Ethereum 

Binance Launches P2P Trading for Chinese Yuan

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). In an announcement published on Oct. 9, the exchange revealed that the service will be initially available to Android users who already have Binance accounts registered for at least 30 days. The exchange states that users should update their Binance Android app to the latest version in order to gain access to the new service and that it will slowly roll out support for iOS and web interface going…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Hit Record Inverse Correlation to Chinese Yuan in Past Week

Bitcoin price has seen a record inverse correlation with the Chinese yuan (CNY) this week, according to an analysis from Bloomberg on Sept. 6. This suggests that investors are using the digital currency as a hedge against the yuan’s falling value. Bitcoin/CNY correlation chart. Source: Bloomberg  Weakening yuan causes price premium on bitcoin in China Further evidence that Bitcoin is being used as a hedge in China can be seen in the higher prices being paid in local exchanges when the yuan fell. According to London School of Economics researcher,…

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Blockchain 

HSBC Completes First Blockchain Letter of Credit Transaction in Yuan

Banking and financial services giant HSBC has completed the first yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction on a blockchain using the Voltron trade finance platform. As Reuters reported on Sept. 2, HSBC conducted the first blockchain-based yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction deploying R3’s Corda-powered Voltron platform. In the cross-border  transaction, Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer MTC Electronics exported a shipment of LCD products to its parent firm Shenzhen MTC. 24 hours instead of ten days The blockchain platform ostensibly enabled the parties to exchange electronic documents in 24 hours instead of the…

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