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XRP misses out as Rhode Island begins BTC, LTC, and ETH trade

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Robinhood, a financial company based in California has recently declared that it will begin the trade of major cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum on its platform (surprisingly Ripple’s XRP not included), Robinhood Cryptocurrency.

Indeed, this comes as great news as it will allow 4 million potential investors to trade not only on cryptos but on stocks, bonds, ETFs and also other features that have been rolled out by the financial company.

It is important to know that these features are slowly being released to the platform users that reside in these American states: Massachusetts, California, Montana, Missouri, New Hampshire, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company has stated its features will be released to other states as time goes by.

At the time of the launch, RobinHood stated on its Twitter page:

As per the tweet by Robinhood, the major cryptocurrencies and other digital assets can be traded without commission on them. The addition of Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum on RobinHood sums up the cryptocurrencies on its platform to sixteen as it has added other cryptos such as monero, Zcash, Dash, Qtum, Stellar, Bitcoin Gold, Lisk, Omisego, Dogecoin, and NEO.

Furthermore, RobinHood has also stated that it is rolling out some kind of news feed for its users. The Feed will help to update its users on current cryptocurrency news and so on. However, the news feed would only be accessible to some users only on its platform.

The trading of cryptos by American citizens have boosted the platform. After the platform announced it would be adding more cryptos with a commission-free feature, the number its users in America increased.

Robinhood has stated this,

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm towards RobinHood Crypto and are excited to contribute to the cryptocurrency community in a meaningful way. Together, we reached four million users and well over $100 billion in transaction volume on our brokerage platform, leading to over $1 billion in commissions saved in equity trades. With the release of RobinHood Crypto, we’re continuing our mission of making the financial system work for everyone, not just the wealthy.”

This is a major stride for RobinHood, but there is no doubt that it will face a stiff rivalry from Coinbase – a popular crypto-exchange. Coinbase on the other hand has increased its investments as news of the procurement of $500 million from TigerGlobal surfaced recently.

RobinHood has been doing very well ever since its launch. But at one time, it was accused of selling users’ information. Meanwhile, RobinHood later responded to the allegations that it is a reputable company, and it would never reveal users’ information for personal gains.

The third largest cryptocurrency, Ripple (XRP) hasn’t been added to the list yet, but the company has stated that more cryptos will be added very soon. On that note, a crypto fan, Rad Gnarlinmouse, stated:

“The app is nothing without #XRP.”

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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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Three of the Best Crypto-Friendly Currency Accounts for 2019

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The advent of blockchain and cryptocurrency has seen several industries disrupted like never before, including finance.

Notoriously resistant to change on any real scale, finance has always been seen as a tough industry to bring new ideas into, but blockchain has changed the game in many respects.

Today we’re seeing an influx of agile digital challengers to the established names that have dominated banking for so long.

Recently a report was published by consultancy company A.T. Kearney that claims “Not all banks will survive the tide of change as customers increasingly favor digital banks and innovative products and services.

“Branch closures are a short-term fix to steady the books, but it is not enough – traditional institutions need to consider strategic transformation to improve cost and top line and also offer more innovative products and services.”

In short, the world of banking is changing, and the following three startups are among the best crypto-friendly banking options for 2019.

Wirex

Offering customers a VISA card available in three different currencies, Wirex has quickly established itself as one of the most recognized names in crypto finance.

Billed as “crypto and traditional currency accounts that put the power in your hands,” Wirex allows customers to take charge of their entire banking needs from one simple to use platform.

You can fund your account using a credit/debit card, bank transfer,…

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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