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ITV agree deal to broadcast live La Liga matches beginning this weekend

“Spanish football is set to get its first regular slot on free-to-air British channels this weekend after ITV struck a last-minute deal with La Liga for the rest of the season” writes Jamie Carragher for telegraph.co.uk. Digital platform Eleven Sports will continue to show nine games per week while losing its exclusivity deal on broadcasting Spanish football. The announcement came a day after pay TV platform Premier Sports said it would be showing four La Liga games per week for the rest of the season.The broadcaster is due to show…

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Third-Top Exchange OKEx Lists Ripple and Bitcoin Cash on Customer-to-Customer Platform

“Malta-based major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has listed Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its customer-to-customer (C2C) trading platform, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 22” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. During the newest upgrade, all services on the OKEx C2C platform will remain as normal, the announcement states.The Thai baht was added to the OKEx C2C platform in mid-February. Recently, major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service provider Coinbase has listed BCH on its Coinbase Wallet.Bitcoin Cash, a cryptocurrency created as a result of…

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Commerzbank, Siemens and Continental Complete Blockchain Money Market Pilot

“German banking and financial services company Commerzbank and technology companies Continental and Siemens have jointly conducted a money market security transaction pilot using blockchain technology” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The aforementioned parties “for the first time” conducted a blockchain-based money market security transaction worth 100,000 euro ($113,340) within a pilot project in January, where Continental acted as the issuer of the security, Commerzbank provided R3’s Corda-based blockchain platform, while Siemens subscribed to the money market security as an investor.Money market securities are short-terms assets that serve for financing companies…

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Big Four Firm KPMG Partners With Blockchain Co. Guardtime to Develop Tools for Businesses

“Big Four auditor KPMG announced it had partnered with enterprise blockchain company Guardtime to offer blockchain-based services to clients in a press release on Feb. 20” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. KPMG, which has experimented with blockchain before, has entered into a strategic alliance with Guardtime and will work on various products and services using its platform. “Using KPMG’s blockchain enablement services, KPMG professionals will work with Guardtime to provide strategy, assessment, as well as design and implementation services,” the press release explains.Last year, the firm partnered with fellow Big…

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New Platform Converts Crypto to Fiat Without Know Your Customer Requirements

“Cryptocurrency wallet MyEtherWallet (MEW) in collaboration with crypto finance firm Bity are releasing a platform to convert cryptocurrency to fiat without Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Businesses can assess whether their clients are involved in illegal activities like money laundering or corruption.Enhanced privacy and anonymity of cryptocurrencies have always been linked by the governments and regulators to illicit activities and the possibility of money laundering.To use so called “Exit-to-Fiat” option, customers have to choose the target digital and fiat currencies in the wallet dashboard. This…

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Paxful & BitMart Partner to Provide Further Crypto Liquidity

“Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, announced this Thursday that it has integrated onto global digital asset trading platform, BitMart” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. The partnership with Paxful brings the BitMart platform into the peer-to-peer financial ecosystem, making it one of the only exchanges to enter into the sector.Whilst customers of BitMart have more payment options to choose from under the collaboration, clients of Paxful also receive direct access to the digital asset trading platform, which has more than 180 additional trading pairs.Furthermore, when a customer signs up to Paxful,…

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Bloomberg is diving into into the booming alternative data field with a new product that’ll help the market become mainstream

“It’s not just about Bloomberg data, but really any data from a provider that wants to be hosted by Bloomberg,” said Gerard Francis, global head of the Enterprise Data business for Bloomberg, in an interview with Business Insider” writes Bradley Saacks for businessinsider.com. And as those key datasets become more mainstream, longtime alternative data players foresee a future where they are simply known as data companies.Bloomberg LP is the latest mainstream financial company to wade into the once-obscure alternative data field with a new product that will give clients access…

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Nestle and other brands pull YouTube ads over child exploitation fears

“The Nestle spokesperson expressed optimism that YouTube would be able to tackle the problems quickly, noting that the inappropriate content affected “an extremely low volume” of the company’s ads” writes Cnn Business for cnn.com. Hong Kong (CNN Business) Nestle and other major companies have pulled their ads from YouTube after a video blogger raised concerns that pedophiles were using the platform to trade information and draw attention to clips of young girls. Source: cnn.com

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No KYC on MyEtherWallet’s Regulated Crypto-to-Fiat Exchange

“Both companies claim that despite the lack of required KYC checks, the platform is fully regulated” writes Rachel Mcintosh for financemagnates.com. KYC checks have become a regular part of nearly every cryptocurrency exchange, even those that don’t allow their users to exchange their crypto for fiat.One of the most recent examples of this is ShapeShift, a crypto-to-crypto exchange that was ordered to add KYC requirements after resisting pressure from regulators for months.Together, crypto finance platform Bity and Ethereum wallet provider MyEtherWallet (MEW) have revealed plans for a crypto-to-fiat withdrawal platform…

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