Crypto Platform Backed by Bitcoin Billionaire Boosts Ripple and XRP, Plus Ethereum, Tron, Litecoin, Stellar, Binance Coin: Crypto News Flash
From new adoption for XRP to a big flippening in the top 10 coins by market cap, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Ripple and XRP
The biggest fiat-to-crypto exchange in Singapore, backed by Bitcoin billionaire Tim Draper, just added support for XRP. Coknhako now offers 100 fiat-crypto pairings across 25 different cryptocurrencies, and is also available in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
— Coinhako (@coinhako) March 1, 2019
Meanwhile, Ripple is touting how the Brazilian payments startup BeeTech Global is utilizing Ripple’s cross-border payment solution xCurrent to pass on savings to its customers.
In a new blog post, Ripple details how entrepreneur Erick Gutierrez is sidestepping expensive remittance fees.
“He not only finds the service to be fast, with payments arriving in one day, he finds the reliability and transparency into the payment journey critical to running and scaling his business. Perhaps, most importantly, the fees on each payment are often 80 percent lower than other options, only 5-10 euros per month. BeeTech estimates that customer can save up to 12 percent on transactions.
Gutierrez said that he’s been able to grow his business, from half a million visitors in all of 2017 to an average of 1.5 million per month this year, because of BeeTech’s services. He estimates his growth at 30-40 percent per month. Further, having a reliable payments solution has allowed him to hire people anywhere in the world.”
The latest ConsenSys-sponsored Week in Ethereum blog post is out.
The week’s edition highlights the success of the Ethereum upgrade Constantinople, and covers the latest on a number of Ethereum-based platforms including OmiseGo, Aztec and Maker.
The Litecoin Foundation is kicking off VIP ticket sales for the “Feel the K-pop” concert on April 6th featuring sensations Kim Jong Kook, Ailee, as well as WheeSung, HaHa, Huh Gak and Skull.
Tickets for the event, which will be held at George Mason University, are now on sale.
Ultra VIP tickets for "Feel the K-pop" concert will be available at 7pm EST today and exclusively with Litecoin! #PayWithLitecoin
Ultra VIP 1 (Row 1&2) – 10 LTC
Ultra VIP 2 (Row 3&4) – 8 LTChttps://t.co/KBdmN6PTUm
— Litecoin Foundation (@LTCFoundation) March 2, 2019
Binance Coin Flips Tron and Stellar
Binance Coin is now the eighth biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, leaping past Tron and Stellar. Binance Coin is up 2.84% at time of publishing, with a market cap of $1.64 billion.