#cryptocurrencies

The New Zcash Sapling Protocol Is Now Live After Successful Network Upgrade

Developers behind Zcash blockchain announced successful Sapling hard fork, which introduces new shielded addresses with significantly improved performance.

D3ledger Tests Safekeeping of Cryptoassets for Institutional Investors Through Distributed Digital Depository

D3ledger, a software provider for the D3 decentralized crypto assets depository, has started to provide safekeeping of digital assets and cryptocurrencies using its distributed digital depository platform.

Fidelity to Provide Enterprise-Grade Digital Asset Solutions for Institutional Investors

U.S. investment firm Fidelity, which administers over $7.2 trillion in client assets, has announced the launch of Fidelity Digital Asset Services, a new company that will offer enterprise-quality custody and trade execution services for cryptocurrencies to institutional investors such as hedge funds, family offices and market intermediaries.

Leading U.S. Universities Invest in Cryptocurrency Funds

Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina have all made investments into a number of cryptocurrency funds. This is what The Information reported on October, 10, citing a person familiar with the developments.

Malta’s Prime Minister Says Cryptocurrencies are “Inevitable Part of Digital Future”

During a speech addressing the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation, Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has stated he “passionately believes blockchain makes cryptocurrencies the inevitable future of money.”

Coinbase Announces New Coin Listing Policy

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced several key changes in its listing policy that will significantly increase its asset offerings, and alter the exchange from a primarily U.S.-focused cryptocurrency curator into a global cryptocurrency platform.

Crypto Trading Platform Caspian Raises $16 Million in Token Pre-Sale

Institutional-grade crypto trading platform Caspian has announced today it raised US$16million in a pre-sale of its CSP token. Accompanying this is the announcement that the platform is now live and no longer in beta testing.

Nasdaq Explores Crypto Price Prediction Tool – Report

Nasdaq, the second largest stock exchange in the world after NYSE, is reportedly preparing to add tools to predict the price movements of crypto assets to its Analytics Hub. The new tool will provide institutional investors with the ability to trade hundreds of crypto assets, Coindesk reported on Tuesday citing an unnamed source.

Litecoin Core v0.16.2 Release Announced

Litecoin Core’s latest update v.0.16.2 has officially come out today, September 8. This is a new minor version release which includes new features, various bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.

Crypto Wallet Abra Adds Support for European Bank Accounts

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Abra today announced its support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank accounts. With this announcement, users from European countries can now initiate direct transfers from their bank accounts and invest in any of the 28 cryptocurrencies supported on Abra.

Yahoo Finance Quietly Integrates Cryptocurrency Trading Service

Yahoo Finance, the most popular financial news website in the U.S., now allows visitors to purchase and trade Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum with information on other cryptocurrencies still remaining in display only mode.

India’s Central Bank to Research Cryptocurrencies Despite Banning Banks from Bitcoin Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a new unit within the central bank to beef up its own intellectual capital in the face of emerging technologies like cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence.