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Japan megabank Nomura launches Bitcoin and crypto custody for institutional investors

Institutional investors are coming in hard and fast to the crypto market and, whether you like it or not, seem like they are here to stay. “Komainu” Japan’s top financial services and banking firm Nomura launched its much-awaited Bitcoin custody service for institutional investors this week, after over two years of development and clearing regulatory Read more…

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Major Tokyo Company To Use Blockchain To Trade Excessive Electricity

A local report indicated that Tokyo Electrical Energy Firm Holdings Inc (TEPCO) has partnered with the Japanese trading company Itochu Corp, to develop a blockchain-based platform to trade surplus of electricity between households. Blockchain-based Trading Platform For Electricity According to the Nikkei, TEPCO and Itochu signed the partnership to utilize blockchain technology for the upcoming Read more…

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Bitcoin Exchange Outflows Hit 8-Month High, HODL’ing Soars

Bitcoin adopters seem eager to hold their own coins as withdrawals now outpace deposits on exchanges. This cryptocurrency outflow reflects the growing unease about the state of the global economy, as well as the stability of the crypto space. BITCOIN EXCHANGE BALANCES HAVE BEEN DECLINING FOR WEEKS Analytics firm Glassnode has noted that exchange liquidity Read more…

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SBI Becomes RippleNet’s Leading Remittance Partner

Japanese remittance service SBI, has become Ripple’s primary partner to launch an xCurrent-backed remittance app named MoneyTap. SBI & Ripple will provide remittance services to Thailand, Vietnam, and other nations using a consortium of partner banks and Ripple’s xCurrent Distributed Ledger technology (DLT). SBI Holdings, Inc. Financial Results January 31, 2020 “SBI Remit’s transaction volume Read more…

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US Congress Mentions XRP and Ripple During Tech Discussion

The US congress had a hearing about non-cash payment technologies yesterday. During the discussion, Tom Emmer, the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, mentioned Ripple (XRP) among several other cryptocurrencies. Ripple Fans Get Excited [embedded content] US representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s 6th District addressed a panel of payments industry leaders yesterday at the Read more…

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German Banks Could Store Bitcoin and Provide Crypto Services Soon

Cryptocurrencies might finally go hand in hand with traditional money services. Starting from 2020, it might be legal for German banks to sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and provide custody solutions, local media reports.  Germany Welcomes Cryptos with Open Arms Currently, financial institutions operating in Germany are not allowed to directly sell cryptocurrencies to their clients. Read more…

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Bitcoin Black Friday 2019: The Sales You Better Not Miss

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is just days away, and you know what that means. No, I’m not talking about the family get-together or passing out in front of the TV after eating way too much. I’m talking about shopping! Bitcoin Black Friday 2019 is here and there are some crypto-related deals on Read more…