Report: Coinbase Negotiates Acquisition of Xapo’s Bitcoin Custody Business

Coinbase is reportedly negotiating the acquisition of the bitcoin custody business of cryptocurrency wallet provider Xapo for $50 million in cash. American major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly negotiating the acquisition of the bitcoin (BTC) custody business of cryptocurrency wallet provider Xapo, technology-focused media outlet the Block reported on May 16. Sources familiar with the […]

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South American Startup Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Fiat Exchange and OTC Desk

Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over-the-counter desk. Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over the counter (OTC) desk, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16. Ripio’s newly launched platform will enable its customers in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico […]

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Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Custody Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says the exchange’s custody service received the $1 billion in the 12 months after its launch. During an on-stage discussion at Consensus, Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that its custody service has already received $1 billion in crypto under management. Coindesk reported on Armstrong’s comments […]

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Hodler’s Digest, April 29 – May 5: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Stablecoin tether is apparently only backed 74% by cash reserves, and Elon Musk and Vitalik Buterin get friendly on Twitter. Top Stories This Week Fractional Reserve Stablecoin Tether Only 74% Backed by Fiat Currency, Say Lawyers According to documents released by USD stablecoin tether’s (USDT) lawyers, the company behind the stablecoin only has enough fiat […]

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Stablecoins, Explained

Volatility in crypto prices have been regarded as a big hurdle for mainstream adoption. Stablecoins could be a way of eliminating such erratic fluctuations. Can stablecoins achieve true decentralization? Certain providers believe they have struck a compromise. Some stablecoin advocates are concerned that pegging a cryptocurrency directly to the U.S. dollar means that it must […]

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