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Archive for March 2019

Binance Wraps Up Its $150,000 DEX Trading Competition

Binance has concluded its recent trading competition, which was carried out over two weeks in order to test the capabilities of its new decentralized exchange, Binance DEX. Although the competition used test assets and a sandboxed trading environment, the most successful contestants were rewarded with real cryptocurrency. Details of the Binance Competition Contestants were given…

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Cardano Transitions Into Shelley Era With Version 1.5

Cardano has reached a major development milestone. Last week saw the release of Cardano 1.5, which marks the end of Cardano’s “Byron” stage and the beginning of the “Shelley” era. Following a transition period, Shelley will introduce an entirely new code base that will rebuild Cardano from the ground up. This update is mostly transitional…

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Twitter’s CEO Is Building A Crypto Team—But Not For Twitter

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, has announced that he plans to hire a handful of developers to build new tools based on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. On Thursday, Dorsey indicated that he is looking for engineers and a designer, who will be paid to build projects in the crypto ecosystem. #BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square…

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Lightning Introduces “Loop” To Keep Its Payment Channels Open

The Lightning Network is well known as an off-chain Bitcoin payment protocol that offers faster and cheaper transactions. Now, it has announced a related service called Loop, which will make it easier for users to receive a continuous flow of funds. This will also ensure that payment channels stay open. Lightning explains the current situation:…

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Tor Adds Monero and Zcash Donations, Potentially Dropping BitPay

Tor, an anonymous web browser, has revealed that it is now accepting several different altcoins as donation methods. Users can now donate nine different cryptocurrencies to the project, including three privacy coins: Monero, Zcash, and Dash. Sarah Stevenson, Tor’s Fundraising Director, announced the news on Twitter: You can now donate various cryptocurrencies to support @torproject!…

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CELER Tokens Sell Out Rapidly On Binance Launchpad

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, has completed another big token sale via its Launchpad platform. On Tuesday, Launchpad ran a sale for a new Ethereum-based token called CELER. The event became a sell-out success—even though Launchpad itself encountered some significant problems. High Demand For CELER CELER’s value comes from its eventual role in the…

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Bakkt Parent Company ICE Expands Its Crypto Data Feed

ICE, the company behind Bakkt, has announced a new list of coins that will be added to its Cryptocurrency Data Feed. Bakkt is a long-awaited and often-delayed Bitcoin futures trading platform, and in the absence of any new information, news about ICE’s data feed has attracted plenty of attention. Over Sixty Cryptocurrencies ICE says that…

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CoinMarketCap Adds New “Letter Grade” Rating System

CoinMarketCap, the most popular market data aggregator, has added a new rating system to its site. A third-party metric called the Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) was quietly added this week. Rather than ranking cryptocurrencies by market cap, FCAS assigns letter grades based on each coin’s “health,” as seen below: How Does It Work? By…

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