralized network Hedera Hashgraph’s native token HBAR. As OKEx’s spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the platform will add HBAR to its spot market with HBAR/BTC, HBAR/USDT and HBAR/USDK on Sept. 17. Deposits and withdrawals will open on Sept. 16 and Sept. 24 respectively. Head of Asia Pacific at Hedera Hashgraph Edgar Seah added:  “Hbars play a crucial role in the function, growth, and security of the Hedera network, and it is important that they are available to those who wish to use…

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Ethereum 

Coinbase, Ripple Leave Top 10 of LinkedIn’s ‘Hottest’ Startups List

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Ripple, the blockchain startup behind XRP, have fallen out of the top 10 of this year’s business and employment-oriented service Linkedln’s “The 50 hottest U.S. companies to work for” list. According to the new LinkedIn’s list published on Sept. 4, Ripple moved to the 28th place (was seventh in 2018) while Coinbase’s position was downgraded to 29th (was third in 2018). Stock and crypto trading startup Robinhood mostly retained its position, moving from the sixth place in 2018 to the 7th in 2019. Crypto startups are…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s Kakao May List Its Klay Token on Chinese Exchange

South Korean internet giant Kakao is reportedly planning to list its cryptocurrency Klay on a Chinese crypto exchange and one local exchange. Kakao might have trouble listing Klay in Korea According to a report by local news daily News1 Korea on Aug. 31, Kakao’s blockchain arm Ground X is in talks with two popular cryptocurrency exchanges for listing its native coin Klay. While News1 Korea does not specify the names of the exchanges, an official familiar with the internal situation at Ground X reportedly said that Kakao might have trouble…

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Blockchain 

Number of Crypto Notables on Buffett Lunch Guest List Grows

Justin Sun, the founder of Tron and winner of the annual auction for a lunch with renowned investor Warren Buffett, has invited more notable figures from the crypto industry to attend.  Earlier today, July 21, Sun invited the founder and CEO of trading platform eToro, Yoni Assia, to the lunch with the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway via tweet. Assia quickly responded saying, “Justin, it is my honor to join you for lunch with @WarrenBuffett. A big step for bridging between the traditional finance world and the new one!”…

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Bitcoin 

Top-5 Crypto Tokens Pronounced ‘Dead’ — NEM and BCC Head the List

In 2017, the cost of Bitcoin (BTC) reached almost $20,000, and in December 2018, its rate fell to $3,187 per token. Nevertheless, it is a solid price movement for a currency, which was created from nothing about 10 years ago. Bitcoin still dominates the portfolios of most crypto investors and is by far the most popular cryptocurrency, meaning its price is less prone to drops than the rest of the market.This is also indicated by the CoinMarketCap dominance chart. But what about the rest of the cryptocurrencies that have appeared…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Miners Dominate Top 10 List of Most Prolific Malware Threats

A global threat report has concluded that the three most common malware variants detected in April were crypto miners, according to a news release on May 14. Check Point Research said Cryptoloot, malware that uses the victim’s computing power to mine for crypto without their knowledge, was last month’s biggest threat. XMRig, open-source software which is used for mining monero (XMR), was in second place. Rounding off the top three was JSEcoin, a JavaScript miner embedded in websites. Despite their prevalence, the company’s researchers believe that criminals are shifting their focus…

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