Month: October 2019

Ripple has invested in a $2.2 million USD seed funding round by London-based cybersecurity startup Keyless via its investing division, Xpring. Keyless claims to be the first company in the world to combine biometrics with secure multi-party computation. Xpring was launched in 2018 with the intention of enabling the Internet of Value, an online ecosystem allowing for
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Bitcoin (BTC) has made some serious upward movement in the last few days. In less than 24 hours, the world’s largest cryptocurrency shot up over 40% to $10,350, having traded as low as $7,300 the previous day. The undoubtedly bullish movement represented BTC’s fourth-largest single day movement ever, and the biggest since 2011. However, some
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View Bitcoin looks set to post the first monthly gain since June. The percentage rise, however, may be less than 10 percent as the daily chart is reporting signs of buyer exhaustion. A triangle breakdown on the hourly chart, if confirmed, could yield a pullback to support at $8,820. A high-volume contracting triangle breakout will
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While New York observed the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, an analytics firm warned that climate change could pose the biggest threat to municipal credit for the next decade. “Climate change risks and preparedness may become the pension issue for the 2020s,” Municipal Market Analytics said in a commentary. Assessment tools and analytic
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Chinese state-owned media are attempting to quell the rush into crypto stocks following President Xi’s statement to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain. State-backed agencies are publishing material meant to encourage “rational” investments, amid this surge in speculation in blockchain and fintech firms, Reuters reported Tuesday. On Monday, over 100 public fintech companies – tied
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A customer browses the Mattel Barbie dolls section of a now closed Toys ‘R’ Us store. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Mattel spiked more than 12% during extended trading after the company announced that its audit committee completed its independent investigation into
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Bakkt, the cryptocurrency trading platform launched by the Intercontinental Exchange, is planning to launch a consumer-focused app in the first half of 2020 to enable retail customers to make transactions with cryptocurrencies. Consumer Adoption Ambitions In an ambitious move to enable the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, Bakkt Chief Product Officer Mike Blandina said in a
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2019 has been a remarkable year for cryptocurrencies, and much of that was marked by the hugely impressive Bitcoin rally during the first half of the year. However, that rally seems to have fizzled out, and the world’s biggest cryptocurrency has been experiencing a sustained slump. Bitcoin Holds Gain Moreover, the cryptocurrency has also been
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Canadian startup Ledn, which offers bitcoin-backed fiat loans, now also offers dollar-pegged DAI loans, connecting bitcoin users with ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Ledn co-founder Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, a Venezuelan expat, told CoinDesk this new partnership with stablecoin promoter MakerDAO was driven by customer demand. Out of “thousands” of users, more than half of Ledn’s
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Squire Patton Boggs has hired infrastructure development and finance partner G. Scott Rafshoon to work in the firm’s global corporate practice in Atlanta. Rafshoon will represent clients involved in public-private partnership transactions at the local, state and federal levels. He most recently worked at Hunton Andrews Kurth. “This an ideal place to further my practice
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Beyond Meat plant-based burger patties. Source: Beyond Meat Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Beyond Meat tanked as much as 15% after the bell despite the company’s raised revenue guidance and third-quarter earnings that topped expectations. The alternative plant-based meat company raised its revenue guidance from at least $240 million
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Best Buy ETFs Shutterstock We rank 40 large-company funds on their short-term holding costs. What does it cost to pick up some stock market exposure for a short period? As little as $2 per $10,000 invested. Our survey of trading costs looks at the expenses of maintaining a
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