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Ethereum Constantinople: completed, Tesla or BTC, China and Coinbase Pro praising Tron, Russia to finally decide on crypto, successful investment rounds despite the crypto winter, Japanese major securities brokerage to pass a review, Swiss bank to provide crypto-related services, Coinomi's pledges of security

  • Constantinople and St. Petersburg: finally successful.
  • Regulation updates and the Presidential order in Russia: Russian Supreme Court included ‘crypto-to-fiat conversion’ into the wording of the anti-money laundering law; President Putin ordered to adopt federal laws regulating cryptocurrency as the subset of ‘digital financial assets’ by July 2019.
  • Tron and EOS surpassed Ethereum in the number of dapps. However, this regards quantity in the first place.
  • Coinbase Pro listed XRP. The XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC pairs are now available on the platform for users from the USA (except for NY), UK, EU, Canada, Singapore, and Australia.
  • According to the crypto ranking by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development, top-3 assets are EOS, TRON, and ETH. Notably, this is the first mention of Tron in this rating (this is the 10th update; 35 assets altogether).
  • Blockchain Startup Nivaura got $20 mln during its second seed extension round. It was held by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). The company’s motto is to ‘Build digital investment banking services to drive automation, compliance and improved client experience.’
  • A major Swiss bank is going to provide crypto-related services. SEBA Crypto AG and Julius Baer signed a collaboration; ‘SEBA works towards bringing together the world of old-school finances and the newly emerged crypto valuables through regulation.’
  • Japanese Daiwa Securities Group, the country’s second largest securities brokerage, has stood the ‘JPX Proof-of-Concept Testing for Utilization of Blockchain / DLT in Capital Market Infrastructure’. It aims is to make the post-trade processes more efficient.
  • Coinomi denied claims as for its security breach. Some users claimed that Coinomi wallet used to send the mnemonic phrases through Google’s remote spell checker unencrypted.
  • Will Elon Musk change Tesla for Bitcoin? Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao suggested Elon Musk to trade a Tesla for some BTC; this is the way how CZ responded to the fact that Musk had only 0.25 BTC.


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