Bakkt, the crypto-trading platform established by InterContinental Exchange, operator of the New York Stock Exchange, will be launched in Q3 2019, said Fundstrat managing director.
The number of initial exchange offers (IEO) is growing, with 72 projects attracting a total of $262 million in the first half of 2019.
The FATF approved the role of Japan as the leader of the group for development of a global network of cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT interbank system.
The US Senate held a hearing on Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency. The representative of the social network announced Facebook's intention to comply with the norms of US law and declared the predominant role of US in the formation of regulatory rules for the crypto industry.
For almost an hour of discussion, taking place in Taipei, CEO of BitMEX Arthur Hayes and the worldwide known economist Nouriel Roubini argued about the value of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
The market for crypto-trading platforms is changing at an incredible speed. Regulators' pressure, changes in the regulatory environment, cyber-attacks, Bitcoin rate fluctuation, unscrupulous attempts to wind up trading volume to attract ICO, and now IEO-projects, all these contribute to changes in the balance of power in the crypto market.
Tether, issuer of the most popular stablecoins USDT, suddenly printed $5 billion of USDT on the TRON blockchain. An hour later, they were minted.
The US president crashed on cryptocurrencies and criticized Facebook's crypto project Libra. US dollar is the most powerful currency in the workd, believes Donald Trump.
Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, announced the launch of margin trading. The leverage does not exceed x3.
The crypto custodial service Anchorage completed the latest financing round, managing to raise $40 million from a group of companies, including Visa and Blockchain Capital.
On 12 July the digital asset exchange Coineal and the trading platform Sessia will have a joint video - conference in the Ask Me Anything (AMA) format in the official account of Coineal on Facebook, which will start at 7.00 UTC.
Facebook's plans to launch Libra force China to accelerate work on its own cryptocurrency, said the representative of the People's Bank of China.
The trading platform created by the People's Bank of China and based on the blockchain technology processed transactions worth more than 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion).
Cryptocurrency exchanges forge data on trading volume. A group of researchers studied the practices used by unscrupulous trading platforms.
Not all blockchain projects survived the long crypto-winter. Only a few managed to overcome financial difficulties and continue development. EncryptoTel startup is among them, and they develop a telecom platform with advanced cryptographic protection methods.
David Marcus, the head of Facebook's blockchain division, published a column where he responded to the claims regarding the decentralization of Libra and regulators' fears.