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SoFi Launches Zero-Fee Crypto Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin

California-based financial firm SoFi has added zero-fee cryptocurrency trading to its platform SoFi Invest. According to an official announcement on Sept. 25, crypto trading on SoFi Invest joins the list of previously introduced trading of stocks and exchange-traded funds. SoFi Invest now offers clients to buy three major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC), with the firm claiming that users do not even need to set up a crypto wallet, according to the platform’s website. Increased demand for crypto from clients To welcome new crypto users…

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US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses Under Kingpin Act

The United States Department of the Treasury has added multiple cryptocurrency addresses to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, or the Kingpin Act. These addresses, and the individuals associated with them, have been deemed to be associated with foreign narcotics operators. The Treasury updated its SDN list with recent Kingpin Act Designations on Aug 21. The three alleged narcotic operators associated with these addresses are Chinese citizens Xiaobing Yan, Fujing Zheng and Guanghua Zheng. The three individuals all have associated Bitcoin (BTC) addresses…

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Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee Addresses Project Abandonment Allegations

Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee has addressed recent project abandonment allegations. In a series of tweets published on Aug. 10, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee addressed allegations that Litecoin did not have further plans for the coming year: “Recently there’s been a lot of FUD about Litecoin having no code commits in 2019. When you look at Litecoin GitHub, it would seem like we did no work in 2019. There are actually 2 reasons why this is the case even though we have been developing.” The first reason Lee provided for…

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Blockchain 

Miami Dolphins to Endorse Litecoin as Team’s Official Cryptocurrency

American professional football team the Miami Dolphins announced that Litecoin (LTC) is now the team’s official cryptocurrency, according to a press release on July 11. The Miami Dolphins and Litecoin have also partnered with Aliant Payments, a crypto merchant services and payment processing firm, to enable crypto payments for the team’s upcoming 50/50 raffle, which reportedly donates half of its revenue to charity. Cryptocurrency users will reportedly be able to buy raffle tickets with LTC and Bitcoin (BTC), and can do so online or via in-stadium kiosks at Hard Rock…

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Next Month’s Halving Will Be a ‘Shock’ to Litecoin Mining

Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee has predicted that miners may shut up shop after the coin’s upcoming halving this summer.  In an interview with Australian crypto news site Mickey on July 10, Lee reflected on the possible implications for litecoin’s mining ecosystem when the planned halving kicks in and current block rewards on the network are reduced by 50%. “It’s always kind of a shock to the system,” he said, explaining:  “When the mining rewards get cut in half, some miners will not be profitable and they will shut off…

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39,000 More Merchants Can Accept Litecoin With Flexa Integration

New York-based blockchain payment startup Flexa has added litecoin (LTC) as the fifth crypto accepted by merchants on its payment network, the company officially announced on July 3. Following the listing, litecoin is now accepted as payment at more than 39,250 locations, as Flexa tweeted yesterday. Litecoin, the fourth biggest crypto by market cap, has become the first cryptocurrency to be added to the list of supported coins within Flexa network since its launch on May 13, the firm stated. Through the first application built on Flexa network, Spedn, the…

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Litecoin ‘Excellent’ in Adoption and Investment Returns

American provider of investment data Weiss Ratings has ranked Litecoin (LTC) as “excellent” in regards to investment rewards and adoption Digital currency ratings unit Weiss Crypto Ratings has classified the fourth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization LTC as “excellent” when it comes to investment rewards and adoption. At the same time, the agency ranked the altcoin’s investment risk factor as “fair,” which resulted in the B- rate in the risk to reward ratio. Litecoin — a cryptocurrency and an open-source project released in 2011 with the idea to…

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Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin

After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The important event that turned the tide in favor of the bears was the 51 percent attack on the Ethereum Classic network. The crypto markets had topped on Jan. 7, 2018, reaching a total market capitalization…

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Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures, told CNBC during a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland that Bitcoin will go to zero. In another interview with Fox Business, Fundstrat Global Managing Partner Thomas Lee said that Bitcoin can still go to $25,000, which…

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Litecoin Foundation to Release Physical Cryptocurrency Debit Card

The Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Bibox Exchange and blockchain firm Ternio to release a physical cryptocurrency debit card, in a blog post on June 18. Per the post, the companies will jointly roll out a cryptocurrency debit card dubbed “BlockCard” that will purportedly let users spend their cryptocurrency funds both online and in physical store locations around the world. Customers will be able to keep cryptocurrencies such as litecoin (LTC) and Bibox Exchange’s and Ternio’s native tokens bibox token (BIX) and ternio (TERN) respectively. Within the project,…

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