Binance Expands Fiat Gateway to Support 15 New National Currencies

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added support for deposits in 15 additional fiat currencies to its platform. According to a July 7 announcement, Binance added support for the United Arab Emirates dirham, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc, Czech koruna, euro, British pound, Hong Kong dollar, Danish krone, Hungarian forint, Mexican peso, Norwegian krone, New Zealand dollar, Polish złoty and Swedish krona. Binance added the new currencies through a partnership with crypto asset and fiat money institutional custodian Etana Custody. Binance CFO Wei Zhou told Cointelegraph that users can transfer…

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Blockchain Service Bison Trails Announces Support for Ethereum 2.0

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, has announced support for Ethereum 2.0 — an upgrade that will move the network from its proof-of-work consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake. Bison Trails offers a suite of enterprise products that allow users to interact with the Beacon Chain, stake Ether (ETH), and automatically manage validators, validator clients, and beacon nodes. Importance of adopting Eth2 Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails told Cointelegraph about the importance of adopting Eth2 within the crypto industry and which benefits could bring like new scalability options for the protocol: “The…

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60 Hong Kong-Based Vending Machines Support McAfee’s Ghost Token for Payments

On June 28, 2020, the team behind Ghost Coin revealed a partnership with the digital currency payment processor Ivendpay. Ghost is a project led by the notorious John McAfee and according to the recent announcement, 60 vending machines in Hong Kong will support the privacy-centric coin for payments. It’s surely never a dull day in John McAfee’s world and this week his Ghost Coin team revealed a collaboration with the crypto payment startup Ivendpay. The startup is a multi-currency payment system that allows people to accept cryptocurrency and other types…

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Singapore-Based Carpooling Platform Ryde Plans to Support Bitcoin Payments

The popular and first Singapore-based carpooling platform, Ryde has revealed that customers will soon be able to pay with bitcoin. The feature will be available after the bitcoin support is incorporated into the company’s payment app on June 22. Ryde has approximately 29,000 drivers, tens of thousands of customers, and millions of trips have been taken since the company started in 2014. The company Ryde is a carpooling service similar to Uber and the company launched in 2014 being the first rideshare platform located in Singapore. The difference between Uber,…

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Telos to Support Ethereum-Compatible Smart Contracts on Its Network

Telos, currently ranked the second-most active blockchain worldwide, is set to enable developers to create and run Ethereum-compatible smart contracts without transaction fees. Telos is a smart contract platform that supports the creation of decentralized applications and decentralized autonomous organizations running on EOSIO, the software underlying the EOS blockchain.  As of June 18, the network has launched an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) on its testnet, in what is apparently the first implementation of EVM on an EOSIO blockchain.  A challenger to Ethereum? Developers are being invited to use Solidity —…

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A Number of Hong Kong Vending Machines Support Bitcoin Cash Payments Over BTC

Just recently, cryptocurrency evangelist Roger Ver shared a video on Twitter that shows a number of vending machines in Hong Kong that accept bitcoin cash and ethereum, but not bitcoin. A bunch of people got upset at the Tweet, including the crypto-pundit Tone Vays because they couldn’t deal with the fact that onchain bitcoin transactions could not provide such services. The reason bitcoin cash is supported by these vending machines in Hong Kong is because bitcoin transaction fees are 1,931x more expensive than bitcoin cash transactions. Hong Kong Vending Machines…

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Bitcoin Cash Vietnam-Based Fiat-to-Crypto Trading Support Added to Bvnex Exchange

This week the trading platform Bvnex Exchange announced the support of bitcoin cash on the Vietnam-based fiat-crypto trading platform. The support gives the Vietnamese market and other regions in Asia, the ability to trade bitcoin cash for VNDT- Vietnam dong. On June 2, 2020, the crypto exchange Bvnex listed bitcoin cash on the cryptocurrency trading platform with the VNDT- Vietnam dong. The move brings the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency BCH to the Vietnamese market and surrounding areas in Asia. The official launch of VNDT with a myriad of other digital assets hosted…

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Crypto Firm Uquid Launches Marketplace- 30,000 Digital Products, Bitcoin Cash Support

On May 28, 2020, the digital currency and blockchain company Uquid has announced that the Uquid Shop is now live and accepting cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash for payments. The team at Uquid has dubbed the market the “world’s biggest digital shop for crypto users is ready to launch with 30,000 digital products.” Crypto Firm Launches Uquid Shop: 30,000 Digital Products The company Uquid launched in 2016 is one of the earliest cross-border digital services with a blockchain-friendly payment system. The startup was one of three blockchain-based companies to be selected…

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Bitcoin Price Caught Between Key Support Levels as Bearish Sentiment Grows

Bitcoin (BTC) price had a relatively muted day as the digital asset traded between $8,700-$8,885.  Currently, the price remains below the ascending channel trendline and the daily candle closed as a neutral doji, showing bulls and bears are in contention on the direction Bitcoin will take over the short-term.  Crypto market weekly price chart. Source: Coin360 As the price searches for direction and its dominance rate drops from 67% to 65.5%, a handful of altcoins continued a multi-day streak of impressive double digit rallies.  Despite Bitcoin price finding difficulty in…

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Bitcoin.com Exchange Lists ESH Token Support Prior to John McAfee’s Ghost Airdrop

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported John McAfee’s new privacy token called Ghost, as the former anti-virus tycoon detailed “governments will be unable to shut it down.” Ghost won’t be distributed in the usual fashion by leveraging an initial coin offering (ICO), as the project will instead utilize the airdrop process. In order to obtain the Ghost token, recipients will need to hold a specific ERC20 token called ESH. Today, Bitcoin.com’s cryptocurrency trading platform announced that ESH will now be listed, so users can obtain the token in order to participate in…

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