Blockchain Market Update – February 21, 2019

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Blockchain Market Update – February 21, 2019

SamsungLatest flagship phone, Galaxy S10, will include dedicated secure storage function designed for cryptocurrency private keys. In a press release, Samsung stated: “Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services”—Other

TradingViewCharting platform introduces Crypto Dashboard, allowing traders to check current trends in the crypto markets. Also added BTC as payment option for annual membership—Project Development

EthereumAccording to an official announcement crypto exchange Huobi, Ethereum Constantinople hard fork will take place at block height of 7280000, which is estimated to reach on March 1st, 2019—Other

AmazonIn partnership with Komodo, building tool called Chainlizard to create blockchains in less than 60 seconds. With alpha version live, complete version of Chainlizard expected release in Q2 2019; to include nodes, block explorer, and software wallet—Project Development

U.S. WyomingHouse of representatives passed 3 bills to boost state’s crypto industry, including House Bill 0074 and House Bill 0185. Bills allow blockchain businesses to have access to banking services and enables securities to be issued in tokenized form, respectively. However, bills are yet to be signed by state governor and yet to be enforced—Regulation

CoinflexHong Kong-based leveraged trading platform launches physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange, spinning off from one of U.K.’s oldest crypto exchanges, Coinfloor. Coinflex also plans to offer futures contracts for BTC, BCH, and ETH paired against USDT—Exchange

eToroInvestment platform released results of market survey, showing that 71% of respondents who were born between 1981 and 1996 (Millenials) said they would invest in crypto if offered by traditional financial institutions. Additionally, half of the respondents expressed interest in allocating crypto into their retirement savings plans—Other

CERHacken System’s Crypto Exchange Ranks shows traditional banks like JPMorgan and Bank of America dwarf crypto exchange industry. Examining 5 largest U.S./U.K. banks, 5 local banks in emerging countries, and 5 largest crypto exchanges, crypto trading platforms consistently lag behind local bank deposits by factor of 15, with crypto wallet balances holding over 1,000 times less than top 5 global banks—Other

Bank of JapanPublished paper on central bank cryptocurrencies. The paper explores possible impact of central bank issued digital currency on efficiency of settlements, financial intermediation of banks, liquidity crises, financial policies, and the like—Financial Institution

IPC SystemsICE’s cryptocurrency pricing reference feeds are now available on IPC Connexus Cloud. Agreement allows IPC Systems to provide clients with access to data related to over 60 cryptos from more than 30 global trading venues, markets, and exchanges around the world. Exchanges participating in feed include Bitfinex, BitMEX, Bitstamp, CEX.IO, Coinfloor, Huobi, OKCoin, and more—Project Development

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Simon Chou is a B2B reporter and content manager specializing in technology and finance. He has worked with many clients in the fintech and blockchain space. He holds investment positions in bitcoin and other large-cap cryptocurrencies, and has been reporting on cryptocurrency since 2017. Currently, Simon is the content manager for a major cryptocurrency exchange @HybridBlockHQ.

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