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U.S. SEC Opens Investigation into Salt Lending and Former Director Eric Voorhees

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

U.S. SEC Opens Investigation into Salt Lending and Former Director Eric Voorhees

Shapeshift CEO Eric Voorhees and cryptocurrency loans startup Salt Lending Ltd. is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning its $50 million ICO in 2017, per a Wall Street Journal article, published November 15, 2018. SEC Seeks Clarity Regarding 2017 ICO Salt was founded in 2016 and is one of the first crypto to fiat loan…

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NYDIG Gets Crypto License from New York Regulators

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NYDIG Gets Crypto License from New York Regulators

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued a new BitLicense to the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), allowing it to offer crypto-related services in the state, according to an official DFS announcement published on November 14, 2018. Digital Investment Group Acquires New York BitLicense The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted…

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Trezor Wallet Adds Crypto Exchange Support with the Help of ShapeShift and Changelly

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Trezor Wallet Adds Crypto Exchange Support with the Help of ShapeShift and Changelly

SatoshiLabs, the Prague-based maker of the popular crypto hardware wallet Trezor, has enabled its Model T users to exchange coins directly through their wallet interface, the company announced in a blog post on October 22, 2018. Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptocurrencies Right from Device SatoshiLabs, one of the most recognized cryptocurrency-related startups in the space, has unveiled a new feature…

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Shapeshift Releases CoinCap.io, A Revamped Price Tracker

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Shapeshift Releases CoinCap.io, A Revamped Price Tracker

Trading cryptocurrencies are easy but identifying arbitrage opportunities is difficult due to numerous exchanges across the globe. Prices of cryptocurrencies vary across these exchanges making it difficult for the trader to decide where should he purchase and also if there is a possibility to arbitrage. With multiple exchanges and the volatility that still exists in the crypto market, a trader…

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Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

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Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

The price of bitcoin dropped by 12 percent week-on-week after a Silk Road-related wallet holding 111,114.615 BTC and BCH, among other forks, – worth over one billion dollars – moved coins for the first time in four years, which many took as a sign that the wallet holder was about to cash out. Reddit user sicksilk, who discovered the whale’s…

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ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

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ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

ShapeShift, a global digital assets exchange headquartered in Switzerland has announced the launch of its membership program that would soon make it mandatory for users to submit their basic personal information, as stated in the firm’s news release on September 4, 2018. A Total Paradigm Shift According to a ShapeShift blog post, the cryptocurrency trading platform is moving away from…

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Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

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Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

In an attempt to quicken and simplify the process of buying of cryptocurrencies, Shapeshift AG, the Swiss trading platform, announced its acquisition of Austin-based cryptocurrency converter company, Bitfract on August 7, 2018. Simplify Trading Operations Bitfract is an American firm whose platform allows its users to convert their bitcoin (BTC) into a variety of digital assets in a single transaction….

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Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

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Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

Erik Voorhees, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift, called on finance industry regulators to embrace cryptocurrencies as a competition to the existing financial system, instead of viewing the asset class as a threat to be controlled.  “Most Regulation Is Superfluous” In an interview with Bloomberg, Voorhees spoke on a range of issues within the cryptocurrency sector, including regulation, competition and the future…

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ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

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ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced on May 19 that it is launching the world’s first trustless digital asset portfolio platform called Prism, which has been built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The new portfolio management platform enables humans as well as machines to gain exposure to portfolios of digital assets without having to trust a counterparty. The portfolios, which…

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Bitcoin Dominance Index Below 60 Percent For the First Time

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Bitcoin Dominance Index Below 60 Percent For the First Time

The Bitcoin dominance index, which demonstrates bitcoin’s market share of the entire cryptocurrency market, recorded an all-time low rate at 59.5 percent on April 30, as shown below. CoinCap, the cryptocurrency index designed and developed by ShapeShift CEO Eric Voorhees, further revealed that the exchange volume dominance index of bitcoin also fell to 42.1 percent, which meant that the greater…

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