Friday, April 19, 2019

Bitcoin Passes A Milestone 400M Transactions

Bitcoin price may have surged and held above $5000, but the Bitcoin network has passed milestones of its own this week – one involving a much higher number. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Cryptocurrency Exchange IronX Announces Public Launch Following Successful $26M ICO

The IronX Exchange is a joint venture between IronFX, the multi-asset broker and EmurgoHK, the Cardano (ADA coin) creator. The Exchange has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options available. Read more: thefintechtimes.com

Cryptocurrency Startup Becomes Japan’s 2nd Billion-Dollar Tech Unicorn

Liquid.com, a Japan-based cryptocurrency platform, announced the successful closure of its Series C fundraising round, which saw the company achieve a total valuation of over US$1bn — making it one of only two tech unicorns in the country’s startup industry. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Pakistan Introduces Cryptocurrency Regulations at State Bank Ceremony

Pakistan legislators introduced proposed laws to regulate Electronic Money Institutions(EMIs) at a ceremony held at State Bank of Pakistan offices Monday in Islamabad. Read more: crowdfundinsider.com

Russians Bought $8.6Bn in Bitcoin, Says Kremlin Economist

Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, is out with another bold claim. Read more: bitcoinist.com

5-Star Swiss Hotel Set to Accept Bitcoin Payments

The Dolder Grand, a five-star hotel based in Switzerland, will begin accepting bitcoin payments starting next month. Read more: coindesk.com

A Bitcoin Lightning Web Standard, Inspired By Ethereum, Is Gaining Steam

Sending bitcoin lightning payments over the web might soon get easier. Read more: coindesk.com

Switzerland Moves Forward to Fit Cryptocurrency into Traditional Regulations

The Federal Assembly of Switzerland has voted in favor of putting cryptocurrency on equal footing as traditional assets. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Dubai’s First Bitcoin ATM Let’s You Buy with Cash, No ID

If you’re in the UAE and want to buy some bitcoin, you can do so without KYC from the first Bitcoin ATM in Dubai. Read more: bitcoinist.com

Japan Capping Cryptocurrency Leverage Trading in April 2020

Japan, arguably the world’s leader in cryptocurrency regulation, is set to drop more rules on the industry by capping leverage trading on cryptocurrency exchanges. Read more: bitcoinist.com