Blockchain Firm TZero Adds Ravencoin to Supported Cryptocurrencies

Ravencoin is the newest token supported by tZero Crypto’s cryptocurrency wallet and trading apps. Blockchain company tZero added Ravencoin (RVN) to the list of cryptocurrencies supported by its tZero Crypto cryptocurrency wallet and trading app. Ravencoin now supported on the tZero app TZero announced in a press release published on Aug. 20 that Ravencoin will be joining Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) among the cryptocurrencies supported by its trading and wallet tZero Crypto app, available for iOS and Android devices. Per the release, the company submitted the updated iOS app…

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Kraken OTC Desk Head: Trading Volume Has Increased 2,000% Since 2018

Nelson Minier, head of over-the-counter trading at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, says its volume has increased twenty-fold since 2018. Nelson Minier, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at major cryptocurrency platform Kraken, has stated that the OTC desk’s trades per month have increased by a factor of 20 since the beginning of last year. Minier gave his remarks in an episode of The Block’s podcast, The Scoop, on Aug. 20. Minier further remarked that “Bitcoin and Ether are the big — the whales of our desk,” additionally estimating that Bitcoin (BTC), Ether…

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Austrian Telecom A1 Accepting Crypto in Select Shops Using Salamantex

Major Austrian telecom operator A1 has started accepting six cryptos as payment in select shops in Austria. Major Austrian telecom operator A1 has started accepting cryptocurrencies as payment in seven selected shops in Austria. Six cryptos accepted Starting from Aug. 19, A1 customers can pay for network services in selected A1 branches using six major cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Litecoin (LTC), Stellar (XLM) and Dash (DASH), according to an official announcement published on Aug. 16. A1 Payment service, a digital payment system developed in collaboration with Austrian digital…

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is in early talks with local firms to launch digital payments service in Indonesia. Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks with multiple digital payments firms as well as a state-owned bank to launch digital payment services in Indonesia.  Reuters reported that they had learned of this development from anonymous sources on Aug. 20. According to the report, WhatsApp is currently negotiating with transportation booking service Go-Jek, mobile payments provider DANA, fintech startup OVO and state-owned Bank Mandiri. Bank Mindri operates a digital wallet service, per…

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ICO Rating Settles With SEC Over Alleged Anti-Touting Violations

Analytical agency ICO Rating has settled with the U.S. SEC for $268,998 over alleged violations of anti-touting provisions from the Securities Act of 1933. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Russian analytical agency ICO Rating for $268,998 for violating anti-touting provisions, according to an announcement on Aug. 20. In the announcement, the SEC claimed that ICO Rating violated the anti-touting provisions of Section 17(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 by failing to disclose payments it received from initial coin offering (ICO) issuers it rated and…

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Experts: South Korean Crypto Projects Look to Leave the Country

The number of South Korean digital currency projects leaving the country to list their products on foreign exchanges is increasing, experts say. The number of South Korean digital currency projects leaving the country to list their products on foreign exchanges is increasing, experts say. South Korean news outlet Business Korea reported on Aug. 19, that industry experts have noticed a surge in cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused projects seeking to list their early-stage products on overseas platforms. Experts define reasons behind projects’ departure Experts named several key reasons that local projects are…

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