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How OKEx and OKB Managed to Outperform in Crypto Market Meltdown

March 24, 2020

OKEx CEO Jay Hao reveals the magic behind and explains how the company overcomes the recent market crash and COVID-19 outbreak.It is the worst of times for the global economy. Almost every major economy is inescapable from the outbreak of coronavirus, aka COVID-19. The recent stock market shocks and oil price war are fuelling the economic hardship of the world. The fear of recession is rising.It is the best of times for the cryptocurrency market. Despite a few days of uncertainty, the crypto market is picking up quicker than many thought. Given that the global equity markets are now in troubled waters, more people are turning to crypto for opportunities, bucking up Bitcoin, the benchmark cryptocurrency and a unique blend of both risk and safe-haven asset, amid the pandemic.Jay Hao, the CEO

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Unbound Tech Upgrades Its Digital Asset Custodial Solution and Targets Institutional Clients

March 1, 2020

Unbound Tech’s all-in-one security solution enables fast transaction signing and scalable, risk-based approval policies, and is being used by the likes of digital asset exchanges Liquid and Archax.Unbound Tech, an encryption key management company backed by the likes of Goldman Sachs (GS:NYSE) and Citigroup (C:NYSE), has announced a major upgrade of its Crypto Asset Security Platform (CASP) which it says “directly answers the security and trust needs of large institutions wishing to adopt digital assets at the institutional level.”A New Standard for Key ManagementWith the latest upgrade, CASP will leverage secure multi-party computation (SMPC) to protect private keys and transactions for all digital assets held by a custodian or exchange. The solution, also the first to receive U.S.

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EBO Launches “One-Stop-Shop” App for Decentralized Trading and Wallet

February 11, 2020

Place/Date: Switzerland – February 11th, 2020 at 10:24 am UTC · 3 min read Source: EBO Even now in 2020, being a cryptocurrency user can be convoluted. If you want to buy an altcoin and store it in your own wallet away from an exchange, it could take up to three separate transactions if you’re not already holding some BTC or ETH.Of course, centralized exchanges have no incentive to address this. They want your funds in their wallet because you’re more likely to trade them, handing over trading fees in the process. Even the concept of exchange tokens is somewhat back-to-front – you have to invest in the exchange token to get your money back in fee discounts.DEX’s present an alternative, but many aren’t particularly user-friendly, especially for newcomers. Now, there could be a different

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FOMO 3D Creators Launch Viral New Game on TRON

December 21, 2019

Just.Game, set to launch on December 22, is the name and domain of the new venture from the wizards behind last year’s blockchain melting FOMO 3D. At its peak, the runaway success of the FOMO 3D dApp slowed the Ethereum network to a crawl and sparked serious FOMO from players intent on scooping its ever-growing jackpot.Just.Game promises to pick up where its predecessor left off, only this time around, TRON will carry the strain. Team Just selected TRON on account of its better scalability and higher throughput, but it appears that demand for the new game has already outstripped capacity.At press time, the Just.Game public beta wasn’t loading, with Team Just explaining “when we said testnet, we didn’t expect the entire TRON community at the same time.” In keeping with the crew’s marketing

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Universal Protocol Alliance and Bitcoin.com Exchange Prepare to Launch ‘Mega-Utility’ Token

November 19, 2019

Universal Protocol Alliance, a blockchain collective including Cred, Bittrex Global, Uphold, Blockchain at Berkeley, CertiK and OmiseGO, has announced the launch of the industry’s first “mega-utility” token, a digital asset that can be used throughout the cryptosphere.The token will launch on Bitcoin.com Exchange before being deployed by stakeholders across multiple verticals, from trading to lending. The news has been hailed as evidence of a concerted effort to unseat the crypto monopolies that exert de facto control over the industry – not least Binance.The crypto industry, like so many other tech industries, is dominated by a handful of major players; giants that dominate trade, drive the narrative and account for the bulk of all business. Companies like Binance, Coinbase, BitPay, and

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There Are Only 10% Alive ICOs, How Did They Survive?

