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CEO CZ Invites XRP as Base Currency For Binance

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Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), CEO at Binance has surprised and delighted crypto-exchange fans by inviting members of the XRP Community to offer their top pitches for why they think he ought to couple the digital asset with every other coin on the exchange.

CZ tweeted the invite on Sunday, showing his fun-loving side and how in-touch he is with the crypto-currency community.

This frisky tweet is in response to the XRP community’s endless calls to make their currency the standard. They constantly bombard CZ’s tweets with comments to this effect, so it’ll come as no surprise that he has decided to answer back at last, albeit rather tongue-in-cheek!

A Plethora of Memes

After tweeting, a plethora of memes were sent to CZ from the XRP community to try and convince him that this really was the best and only way forward in their eyes!

According to one follower, going by the name of Bank XRP, who responded to CZ’s tweet earlier today, there are four main reasons why:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reliable
  • Low Transaction Fees
  • Fast

CZ wowed and delighted his followers even further by also tweeting a LinkedIn link to his witty, step-by-step guide on exactly how to get your coin listed on Binance.com.

Tips include advising against trying to put pressure on Binance to list your coin and suggests that the best way to get your coin listed would be to work hard on your project and that keeping Binance updated will highly increase the chance of being listed.

As CEO of Binance.com, CZ also shows his followers that lack of greed also prevails – all listing fees paid to Binance.com will be donated to charity.

Having taken over Ethereum as the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, XRP investors suggest that Binance should couple all its cryptocurrencies with XRP. For those of you who may not be aware,  after overtaking Ethereum for the second time in one month, after a tense battle, XRP has now succeeded in achieving second place right behind Bitcoin!

This has all been largely aided by Ripple’s efforts to increase its customer base over the past few months. Further banks are joining the RippleNet where XRP is employed as a base currency using xRapid in cross-border funds transfers.

CIMB is Ripple’s most recent addition. Boasting its ranking as the fifth bank in ASEAN, CIMB Group enters RippleNet and implements Ripple’s tech. This will ensure that the bank provides its customers with instantaneous cross-border payments. Ripple reports that CIMB is among the first banks to leverage blockchain technology in an area where payments are notoriously inefficient and slow.

Also Rooting for XRP

The reasons why members of the XRP community are convinced that XRP should be the base on Binance is that it is now a base on the XRP United Exchange and also on the CoinField Exchange.

Weiss Ratings, which is among the largest rating companies, Tweeted back in August that they also agree that XRP should be the base.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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