Coinbase Adds Cross-Border Wire Transfers for Whales in Europe and Asia

Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching cross-border wire transfers for institutional clients in Asia, the U.K. and Europe. Coinbase said in an announcement Tuesday that, for clients in countries where fiat payments rails aren’t yet available, the firm will now support inbound and outbound SWIFT transfers from non-US bank accounts. It added: “This new feature will allow Coinbase customers in many countries throughout Asia and EMEA to access Coinbase’s deep pool of crypto liquidity for the first time.” Simultaneously, the firm said it will offer new OTC trading desks for U.S.…

Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading for Retail Customers

Coinbase users can begin trading cryptocurrencies directly with other cryptocurrencies, the exchange startup said Monday. The company is adding support for crypto-to-crypto trading for its retail customers, adding a feature that has long been available to professional cryptocurrency trading services, said product manager Anna Marie Clifton. Users on Coinbase.com, as well as the Android and iOS apps, will be able to begin trading bitcoin pairs in the coming days through the new feature, called Coinbase Convert. She told CoinDesk that while trading pairs are “a pretty common paradigm in the…

Coinbase Adds Zcash to Retail Crypto Trading Service

Less than a week after adding privacy-focused zcash to its professional trading platform, crypto exchange Coinbase is opening trading to its retail customers. The company announced Wednesday that clients using coinbase.com or the Android and iOS apps can buy, sell, send, receive or store zcash, though residents in the United Kingdom and the U.S. state of New York will not immediately have access to these services. The move comes on the heels of Coinbase Pro adding support for zcash last week. At the time, the platform announced that only residents…

Coinbase Adds Privacy-Centric Crypto Zcash to Pro Trading Exchange

Crypto exchange Coinbase Pro is adding privacy coin zcash to its listings. The platform announced Thursday that customers can transfer zcash into its professional trading platform, though as with previous additions, users can not yet purchase the token until the exchange has established enough liquidity. Deposits will be accepted for at least 12 hours after the announcement at 18:00 UTC. When trading is enabled, only Coinbase Pro users in most of the U.S., UK, European Union, Canada, Singapore and Australia will be able to access the coin. New York residents…

Crypto Market Adds $12 Billion in Decent Recovery: Major Assets Surge

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 24 hours, following a steep decline in the price of major cryptocurrencies, the crypto market added $12 billion to its valuation. Within a relatively short span, the valuation of the crypto market increased from $115 billion to $127 billion as Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and many other cryptocurrencies recorded gains in the range of 6 to 12 percent. Bitcoin Cash performed strongly, recording an 11 percent increase in price. But, its price still remains below the $200 support level…

University of Tokyo Adds Blockchain Class After $800k Gift from Ethereum

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The University of Tokyo began offering a blockchain course at its graduate engineering school, thanks to an $800,000 donation from a consortium that includes the Ethereum Foundation and Japanese banking juggernaut Sumitomo Mitsui. The class — called the “Blockсhain Innovation Donation Course” — was rolled out on November 1 and will run through October 2021, according to a statement by Sumitomo Mitsui. Other corporate donors included Good…

Ripple Surges 8% as Crypto Market Adds $4 Billion Overnight

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, Ripple (XRP) has surged by more than 8 percent to $0.51, as the valuation of the crypto market increased by $4 billion from $181 billion to $185 billion. On November 15, the valuation of the crypto market fell by $27 billion from $210 billion and a recovery to the $200 billion mark could require weeks to months of stability. As one cryptocurrency technical analyst explained, “BTC bulls trading in defense after recent drop below key support, now need a powerful comeback to…

OKEx Adds Support for the Vietnamese Dong on Its Fiat-to-Crypto Platform

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added the Vietnamese Dong (VND) on its Customer-to-Customer (C2C) trading system, enabling Vietnamese customers to exchange their fiat currency for tokens on the platform. The C2C platform was created by OKEx in 2017 as a peer-to-peer platform where users can buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat currencies. OKEx’s Head of Operations Andy Cheung noted that the addition of the VND on the company’s fiat-to-token platform would drive the adoption of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam. “Vietnam is one of the most important blockchain hubs in Southeast Asia.…

EOS Rises 5% as Tokens Record Big Gains, Crypto Market Adds $2 Billion

Twitter Facebook Tokens and several major cryptocurrencies such as EOS have demonstrated strong short-term momentum over the last 24 hours, pushing the valuation of the crypto market to $206 billion. The volume of Bitcoin, which declined to the mid-$3 billion region, recovered to $4.2 billion, showing a clear increase in trading activity across major cryptocurrency exchanges. Affected by the increase in the volume of Bitcoin, tokens and digital assets such as Loom, Status, Bancor, WaltonChain, Pundi X, OmiseGo, and Zcash recorded gains in the range of 8 to 20 percent,…

DeBeers Blockchain Pilot Adds World’s Second Largest Diamond Manufacturer

Twitter Facebook Alrosa, the world’s second largest diamond maker has announced that it is joining  Tracr, the blockchain-based end-to-end diamond tracing solution developed by South African diamond behemoth De Beers Group for the purpose of ensuring that conflict diamonds do not enter its supply chain. In a statement published on its website on October 29, the Russian company revealed that it is joining the project because it supports the goal of protecting consumers and ensuring the integrity of the authenticity of their diamonds. Tracr’s Use and Growing Influence In May,…