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Bitcoin Price Surges 10% in 48 Hours as Bakkt Countdown Begins

The bitcoin price spiked after regulated futures platform Bakkt announced it had received approval to launch in September. | Source: ShutterstockBy CCN Markets: Bakkt, a bitcoin futures trading platform operated by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), finally received approval from the Commodities and

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Bitcoin Exchange Cryptopia Begins Liquidation After $15 Million Hack

By CCN: It may not have sounded the death knell immediately but the January hacking of New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia changed everything forever.Now the crypto exchange which lost NZD$ 23 million (approximately $15 million) in the security breach five months ago has appointed liquidators.Cryptopia Limited appoints Grant Thornton as

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Australian Securities Exchange Debuts Infrastructure Replacement as Blockchain Switch Begins

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released the first code for its replacement app development tool based on blockchain, the company confirmed in a press release on May 7.The new platform, dubbed the Customer Development Environment (CDE), builds on the exchange’s previous offering, Chess, which will now be retired.The

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Rakuten Begins Registrations for Cryptocurrency Exchange Ahead of June Launch

Japanese internet giant Rakuten has begun letting prospective users of its Rakuten Wallet cryptocurrency exchange open accounts, Cointelegraph Japan reported on April 15.Rakuten, which plans to launch the exchange in June, now offers online registration for traders, all of whom need a Rakuten user ID and associated bank account

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Coinbase Custody Begins Staking Services With Tezos, Maker to Follow

The institutional asset custody arm of United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched staking for Tezos (XTZ), the company announced in a blog post on March 29.Coinbase Custody, which provides storage facilities for institutional investors, is seeking to expand its suite of services to include staking — a means

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Bitcoin Mining Revenue Begins Slow Recovery After 18-Month Lows, New Report Shows

Bitcoin (BTC) mining revenues have begun climbing after falling to their lowest levels in 18 months, statistics from cryptocurrency industry newsletter Diar confirmed Mar. 4.Capping a troubling year for miners, February saw revenue drop to amounts not seen since August 2017 — when Bitcoin was at the start of

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Goes Live Today. The Road to ETH 2.0 Begins

The Ethereum community is expectant because finally, after a long and bumpy road, the Dev. team is ready to launch the long-awaited Constantinople Upgrade. The hard fork is expected to be activated at approximately 19:30 UTC when Ethereum reaches block 7,280,000. At this point, two critical upgrades will be simultaneously activated:

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