Tag: Ethereum

December 13, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BBVA Switzerland expands its crypto custody service with Ethereum

BBVA services stretch across Latin American countries, where investors have extensive interest in all kinds of digital assets, as well as in Europe and Turkey. The company noted in its official announcement that it plans to continue the expansion of its portfolio of digital assets in the coming months. The new BBVA service is currently…

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August 04, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

A day before the Ethereum London Hard Fork: 4 things you should know

2. EIP-3238: Difficulty Bomb Delay EIP-3238 is being introduced to smooth the path for the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. An important feature of Ethereum, the difficulty bomb makes Ethereum mining more challenging. When the difficulty bomb is triggered, block times will become so long that mining will no longer be profitable. This contributes to a phenomenon…

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June 07, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CoinShares lists three physically-backed crypto ETPs on Börse Xetra

The latest CoinShares Weekly Digital Asset Fund Flows Report from 1 June which tracks inflows and outflows across different crypto investment vehicles, found that the price volatility in crypto markets has been a catalyst for investment. A total of $74 million of net inflows were recorded, primarily led by Ethereum and altcoin products. Chief Executive…

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March 29, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Visa joins forces with Crypto.com to enable fiat transaction settlement on Ethereum

Jack Forestell, executive vice president and chief product officer, Visa, commented: Crypto-native fintechs want partners who understand their business and the complexities of digital currency form factors. The announcement today marks a major milestone in our ability to address the needs of fintechs managing their business in a stablecoin or cryptocurrency, and it’s really an…

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March 23, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Energy-efficient altcoins emerge amid Bitcoin backlash

Environmental Backlash As the network expands, the time for analysing it also grow and with it, its energy consumption. According to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Bitcoin currently consumes approximately 121.36 terawatt-hours (TWh) a year. This number is higher than the energy consumption of Argentina (121 TWh), the Netherlands (108.8 TWh), and the United…

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Deutsche Börse
March 09, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Deutsche Börse expands range of centrally cleared ETNs

Kraus added: Central clearing of the products significantly reduces the settlement risks and thus enables many professional investors to invest in crypto products. All clearing is set to be dealt with by Deutsche Börse Group's central counterparty, Eurex Clearing. Deutsche Börse launched the world's first centrally cleared Bitcoin ETN on Xetra back in June 2020,…

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Forex Weekly Look Back
January 29, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Forex Weekly Look Back: Robinhood to restore GameStop trading, Brokeree integrates Liquidity Bridge with Ausprime

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) filed criminal complaint on Thusrday against one of its employees for suspected insider trading in payments company Wirecard. BaFin said that the employee of the securities supervision department sold structured products based on Wirecard on 17 June 2020. The date is one day before Wirecard’s auditor EY found that 1.9…

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January 28, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Reddit partners with Ethereum Foundation to build scaling tools

The official announcement stated: In many ways, this collaboration started with the Scaling Bake-Off that we hosted in this community with the Ethereum Foundation. In this new stage of our partnership, immediate efforts will be focused on bringing Ethereum to Reddit-scale production. Our intention is to help accelerate the progress being made on scaling and…

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CME Group launches Ether Options
December 17, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CME Group launches Ether futures from February

Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, said: Based on increasing client demand and robust growth in our Bitcoin futures and options markets, we believe the addition of Ether futures will provide our clients with a valuable tool to trade and hedge this growing cryptocurrency. Ethereum is the second-largest…

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