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Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

Follow up Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.” In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch des..

Binance Venus Aims to Outshine Libra and Chinese National Crypto?

Analysis Within the past 12 months, stablecoins have transformed from a niche idea to tackle the issues of a volatile market into methods of payment championed by some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies. Facebook’s announcement that it would be supporting the launch of a rese..

Taipei-Based Crypto Firm Maicoin Seeks Membership in Libra Association

News Taiwanese digital currency trading platform Maicoin has entered talks with social media giant Facebook regarding its possible membership in the Libra Association. As local English language media outlet Taipei Times reported on Aug. 21, Maicoin is seeking to participate in the Switzerland-base..

Tether Plans to Issue CNHT — A Chinese Yuan-Pegged Stablecoin

News Stablecoin operator Tether plans to issue a Chinese yuan-backed stablecoin, local industry media ChainNews reports on Aug. 21. Tether to issue a renminbi-pegged stablecoinBitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong informed the outlet that Tether — the stablecoin operator behind leading stablecoin USDT — ..

The European Commission Concerned About Libra’s Potential Monopoly

News Antitrust regulators at the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, have sent out a questionnaire to determine whether Facebook’s proposed stablecoin Libra is an anti-competitive project. Bloomberg learned of the news via a private document, per a report on Aug. 20. A..

Silvergate Bank Looking to Become Institutional Crypto Lender

One of the few go-to financial service providers that are Bitcoin and Crypto friendly, Silvergate Bank, is looking to expand its services to include crypto-currency lending, according to an updated IPO filing. Loans for institutional Investors Silvergate Bank provides financial services to some of ..

Huobi Wallet to Support MakerDAO Tokens, Decentralized Applications

News Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has added support for MakerDAO tokens and decentralized apps (DApps) in its wallet. Huobi Group shared the announcement with Cointelegraph on Aug. 19. MakerDAO has a stablecoin called Dai, a token named MKR, and applications including CPD Portal. The Maker..

US Lawmakers to Visit Switzerland to Discuss Crypto, Facebook’s Libra

News A delegation of the United States House of Representatives will visit Switzerland on cryptocurrency concerns, with Facebook’s not-yet-released stablecoin Libra being in the focus. As local weekly news outlet NZZ am Sonntag reported on Aug. 17, a six-member delegation from the House Financial ..

How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

On August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more th..

Blockchain Music Streaming Startup Unveils Source Code, Incentives

News Audius, a blockchain startup that aims to disrupt the music streaming industry, has uploaded its public beta version. The open source code for public use of Audius is available on GitHub as of Aug. 15. Additionally, the startup has issued an open invitation to run network nodes in exchange f..

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