28 March, 2019 17:04
Pound maintains range after Brexit vote, dollar slightly improves
The pound sterling has managed to maintain firm positions within the range of $1.30-1.33 this week despite the latest events around the Brexit issue. At the same time, the US dollar has slightly improved during the morning session since the signs of a slowdown in the global economic growth affects demand for risk assets.
28 March, 2019 14:52
European Commission report: confidence indicator weakens in March
The consolidated index of consumer and business confidence in the EU dropped to 105.5 in March (106.2 a month before). According to the reports published on the official website of the European Commission, the index has been on the downward track for 9 months already. Moreover, the March level has been the worst since October 2016.
28 March, 2019 11:26
Next BitLicense in New York State goes to Tagomi crypto broker
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced a positive determination on the cryptocurrency license known as BitLicense to a crypto broker, which will become the 18th company to get the green light for business operations in the New Year state. The subsidiary of Tagomi Holding, Tagomi Tading LLC will actually become the first company offering cryptocurrency brokerage services that were awarded with the license in the state. Along with this, Tagomi also got permission for money transmitting.
27 March, 2019 18:03
Oil benchmarks follow mixed trends, Venezuela witnesses new blackout
Prices for benchmark oil have followed a mixed trend during the mid-week trading after the hikes posted yesterday. Meanwhile, some Asian users abandon imports of US shale oil, while Venezuela faced another blackout which entailed the suspension of the oil supplies. The American Petroleum Institute reported that oil reserves in the USA increased by 1.93 million bbl over the past week.
27 March, 2019 15:34
Messari market data provider announces new trading volume service
The crypto market data provider – Messari – announced new trading volume data solution targeting more accurate and transparent data given the recent Bitwise report about fake volumes. The company explained that the Real 10 metrics will cover 10 major crypto trading platforms that are believed to be legitimate. The data will be collected via the platforms' APIs. Messari also expressed intentions to keep adding trading platforms to their new exchange registry and clean order book data in the future.
27 March, 2019 13:47
Bittrex announcement: first initial exchange offering to take place in early April
Bittrex announced IEO for the VeriBlock project to be held on the platform in early April. This will be the first initial exchange offering by Bittrex since the previous one was cancelled due to a break of the agreement. The participation in the IEO will be opened for all fully verified users of the Bittrex exchange. The initial emission of the tokens is said to be 283 million, with 24.7% of this amount (70 million) to be offered via Bittrex International.
27 March, 2019 11:49
US dollar mostly stronger vs majors except for yen pair
The US dollar has posted gains vs that majors in the middle of the week even despite weak economic reports unveiled yesterday which were below the expectations. According to the market data, the ICE US Dollar index has improved by 0.12% today. The euro-to-US dollar exchange rate decreased to some $1.1251, while yesterday's trading was closed near $1.1266.
26 March, 2019 17:53
New victim of hackers: DragonEx exchange
Singapore-based cryptocurrency trading platform – DragonEx – reported that it faced a hack attack on March 24 and lost both users' and own's assets. The total losses have not been unveiled yet. DragonEx has taken all possible actions to deal with the accident and managed to return some assets. All the operations at the exchange have been suspended.
26 March, 2019 16:01
CoinMarketCap to improve data instruments on recent report about fake volumes
On March 25, one of the leading and best-known crypto analytical CoinMarketCap confirmed the report about fake trading volume data and expressed intentions to take measures against wrong figures striving to make the data more transparent and accurate. CMC is open for cooperation with the public and accepts any comments from the community regarding the ways how to improve the website and services offered.
26 March, 2019 11:55
Bitmain report: IPO application expires, re-filing possible in future
The leading producer of crypto mining facilities Bitmain has confirmed in its blog that their IPO application at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange expired. The application was lodged back in late September 2018. Bitmain's application has got the status "lapsed" by now. Nevertheless, the company cited strong business progress achieved over that time.
25 March, 2019 17:35
eToro buys smart contract developer Firmo
eToro has reportedly acquired the smart contract developer Firmo which will enable it to offer tokenization of derivatives on all major blockchains. CEO Yoni Assia noted that with Firmo they would become able to expand their smart contract offering. The companies refused to disclose the contract cost.
25 March, 2019 14:24
Binance introduces new format of token sale campaings at Launchpad
On March 24, Binance announced changes of a token sale campaign for the next project that will be presented at its Launchpad platform in which the chance of the win will depend on user's amount of BNB coins. The next token sale will represent a lottery. At the same time, every account will be able to get up to 5 lottery tickets, though the number of the tickets that a user can get will be based on the amount of BNB holding in Binance account over 20 days before the event.