Coinbase May Soon Buy Xapo’s $5.5 Billion Bitcoin Custody Business

Photo: Xapo / Instagram Coinbase, major cryptocurrency exchange in the USA, is currently negotiating to acquire crypto custody firm Xapo for about $50 million in a bid to boost their custody business. The Block reports, Coinbase has a strong competitor in the face of Fidelity’s crypto wing – Fidelity Digital Assets. The companies “have been locked in a neck-and-neck race” for a few weeks, but Coinbase got the upper hand. If nothing unexpected occurs and the talks go like planned, San Francisco-based company is going to pay generous $50 million…

Crypto Market Trims $30 Billion: Bitcoin Cash, BNB, EOS, TRX Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap corrected lower sharply from the $250.0B resistance area. Bitcoin price is down more than 10% and it recently broke the $7,500 support. EOS price declined heavily below the $6.40 and $6.20 support levels. Binance Coin (BNB) is down around 10% and it is currently trading near the $24.20 support. Bitcoin cash price fell more than 12% and it broke the $400 and $385 support levels. Tron (TRX) price nosedived more than 18% and broke the $0.0300 and $0.0280 supports. The crypto market cap corrected lower…

Just 376 Whales Own 33% of All Ether, Valued $9 Billion

By CCN: A recent study by Chainalysis Inc. found that just 376 people in the world own one third of all the Ether cryptocurrency there is. For comparison the company says 448 people own 20 percent of all Bitcoin. The study also looked at the effect that cryptocurrency “whales,” with out-sized stakes in the limited supply of highly sought after coins, have on Ether prices. They found the effect of whales on Ether’s price is minimal. Chainalysis senior economist Kim Grauer says: “The majority of whales aren’t traders. They’re mostly…

Ripple (XRP) Soar, Up 44.2 Percent and $7 Billion Away from Flipping ETH

Ripple (XRP) rally, add 44.2 percent An Ethereum (ETH)—Ripple (XRP) flip could happen in days After a six-month consolidation, the stage is ready for Ripple (XRP). Up 44.2 percent at the time of press, XRP is closing in on Ethereum (ETH) and could flip the asset if there is a ballpark 25 percent price increment. At this pace, bulls should set their targets at 80 cents and even $1.40. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals Before May-14, Ripple (XRP) performance had been lackluster. Underperforming Bitcoin (BTC) and other top-10 liquid assets, observers…

Coinbase Custody Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management

During an on-stage discussion at Consensus, Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that its custody service has already received $1 billion in crypto under management. Coindesk reported on Armstrong’s comments on Wednesday, May 15. Panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna asked Armstrong about the perspectives of institutional investments in the crypto industry. In response, the Coinbase CEO provided an example of his own company, noting that Coinbase Custody managed to get $1 billion in assets under management in just 12 months after…

Fintech Firm Billion Seals $2.1 Mln European Commission Grant for Blockchain System

Polish-British fintech firm Billon has reportedly sealed an almost €2 million (~$2.1 million) grant from European Commission’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Instrument program to develop a blockchain document management system. The news was reported by Billion in a press release on May 14. The Commission’s SME Instrument program provides funding for innovation projects which are close-to-market, and has reportedly awarded Billon a grant under Phase 2 of the program — which provides enterprises with up to 70% of the costs of their proposed project. Billon’s system, dubbed B4TDM (Blockchain…

Crypto Market Aims $250 Billion Cap: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, XLM Analysis

The total crypto market cap is climbing higher steadily and recently tested the $237.0B level. Bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $8,000 level and it remains supported near $7,800. Litecoin (LTC) price is moving higher towards the $95.00 and $100.00 resistance levels. Bitcoin cash price is currently correcting lower, but it remains supported near $385 and $380. EOS price is now well above the $6.00 level and it seems like the bulls could clear $6.20. Stellar (XLM) price is up more than 10% and it recently cleared the $0.1150…

CME’s Bitcoin Futures Break Records With $1 Billion in Notional Volume

The world’s largest options and futures exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) and its bitcoin futures contracts saw an all-time high on May 13. According to CME’s records, the exchange recorded 33,700 contracts on Monday which represented a notional value of around 168,000 BTC ($1.35 billion). Also Read: Our Value of Money Is Subjective But That Doesn’t Make It Meaningless CME Sees Over $1B of BTC Futures Contracts Traded CME Group’s bitcoin futures contracts soared on Monday at the same time that crypto spot markets…

CME Group Bitcoin Futures Hit $1.3 Billion Amid Parabolic Advance

CME Group reported record volume for its bitcoin (BTC) futures on May 13 as the cryptocurrency’s surprise bull market continued. CME, which together with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) became the first provider of bitcoin futures to the market in December 2017, saw an all-time record of 33,700 contracts on Monday. That figure represented an equivalent 168,000 BTC ($1.35 billion) — an almost 50% rise versus the previous high of 22,500 contracts and 112,700 BTC (currently $909.2 million) on April 4. At the time, CME had warned over a…

Crypto Market Rallies $25 Billion, Bitcoin Up 12%: BCH, LTC, EOS, ADA Analysis

The total crypto market cap surged higher and broke the $215.0B and $220.0B resistances. Bitcoin price rallied more than 12% and it recently broke the $8,000 resistance. Litecoin (LTC) price is trading nicely above $90.00 and it could test $95.00 or even $100.00. Bitcoin cash price is likely to break the main $400 resistance level in the near term. EOS price broke the $5.60 and $5.70 resistance levels, and tested $5.95. Cardano (ADA) price is gaining momentum and it could soon break the $0.0800 resistance The crypto market cap surged…