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Binance

Binance

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, said it will launch Binance UK this summer. The new platform joins other separate Binance platforms in the U.S., Singapore, South Korea, and Isle of Jersey. 

Paxful

Paxful

Paxful, a New York based peer-to-peer bitcoin platform that focuses on African and South American communities, is joining with major trading platform OKEx to give OKEx customers more fiat on-ramps to bitcoin. 

Huobi

Huobi

 The popular Singapore-based trading platform Huobi has expanded its weekly, bi-weekly and quarterly futures to include “bi-quarterly” (semi-annual) contracts on nine cryptocurrencies. 

Gemini

Gemini

Cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini has hired a Goldman Sachs alumnus to lead its Asian expansion from a Singapore base. 

Barchart Survey Provides Customer Insights

Barchart Survey Provides Customer Insights

Barchart published its futures market survey What Drives Futures Market Participants Tuesday. The report resulted from a survey of more than 400 people, from the general online population to active investors, listed derivatives audience members and business professionals. 

Monero

Monero

The software program that mines the popular privacy coin Monero and distributes the coins to bail funds has seen an uptick in use since public protests began in the U.S. The program is called Bail Bloc. 

Securitize

Securitize

Registered securities transfer agent Securitize has paid out its first blockchain-driven dividends, in this case to holders of Lottery.com tokens. The smart-contract based system eliminates payment “float.”

Bitmain

Bitmain

On Wednesday, Micree Zhan, Bitmain’s ousted co-founder, took over the company’s Beijing office with the help of armed guards. Hong Kong-based Bitmain is the world’s largest producer of bitcoin mining hardware.

Lightning network

Lightning network

 Lightning network, a transaction-focused bitcoin sidechain, has won fresh support for its “Eye of Satoshi” watchtower with a grant from Square Crypto. Watchtowers monitor sidechain integrity. 

OMG Network

OMG Network

OMG Network, which recently renamed itself from OmiseGO, announced that Bitfinex has integrated stablecoin Tether payments into OMG Network. 

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

The prices for unprocessed hemp for CBD (CBD biomass) and for distilled CBD have consolidated at low levels, according to May data reported by the PanXchange, holding at about 20 percent of last year’s peak prices posted shortly before the harvest started.  Around...

Kingdom Trust

Kingdom Trust

Mainstream investment custodian Kingdom Trust, with $13 billion in custody, now offers clients the ability to hold bitcoin in their retirement accounts. The custodian offers a bitcoin bonus to the first 1,000 users of its multi-asset Choice platform. 

Thom Thompson

Thom Thompson

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Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of TradeThe Clearing CorporationSwiss ExchangeEurex and Eurex Clearing.

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