London Stock Exchange Trading Tech to Power New Hong Kong Crypto Exchange

LSEG Technology, the technology solutions provider for the London Stock Exchange Group, has announced that its matching engine will be used to power a new Hong Kong-based digital assets exchange. The news was announced in an LSEG Technology press release Jan. 22. The forthcoming digital assets exchange — dubbed AAX — comes from blockchain and crypto-focused fintech firm ATOM Group. The platform will reportedly become the first digital assets exchange to use LSEG Technology’s so-dubbed “Millennium Exchange,” which is a low latency and scalable matching engine already reportedly in use…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Lift Off, Cross-Hairs at $4,500

Bitcoin Price recover, bulls bounce back Market leaders set positives in Blockchain and crypto There is a jump in market participation level. Volumes swell in the 4HR time frame After Jan 20 drops, BTC is finding support at around $3,500—the lower limit of our support zone. As a result, there is a likelihood that Bitcoin prices will rally in coming days. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Jerry Yang has been a longtime fan of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. So, his recent comment at the Nikkei Innovation Asia Forum held in Singapore is…

NYSE Operator’s Long-Awaited Crypto Platform Bakkt Announces New Key Vacancies

Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that they are hiring for a number of high-up positions in a tweet Jan. 22. The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) much-awaited crypto platform published a list of eight evidently new vacancies at the company, all of which are based in Atlanta and New York City. Some of the positions also have Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco, London, Tel Aviv and Singapore listed as available locations. The page specifies that the company is mostly trying to…

Oracle Partnership Rumor Pumping TRX?

Tron Price, surge 5.2 percent Oracle—Tron Partnership rumor yet to be confirmed Transaction volumes low, likely to build up ahead of 4 cents retest Days after NiTron, TRX is making good progress and is solid above 2.5 cents as traders search for buying opportunities in lower time frames. Add this to a probable partnership with Oracle, the path of least resistance seems to be up. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals News has it that Oracle is the latest software company to “partner” with Tron. As a smart contracting and dApp platform…

London Stock Exchange’s Trading Tech to Power New Crypto Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is providing the trade-matching technology for an upcoming cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong. The LSE Group announced Tuesday that its Millennium Exchange matching engine has been chosen to power AAX, a new exchange platform being launched by Hong Kong-based fintech firm ATOM Group. AAX is scheduled to be launched in the first half of this year and will be the first crypto exchange to use the matching engine product, according to the LSE. According to a separate statement from the ATOM Group on Tuesday, the LSE…

Crypto Exchange Huobi to ‘Likely Launch Its Own Stablecoin in 2019,’ Says CFO

Top 5 Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has plans to launch its own stablecoin this year as part of its 2019 road map, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 22. During a presentation in Singapore today, Huobi’s CFO said the company will also update its trading platform and continue its international expansion. “2018 brought us huge challenges but I’m personally optimistic about the crypto market. I do think we’ll see things get better this year,” CFO Chris Lee told the audience at the members-only event. Reportedly after his speech,…

Op Ed: Bitcoin Mining Attacks Are Overblown

Whenever I claim that bitcoin is the only decentralized cryptocurrency, I get one of two arguments: My X coin is also decentralized. Bitcoin isn’t decentralized because of Core and/or miners. I’ll leave 1 and the first half of 2 for another day, but the “mining centralization” argument is what I want to tackle in this article. The questions I’ll be answering are: Is Bitcoin mining centralized? In what way do miners “control” Bitcoin? What are the risks of a 51% attack? Are the altcoiners right? Decentralization Decentralization is a key…

Living on Bitcoin Day 5: An In-Store Buy At Last (Spoiler: It’s Pot-Related)

This is the fifth instalment of reporter Colin Harper’s “Living on Bitcoin” experience in San Francisco. Find out what happened to him earlier on Day 1 , on Day 2 , on Day 3 and on Day 4. I woke up in a millionaire’s bed today, something I never thought I’d say because I ain’t gonna make a million bucks, and I always doubted I could’ve finagled my way into the bed of someone who had. Jeremy’s room is your prototypical festival bro living space: Bob Marley poster in one…

Bitcoin Sees Longest Stretch of Price Consolidation Since October

Bitcoin (BTC) is witnessing the longest stretch of range-bound price activity in three months. The leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization has been largely restricted to trading between $3,700 and $3,500 since Jan. 11 – the longest stretch at such a narrow range since the end of October. Back then, the market had gone quiet, with prices staying within the $6,500–$6,350 range in the 12 days leading up to Oct. 28. On the following day, BTC dropped to $6,208. After another period of sideways movement, bitcoin fell well below the crucial…

Coinbase Adds Cross-Border Wire Transfers for Whales in Europe and Asia

Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching cross-border wire transfers for institutional clients in Asia, the U.K. and Europe. Coinbase said in an announcement Tuesday that, for clients in countries where fiat payments rails aren’t yet available, the firm will now support inbound and outbound SWIFT transfers from non-US bank accounts. It added: “This new feature will allow Coinbase customers in many countries throughout Asia and EMEA to access Coinbase’s deep pool of crypto liquidity for the first time.” Simultaneously, the firm said it will offer new OTC trading desks for U.S.…