Daily Cryptocurrency Bulletin For Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 2:26 pm Published by

General News

Bitrue, the Singapore-based crypto exchange, has been hacked for $4.2 million. Users funds are insured and anyone who lost crypto will be refunded, according to the company. 9.3 million XRP and 2.5 million Cardano had been accessed and transferred off its platform. 

Binance and digital asset Trust company Paxos have integrated a new fiat deposit gateway on Binance. The gateway will enable traders to exchange fiat for PAX stablecoin on the Paxos platform via wire transfer, which be reflected directly as a PAX balance on Binance.

BitMEX, the world’s leading crypto derivatives exchange, says it just hit a record high of $11.19 billion in trading volume in a 24-hour period.

CoinMarketCap has made its first ever acquisition, purchasing Hashtag Capital, a startup developing algorithms that analyse “all points of available liquidity” to improve pricing data. 

Koinex, the Indian crypto exchange, has been forced to shut down due to the ban on banking relationships for crypto firms ordered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Bitcoin $11,914.82 USD (-5.19 percent) mining difficulty has reached a new record high above 7.93 trillion – a seven percent jump from the previous 7.45 trillion record. Meanwhile, Coinbase experienced a brief outage yesterday, with both its website and API rendered temporarily inaccessible, as BTC dropped more than $1,700 in the span of 15 minutes.

Dai $1.01 USD (0.72 percent), Maker’s stablecoin, is gaining support from Coinsource, the Texas-based bitcoin ATM operator, after forming a partnership to make Dai available across Coinsource’s 230 machines in 29 US states and the District of Columbia to allow customers to buy, sell, and store Dai stablecoins.

ChainLink $2.31 USD (8.47 percent) is one of the few coins in the green today after Coinbase Pro announced they will begin accepting inbound transfers of LINK today in preparation for the rollout of full trading services. Once a sufficient supply of LINK is established on the platform, the company will phase in trading options for USD and ETH.

Ethereum $311.58 USD (-6.84 percent): BlockState, the swiss security token firm, plans to “passport” half a dozen ERC-20 tokens from Ethereum to R3’s Corda. Before the end of the year, the tokens will be locked up in a smart contract on Ethereum and “mirrored” versions of them will run on Corda. The passporting will take place on the network R3 is building for the Swiss Digital Exchange (SDX) – part of SIX, Switzerland’s national stock exchange.BlockState’s own STO will be the first pilot integration into Corda with five more issuances planned, the next from Streetlife, an “urban music and lifestyle” company. Other sectors where BlockState will tokenize assets include real estate, art and sustainable energy. Meanwhile, Opera has released its new web 3.0 browser with built-in support for Ethereum on the iPhone. The browser includes an Ethereum wallet that supports all ERC20 tokens.

Tron $0.034923 USD (-10.19 percent) Foundation has announced a $20 million buyback plan as part of an initiative to bolster community activity and market stability – the largest TRX buyback plan so far. The buyback programme will last a year. On January 1, 2020, the Tron Foundation will reveal its TRX holding, but have not disclosed how funds will be used.

Waves $2.02 USD (-12.27 percent) has introduced an upgrade to its blockchain that enables decentralized applications (dApps) on the platform.

– WN.com, Jamie Saarloos

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