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Retail Demand May Force to Approve Bitcoin ETF

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Retail Demand May Force to Approve Bitcoin ETF
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
Retail Demand May Force to Approve Bitcoin ETF 
Several investment firm executives have debated the likelihood of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) licensing a U.S.-based Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Chris Hempstead, the director of institutional business development at ETF and hedge fund provider IndexIQ, predicts that a Bitcoin ETF will come as retail demand for the product grows. Hempstead further predicts cryptocurrency products will become regulated as the sector matures. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Report: Only 1% of Transaction in Crypto Was Illicit
Cointelegraph
 Published Few hours ago
Report: Only 1% of Transaction in Crypto Was Illicit 
According to Chainalysis’ March 5th webinar, over $1 trillion worth of cryptocurrency transactions took place in 2019 with only 1.1% of them being illicit. Overall, as crypto adoption keeps on growing and the number of use cases for cryptocurrency expands, illicit transactions on a percentage basis, keep diminishing; implying that the industry today is much healthier than in the early days when much of the volume was driven by darknet markets. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Boeing Uses Blockchain to Track and Sell Aerospace Parts
forbes
 Published Today
Boeing Uses Blockchain to Track and Sell Aerospace Parts 
Aerospace giants Boeing has partnered with multinational aerospace conglomerate Honeywell to use its GoDirect platform to track and sell $1 billion worth of excess airplane parts using blockchain technology. The partnership was revealed at the Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 in Arizona. Lisa Butters, the general manager of Honeywell, stated that the parts were uploaded to the GoDirect Trade marketplace last weekend. Read Full on forbes

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Akon to push forward the utility of Akoin
decrypt
 Published Today
Akon to push forward the utility of Akoin 
Akoin, the cryptocurrency platform of the Grammy-award winning artist and producer Akon, announced a partnership with decentralized application, BitMinutes that tokenizes mobile phone minutes. It’ll let people trade mobile minutes between one another. Akoin can be swapped for tokenized airtime—in the form of BMT, BitMinutes’ native token—which in turn can be swapped for real airtime, which can be used to top up mobile phones, or traded on other markets. Read Full on decrypt

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Bitcoin Gets Featured On Netflix Show Altered Carbon
Decrypt
 Published Today
Bitcoin Gets Featured On Netflix Show Altered Carbon 
An episode of the Netflix original Altered Carbon features cryptocurrencies as the means of payment in its fictional version of the year 2400. In the show, the prices of a variety of small items can be seen listed in several different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH) during a scene where the main characters load up on weaponry. Other listed are two privacy coins, Monero (XMR) and Zcash (ZEC), as well as governance-focused token Decred (DCR). Read Full on Decrypt

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David Schwartz Explains Whether XRP Can Be Destroyed or Not
U.Today
 Published Today
David Schwartz Explains Whether XRP Can Be Destroyed or Not 
David Schwartz, the CTO of blockchain company Ripple, answered some questions about creating or destroying XRP. He explained that validators couldn't simply destroy XRP tokens that are held in the company's escrow wallet. According to Schwartz, nobody can create more tokens because of certain "safeties" in the software that prevent more issuances. XRP owners can lock or destroy their tokens if they want to. Schwartz claimed that changing the rules would require a hard fork. Read Full on U.Today

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US Fed Prints Money Equivalent of 9.8M BTC in 1 Day
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
US Fed Prints Money Equivalent of 9.8M BTC in 1 Day 
The U.S. central bank continues inflationary measures to satisfy liquidity dem

ands from lenders, as coronavirus plays havoc with stability. The United States Federal Reserve has funneled the equivalent of half the entire Bitcoin (BTC) supply into the economy but banks want even more money. As the New York Fed confirmed on its website, so-called repurchase operations, or “repos,” totalled $89 billion, approximately 9.8 million BTC on March 5 alone. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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IOTA Will Repay Victims of $1.97 Million Hack happened on Feb 12
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
IOTA Will Repay Victims of $1.97 Million Hack happened on Feb 12 
On Feb. 12 Iota (MIOTA) suffered an attack targeting its official desktop wallet. The Iota network went offline on the same day, and has remained down since. On March 6, David Sønstebø, the founder of Iota, revealed that he will personally fully repay all 46 victims of last month’s Iota hack to the tune of 8.52 million MIOTA — worth roughly $1.97 million at the time of writing. IOTA Foundation remains on track to relaunch the network on March 10th. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Ireland to See First Public Auction of Seized Crypto Assets
Bitcoinist.com
 Published 1 Day ago
Ireland to See First Public Auction of Seized Crypto Assets 
For the first time in the country’s history, Ireland will publicly auction off $125,000 worth of bitcoin seized from criminals. The seized cryptocurrency will be sold by Ireland-based auction house, Wilsons Auctions, to the highest bidder as it will set no reserves. Starting from Tuesday, March 24 at 12 noon (GMT), Wilsons Auctions will sell bitcoin (BTC) worth $125,000 seized from criminals by Belgium authorities. The auction will be conducted online and will take place for only 24 hours. Read Full on Bitcoinist.com

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XRP Liquidity Surges to Hit New Record
U.Today
 Published 1 Day ago
XRP Liquidity Surges to Hit New Record 
The liquidity of the XRP digital asset reaches a new ATH on Coins.ph. The adoption of the third largest currency keeps spreading thanks to Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) corridors. Three best-known of them so far are working in Mexico, Australia and the Philippines. A new record was hit in the Philippines. The ODL corridor to the Philippines works via the local crypto exchange Coins.ph. Today, the XRP liquidity ATH left behind the previous record and hit the 6,041,940 mark. Read Full on U.Today

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