CME Group launched new Bitcoin options on Jan. 14, which was revealed by the company’s global head of equity products Tim McCourt. The introduction of crypto options by a derivatives heavyweight in CME will further uplift the institutional infrastructure supporting the asset class. Over the long term, investors generally anticipate improvements in the infrastructure surrounding
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Tron has made a name for itself in the crypto asset space and DApp world, although a huge portion of the protocol’s transactions rely on the gambling industry. A hefty 17 of the top 25 most-used Tron DApps fall in the gambling category on DappRadar’s list of most popular Tron protocol-based DApps. Top 25 lists
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DAVOS, Switzerland – Most Middle Eastern elites at the World Economic Forum are highly skeptical of bitcoin, but there are whispers about its potential for cross-border settlements in the energy sector.  According to Egyptian businessman M. Shafik Gabr, chairman of the ARTOC Group for Investment & Development, some Middle Eastern nations are already exploring the
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That’s a wrap! The World Economic Forum is over, and the key ideas coming out of Davos for our industry are: 1) a continued “blockchain, not crypto” narrative; 2) a belief in the inevitability of cashless futures (without much concern about the negative implications) and 3) the rise of CBDCs.  On the CBDC front, the
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Independent Reserve, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia, is expanding to Singapore after an “overwhelmingly positive” response from the regulator. Adrian Przelozny, CEO and founder of the Sydney-based exchange, announced Friday it had expanded its trading services to users in Singapore, saying in a statement that his team “felt the time was right
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International Payments Will Continue to Get Faster and SmallerPayment providers and banks will continue to offer ever faster cross-border payment services to their customers, enabling them to send and receive low-cost payments in real-time. The cost overhead of these payments will also continue to shrink. This trend will accelerate in 2020 as customer demand for
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DAVOS, Switzerland – Consensus is building on one issue at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: Cash is dead. “Physical money is out,” said B.S. Kohli, an economic advisor to the head of the Indian state of Punjab. Mothanna Gharaibeh, Jordan’s minister of digital economy and entrepreneurship, agreed. As of this year, Gharaibeh said, Jordanians
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A county cricket club in the U.K. is to use blockchain-based ticketing for all domestic and international fixtures played at its home ground in 2020. According to a report Friday from industry magazine, TheTicketingBusiness, Lancashire Cricket Club developed the new solution in partnership with the blockchain ticketing provider TIXnGO. The new blockchain tickets are said
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In an interview with the Wall Street Journal at Davos 2020, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse pretty much-confirmed intentions to take the company public. The effects on XRP as an investment could be catastrophic. Ripple Chief Speaks of IPO According to reports in Ripple-centric media and tweets from company executives, Brad Garlinghouse has virtually confirmed that
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