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CoinShares CSO believes PayPal could develop its own cryptocurrency soon

CoinShares CSO believes PayPal could develop its own cryptocurrency soon

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  • As PayPal shows acceptance towards cryptocurrency, could it create its own token in the future?
  • CSO of CoinShares believes just this.

The talk of the town this week and the crypto space is the fact that PayPal is getting ready to accept a cryptocurrency on its network in the early months of 2021. Whereas that is exciting news in itself, the CSO of CoinShares, Meltem Demirors believes that PayPal could be getting ready to release its own cryptocurrency to coincide with its acceptance of crypto on its platform next year.

According to her, she says that she wouldn’t be surprised if the payments network started issuing its own token after it was revealed how supportive the platform was of crypto and the overall sector. Speaking in an interview with CNBCs “fast money“ early this week on the 21st of October, the executive claimed that the support PayPal are shown for cryptocurrency could eventually become the building blocks for it to start launching its own as she went on to say:

“I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the next six to 12 months, we see PayPal launching its own digital currency similar to a digital dollar that we see in many payments companies.”

For those of you who don’t know, PayPal was previously part of the Libra Association for the digital currency project from Facebook. It was short lived though as an executive from PayPal said that they didn’t want the project to “bleed into their business“. 

Demirors believes that this could be a reason as to why PayPal is interested in watching its own token following its absence from the Association.

It would be interesting to see PayPal release it on cryptocurrency in the future. It would be even more interesting to see what kind of a token it would actually be on the purpose it would have within the industry.

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Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

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  • Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. 
  • It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

The co-founder of the well-known crypto platform is getting ready to join the company as a board member following a $30 million funding ground to help expand its operations on an international level.

Throughout 2020, Fireblocks has launched a secure asset transfer network which would allow more institutions to efficiently transfer assets on chain. And on top of this, the platform also announced that it has seen more than $150 billion in transferred assets over the course of the past year. Fred has said:

“Fireblocks has become the go-to for any business looking to build new digital asset operations or scale existing ones… The extraordinary growth of the Fireblocks Network and its team in the last year attests to the enormous value they have unlocked for enterprise and institutional customers.”

 

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North Carolina residents to soon have access to Binance.US services

North Carolina residents to soon have access to Binance.US services

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  • Binance.US is getting ready to launch its services available to North Carolina residence. 
  • Binance published a statement earlier this month Catherine Coley saying that the digital asset marketplace is now available for residents in North Carolina.

Binance.US is getting ready to launch its services available to North Carolina residents. The subsidiary of the major crypto platform Binance published a statement earlier this month on the 12th of November to CT with the CEO, Catherine Coley saying that the digital asset marketplace is now available for residents in North Carolina.

This would allow them to buy, trade and earn cryptocurrency.

“[North Carolina] is a state that has been involved in building the banking industry and evolving technology,” stated Coley.

It is also worth noting that North Carolina is home to the research triangle park. For those that don’t know, this is a well-known high tech research and development company that includes Cisco systems as well as other consulting companies in relation to blockchain.

In regards to this, they further say:

“Research Triangle Park and the robust school systems in the state have it positioned to meaningfully impact the blockchain industry [...] the state can begin to build more companies that have easy access now to cryptocurrencies.”

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Crypto exchanges boom in Cuba during the pandemic

Crypto exchanges boom in Cuba during the pandemic

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  • Cryptocurrency has been going at an immense rate over the course of 2020. 
  • With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing and the economic crisis that came as a result still ongoing, crypto is looking as a tasty alternative for mini all over the world.

Cryptocurrency has been going at an immense rate over the course of 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing and the economic crisis that came as a result still ongoing, crypto is looking as a tasty alternative for many all over the world.

Cuba is one such country that has been seeing a spike in its crypto activities over the course of this year. This comes as there is an absence of related regulation in the country according to senior executives at local crypto companies.

Earlier this month, the nation recorded a massive spike in Google queries relating to bitcoin which suggested an increase in crypto activity in the nation.

Speaking to CT, a local crypto exchange Bitremesas said that the platform has been slowly but surely growing over the course of this year and has seen a noticeable influx in its user activity in recent times. The creator of the exchange, Erich Garcia said “By now, the use of the service is increasing at 200% every month.” 

Mario Mazzola, another founder of a different local exchange known as Qbita, said:

“Bitcoin usage and volume in Cuba is exploding right now.”

Cryptocurrency regulations in Cuba are next to none. They are completely deregulated according to local enthusiasts. Some say that they are neither legal nor illegal but the government in Cuba has favourably looked to the industry in the past.

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84% of lost funds on the KuCoin exchange now recovered according to CEO

84% of lost funds on the KuCoin exchange now recovered according to CEO

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  • CEO of KuCoin exchange confirms 84% of lost assets have been recovered.
  • The exchange was hacked earlier this year in September.

After losing $280 million in a malicious attack earlier this year in September, the KuCoin crypto exchange finally recovered a “majority“ of the funds.

The co-founder founder and chief executive officer of the platform, Johnny Lyu published an announcement earlier this month on the 11th of November saying that the platform has recovered 84% of the stolen assets in crypto.

On top of this, he went on to say that the recovery process has involved “on chain tracking, contract upgrade and judicial recovery“.

Before we finish though, it is worth saying that we aren’t financial advisors and this is not financial advice. Please do your own research before investing in a cryptocurrency.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out however, it is good news that so much of the lost funds have been recovered.

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