Digital Assets

For those involved in the new age of investment, digital assets are constantly at top of mind. These stories delve into the ever-growing world of commodities on the blockchain.

With libra, Facebook isn't just supplementing the banks. It's joining the club.
Cartoon: Join the Club

With digital currencies like libra, tech giants may not just be supplementing banks, they’re joining the club.

Crypto Lender Sees High Demand for Stablecoin Loans in Chinese Market
Crypto Lender Sees High Demand for Stablecoin Loans in Chinese Market

BabelFinance CEO says crypto winter and solid partnerships are helping his crypto-finance company succeed in the difficult Chinese market.

Digital assets - BlockFi Adds Gemini Dollar Stablecoin Support
BlockFi Adds Gemini Dollar Stablecoin Support

Crypto lender BlockFi is rolling out support for the gemini dollar (GUSD) stablecoin to diversify its lending capital and potentially work with new clients.

Digital assets - Blockstream Releases First Enterprise-Grade Product on Liquid
Blockstream Releases First Enterprise-Grade Product on Liquid

Security tokens are coming to Bitcoin, courtesy of Blockstream.

Digital assets - Coinbase Provides Wider Support for Crypto-to-Crypto Conversions
Coinbase Provides Wider Support for Crypto-to-Crypto Conversions

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase has announced that it will be expanding its crypto-to-crypto trading service to more countries.

Digital assets - Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV Following Online Poll from Over 70
Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV Following Online Poll from Over 70,000 Users

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has delisted Bitcoin SV (BSV), per an official announcement on its blog.

Digital assets - Cashaa Hopes to Bridge Crypto and Traditional Finance
Cashaa Hopes to Bridge Crypto and Traditional Finance

Cashaa is on a mission to bank the unbanked and wants to leverage Bitcoin to accomplish it.

Digital assets - Sparkswap
Sparkswap, World’s First Lightning Atomic Swap Exchange, Now in Beta

Bitcoin’s first decentralized exchange to make use of the Lightning Network’s Atomic Swaps is now in beta.

Digital assets - Puerto Rico Approves Combination Bank for Fiat and Digital Assets
Puerto Rico Approves Combination Bank for Fiat and Digital Assets

The San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International, a Puerto Rican bank offering both fiat and digital asset custody and settlement services, is now operational.

Digital assets - What Is DeFi and Where Does It Leave Bitcoin?
What Is DeFi and Where Does It Leave Bitcoin?

One of the most interesting things to emerge from the current bear market has been a concept known as “decentralized finance,” or “DeFi,” manifested primarily by services that allow you to earn interest or borrow against your cryptocurrency holdings.

Digital assets - Tether Updates Website
Tether Updates Website, Says USDT Backed by “Reserves,” Not Just Cash

Tether just updated its website to clarify that each of its USDT stablecoin tokens, which it used to claim were “always backed 1-to-1 with traditional currency,” are backed by assets other than fiat currency.

Digital assets - Cboe Files (Again) for (Yet Another) Bitcoin ETF
Cboe Files (Again) for (Yet Another) Bitcoin ETF

The Cboe has refiled an application for the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF, barely a week after the exchange withdrew it’s latest application.

- Black Christmas as Brazilian Bitcoin Exchange Loses Founder in a Car Crash
Black Christmas as Brazilian Bitcoin Exchange Loses Founder in a Car Crash

Luís Augusto Schiavon Ramos, known as Guto Schiavon, the founder of one of Brazil’s largest bitcoin exchanges, was killed in a car accident in Sao Paulo on Christmas Day.

Digital assets - Coinbase Now Lets You Convert your Altcoins into Bitcoin
Coinbase Now Lets You Convert your Altcoins into Bitcoin

Coinbase has launched Coinbase Convert, a new feature that allows retail users to make direct crypto-to-crypto conversions on the exchange.

Digital assets - After $4M Funding Round
After $4M Funding Round, BlockFi Eyes Savings Account, Crypto Credit Cards

Coming off a fresh funding round, BlockFi has plans for a new suite of services.

Digital assets - Bitwala Is Offering German Citizens Joint Crypto and Fiat Banking Accounts
Bitwala Is Offering German Citizens Joint Crypto and Fiat Banking Accounts

German blockchain startup Bitwala has launched crypto banking in Germany.

Digital assets - Cherry on Top: Bitcoin ABC
Cherry on Top: Bitcoin ABC, Bitmain, Ver Target of Suit Following BCH Split

A suit spearheaded by UnitedCorp is taking legal aim at Bitmain and its cofounder Jihan Wu; Bitcoin.com and its CEO, Roger Ver; Kraken and its CEO, Jesse Powell; and others.

Digital assets - TrueUSD Is Now a Base Pair on Binance
TrueUSD Is Now a Base Pair on Binance

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added TrustToken’s TrueUSD (TUSD) as a base currency, expanding the stablecoin’s available trading pairs.

Digital assets - Binance Showcases Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video
Binance Showcases Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

Binance just offered its users an in-depth sneak peek of its forthcoming decentralized exchange (DEX).

Digital assets - Bitfinex Gives Tether Competition
Bitfinex Gives Tether Competition, Adds Four of Market’s Top Stablecoins

Cryptocurrency exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex now support trading for all six of the market’s major stablecoins.

Digital assets - EU Workers Now Have the Option to Take Their Pay in a Euro Stablecoin
EU Workers Now Have the Option to Take Their Pay in a Euro Stablecoin

Blockchain Payroll Platform WorkChain.io has partnered with tokenization platform STASIS to enable euro-backed crypto paychecks for its European Union (EU) users with the EURS stablecoin.

Digital assets - Coinbase Launches Zcash Trading Services on Coinbase Pro
Coinbase Launches Zcash Trading Services on Coinbase Pro

Inbound transfers of the currency will begin at 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, November 29, 2018, though early deposits have already begun.

Digital assets - Tether Will Soon Allow Direct Redemption of USDT — But With a High Minimum
Tether Will Soon Allow Direct Redemption of USDT — But With a High Minimum

Tether is launching a new liquidity portal, one that will finally allow the direct redemption of Tether’s stablecoin USDT back into fiat.

Digital assets - Paxos Standard (PAX) Is Now a Base Pair on Binance
Paxos Standard (PAX) Is Now a Base Pair on Binance

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added Paxos Standard (PAX) as a base currency on its platform, meaning the stablecoin can be coupled with other digital assets listed on the platform.