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Nasdaq exploring bitcoin futures product
The Block
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Nasdaq exploring bitcoin futures product 
According to chief executive officer Adena Friedman the firm is currently exploring the launch of a bitcoin future with an unnamed partner. First, the firm wants to ensure it can bring to market a product that is differentiated from the competition. Second, it wants to ensure it has the proper risk-management foundation in place for a future tied to the cryptocurrency. As for the cryptocurrency market as a whole, Friedman says the exchange's view is that "digital currencies and cryptocurrencies will have a role in the global economy." Read Full on The Block

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Ripple to Expand its On-Demand Liquidity in 2020
The Daily Hodl
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Ripple to Expand its On-Demand Liquidity in 2020 
Ripple says it’s launching its XRP-based cross-border payments product around the world in 2020. In its latest XRP Markets Report, the real-time gross settlement company says it will add more corridors throughout the year for its On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America. The XRP liquidity solution launched in late 2018. Throughout 2019, ODL volume rose by 550% with the number of transactions surging nearly 300% in the last quarter. Read Full on The Daily Hodl

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Litecoin Creator Proposes Miners Voluntarily Donate 1% for Development
Cointelegraph
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Litecoin Creator Proposes Miners Voluntarily Donate 1% for Development 
Charlie Lee proposed mining pool donations as a new funding method for cryptocurrency development. Lee said in a tweet, "I think a better way to fund development is mining pools voluntarily donate a portion of the block reward.” He explained, at current LTC price, 1% of block rewards is about 7x Litecoin Foundation's yearly expenses. Even if a small percent of miners are generous enough to donate, the foundation would be able to put it to good use by funding developers to work on Litecoin Core, Mimble Wimble, LiteWallet, LN wallet. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Digital asset exchanges are the crypto industry's biggest employers
The Block
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Digital asset exchanges are the crypto industry's biggest employers 
More than 85% of employees in the crypto space work for companies focused on three major service areas: exchanges, development, and mining. The largest employer is Asia-based exchange Huobi Global. Huobi is followed by two other exchanges, OKEx and Coinbase, in terms of the number of workers employed. Nearly 46% of employers with more than 100 employees are digital asset exchanges. Development firms account for roughly 29% of employers in that category. Read Full on The Block

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Bitcoin ‘Needs More’ PR from People Like Peter Schiff: Binance CEO
Cointelegraph
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Bitcoin ‘Needs More’ PR from People Like Peter Schiff: Binance CEO 
Fresh from his dubious week in the spotlight after claiming to “lose” his BTC holdings, Schiff is still saying Bitcoin investors are blind to gold’s benefits. Changpeng Zhao argued Schiff was failing in sewing distrust of Bitcoin among social media followers and beyond. CZ: We need more “negative voices” “I think Peter is doing great to promote bitcoin. He probably does not realize that given his illogical reasoning, most people will do exactly opposite of what he says,” he wrote. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Bitcoin's Github Community Now Boasts more than 2,800 Members
Bitcoinist.com
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Bitcoin's Github Community Now Boasts more than 2,800 Members 
Github is quite well-known for being an online developer hub, where experts and amateurs alike can join forces, host and review codes, manage projects, build software together, and more. According to recent data from GitGitRun.com, it appears that Bitcoin’s Github community managed to reach 2,800 members yesterday, January 24th. Bit

coin community member on Reddit, u/THE_ReD_TrucK, had noticed — not all repos are tracked, which led him to a conclusion that the real number of Bitcoin developers on Github might easily be over 3,000. Read Full on Bitcoinist.com

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Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Went up Nearly 600% in 2019
BeInCrypto
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Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Went up Nearly 600% in 2019 
Cryptocurrency data platform CoinGecko has released its yearly report for 2019. According to report the market has steadily gained in terms of market cap and trading volume. The market’s entire market capitalization has risen by 44.1%, gaining $60 billion over the year, and closing the year at $180 billion. According to the report, trading volume saw a much better year, growing almost 600% with over $50 billion being traded on average at the end of the year. Read Full on BeInCrypto

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Bitcoin a Safer Investment Than Stocks, Real Estate, Gold
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Bitcoin a Safer Investment Than Stocks, Real Estate, Gold 
Nick Szabo, the father of smart contracts, shows that Bitcoin’s Risk-Adjusted Returns far outweigh other popular assets over more than four years. Szabo has tweeted a graph that shows Bitcoin towering over US Stocks, US Real Estate, Bonds, Gold, Oil in terms of risk-adjusted returns using the Sharpe Ratio. The Sharpe Ratio shows investors the return of an investment compared to its risk. Although Bitcoin is a volatile asset, and thus has a higher risk, its performance outweighs that risk more than traditionally safer assets such as Gold and Real Estate. Read Full on twitter

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ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants 
Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain. Covantis’ founding members include Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Bunge and Louis Dreyfus Company. Initial focus will be on automating grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season's Tickets Over a Blockchain
CoinDesk
 Published Today
UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season's Tickets Over a Blockchain 
The blockchain-based ticketing system will be used for all Lancashire Cricket Club's domestic and international fixtures in 2020. Lancashire Cricket Club teamed with the blockchain ticketing provider TIXnGO. The club said the new blockchain tickets are traceable, unique to the purchaser and nearly impossible to counterfeit. The system also includes a new facility that simplifies the process of transferring or reselling tickets. Read Full on CoinDesk

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