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Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Now Live on Coinbase

“Crypto-to-crypto trading is now live on Coinbase” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. Furthermore, the exchange has also added several new assets to its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro ranging from Basic Attention Token (BAT) to Zcash (ZEC).The largest and most popular crypto exchange in the United States made the announcement on Twitter, writing: “12 Days of Coinbase” is a special program coinciding with this year’s holiday season.The company recently listed a new OTC trading desk during the first week of December. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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FXCM to Collaborate with DGCX for New FX Products Launch

“Online brokerage FXCM Group and the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) have signed a memorandum of understanding” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. The agreement was signed by DGCX and FXCM at the London headquarters of the brokerage in the beginning of December.The duo agreed on a framework that precedes the launch of new FX products on the DGCX. The parties will be collaborating to add the new trading instruments in the coming months.The Dubai-based exchange is the region’s leading derivative exchange with over 175 members and offering FX majors…

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Italy: Securities Regulator Suspends Two Crypto Firms for Alleged Scam Investment Schemes

“The Italian securities regulator has suspended two projects for allegedly offering fraudulent crypto investment schemes” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. In mid-November, the CONSOB also sent cease-and-desists to three crypto-related firms for the alleged offering of unapproved investment services.Both firms suspended by the CONSOB — Bitsurge Token and Green Energy Certificates — are allegedly scam projects from Avalon Life, a company that is not based in the European Union.The alleged scam intended to provide a 6 percent reward on the sum of crypto investments in forest areas — such as…

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Crypto News Platforms 

‘Only Promising Coins, No Listing Fees’: Project to Build the Most Secure Crypto Exchange

“Bitrue currently has 16 XRP trading pairs” writes Connor Blenkinsop for cointelegraph.com. Its CEO, Curis Wang, said: “Bitrue is committed to list only legitimate and promising tokens on our platform.” The platform charges no listing fee, aiming to build “the most professional and clean” investment environment.Describing itself as a project which is not just an exchange but rather a “community” as well as a “one-stop solution” for investors, Bitrue was launched with the goal of becoming the most intuitive and secure crypto platform.Apart from trading services, it offers asset management…

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Hodler’s Digest, Dec 10-16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the week

“The Canadian city of Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, has launched its own digital currency: the Calgary Dollar” writes Molly Jane Zuckerman for cointelegraph.com. Head of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested for Fraud on US Warrant Vlad Nistor, the CEO of Romania’s largest crypto exchange Coinflux, was reportedly arrested on a warrant from the U.S. for fraud, organized crime and money laundering.The digital currency will allow citizens, using an app on their devices, to support small businesses and nonprofits by keeping funds within the city.Coinflux is an online…

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Major US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Cash Withdrawals to PayPal

“Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has introduced free of charge cash withdrawals to online payment system PayPal, according to an announcement published Dec. 14” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. In March, PayPal  filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to increase the speed of cryptocurrency payments.In November, Coinbase launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading for institutional customers.From now on, Coinbase’s United States-based customers are able to withdraw their cash balances to Paypal. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

“The CEO of Romania’s largest crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested on a warrant from the United States for fraud, organized crime, and money laundering, local news outlet Mediafax reported Dec. 13” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Coinflux has subsequently stopped all digital currency exchanges.Following the purported arrest, Coinflux published an announcement saying that the exchange has temporarily suspended all digital currency exchanges, while the company’s bank accounts have been frozen. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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Crypto Markets News 

Bitcoin Price Near $3,400, Wider Crypto Markets See Another Mild Slump

“After growing to as high as $92 per coin yesterday, third largest coin Ethereum (ETH) has again dropped below the $90 price point today” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Bitcoin SV (BSV), the coin recently formed in a hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), is again seeing the most losses among top 20 crypto markets.In May this year, the exchange launched a zero-fee crypto trading app called Bison.At press time, the total market cap amounts to $108.6 billion, while daily crypto trade volume accounts for $10.7 billion.Thursday, Dec. 13: after…

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Finablr’s UAE Exchange, Ripple to begin blockchain payments by first quarter

“DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates-based UAE Exchange and U.S. startup Ripple plan to launch cross-border remittances to Asia via blockchain by the first quarter of 2019, UAE Exchange’s group CEO said in an interview” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In February, UAE Exchange and Ripple announced a partnership to process cross-border payments, making the UAE-based company the largest payments firm in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology for processing payments.UAE Exchange set a target in 2016 to spend between $250 million and $300 million on acquisitions…

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Monex to Open Coincheck in the US to Cater to Institutional Traders

“The brand used will be Coincheck, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange which Monex bought in April” writes Simon Golstein for financemagnates.com. Monex, a Japanese financial corporation, is to begin offering a cryptocurrency trading service in the US in the first quarter of 2019.Interestingly, Bartleman shared that TradeStation, which is a foreign exchange broker based in Florida, has invested in a different cryptocurrency exchange called ErisX, which will also cater to institutional traders in the US, pending regulatory approval.Coincheck was once one of Japan’s major cryptocurrency exchanges, before hackers stole approximately $500…

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