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Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches Bitcoin Futures Margined With Tether

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts that are margined with the Tether (USDT) stablecoin. OKEx announced the new offering in a press release on Nov. 14. OKEx first announced its intention to launch USDT-settled futures trading with up to 100x leverage at the end of October. Now, after conducting a simulation that began on Nov. 5, the exchange listed the BTC/USDT offering on its trading platform. The exchange previously said that offering a stablecoin-based derivatives contract will make it simpler and more efficient for traders to navigate…

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Coinbase Card Adds XRP and Launches in 10 More European Countries

Coinbase’s Visa debit card has expanded support for five more cryptocurrencies in ten new jurisdictions, the firm announced in two separate tweets on Nov. 14. Launched in April 2019, Coinbase Card now supports a total of nine cryptocurrencies in 29 countries in Europe. The Coinbase Card’s new supported cryptos include XRP, Stellar (XLM), Basic Attention Token (BAT), 0x (ZRX) and Augur (REP), enabling users to spend using the listed currencies. The five coins join other major supported cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC). Coinbase…

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Crypto.com Launches New Exchange Eyeing Top-10 Spot Within 5 Years

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform, Crypto.com, announced the launch of its cryptocurrency exchange on Nov. 14.  The Crypto.com Exchange is intended to drive the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies by enabling over one million users the ability to trade digital assets through the Crypto.com web interface, trading API, or through its app. “Creating an exchange has been a natural extension and next step to ensure that everything stays in our own ecosystem,” Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com, told Cointelegraph at Blockshow Singapore 2019. Notable features of the Crypto.com Exchange include…

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DigitalX Launches Bitcoin Fund Seeded With $1.9M in BTC

Australian crypto firm DigitalX Ltd. is launching a Bitcoin (BTC) fund, seeded with roughly $1.9 million of its own holdings in cryptocurrency. According to a news release published on Nov. 13, the new fund is offered through an unlisted fund structure to enable investors like family offices and high net worth individuals to gain exposure to the coin via a familiar vehicle.  Seeded with 215 Bitcoin — roughly $1.9 mln DigitalX has reportedly been involved in the Bitcoin space since 2014, beginning with mining before evolving to offer trading and…

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HTC Launches Limited Run of Smartphone With Crypto Exchange Binance

Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC will launch a limited edition of the Exodus 1 featuring services by major global crypto exchange Binance. The Binance Edition Exodus 1 supports the Binance public blockchain, Binance Chain, as well as its decentralized counterpart Binance DEX, the firms announced Nov. 12. Exodus 1’s native crypto wallet is integrated with Binance DEX HTC and Binance announced the news at a Binance Super Meetup in Singapore attended by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and CFO Wei Zhou, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The Binance Edition…

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Company Launches New Products as Futures Trading Surges

Each time Bitcoin (BTC) rallies past the all-important $10,000 mark, analysts seek to attribute the rise to major events occurring across the industry. The crypto sector is young, volatile and one major announcement can send ripples across the market.  In recent weeks, the market was on a downward trend, but a number of major occurrences have lifted the spirits of the industry participants. Bakkt, a company that focuses on driving institutional investment in crypto, has long been hyped as playing an important role in impacting market valuations.  But Bakkt’s product…

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Bitmain Launches ‘World’s Largest’ Crypto Mining Facility in Texas

Chinese cryptocurrency hardware manufacturer Bitmain has opened what it claims is the “world’s largest” facility for Bitcoin (BTC) mining, in Rockdale, Texas.  In a press release published on Oct. 21, Bitmain revealed the project had been completed together with the Rockdale Municipal Development District and Canadian technology firm DMG Blockchain Solutions. Pledges to boost the local economy The press release places a strong emphasis on working with the local economy of Rockdale, which is located in Milam County, east of Austin, in the United States state of Texas. The facility…

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