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Money transfer service Xendpay has joined Ripple’s global transaction network RippleNet to support international transactions. Going beyond the U.S. dollar Ripple announced the news on Aug. 20. Per the announcement, RippleNet will allow Xendpay to provide money transfer services beyond the United States dollar. Xendpay will use Ripple’s pre-existing network of banks and other financial
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Cryptocurrency liquidity has long been a thorny issue for enthusiasts and evangelists. Although they eagerly promote the ecosystem and tout blockchain’s benefits, the elephant in the room that most enthusiasts willingly ignore is the challenging liquidity conditions that impact cryptocurrency markets’ orderly flow. The enormous volatility witnessed across the cryptosphere has been a staple of the
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Controversial crypto platform Tether is planning on launching a Chinese Yuan-pegged stablecoin, according to reports in China today. Tether’s Fourth Stablecoin The stablecoin, which will be known as CNHT, will be the fourth stablecoin in Tether’s portfolio after ones backed to the US dollar (USDT), Euro (EURT) and the Japanese Yen (JPYT). The company’s plans
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American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will add support for Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves (WAVES).  According to an announcement on Aug. 21, the exchange’s users will be able to deposit and withdraw the aforementioned coins starting tomorrow, Aug. 22, as well as trade with both assets. Kraken will roll out trading pairs between BAT and
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Stablecoin operator Tether plans to issue a Chinese yuan-backed stablecoin, local industry media ChainNews reports on Aug. 21. Tether to issue a renminbi-pegged stablecoin Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong informed the outlet that Tether — the stablecoin operator behind leading stablecoin USDT — plans to issue a new stablecoin in the near future. The stablecoin in
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Whale Alert, a service dedicated to tracking major cryptocurrency transactions, has announced a second version of its platform in development. Updated tracking capabilities Whale Alert’s official Twitter account announced on Aug. 20 that the service is currently working on the second version of its platform, which includes additional services. The announcement reads: “We are excited
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Digital asset trust and security company BitGo has appointed wallet provider Xapo’s former senior vice-president Pete Najarian as its new chief revenue officer (CRO). As finance-focused media outlet Finance Magnates reported on Aug. 19, Najarian will now serve as BitGo’s CRO, reporting to the company’s chief executive officer Mike Belshe. Commenting on the appointment, Belshe
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The holding company of cryptocurrency-friendly Silvergate Bank, Silvergate Capital Corporation, announced that the firm plans to offer cryptocurrency-collateralized loans. In an S1/A form filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 15 the bank notes: “We believe there may be attractive opportunities to provide digital currency borrowing facilities to deepen our high
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