Blockchain 

Blockchain Energy Startup Power Ledger Extends P2P Power Trading Trial

Energy-focused blockchain startup Power Ledger has extended its peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial into its next phase in the Australian city of Fremantle. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21, Power Ledger revealed the continuation of its p2p solar power trading trial aimed at tracking rooftop solar energy traded between households in Fremantle. The households participating in the project can set their own energy prices in the market. ‘50,000 transactions per month’ The testing — which is a collaborative effort between Power Ledger, Curtin University, energy generating…

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Bitcoin 

Deribit and Paradigm Launch Crypto Derivatives Block Trading

Dutch crypto derivatives exchange Deribit launched a block trading solution in partnership with American trading communication platform Paradigm. World’s first block trading tool for crypto derivatives The institutional block trading solution is reportedly the first one of its kind offered by a crypto-derivatives exchange, the firms said in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 22. The new block trading solution intends to enable institutions to directly negotiate crypto-derivative trades via chat on Paradigm, while agreed information is automatically directed to Deribit for execution and clearing.  What are block…

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Ethereum 

Trading Volume Has Increased 2,000% Since 2018

Nelson Minier, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at major cryptocurrency platform Kraken, has stated that the OTC desk’s trades per month have increased by a factor of 20 since the beginning of last year. Minier gave his remarks in an episode of The Block’s podcast, The Scoop, on Aug. 20. Minier further remarked that “Bitcoin and Ether are the big — the whales of our desk,” additionally estimating that Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Monero (XMR), and Tether (USDT) were the top five cryptocurrencies traded by volume. Minier…

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Blockchain 

TZERO Officially Launches Public Security Token Trading оn Schedule

Retail giant Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary company, tZERO, has opened up its preferred equity security tokens — dubbed TZROP — for trading by accredited and non-accredited investors. TZERO announced the news in a press release on Aug. 12, the previously proclaimed day of the launch. According to the announcement, the TZROP token allows investors to directly participate in the company’s revenue growth via a quarterly dividend model.  The announcement further states that the company could distribute a quarterly dividend of 10% of the company’s adjusted gross revenue for TZROP holders. However,…

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Blockchain 

EY Hired to Help Develop Blockchain-Based Fine Wine Trading Platform

A blockchain-based fine wine investment trading platform has selected Big Four auditing firm EY to provide technology services as its development continues. WiV Technology enables clients to trade bottles and cases of premium wine, with the origin, quality and value of assets certified on a constantly updated blockchain. In a news release on Aug. 12, EY said that wine will be tokenized through the use of non-fungible ERC-721 tokens on the platform. Saving cost and time Smart contracts are used to track wine ownership and transaction history, and the properties of…

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Blockchain 

tZERO to Offer Public Trading Starting Aug. 12, Expects Up To 50,000 Investors

Retail giant Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary company, tZERO, plans to allow the public to trade its security tokens in four days. Saum Noursalehi, CEO of tZERO, shared the announcement with CoinDesk, per a report published on Aug. 8. According to the announcement, Aug. 12 marks the end of a one year lock period following the company’s 2018 token offering. Noursalehi additionally commented that the company is expecting as many as 50,000 new investors, who have already bought Overstock shares, to begin trading their digital security tokens. Despite not seeing a large…

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Ethereum 

Exchange OKEx Launches Data Analytics Platform for Derivatives Trading

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx has launched a new comprehensive data insights platform that covers trading trends for derivatives. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph, this platform will reportedly allow OKEx users to see real-time data on the exchange’s futures and perpetual swap markets for nine major tokens, including the top cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, and XRP.  The platform provides six indicators of market trends as follows: long/short positions ratio, basis, open interest and trading volume, buy/sell taker volume, top trader sentiment index, and top trader average margin used. …

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Bitcoin 

Circle OTC Trading Branch Head Daniel Matuszewski Resigns

Daniel Matuszewski, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at the money transfer and BitLicensed crypto trading company Circle, has resigned. The Block reported news of Matuszewski’s departure on August 2. He apparently said that he was resigning to pursue a “brand new entrepreneurial opportunity in crypto.” According to the report, an anonymous source has said that Nick Gustafson will be entering Matuszewski’s prior role. Gustafson previously worked as a trader at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken’s OTC unit, and appears to have worked as a trader at Circle for a little over a…

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Blockchain 

Everton Football Club Signs EToro as Official Online Trading Partner

Everton Football Club of the British Premier League has signed a deal with the crypto-inclusive investment and trading platform eToro. Everton shared news of the partnership in an official announcement on Aug. 1.  As per the report, eToro will now be Everton’s “Official Online Trading Partner”, which will offer advertising for the platform via its marketing assets and matches at home stadium Goodison Park. Everton’s commercial director Alan McTavish commented that he is “excited to see what can be achieved by bringing blockchain technology into the world of football.” The…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange Launches Switzerland’s First Integrated Trading and Custody Platform

Swiss integrated cryptocurrency exchange Smart Valor has launched trading of four fiat currencies with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).  Switzerland sees another crypto first As a blog post issued July 30 confirmed, Smart Valor, which combines exchange with custody and brokerage features, will continue to add new currencies on a monthly basis.  The company is headquartered in the town of Zug, home of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley Association, and represents the first integrated exchange provider to launch in the country.  “After 18 months of development, we are excited to go live…

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