This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between March 17, 2019 and March 18, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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1. Cryptopia Exchange Ready to Come Online
New Zealand-ased cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia finally announced that they are ready to come back online. In a tweet, the exchange said, “Please note, that we will be putting the site will be into maintenance from 2pm (NZDT or 1am UTC) today for 2 hours, we will keep you updated on our progress.” Read more
2. TCS Developing Five Blockchain Platforms
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it is developing solutions to drive scaled adoption, using technologies from technological giants, Microsoft and R3. TCS saw the need for horizontal cross-industry platforms on which scalable solutions could be easily developed. Read more
3. Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos
Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies. The company said the card would address the hurdles that come with making payments directly with cryptocurrencies. “Currently, spending crypto is a long and difficult process involving exchanges, personal keys, and lots of waiting,” it said. Read more
4. Israeli Bank Policy Should Not Have Shut Down Bitcoin Mining Firm’s Account, Court Rules
Israminers, which sued Bank Igud (the Union Bank of Israel Ltd.) in May 2018, had faced problems with cash flow due to the bank blocking deposits which it said was against its terms. Following a lengthy appeals process, a Tel Aviv district court judge argued that the bank’s policy on cryptocurrency clients was too broad, and should not include automatic rejections. Read more
5. Coinbase Pro Increases Fees, Updates Market Structure ‘to Increase Liquidity’
Per the announcement, the changes aim to increase liquidity, enhance price discovery and ensure smoother price movements. The changes include a new fee structure, reportedly designed to increase liquidity, updated order maximums, new order increment sizes, the turning off of stop market orders and added market order protection points. Read more
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Bitbns Launches New Chrome Extension to Help its Users Find Arbitrage OpportunitiesRead Story.
- Ethereum Devs Once Again Approve ASIC-Resistant Algorithm ProgPoW Read Story.
- French Cybersecurity Agency Grants Security Certificate to Ledger Nano S Hardware WalletRead Story.
- Crypto Investment App Donut Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding Read Story.
- United Arab Emirates’ Financial Authorities Host Crypto Asset and Fintech Forum Read Story.
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