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Yahoo! Now Supports Crypto Trading

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Yahoo has now added the possibility of crypto trading as part of its Finance sector. Currently, the sixth largest website on the internet supports Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH).

Yahoo adds crypto trading option to Yahoo Finance

The crypto trend continues to persist and even expand, as all the largest companies around the world are slowly turning towards this technology. In fact, cryptocurrencies have just made another large step towards the mainstream usage by winning over Yahoo Finance.

The platform now offers its users the ability to trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, in addition to offering statistics for several other coins, like Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and Ethereum Classics. Although these coins currently cannot be bought or sold via the platform, many believe that it is only a matter of time before they, and possibly others, are included as well.

The new move was seen by many in the crypto community as a big thing for cryptocurrencies. While cryptos still continue to struggle with achieving adoption, enabling trading on Yahoo! is an enormous step up. Anthony Pompliano, the founder of Morgan Creek Digital, shared the news on his Twitter account, saying that “The virus is spreading”.

Plans for the future

At the moment, Bitcoin’s price is at $7,379.33, with a 1.13% increase in the last 24 hours. As for Ethereum, its price is $283.54 per coin at the time of writing and is actually down by 1.05%. As for Litecoin, the third and last coin that Yahoo Finance currently has a trade option for, its price is $67.85 right now, with a 1.41% rise.

It should also be mentioned that the new development came several months after Yahoo’s Japanese arm officially stated that they plan to open their own crypto exchange. The exchange was scheduled for April of the next year, or possibly even later than that. Additionally, Yahoo Japan was planning to purchase up to 40% of BitARG Exchange Tokyo. These plans were first made public back in April of this year.

Soon after that, a team of executives was dispatched to start preparing the foundations for a soon-to-be exchange. Now, however, it would seem that Yahoo itself is making the first move towards cryptos, and many are speculating that this may be an attempt to win back users that have turned to Google over the years.

Whatever Yahoo’s motivations may be, the fact remains that this is a big thing for all cryptos, as displaying crypto friendliness is more than enough at this point. Whether Yahoo Finance will expand the list of tradeable digital coins or not, still remains to be seen.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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KaratGold Background

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