Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Adds Support For the Swiss Franc

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is adding support for its latest fiat asset, the Swiss franc (CHF). According to a blog post on Dec. 5, Kraken said that in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick, the Swiss franc will join the roster of fiat currencies that Kraken already supports, namely the United States dollar (USD), the Canadian dollar (CAD), the euro (EUR), the British pound sterling (GBP), and the Japanese yen (JPY). The Kraken team further revealed that CHF trading begins on Friday, Dec. 6, and that it will roll out trading…

Ethereum (ETH) Flirts With Key Resistance, Bitcoin Up 3%

Ethereum is slowly rising and it is trading above the $146 support area against the US Dollar. The price is facing a few strong resistances near $148, $150 and $152. There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $148 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The price could continue to rise towards the main $152 resistance in the near term. Ethereum price is approaching important hurdles versus the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH price must settle above $152 to continue higher in the near…

Crypto to Replace Fiat Currencies by 2030

By 2030, the demand for alternative currencies will rise, with digital currencies eventually replacing cash, according to recent research from Deutsche Bank. In the “Imagine 2030” report, Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid raised awareness of the challenges the existing fiat system has encountered in recent years, specifically with the emergence of cryptocurrencies. Reid stipulated that people’s heightened demand for dematerialized means of payment and anonymity could drive more individuals to digital currencies. Mainstream adoption and co-occurring challenges In order to gain wider acceptance, digital assets need to overcome three major…

CryptoBridge Closes Down and Waves Relaunches, DEXs Face Tough Times

Earlier this week, decentralized cryptocurrency exchange CryptoBridge abruptly announced that it was shutting shop, leaving just two weeks for its customers to retrieve their funds. Around the same time, the Waves DEX also shut down to resume operations as a hybrid exchange. While Waves ostensibly decided to “merge all the infrastructure teams” together and focus on one product, CryptoBridge went out of business completely. The decentralized platform cited market conditions and increased regulations as driving factors for its closure. So, should other crypto trading platforms, decentralized or not, be worried?  …

BitFlyer’s New ‘Instant Buy’ Feature Lets Users Buy Crypto With Cards or Transfers

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced the launch of ‘Instant Buy’ on its European exchange platform. BitFlyer launched its latest feature Instant Buy on Dec. 5 to provide its European users with the ability to buy cryptocurrency using a credit card, debit card and local instant transfer methods like Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay.  The newly launched feature, which is available on desktop computers and smartphones, aims to make it more convenient for users to buy crypto using their preferred payment method. It also looks to provide a new avenue for crypto…

The Politics of Destruction – Bitcoin News

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman for his article, so that AP sympathizers may be reassured that I am not attacking a strawman. **This following article is an opinion piece written by the economist and libertarian author Robert Murphy.…

The Politics of Destruction – Bitcoin News

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman for his article, so that AP sympathizers may be reassured that I am not attacking a strawman. **This following article is an opinion piece written by the economist and libertarian author Robert Murphy.…

Former eToro Analyst to Provide Crypto-Trading Course for Cointelligence

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