Trading App Robinhood Set to Raise at Least $200 Million: Report

United States-based stock and crypto trading app Robinhood is set to raise at least $200 million in a new funding round, Bloomberg reported on May 24. Per the report, an unspecified source familiar with the matter told the outlet about the company’s plans to raise further funding. Moreover, Bloomberg reports that the round would increase the firm’s value to between $7 billion and $8 billion, but that the details could change. Other people familiar with the matter also told Bloomberg that the new funds come from existing investors, all of…

Crypto Exchange Binance Confirms Margin Trading Coming ‘Soon’: Report

Binance has confirmed it will be launching a margin trading service, after the cryptocurrency exchange accidentally tweeted images suggesting the service was in development. First noticed by Twitter users earlier on Friday, Binance posted screenshots of its platform in dark and light modes, asking users which one they preferred. The screenshots contained a dedicated tab titled “Margin,” with a message saying that margin trading carries a “higher potential profit,” but also “greater risks.” Margin trading refers to using borrowed funds from a broker or exchange to trade an asset. Image via…

New Interface Screenshots Appear to Confirm Margin Trading Testing

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance delivered what appeared to be the first confirmation it had added margin trading for traders in a social media update on May 24. As part of its ongoing transition that will see new products, including a decentralized exchange, Binance released preliminary views of its new trading interface. Composed of a “dark” and “light” mode, developers conspicuously chose a view of margin trading for the teaser screenshots, The unveiling follows comments from CEO, Changpeng Zhao (also known as CZ), who confirmed margin trading would appear on Binance during…

Coinbase Opens DAI Stablecoin Trading to Retail Customers

Crypto exchange Coinbase will now let its retail customers buy or trade the DAI stablecoin, so long as they don’t live in New York. The exchange announced Thursday that it was adding DAI on its website, as well as its Android and iOS apps, letting customers buy, sell, convert, trade or store the stablecoin. Customers in every jurisdiction – except New York initially – can now access the cryptocurrency, which runs on top of the ethereum blockchain. Although Coinbase did not explain why the token is not yet available in New…

May to Become Strongest Month for CME’s Bitcoin Futures Trading: Report

CME Group, the second global exchange to list bitcoin (BTC) futures, is about to record the biggest trading month for BTC futures trading, industry news outlet The Block reports May 21. The publication has reportedly cited data from an external email from CME. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange purportedly revealed that the average daily bitcoin futures trading volume hit a new high of 14,000 contracts solely in May 2019. To date, May 13 has reportedly become the biggest trading day for CME’s bitcoin futures, with the platform having registered 33,700 contracts…

USD Stablecoins Hit Spot Trading Volume Record Highs, With USDT Still Dominating Market

Cryptocurrency research firm Diar indicates that the market capitalization for USD stablecoins has hit all-time highs and exceeded $4 billion, according to its latest weekly report published on May 21. Stablecoins tied to the greenback have broken through to a market cap of almost $4.3 billion, according to Diar’s data. The report also reveals a surge in USD stablecoin trading volumes, with Circle and Coinbase-backed USDC posting a 130% uptick in volume between April and May, so far this month hitting $3.6 billion (as compared with $1.6 billion in April).…

Owning Bitcoin Legal Despite Govt Trading Ban, Says Bank of China Council

By CCN: According to Sa Xiao, a Council Member at the Bank of China’s Law Research Association, it is legal for individuals to own bitcoin in China despite the government’s blanket ban on trading. CnLedger, a recognized crypto news source based in China, said: ‘It is legal to own bitcoins in China’ says Sa Xiao, Council Member at Bank of China Law Research Association, cited by The Beijing News. Besides, Xiao considers the occasional exchange of bitcoins between individuals and individuals is legal. In September 2017, Caixin, a Beijing-based mainstream…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Trading Sideways: Bulls Eyeing Fresh Increase

Bitcoin price failed to gain momentum above $8,150 and $8,200 against the US Dollar. The price is slowly moving lower in a range and it could test the $7,700 or $7,660 support. This week’s followed key bullish trend line was breached with support near $7,980 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair may continue to trade in a range before a fresh increase above the $8,000 and $8,150 levels. Bitcoin price is struggling to climb further higher within range against the US Dollar.…

Trading Bots: Are They a Force for Good?

Trading bots have become a staple of today’s markets — especially in the 24-hour cryptocurrency industry. But while some have gained popularity by enabling enthusiasts to execute their strategies automatically and keep on top of the latest trends, others have caused controversy by manipulating prices using methods that would break the law on regulated exchanges. For everyday crypto consumers, knowing the difference can be crucial. Bad bots are often involved in a practice known as “wash trading,” which sees buy and sell orders being placed simultaneously in order to distort…

Bitcoin Bulls Unleashed as Crypto Begins Trading on Good News

By CCN: Another day, another new high for the bitcoin price. Bitcoin is currently trading at nearly $8,300, which according to CoinMarketCap data is a new 2019 high for the biggest cryptocurrency. On Coinbase, the BTC price already attained $8,300 though it has pulled back slightly. While it’s not the first time that the bitcoin price has surpassed this level historically, the market has stronger fundamentals fueling the gains this time around. The excitement in the crypto community is palpable. Gemini Co-Founder Tyler Winklevoss noted that “breaking 8k this time…