NYSE Chair Says Survival of Digital Currencies Is ‘Unequivocal’

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chairman Jeffrey Sprecher expressed optimism about the survival of digital currencies as an asset class, business news outlet Barron’s reported Nov. 27. Speaking at the Consensus Invest conference, Sprecher — who is also the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — said that when he saw headlines asking “Will digital assets survive?,” he would say that “the unequivocal answer is yes.” “We’re kind of agnostic to price,” Sprecher added. On stage at the Consensus Invest event in New York, Sprecher was accompanied by his wife and…

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp to Integrate New Platform for Market Monitoring

European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp will integrate a new platform to improve compliance and customer protection, according to a press release published Nov. 27. Bitstamp has formed a partnership with British market surveillance firm Irisium Ltd. in an effort to improve the safety and reliability of its marketplace. The exchange will deploy Irisium’s platform to monitor market activity and attract more institutional investors. Commenting on the collaboration, Alastair Goodwin, CEO of Irisium Ltd, said that the adoption of Irisium’s platform will help “increase transparency, integrity and confidence in the cryptocurrency market,”…

Markets Fail a Firm Rebound Attempt, Some Altcoins See Notable Daily Gains

Tuesday, Nov. 24: Bitcoin (BTC) has failed to hold $4,000 support that it challenged yesterday, while most major cryptocurrencies by market cap have seen losses over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. 9 of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing mild gains today, with the ZCash (ZEC) and NEM (XEM) prices increasing by more than 10 percent and 8 percent on the day, respectively. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin is trading at $3,766 at press time, up around 0.28 percent over the past 24 hours. After dipping to as…

Bitcoin SV Joins Top Cryptocurrency Ranks after Climbing 48% in a Week

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 hash war between the Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV camps have officially come to an end. But the one that conceded defeat surprisingly gained more than the one that won. Bitcoin SV, the brainchild of Dr. Craig Wright backed by CoinGeek mining pool boss Calvin Ayre, surged circa 48 percent in a week. The new BSV ticker added as much as $2.21 billion to its…

Tether Re-Opens Direct Redemption of Fiat, While Bitfinex Adds Tether-Fiat Trading Pairs

Popular stablecoin Tether has announced 1:1 redemptions of USDT to fiat, while affiliated crypto exchange Bitfinex added two new Tether-fiat trading pairs, according to announcements from both firms Tuesday, Nov. 27. Tether announced the direct redemption of Tether to fiat along with a major redesign of its platform for the verification of new customers. According to the official announcement, the update allows users to redeem their tokens on the Tether.to platform at a USDT to fiat ratio of 1:1. All Tether deposits and withdrawals are zero-fee, while fiat transfers are…

‘Blockchain Revolution’ Is Bigger Than Anything We’ve Seen in History: Overstock CEO

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. Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne is exiting the retail business so he can focus on blockchain because he believes it’s a disruptive technology that will transform the world. “The blockchain revolution has a greater potential than anything we’ve seen in history,” Byrne told Fox Business on Nov. 26 (video below). “It’s bigger than the Internet revolution, how it’s going to restructure society.” Fox Business host…

ADAM will Set a Code of Conduct for Crypto Participants

Ten financial and tech companies have come together to establish an Association for Digital Asset Markets or ‘ADAM.’ The groups aim is to create a “code of conduct” for the cryptocurrency sector. ADAM is a Good Boy The body is made up of well-known crypto names. These include Galaxy Digital, BTIG, Paxos—which recently launched the PAX stablecoin—and crypto liquidity solutions provider GSR. Looking to get on the good side of regulators, and no doubt put more of a definite shape on the cryptocurrency market, the group will work with regulators to seek…

Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange Granted Business License by Regulator

Professional traders-focused Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) has recently acquired a “business license” in Liechtenstein, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 27. The new license granted by the Liechtenstein Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly a milestone for LCX in developing a “fully regulated blockchain ecosystem,” targeting institutional and professional investors. Following the recent licensing, the LCX is also planning to apply for a Financial Market Authority (FMA) license, as well as other regulators’ approvals to trade security tokens among other offerings, the firm revealed in the press…

Ten Blockchain, Fintech Firms Launch Association to Make ‘Code of Conduct’ for Crypto

Ten financial and tech firms have established an Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) to create a “code of conduct” for the cryptocurrency sector. The launch was announced in a press release published Nov. 27. Among ADAM’s founding members are Mike Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, global financial services firm BTIG, fintech firm Paxos – of recently-launched stablecoin PAX – and crypto liquidity solutions provider GSR. According to the press release, ADAM will focus on working with regulators to seek “comprehensive standards” for digital asset market participants. These will…

OKEx Will Delist Another Wave of Trading Pairs Over ‘Weak Liquidity’

Major Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced it was delisting a second swathe of trading pairs due to “weak liquidity” in a blog post Nov. 27. OKEx, which announced its intention to begin delisting certain pairs and tokens in October and removed the first batch Oct. 31, will now remove a further 49 trading pairs from its order book. This, the announcement says, is in order to “create a robust trading environment and offer the best trading experience” for traders. Some assets will lose certain trading pairs, while withdrawals of…