Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 4:54 pm Published by

General News

Accenture, the consulting giant, have revealed their new product: an “interoperability node” which can house the business logic of different blockchains. The interoperability node can connect the four major enterprise platforms: Hyperledger Fabric, R3’s Corda, Quorum, and Digital Asset (DA).

Binance has secured funding from Vertex Ventures, the VC arm of Temasek Holdings –operated by the government of Singapore – and will work them to set up a new branch in the city-state. 

Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming crypto trading platform Bakkt could begin offering physically settled bitcoin futures contracts in December, provided the CFTC signs off.

HTC is officially releasing its first blockchain-enabled phone. The early-access version of the HTC Exodus, dubbed the EXODUS 1, is now available for pre-order and can only be bought using bitcoin or ethereum, with shipping starting in December.

Square has made its bitcoin cold storage solution open-source. The documentation, code and tools for the company’s “Subzero” bitcoin cold storage solution is now publicly available on Github.

WEX Exchange users have begun filing police reports after more than three months of being unable to withdraw major cryptocurrencies or fiat. 

Wirex is bringing its crypto debit cards to the US. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and deposit Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin into their Wirex wallets and convert their crypto to USD to be spent anywhere Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Cryptocurrencies

Cred $0.041671 USD (-3.74 percent) is working with digital payments startup Uphold to launch new lending and earning products. Uphold Earn and Uphold Borrow allow users to earn interest on holdings of their new dollar-backed stablecoin – Universal Dollar – and borrow money against the cryptocurrencies they own. Users can earn up to 5 percent in interest and receive loans ranging from $1,000 to more than $200,000.

Centra: A class action lawsuit has been slapped against music producer DJ Khaled and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather by individuals who lost their money by investing in the Centra Tech ICO.

Decred $48.38 USD (24.27 percent) is the biggest gainer today in the top 100 coins after being listed on Binance. 

Ethereum’s $202.06 USD (-1.60 percent) open-source technology is front-and-center in a new partnership between Visa and IBM. Visa says it will utilize the IBM Blockchain Platform, built on Ethereum, for its new blockchain-powered finance platform called B2B Connect.

Ripple’s $0.441068 USD (-2.84 percent) cross-border payment solution, xCurrenct, is going to be tested by the National Bank of Kuwait with its first transaction in next coming weeks.

WN.com, Jamie Saarloos



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