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Crypto News of the Day (5.2.) | Bitcoin breaks limit of 500 million transaction • ICE (Bakkt) reportedly offered $ 30 billion for eBay • and other news

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Crypto News of the Day (5.2.) | Bitcoin breaks limit of 500 million transaction • ICE (Bakkt) reportedly offered $ 30 billion for eBay • and other news

Here you can find an overview of the most important crypto events in the last 24 hours.



It seems that the cryptomarkets are shaking a bit, beginning to grow and turn green again. The top 20 cryptocurrencies have been profitable from mild (around 1-5%) to more pronounced (XRP, BCH – around 8%) over the last 24h, except for Tether, which is slightly at a loss (-0.69%). The price of Bitcoin is around 9,300 USD, dominance fell below 65%. The mood in the markets is back in the neutral area. Traditional financial markets have recovered somewhat today, including Asian index.


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Bitcoin broke limit of 500 million transactions

To date, the Bitcoin network has processed 500 million transactions since its first launch on January 3, 2009. According to the Satoshi data server – named after the Bitcoin inventor – 500,0165 million transactions were performed on the bitcoin blockchain. The bitcoin network has doubled the number of transactions from 250 million in 2017 in the last three years.



Binance allows VISA cardholders from Russia to buy cryptocurrencies for rubles

Binance Cryptobourse today announced support for the “Russian Ruble (RUB) – Immediate Purchase” and the upcoming launch of the new “Cross Collateral Function” at Binance Futures. The BNB’s “Immediate Purchase Support” announcement states that users with RUB-based Visa cards can now buy cryptocurrencies (currently BTC, ETH, BNB or XRP) directly for Russian rubles.


Airwallex, a member of the RippleNet network, has inked a partnership with payments giant Visa

The Australian fintech unicorn Airwallex has partnered with Visa to issue a card that will not be limited by borders. The new offer should make it easier and cheaper for businesses to make cross-border payments. The card will initially be available only in Australia, but Airwallex is also planning to launch its product in Hong Kong and the UK.


ICE, the parent company of Bakkt, reportedly offered $ 30 billion for eBay

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Bakkt bitcoin trading platform, reportedly made an informal offer to buy eBay, reports the Wall Street Journal. The offer is worth $ 30 billion.


Sony invested in a blockchain company

The Japanese multinational goup Sony invested in Securitize through its venture capital fund SFV GB L.P, which is jointly managed by Sony Financial Ventures (SFV) and Global Brain. Securitize is a blockchain-oriented firm that helps businesses issue compatible security tokens. SFV GB’s latest investment is an extension of the recent Securitize funding round that has received more than $ 14 million from VC, including Nomura Holdings, MUFG Innovation Partners, Santander InnoVentures and Blockchain Capital.


Aircraft management and maintenance companies join the Blockchain Alliance

The aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry, which processes dizzying 25 billion parts per year – is turning to the blockchain to solve its problems. Verdict reported on February 4 that a new so-called MRO Blockchain Alliance will be created, including industry leaders including HAECO, Bolloré Logistics, Cathay Pacific, FLYdocs and SITA.


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