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Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Crypto Facilities, a British digital asset trading platform and index provider, in an undisclosed “nine-figure” deal. The acquisition means that Kraken will now be able to offer both spot and futures trading in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, litecoin and ethereum while boosting revenue by attracting institutional customers. Also read: Cryptocurrency Independence Under Threat As Regulation Encroaches ‘Deal Turns Kraken Into a One-Stop Shop’ Kraken
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Kraken Spends ‘Nine Figures’ on Acquiring FCA-Regulated Crypto Facilities

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency exchange giant Kraken announced today the high-profile and expensive acquisition of Crypto Facilities — an established cryptocurrency trading platform and index provider that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Crypto Facilities is perhaps most notable for as the price reference source for the American financial market company CME Group Inc. Based out of London, the company was the first regulated entity — under the supervision of
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“The Cutest Crypto Game” Celebrates Chinese New Year and Sends Out Digital Gifts

[ad_1] Decentralized crypto collectible game Blockchain Cuties, which is already available on three different blockchain platforms — Ethereum, EOS and Tron — has announced a celebration of Chinese New Year for its players. The game developer is going to implement the Chinese tradition of giving “lucky red envelopes” and will send out digital gifts. The Blockchain Cuties players won’t know what will be inside their digital packs until the Chinese
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Crypto Exchanges Experience Lowest Trading Volumes Since 2017

[ad_1] Trading volumes on cryptocurrency exchanges have dipped to new lows in January, according to an analysis published by crypto and blockchain research firm Diar on Feb. 4.Since the beginning of the year, digital currency exchanges have reportedly registered lower trading volumes, marking new lows that have not been recorded since 2017. Diar further notes that it has turned to be the worst period for the world’s leading crypto exchange
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Cryptograffiti’s Latest ‘Running Bitcoin’ Portrait Sees Auction Bids of Over $30K

[ad_1] In roughly three days, on Feb. 7, Cryptograffiti’s latest art auction on Bitify will come to an end. “Running Bitcoin,” a tribute to the legendary cryptographer Hal Finney, currently has a bid of $31,000 at the time of writing. Over the past few months, Cryptograffiti has been creating very interesting pieces and unique auctions that showcase the bitcoin ecosystem from a different perspective. Also read: Cryptocurrencies Have Spawned an Eclectic
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BitTorrent’s Token Price Spikes 600 Percent Since ICO

[ad_1] BitTorrent token’s (BTT) price has gone up over 600 percent since its initial coin offering (ICO) which sold out in minutes, according to the data from CoinMarketCap on Feb. 4.Peer-to-peer torrent client BitTorrent, which allows users to distribute files over the Internet launched its Tron-based native token BTT in the beginning of January. BTT is purportedly part of a broader ambition to build a decentralized content distribution platform using
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Bitcoin Cash Clothing Charity Expands to a Dozen Cities Across Canada

[ad_1] Coins 4 Clothes, a cryptocurrency charity that rewards people with bitcoin cash (BCH) for donating gently used items of clothing, has announced the expansion of the organization to a dozen cities across Canada, exactly a year after it was first launched. Also Read: The Daily: Twitter CEO Talks Bitcoin, Bitstamp Releases New Mobile App Helping People From Toronto to Vancouver The Toronto-headquartered organization Coins 4 Clothes is now also operating
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First Cinema in Brazil to Accept Bitcoin for Tickets

[ad_1] A cinema in the city of Florianopolis has reportedly become the very first one in the country to allow its customers to buy movie tickets using Bitcoin.  Going to The Movies With Bitcoin In 2018, Bitcoinist reported that Major Cineplex Group – the largest movie theater chain in Thailand, was set to start accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for a broad range of services such as the purchase of
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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Tron, Stellar, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Feb. 4

[ad_1] The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.While some are predicting the end of cryptocurrencies, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has projected a very bullish future for Bitcoin
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Facebook Acquires Blockchain Startup in Apparent First

[ad_1] Social media network Facebook has reportedly acquired Chainspace in its first apparent blockchain-related acquisition, Cheddar reports on Feb. 4.Sources purportedly told Cheddar that Facebook acquired Chainspace, a small blockchain startup, in an ‘acquihire,’ or an acquisition of a company made primarily for the skills or expertise of its staff, rather than the service or products the company provides.Chainspace, which was founded by researchers from University College London, was reportedly