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Is Coinbase Allowing the Government to Track Users?

Popular digital currency exchange Coinbase is in hot water after executives were accused of selling users’ private data to ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement). Coinbase Accused of Selling Private Data While specific data of customers is not being disclosed to the agency, Coinbase is allegedly providing it with a suite of features that can be used to track and trace crypto holders on its platform. The company also announced that it was looking to obtain licenses to...

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March Crypto Digest: Bitfinex Shimmers, HitBTC Announces Demo Platform, Binance Wins New Partners

In this digest, we will look at some of the major new developments amongst major crypto exchanges that were implemented in the past month.During this uncertain time, many companies in the crypto industry are continuing to develop their technology further and implement more innovative features for their users. This crypto digest will guide you through the major stories of March 2020.Shimmer on RustAlso, this month crypto exchange Bitfinex announced the deployment of its proprietary market...

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Bitcoin Price Must Test $20,000 in 2020, Mike Novogratz Believes

Mike Novogratz, CEO of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital and a well-known Bitcoin bull, has once again reiterated his bullish stance to the biggest cryptocurrency, predicting that Bitcoin should retest its $20,000 highs by the end of 2020.Mike Novogratz, the CEO of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, said he might give up on Bitcoin (BTC) if the price of this cryptocurrency doesn’t touch new highs in 2020.Just for the reminder, in January 2020, reflecting on the proliferation of crypto...

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Bakkt Announces Integration with Starbucks to Introduce Bakkt Cash Payment Option

Users of the Starbucks mobile app will soon have the opportunity to pay for their drinks with Bakkt Cash. According to Bakkt, at the current moment, the crypto payment option is only in limited beta.Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bakkt partners with Starbucks to introduce a new payment option for Starbucks mobile app users. Named “Bakkt Cash”, the feature is already available for Starbucks customers as a limited beta.We're also reducing payment costs for merchants which improves their...

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Bakkt Closes Series B Funding and Raises $300 Million from Microsoft, Pantera and Others

Bakkt closed a $300 million Series B fundraising round. The round was led by Microsoft’s M12, Pantera Capital. PayU and other prominent companies.Bakkt, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has undergone series B funding. This was to the tune of $300 million. Sources say that the exchange involved many partners. Intercontinental Exchanges (ICE), which is Bakkt’s parent company, Microsoft‘s M12, Pantera Capital, PayU, CMT Digital, Boston Consulting Group, and Goldfinch Partners were among...

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Bitcoin Price Can Hit $15,800 Before 2020 BTC Halving Which Is Just 90+ Days Away

As the Bitcoin 2020 halving approaches, a new and bullish forecast has put BTC price close to $16,00 before this highly-anticipated day.While there has never been a shortage of Bitcoin bulls, these extremely optimistic forecasts are always worthy of note whenever they are publicized. Recently, a popular crypto trader simply known as Filb Filb made a very interesting bitcoin forecast ahead of the upcoming 2020 halving.Halving or not the market is always awash with bullish predictions for...

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Bakkt Will Strongly Focus on Consumer Adoption in 2020, Says ICE CEO

ICE CEO Jeffrey Sprecher noted that Bakkt is the main booster for ICE’s growth and that the key focus for Bakkt in 2020 is consumer adoption.Bakkt, a company that is backed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) which is also the proprietor to NYSE, will focus primarily on consumer adoption in the fiscal year 2020. This is according to ICE CEO, Jeffrey Sprecher who spoke during the Intercontinental Exchange’s Q4 earnings on Thursday, February 06, 2020.According to Sprecher, after Bakkt...

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NYSE Owner ICE Makes $30B Move for eBay

ICE has offered to buy the American multinational e-commerce corporation eBay at a staggering price of $30 billion. However, there have been no formal talks between the two firms yet.The New York Stock Exchange proprietor  ICE has offered to buy the American multinational e-Commerce corporation eBay and add $2 billion more than the initial set price by the company ($28 billion). The news came at a time when the eBay shares (EBAY INC) were struggling to break the resistance zone at $36 for the...

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When Will Nasdaq Roll Out Its Mysterious Bitcoin Futures?

During the interview given to Erik Schatzker on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman was discussing her LinkedIn post concerning ”market economy”. She was also touching the cryptocurrency sphere, saying that Bitcoin futures are a viable option and that they have an unnamed partner helping to set everything up.Two Main Reasons Nasdaq Will Consider Regarding Bitcoin FuturesAfter observing the market conditions, Nasdaq wants to bring up a viable solution that will be...

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Bakkt Consumer App Bakkt Pay Is to be Launched Already This Year

Blockchain firm Bakkt stole the show at the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos Switzerland by announcing the launch of its new consumer application that would look very much like a fintech app such as PayPal offers. Moreover, it will support all forms of digital assets, in addition to cryptocurrencies.Bakkt, the physically-settled Bitcoin Futures exchange created by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is changing the way and manner in which crypto assets are perceived...

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