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  • Polkadot to Use Chainlink Oracles for Interoperability Network

    Polkadot to Use Chainlink Oracles for Interoperability Network

    Bitcoin News News
    Polkadot will be the first non-ethereum blockchain to integrate Chainlink. "Chainlink is set to become the first and primary oracle provider for all Substrate-based chains and eventually the entire Polkadot network," Polkadot announced Monday. Chainlink provides price feeds for blockchain applications typically involved in decentralized finance (DeFi). Among other things, Chainlink communicates prices between crypto networks. Unlike traditional equities markets, cryptocurrencies can be sold by anyone. As would be expected, finding a true market price across…
  • Binance-Backed FTX Exchange Seeks Billion-Dollar Valuation in Equity Token Sale

    Binance-Backed FTX Exchange Seeks Billion-Dollar Valuation in Equity Token Sale

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    Derivatives exchange FTX is hosting a public sale for tokenized equity in the hopes it can attain a billion-dollar valuation. The Binance-backed platform, famed for creating the Shitcoin Index of low-market coins, announced Tuesday its FTX_Equity token sale would welcome investors willing to allocate a minimum $250,000 each. Each FTX_Equity token, valued at $2 each, represents an ownership stake in the FTX Trading Ltd., the holding company that owns the derivatives exchange. Investors will be able…
  • New Zealand Plans to Drop ‘Unfavorable’ Sales Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies

    New Zealand Plans to Drop ‘Unfavorable’ Sales Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin News News
    New Zealand's tax authority is considering changes to its treatment of cryptocurrencies that would drop the current and controversial application of goods and services tax (GST). The current regime sees bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies as property, with normal rules applying. That means crypto is liable for 15 percent GST when changing hands within the country as part of a business's operations and potentially throws up a "double taxation" problem when income tax is later…
  • Diginex Steps Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing as SEC Approves Merger

    Diginex Steps Closer to Backdoor Nasdaq Listing as SEC Approves Merger

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    Blockchain services firm Diginex is closer to listing on Nasdaq after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved its bid to merge with publicly traded 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. on Friday. The $276 million deal will now be put before 8i’s shareholders for approval at a March 20 special meeting, according to a press release. If accepted, the merger will allow Diginex, a private company based in Hong Kong, to bypass many of the usual regulatory…
  • Bitcoin Faces Further Losses if Bulls Can’t Disrupt Bearish Chart Pattern

    Bitcoin Faces Further Losses if Bulls Can’t Disrupt Bearish Chart Pattern

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    View Bitcoin has formed a bearish head-and-shoulders (H+S) pattern with neckline support at $9,400. An H+S breakdown would imply a short-term bearish reversal and expose deeper support near $9,070. A move above $10,128 is needed to revive the immediate bullish setup. Bitcoin (BTC) is down but not out, with prices holding above key support near $9,400. However, if that level is breached, more chart-driven selling may be on the cards.  The top cryptocurrency by market value…
  • Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel Launches Metal Tokenization Platform for Testing

    Russian Smelting Giant Nornickel Launches Metal Tokenization Platform for Testing

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    Nornickel, the Russian mining and smelting giant, has taken another step toward the issuance of tokens backed by metals on Atomyze, a Hyperledger-based blockchain platform. The platform is now launched for testing alongside a handful of Nornickel’s partners including commodity trading company Trafigura, metal refinery firm Umicore and supply chain consultancy Traxys, according to an announcement Tuesday. (All three have been involved in early-stage trials with Nornickel since December, Bloomberg reported at the time.) Later, a…
  • Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Against Quoine Exchange in Landmark Crypto Case

    Singapore’s Court of Appeals Rules Against Quoine Exchange in Landmark Crypto Case

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    Singapore's Court of Appeals has ruled against digital currency exchange Quoine in a landmark case relating to a breach of contract when the platform unlawfully reversed seven trades. The Straits Times reported the case marks the first of its kind in the country involving a cryptocurrency dispute. The ruling concludes a legal battle that began almost three years ago. Quoine, the parent company of Japanese trading platform Liquid, now faces settlement proceedings after the court rejected…
  • CoolBitX Raises $16.7M to Make Crypto More Bank-Friendly

    CoolBitX Raises $16.7M to Make Crypto More Bank-Friendly

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    Asian companies are accelerating the crypto industry’s push to make exchanges work more like traditional banks.  The crypto wallet and security startup CoolBitX raised $16.7 million in a round led by Japanese financial group SBI Holdings, with participation from the National Development Fund of Taiwan, Korean crypto exchange BitSonic and Japanese financial firm Monex. In 2020, the startup’s focus is on new products and features that comply with new rules from the Financial Action Task Force…
  • Bitcoin’s Volume Delta Tells a Bullish Tale; is a Major Push to $12,000 Imminent?  Cole Petersen  NexoRelated NewsThree

    Bitcoin’s Volume Delta Tells a Bullish Tale; is a Major Push to $12,000 Imminent? Cole Petersen NexoRelated NewsThree

    Analysis Bitcoin News Depth
    Bitcoin’s recent bullishness has come to a grinding halt when BTC faced multiple firm rejections earlier today after attempting to break above the strong resistance that exists between $9,800 and $10,000. This intense resistance, however, has not yet catalyzed any notable sell-off, which seems to elucidate some underlying strength amongst the crypto’s buyers, and may suggest a break above this level is imminent. Further enhancing this bullish possibility is the fact that BTC’s volume delta also…
  • XRP’s Rally Signals This Smaller Crypto Could See a Massive Movement  Cole Petersen  NexoRelated NewsRipple (XRP) Bulls

    XRP’s Rally Signals This Smaller Crypto Could See a Massive Movement Cole Petersen NexoRelated NewsRipple (XRP) Bulls

    Analysis Bitcoin News Depth
    Despite seeing a year of consistent losses and heavy selling pressure in 2019, the new year has been great for XRP so far, with the crypto posting massive gains alongside its competitor Stellar Lumens (XLM). XRP’s recent bullishness, however, may actually be a sign that XLM is about to see significantly further upside, with one analyst noting that the crypto appears to be exiting an eight-month accumulation phase that could be followed by massive upside. XRP…