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Barclays May Be Ending Work With Coinbase, Transactions in GBP to Slow

[ad_1] Disclaimer: this story is breaking and will be subject to updates.British banking giant Barclays has reportedly cut ties with United States crypto exchange Coinbase.As Coindesk reported on August 13, unnamed industry sources have said that Barclays will no longer be banking for Coinbase, severing a relationship that began when Coinbase opened a Barclays account in March 2018.The news is expected to hit the crypto community hard, as, in addition
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Icon to Giveaway $570,000 in Tokens to Promote Voting, Decentralization

[ad_1] The Icon Foundation, the group behind the Icon blockchain network, is giving away 3 million ICX tokens — worth ~$570,000 — in anticipation of its upcoming Public Representative (P-Rep) elections. The giveaway will last from August 26 to September 24 for IXC token holders who opt to participate in P-Rep voting.Icon shared news of the giveaway in a press release on Aug. 13. According to the announcement, the giveaway
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Nuls and Aleph Test New Staking Service, Introduce New Reward Model

[ad_1] Enterprise-grade blockchain platform Nuls and cross-blockchain layer-2 network Aleph have jointly completed testing of a new staking service dubbed staked coin output (SCO), which applies a new type of reward model.Per a press release published on Aug. 13, the new service allows community members to stake tokens to receive tokens from other projects building on the Nuls platform. Those who own NULS tokens can choose how they want to
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Bitex Partners With Bantotal For More Cross-Border Payments in Latin America

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Bitex has partnered with Uruguay-based financial software company Bantotal in order to expand it cross-border payments system on the Bitcoin blockchain to Latin America.CoinDesk announced the companies’ new partnership in a report on Aug. 13. According to the report, the upshot of this partnership is that Bantotal’s clients will have access to Bitex’s exchange services via a marketplace that hosts traditional financial services in its BDevelopers
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IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson Announces Upcoming Release of Cardano v1.6

[ad_1] Charles Hoskinson, a former CEO of the Ethereum Network and current CEO of IOHK, has announced that IOHK-supported project Cardano is rolling out version 1.6 within a few days’ time.Hoskinson teased the upcoming launch in a Twitter post on Aug. 13. Hoskinson also asked users to send screenshots and comments on the latest version of Daedalus, which is an open source cryptocurrency wallet also backed by IOHK.As per IOHK’s