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CoinMarketCap announced that it will launch two cryptocurrency benchmark indices on multiple major finance platforms. CoinMarketCap announced that it will launch two cryptocurrency benchmark indices on Nasdaq Global Index Data Service, Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon and Börse Stuttgart. The news was revealed in a post on the crypto data firm’s blog, published on March 20. The two indices are calculated and administered by German index provider Solactive, the post notes. Per the announcement, the indices will cover the top 200 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, one including Bitcoin (BTC) and one without it. The latter benchmark will be called CMC Crypto 200 ex BTC Index (CMC200EX), while the one including Bitcoin is called CMC Crypto 200 Index (CMC200). Both the indexes will be rebalanced on the last day of each calendar quarter, the firm reports. CMC200EX has been reportedly created “to track the performance of the market without the influence of Bitcoin,” since..
The platform should go live March 26, Huobi executives say, and will be available for both major and private investors. Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global is launching a dedicated platform for pre-release token sales, the company confirmed in a blog post on March 20. The platform, dubbed Huobi Prime, aims to give participating investors access to new altcoin tokens before they appear on major exchanges. Prospective projects will go through a vetting procedure, with successful applicants offering tokens to investors via three 30-minute flash sales, the blog post outlines. Huobi Prime is geared to both large and small investors, with individuals subject to a maximum $1,000 investment cap. The cap will be applied in terms of the native Huobi Token (HT), which will be the sole trading partner for new tokens on offer. “We’ve designed it from the ground up to be a more innovative, direct, and responsive way to access up and coming new tokens,” CEO Leon Li commented in the ..
Kakao’s fintech arm Dunamu is reportedly launching a blockchain service platform designed to help companies start businesses. Dunamu, the fintech arm of South Korea’s largest Internet corporation Kakao, is reportedly launching a blockchain service platform designed to help companies start businesses using blockchain. Korea’s JoongAng Daily reported the news on March 19. The platform, which is called Luniverse and supervised by blockchain technology research lab Lambda256, is geared to help IT startups develop blockchain-based services. The platform reportedly has a high level of security and an automated scaling function, that can adjust blockchain sizes in accordance with the amount of data stored on it. To implement the service, Dunamu reportedly collaborated with blockchain companies that provided various blockchain apps and products following clients’ business fields. Park Jae-hyun, CEO and former research head of Lambda256 said that “in the past, a lot of companies built their ow..
sponsored A Japanese company has launched a ERC-20-compliant stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar and supported by major Ethereum crypto wallets. A Japanese company has launched an ERC-20-compliant stablecoin that it says offers “absolute decentralization, maximum security and a reliable source of stability in the face of volatility.” As its name suggests, USDDex is directly pegged to the United States dollar, helping traders to move their money into crypto without exposing themselves to the erratic price movements seen in other major digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company believes that its stablecoin could become a viable alternative to fiat and trigger the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies, giving employers a safe way of paying their workers’ salaries while enabling consumers to make purchases with confidence. USDDex firmly believes that 2019 is going to be the year of the stablecoin, citing research that suggests that the monthly trading volume of t..
BitGo clients will be able to hold their BCAP assets using qualified and regulated custody service BitGo Trust Company. Blockchain security firm and wallet service BitGo has announced support for Blockchain Capital’s ERC-20 token, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 19. Blockchain Capital’s BCAP token is a security token based on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain that was launched in a $10 million initial coin offering (ICO) back in April 2017. BCAP represents an indirect economic interest to the limited partnership interest in the tokenized investment fund, and is the world’s first security token that was sold in an ICO. According to the recent BitGo announcement, BitGo users will now be able to hold their BCAP assets using BitGo Trust Company, a qualified and regulated custodian that provides compliant custody for security tokens. As a part of the announcement, BitGo has also introduced its multi-signature wallet security. Ben Chan, BitGo’s chief technology o..
Qatar-based telecommunications giant Ooredoo Group has reportedly launched a blockchain initiative. Qatar-based telecommunications giant Ooredoo Group has launched a blockchain initiative, English-language local media The Peninsular Qatar reports on March 18. Per the report, the company already collaborates with entities in the private, public and academic spaces to develop blockchain solutions. Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani is quoted in the article as stating that “blockchain will facilitate new digital business models and revenue in the next five years.” According to him, blockchain enables organizations to optimize costs and enhance efficiency, transparency and trust while allowing secure digital payments. The article’s author cites the use of smart contracts for title, deed and facilities management, product tracking and bank cross-border settlements as possible applications. Lastly, the company reportedly aims to combine blockchain with its 5G, cloud and In..
Insurance Giant AXA XL partnered with insurance technology startup Assurely to jointly launch a new insurance product covering equity crowdfunding and security token offerings. Insurance giant AXA XL and insurance technology startup Assurely have jointly launched a new insurance product covering equity crowdfunding and Security Token Offerings (STOs), according to a press release published on March 6. The new product dubbed CrowdProtector is designed for issuers and investors, and purportedly protects new online capital formation strategies like equity crowdfunding and STOs. The product also aims increase trust, confidence and safety to potential investors guaranteeing that the issuer is insured. According to Ty Sagalow, CEO of Assurely, the parties have managed to increase underwriting. The releases states: “CrowdProtector provides Issuers protection against investor complaints and lawsuits as well as serve as a communication to investors that they may get their principal investment ..
Tendermint has launched the Cosmos Network — the first blockchain in a series of proof-of-stake chains aimed to increase interoperability. Blockchain platform Cosmos, which is set to work as a mediator between different blockchains, has officially launched the first hub of its ecosystem on Wednesday, Mar. 13. The Cosmos initial coin offering (ICO), held in April 2017, raised a little more than $17 million. The Cosmos Network, which describes itself as “The Internet of Blockchains,” was developed by California-based startup Tendermint Inc — a software development company that was appointed by Swiss non-profit Interchain Foundation to develop the cross-blockchain ecosystem. The mainnet launch, which was announced on Cosmos Twitter, was also streamed live on Youtube, mimicking the launch of a rocket with Christine C., the community architect at Tendermint, dressed as an astronaut. The first block was mined at 11 p.m. UTC (7 p.m. EST) on March 13. According to the Cosmos Network website, ..
DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering listings. Estonia-based Nasdaq-powered digital trading platform DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering (STO) listings. The development was shared with Cointelegraph in a press release on March 14. As previously reported, DX.Exchange went live in January, with support for various fiat and cryptocurrency trading pairs and tokenized stocks. In March, the platform added tokenized exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to its supported products. According to the press release, the platform now allows investors to purchase security tokens using both fiat and major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT) and Ripple (XRP). Following this latest development, DX Group will also reportedly restructure into a new entity called DXtech Exchange. Security token trading represents the latest offerin..
After much testing and hard work, Citowise is announcing the first stage of their new platform – corporate.citowise.com With this solution, everyone can acquire a ready-made company with a crypto-friendly bank account in 4 jurisdictions: England, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Northern Ireland. This package deal can be purchased with bitcoin, and within minutes users are 2 steps away from legally establishing financial ownership. Physical documents are sent directly to users to sign. “The entire process is done remotely and with your convenience in mind. We are very excited to see how this opportunity changes the way companies are bought and sold.” Aleksandr Kents, Founder of Citowise. Citowise is starting off with England, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, and Northern Ireland as they cover a significant market share. The pain point of having to fly to another country to set up a business or open a new company, in addition to language barriers and legal issues is all, by design, solved with ..