October 2, 2019

Out of the multitude of ICO projects, raising money, only a small part actually delivered something that could be called a product. Almost 90% of all ICOs failed. There’s a term in venture capital, “a death valley”, meaning the period from the receiving initial investments to the moment of becoming profitable.Usually, a very small percentage of projects manage to cross the death valley, because every unexpected obstacle can ruin their plans. It happens due to a lack of experience, bad management, market situation, or even luck, as any amount of money can be burnt pretty fast.That’s true not only for crypto projects but for any startups – any idea can become successful or fail tremendously as an outcome of good or bad management, market situation, and luck. But what defines a successful

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Top 10 Web Crypto Wallets of 2019

September 30, 2019

There are a lot of solutions for cryptocurrency wallets: applications, desktop versions, hardware pieces. But what could be more convenient than just opening a tab in your browser? Without the need to use special software or carry equipment with yourself, obviously. And is it possible to have a web wallet, that has all the functionality the other types have, without giving up security? We tried to find this out by reviewing some popular web wallets of 2019.Lumi WalletThe registration in Lumi Wallet is easy as it gets: you can either enter with an existing wallet or create a new one, writing down the generated mnemonic phrase. After that, you are immediately transferred to the main page of the web wallet, without it asking for any personal information, email confirmations or anything else –

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Global Interest Rate Reduction Will Push the Price of Mainstream Cryptos Such As BTC to a New High

September 23, 2019

On September 18, the Federal Reserve announced another 25 basis point interests rate cut, bringing interest rates down to 1.75% to 2%. This is the second rate cut by Federal Reserve since 2008. The last rate cut was on August 1 this year, with an interval of only 48 days.Notably, at least seven of 17 fed members think they will cut rates again this year. Meanwhile, US President Trump has publicly said he lacks the courage to cut interest rates and will continue to press federal reserve.On the day Federal Reserve announced its second interest rate cut, central banks such as Brazil, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia, also chose to cut interest rates in public interest rate resolutions or comparable easing policies.In fact, more than 30 major economies around the world

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce aka ‘Crypto Mom’ to Hold Q&A at Solidus Labs’ Compliance Summit

September 23, 2019

Photo: Crypto Compliance SummitSolidus Labs‘ one-day event, taking place at Hogan Lovells, Madison Avenue on Thursday, will culminate in a talk by reigning SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce.Also speaking at the event, which includes a series of panel discussions, will be Coinbase Chief Compliance Officer Jeff Horowitz and representatives from Circle, CryptoCompare, and David Weild IV, former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ.Not Your Usual CommissionerCryptocurrency regulators aren’t often spoken of affectionately within the crypto space, but Hester M. Peirce isn’t just any regulator. As Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Peirce wields significant sway over policy within the frothy crypto markets, and her word carries weight. Despite this fact, Peirce has elected to take a

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Will Bakkt Cause Cryptocurrency Markets to Explode? PrimeXBT Research

September 21, 2019

Only a few days remain before the launch of the long-awaited and much anticipated Bakkt trading platform, which will bring large institutional investors to the Bitcoin market. It may sound unfeasible, but Bitcoin price is expected to reach $100,000 in the coming years, and much of the next bull run will be driven by Bakkt.What is Bakkt?The Bakkt cryptocurrency platform was created by ICE, a transcontinental operator of the largest futures exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets in the USA, Canada, and Europe. The company is considered the world’s largest operator of the derivatives market, where futures contracts for energy, currencies, precious metals and other goods are traded.About 50% of the global trading volume of futures contracts for oil and oil products

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NEO Launches NEO3 Preview1 On Testnet

September 19, 2019

Top features on NEO like on-chain and off-chain governance as well as Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (DBFT) have already made it one of the more appealing blockchains for businesses and enterprises. Now, the project is adding additional features that improve functionality.What Is NEO3 Preview1?NEO3 Preview1 is the first look at some of the changes that are anticipated to occur when the project transitions from its current NEO2 protocol to NEO3. NEO3 TestNet, which was also released on September 16, provides users with the option to check out these improvements. According to NEO, this iteration isn’t a finished product. Rather, it is the first step towards testing what will be introduced in 2020. Based on feedback from their blockchain community, NEO will launch additional builds until

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eToroX Exchange Review

September 18, 2019

EToro as a broker in its own right has been a huge presence in the Forex and CFD trading industry since its inception in 2006. They have grown continuously and now cater to millions of traders worldwide.Following on from progressive growth in the number of digital assets offered, the eToro group launched sister platform eToroX Exchange in April 2019. The company is regulated in Gibraltar under the umbrella of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.The crypto exchange currently offers trading in 70 trading pairs based around 20 digital currencies. Trading in more than 100 additional ERC20 tokens is being gradually rolled out, with the next batch expected later this month.Trading Markets Available at eToroXeToroX is an exchange that not only opens up a world of digital currency trading.

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