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Fidelity Investments joins recent giants NYSE/ICE (with Bakkt) and TD Ameritrade (with ErisX) in the crypto realm by starting a new company that will both trade and hold crypto in safekeeping for their clients. Professional trading and compliance tools are designed to bring in more institutional investors, and custody will be a key service in...
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The institutionalization of cryptocurrency took another big step forward as trading giant TD Ameritrade joins over 10 partners such as Cboe Global Markets and Virtu Financial, Inc in an invenstment in cryptocurrency exchange ErisX. TD Ameritrade can already trade CBOE Bitcoin futures, but now they will be able to trade coins like Ethereum and Litecoin...
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Consumer adoption is a huge crypto roadblock however a new partnership between Microsoft, Starbucks, and New York Stock Exchange parent company ICE might change things. While projects such as the Stellar and Visa-backed Interstellar project will focus on the enterprise, new venture Bakkt has its sights set squarely on the average user. Starbucks will create the customer...
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If 2017 was the year of the ICO, 2018 will be the year of the STO. As we now know, the amazing amount of ICO’s, or Initial Coin Offerings, that occured in 2017 is now partly to blame in causing the “crash” of 2018. All of those ICO teams have stacks and stacks of Ethererum...
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In a newly announced merger, the for-profit arm of the Stellar Foundation has merged with Visa-backed project Chain. Stellar Lumens are a fork of the Ripple token XRP (Ripple and Stellar share a founder – Jed McCaleb) and boasts 1,000 transaction-per-second rates with 2 to 5 second confirmation times. While Ripple is great for quick...
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Blockchain seems to be entering the use phase, however not in the way you might think. Although a small number of enterprise projects such as Stellar Lumens (XLM), Ripple (XRP) and brand new player VeChain (VET) are up and running, most of the current blockchain dapps (or distributed applications) are in consumer sectors. Both Bitcoin and...
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