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Gemini adding Litecoin trading & custody services

Gemini exchange adds Litecoin

Great news for all of us Litecoin holders, traders & supporters, Gemini the New York-based crypto exchange is finally adding Litecoin!

Fellow Moonwalkers,

We are thrilled to announce that Gemini will begin accepting Litecoin for trading and custody services. Beginning Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am EDT you will be able to deposit Litecoin into your Gemini account. Trading will begin on Tuesday, October 16th at 9:30am EDT.

You will be able to trade Litecoin against all other currencies offered on the Gemini Exchange: BTC, ETH, ZEC, USD. You will also be able to participate in daily auctions for Litecoin / USD.

We are supporting this new digital asset with the regulatory oversight of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) and are excited to provide customers with a safe, secure, and compliant method to buy, sell, and store new cryptocurrencies.

Read more about it on the Gemini Medium blog here.

EOS news

EOS mainnet is launching and most exchanges are supporting the token swap.

Binance says: “After communicating directly with the EOS Team, Binance has confirmed that the EOS ERC20 Token Network will be frozen at 2018/06/02 9:59:59 PM UTC.

As such, Binance will reopen EOS deposits until 2018/06/02 4:00 PM UTC, at which point we will suspend deposits again and process the EOS Mainnet Swap as previously announced.”

Gate says: “Gate.io has completed the mapping of the EOS main network, and all users will obtain EOS main network assets after the EOS main line.
For the follow-up EOS main network candy airdrop (such as IQ, etc.), we use a unified program for everyone to airdrop. Our philosophy is that although “Candy” is delicious, it may also be “poisonous.” We need to carefully evaluate it, and we must not “take risks” to “eat candy.” Also please all users who receive candy outside the platform must be careful operation, beware of phishing sites, do not expose their private key to other platforms, executable wallet file may contain viruses, be cautious! The specific scheme of gate.io is as follows:

Airdrop conditions:
1. The project has a regular team operation and can get in touch with the project party and confirm technical problems.
2, Project airdrop has a clear snapshot time point
3, project code is safe and reliable, with a trusted third-party security audit report
4. The total amount and distribution of project tokens are transparent
5, the project has enough community consensus and community base
6. If an airdrop is sent directly to the exchange’s wallet address without any operation, a specific operation is required. The project owner is required to contact gate.io in advance to inform the operation method and confirm whether the operation is successful. Contact support@mail.gate.io. If the project owner’s specific operation requires the use of a platform cold purse, gate.io will refuse to collect it, as it will put everyone’s funds at risk.”

Bitfinex says: “EOS ERC20 tokens will be frozen by Block.one on June 2nd, 22.00 UTC. Bitfinex will freeze deposits and withdrawals 6 hours before the airdrop, at 16:00 UTC. Please note that this time differs from the update released two days ago.

We would like to remind our users that we cannot guarantee the precise conversion of tokens sent to users deposit addresses after 16:00 UTC due to Ethereum network fees.

Cobinhood says: “EOS Mainnet token swap. The EOS public test network has been officially released. All EOS ERC20 tokens will need to be registered with EOS mainnet before the 2nd of June 2018, 06:59:59 (UTC+8) in order to claim future EOS Blockchain tokens.”

Also, Binance has added USDT/EOS trading pairs since last week Join Binance here. 🙂

Gemini adding Zcash

Gemini announced they’re adding Zcash to their platform on May 19, 2018.

Gemini Is Now the World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange!

We are excited to announce support for Zcash trading and custody. Starting on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am EDT customers will be able to start depositing Zcash into their Gemini accounts. Trading will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30am EDT.

We have been working closely with the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) to obtain approval to offer Zcash trading and custody services to our customers as a New York trust company. Our approval makes Gemini the first licensed Zcash exchange in the world. It also makes the NYSDFS the first regulatory agency in the world to supervise Zcash, reaffirming their position as the leading financial regulator in the area of digital assets. To learn more read our blog post.

Zcash pumped 30% today, probably due to this news. Litecoin is being added to Gemini exchange next!

EOS is airdropping eosDAC on April 15

Get prepared! For us holding EOS, (the now #5 top crypto in the world), get ready for the eosDAC airdrop coming April 15th

Supporting exchanges include: Gate.io, Okex, Cobinhood, Bithumb, Upbit, Huobi, Coinex, and many more (mostly Asian exchanges).

