🗓 Launch of Bakkt, futures trading and custody platform, might be delayed for the second time due to lack of necessary approvals from CFTC and current US Government shutdown.
📲 Today, at 11:00 AM (UTC), Binance, the leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, will add two trading pairs with XRP, and will rename the original ETH Trading Market into the ALTS Trading Market, to support more trading pairs with different quote currencies.
🇷🇺 A recent poll among residents of the Russian Federation showed that more than 13% of the country's population use cryptocurrencies to pay for online purchases.
💵 According to crypto analytics firm Data Light in 2018 the number of cryptocurrency ATM machines in the world has doubled, with approximately six new machines installed every day.
⚡️Lightning Network, a second-layer scaling solution that facilitates instant, low-cost, scalable Bitcoin transactions, has breached the capacity of 500 BTC in its network.