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Singapore Aims to be the Benchmark for Asian Bitcoin Pricing

Singapore Exchange Ltd. is making two new digital money records with the objective of setting the valuing standard for Bitcoin and Ethereum in Asia.  SGX’s iEdge Bitcoin Index and iEdge Ethereum Index will utilize contributions from trades controlled by CryptoCompare, as indicated by the procedure. The point is for the checks to become reference focuses for exchanging those cryptographic forms […]

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Singapore Exchange Ltd. is making two new digital money records with the objective of setting the valuing standard for Bitcoin and Ethereum in Asia. 

SGX’s iEdge Bitcoin Index and iEdge Ethereum Index will utilize contributions from trades controlled by CryptoCompare, as indicated by the procedure. The point is for the checks to become reference focuses for exchanging those cryptographic forms of money during Asian hours, as per SGX’s Head of Index Services Simon Karaban. 

On the off chance that a Singaporean business needs to make an item or venture vehicle around Bitcoin or Ethereum, the lists would help confirm the cost. One motivation behind why you probably won’t depend on freely accessible destinations like CoinMarketCap for such information is that CryptoCompare’s list is confirmed by controllers. The resultant exactness is significant for high-volume merchants. 

“As the world moves swiftly towards digitalisation in the creation and accumulation of wealth, digital assets are increasingly being adopted by investors,” said Simon Karaban, Head of Index Services at SGX, in a statement.

“It’s important to bring transparency to this segment of the market,” Karaban said in an interview. In addition, regulators in Asia are more receptive to creation of derivatives products if they’re on regulated exchanges, he said.

Scenes utilized in valuing as of the dispatch are itBit, Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, Liquid, Bitfinex, OKCoin, LMAX and Cex.io, as indicated by SGX. 

The system utilizes CryptoCompare’s expected constancy, which gives greater weightings to high-liquidity trades over low-liquidity partners. The cost is determined at the 4 p.m. close in Singapore and the trade will change to continuous qualities in around two months, Karaban said. While crypto exchanging is accessible 24 hours every day, seven days per week on certain scenes, the SGX lists will be determined on non-weekend days as it were. 

Advanced resource tracker reserves oversaw about $4.5 billion as of June, as indicated by an announcement from CryptoCompare on Tuesday. Asian fiat-crypto exchanging sets currently represent 43% of absolute worldwide spot volumes.

Get the latest in Asian Bitcoin news here at Coin News Asia.

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Ripple’s Garlinghouse to File Dismissal Motion Against the SEC Lawsuit Over XRP Sales

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Ripple’s Garlinghouse to File Dismissal Motion Against the SEC Lawsuit Over XRP Sales

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The CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse is filing for a motion to dismiss the SEC lawsuit against himself and Ripple. This is according to a copy of a letter written by Garlinghouse’s lawyer stating that he intends to file a dismissal motion for the case.

The letter claims that the case was nothing but a regulatory overreach as the company’s sale of XRP did not involve any contract and the proceeds were not pooled with other buyers in a common enterprise. Its price also fluctuates in line with other digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

“But Mr. Garlinghouse’s XRP sales involved no contract of any kind with the buyers, as his sales were done anonymously over an exchange. Nor were the proceeds of Mr. Garlinghouse’s sales pooled with other buyers in a common enterprise. And XRP’s value historically has not been correlated with Ripple’s actions, results, or public announcements, but instead with changes in the value of other digital assets, such as bitcoin and ether, that the SEC has publicly declared are not securities”, the letter read.

Ripple and its top executives have been in court since the SEC filed a lawsuit against them alleging that they illegally sold a security (XRP) and made profits of over $1 billion. Garlinghouse has however maintained his position that XRP is not a security.

This could be because other countries such as the UK hold XRP in high regard. Garlinghouse had last year indicated his intention to move Ripple headquarters over to the UK before the SEC lawsuit. In early February of this year, the company filed a defense for the suit which has led to a few more lawsuits.

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In 2015 and 2020, both the Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) declared XRP to be a “virtual currency”. The two departments even asked Ripple to implement anti-laundering in place, a requirement that Ripple claims securities are not expected to meet.

The outcome of Ripple’s case with the SEC could be a big determinant of future regulations in the cryptocurrency industry and the entire space awaits the outcome.


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Crypto fund KR1 makes investment in blockchain data protocol LazyLedger

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KR1, a crypto & blockchain asset investment company, had announced that it has invested a total of USD $75,000 into Strange Loop Labs AG, doing business as LazyLedger Labs.

The investment company took part in LazyLedger’s seed funding round alongside Cosmos’ Interchain Foundation, Binance, Dokia Capital,  Maven 11, and other investors.

LazyLedger is a pluggable consensus and data availability layer to enable anyone to quickly deploy a decentralized blockchain; without the overhead of bootstrapping a new consensus network.

“LazyLedger is a great project and an opportunity to bring better data availability to blockchains; which reduces bloat and increases performance. We believe that LazyLedger is going to play a big role in the next generation of scalable blockchain architectures.”
– Keld van Schreven, Managing Director and Co-Founder of KR1

LazyLedger’s founding team are highly respected decentralized systems engineers and researchers; who were part of the founding team of Chainspace, a blockchain project acquired by Facebook, as well as contributors to Ethereum 2.0 and Cosmos’ Tendermint.

“I’m excited about KR1 supporting LazyLedger as they have been around from day one and the experience they bring is invaluable as one of the oldest funds in the crypto space.”
– Mustafa Al-Bassam, Co-Founder of LazyLedger

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DeFi yield optimization protocol ETHA Lend closes $1.6M funding round

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ETHA Lend, a yield optimizer protocol for DeFi, today announced it has closed a $1.6 million initial funding round from lead investors Digital Finance Group (DFG), AU21 Capital, and Privcode Capital.

Other investors include: Vector Capital, Chain Capital, PNYX Venture, Lancer Capital, Oasis Capital, TRG Capital, Candaq Capital, Dealean Capital, Inclusion Capital, Origin Capital, ZB Capital, YBB Foundation, AC Capital, Hotbit.

Designed to provide automated yield allocation across Ethereum and Polkadot DeFi ecosystems; ETHA Lend will be governed by ETHA token holders. The protocol’s algorithm is constructed to understand the precise circumstances of a liquidity provider and supply events; protecting users from high transaction costs, market limitations, and asset volatility.

 “We are excited to have some of the most reputable names in the crypto investment and DeFi funding market on board. Our protocol hosts unique integrations of the DeFi space that shall let users dabble with yield farming with unseen simplicity, cross-chain independence, and progressive yield optimization opportunities. You can look forward to a time when the sector shall be free of the haunting tribalism and intimidations both for new and expert users.”
– Chester Bella, Founder of ETHA LEND

The close of this funding round will enable ETHA Lend to accelerate development towards its mainnet launch, currently scheduled for Q2 2021. ETHA Lend’s smart contracts are being inspected by Certik; one of the most highly reputed blockchain security auditors.

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