For more information about eosDAC check their official pages.
Website: https://eosdac.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eosdac
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/EOSDAC/

OKex & Kucoin removing BCH traiding pairs

3/28/2018 – OKex announced the removal of BCH trading pairs:

We will close all the trading pairs in BCH market of Token Trading at 18:00 Mar 30, 2018 (Hong Kong time, UTC+8) due to inadequate liquidity. While BCH will still be available for trading in BTC, ETH and USDT markets (BCH/BTC, BCH/ETH, BCH/USDT).

Read more about it here.

 


 

3/26/2018 – Kucoin announced the removal of BCH trading pairs:

We are excited to announce our new streamlined exchange. With our rapid growth in the first quarter we added in many new markets to provide a diverse platform for users to trade on. Now as we head into the 2nd quarter we are making many different changes to the platform based on user feedback. Several of the markets will be streamlined. KCS, USDT, and NEO will eliminate several pairs each, and all BCH pairs will be removed.

Read more about it here.

Lots happening at Binance crypto exchange

Binance is one of the leading Bitcoin and crypto exchanges in the world. It’s currently the #1 trading volume crypto currency exchange, according to statistics by Coinmarketcap. Check them here.

1. Binance offering $250,000 worth of Binance Coin (BNB) for information leading to the capture of the recent API hackers.

From their own words: “Binance is offering a $250,000 USD equivalent bounty to anyone who supplies information that leads to the legal arrest of the hackers involved in the attempted hacking incident on Binance on March 7th, 2018.”
see more here.

2. Binance added QTUM/USDT trading pair & 50,000 QTUM giveaway. QTUM is a top 20 market cap crypto with huge following.

From their own words: To celebrate QTUM/BNB and QTUM/USDT trading pairs now being available on Binance, we have committed a total of 50,000 QTUM to give away to our fans worldwide. Users will be ranked in terms of the total QTUM volume traded on their Binance account (including both Buys & Sells) across all QTUM trading pairs during the competition period.
see more here.

3. Binance has finally added the top 15 market cap coin NEM.

From their own words: XEM/BNB, XEM/BTC and XEM/ETH trading pairs are now available on Binance for trading. You can start depositing and trading XEM now.
see more here.

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Join Binance and begin trading today

MoneroV hard fork postponed to April 30th

MoneroV, a planned hard-fork of one of the top 10 biggest market cap crypto currencies Monero has postponed fork date, originally was set for March 13-14, and the new estimated fork date April 30th. Monero (XMR) owners will receive 10 XMV per 1 XMR they own.

Statement from MoneroV official website:

MoneroV hard-fork date postponed to April 30th, 2018

Having both our team and community grow rapidly, the past few months has positioned the MoneroV project and the upcoming hard-fork as a highly anticipated event. With both great support and enthusiasm, we are dedicated to realizing the vision of a truly decentralized, finite currency to serve the community for years to come.

Due to the growing demand and increasing expectations from users, trading platforms, and large mining pools, we have decided that the Snapshot date will be postponed to ~30th of April block 1564965 to facilitate third-party services requests and including these below reasons:

Exchanges and custodian services need more time to implement the MoneroV technology for them to support the fork and credit XMR holders with XMV. We are in the process of helping leading exchanges (from the top five Monero trading platforms) to list MoneroV. These services require additional time for implementation and we are positive that postponing the hard-fork date so that more users will be credited with their XMV outweighs the drawbacks.
Monero’s own software update that will occur in March is causing confusion with the initial hard-fork date. This is a common complaint we hear from both the Monero community and our own. Postponing the hard-fork snapshot date will help both Blockchains.
Mining pools are asking for more time to implement MoneroV. We want to help these pools to prepare for the hard-fork split so that MoneroV will be more stable and robust.
Many users have difficulty storing their XMR locally using the Monero GUI wallet due to its large blockchain size. Postponing the hard-fork date will help more users to prepare and be able to claim their XMV’s.
Overall, taking into consideration these reasons, and although MoneroV’s codebase is fully functional, we are positive that it would be best to postpone the snapshot date.

UPDATE, supportive exchanges are: BTC Alpha, Ovis Exchange and HitBTC

Read more about it on MoneroV website here, Bitcointalk thread here, and Twitter here

Buy Monero at exchanges like Binance and Bitfinex, must use BTC or ETH to buy XMR.