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Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

While Bitcoin (BTC) and a majority of cryptocurrencies, save for Augur’s REP, have remained in a mundane price lull to start 2019, this industry’s upstarts have forged ahead. Grayscale Investments, a self-proclaimed “global leader in digital asset management,” recently launched an investment vehicle centered around Stellar Lumens (XLM) in a

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Blockchain Tech Firm Blockstream Launches Beta Version of Satellite API for Data Broadcast

Blockchain technology company Blockstream is launching the beta version of its Blockstream Satellite API, designed to help developers broadcast data via the company’s satellite network. The launch was revealed in the official announcement published Jan. 16.The move follows the company’s satellite service expansion back in December, when it started broadcasting

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Blockchain Consortium R3 Launches Corda Network and Independent Governance Foundation

Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 has announced the launch of its Corda Network, which will be operated and overseen by a newly created not-for-profit organization, the Corda Network Foundation. The announcement was made in an R3 press release published on Jan. 16.R3 has to date reportedly gathered over 300 partners

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Crypto Exchange Binance Enters European Markets, Launches Binance Jersey

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding to European markets with the launch of a new platform for fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 16.According to the release, Binance is launching a new trading platform, dubbed Binance Jersey, designed for fiat-to-crypto trading of the euro

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Belarus Launches Trading Platform Enabling Customers to Buy Tokenized Securities

Belarus has launched a trading platform that enables customers to buy tokenized versions of shares, gold and other traditional assets, Reuters reported Jan. 15.The project is reportedly backed by two companies, Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. According to Reuters, the government of Belarus has not yet commented on the launch

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Crypto Asset Manager LedgerX Launches Bitcoin Volatility Index

LedgerX has launched its first Bitcoin (BTC) price volatility index. The launch of LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX) was revealed to Cointelegraph by the company’s spokesperson on Jan. 14.LedgerX is a cryptocurrency asset manager regulated by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The official press release shared with Cointelegraph

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Swiss Multi-Billion Dollar Bank Vontobel Launches Regulated Crypto Custody

Switzerland’s major private investment bank Vontobel has launched a crypto custody solution targeting banks and asset managers, according to an official press release published on Jan. 14.Zurich-based Vontobel bank is reportedly the third largest financial custody provider in Switzerland, with 110.3 billion CHF ($112.2 billion) in assets under its actively

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