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Coinbase Now Lets You Buy and Sell Ethereum Token 0x

Barely a week after adding support for the 0x Protocol token (ZRX) on its professional investor platform, crypto exchange Coinbase is enabling full trading for retail investors.

The exchange announced Tuesday that, Android and iOS app users would be able to trade, buy, sell or store ZRX, after initially announcing that Coinbase Pro would support the token on October 11. ZRX is the first ERC-20 token to be listed by the exchange.

At the time, the exchange said it would list the token on retail platforms at a later date.

However, not all Coinbase customers will have access to the token immediately: in a blog post, Coinbase Consumer president and general manager Dan Romero wrote that the token “will not initially be available for residents of the United Kingdom or the state of New York.”

As a result, this listing appears to be the first to abide by Coinbase’s recently-announced revamped asset listing process. The exchange told CoinDesk last month that new assets would be added on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, allowing it to support a greater number of assets more quickly than it was otherwise able to.

“We are also investing in new tools to help people understand and explore cryptocurrencies,” Romero wrote Tuesday. To that end, the exchange’s website now includes an informational resource page for the 0x token, as well as a more general educational page on cryptocurrencies in general.

The price of ZRX/USD jumped 17 percent in the hour after Coinbase announced it would be added to its retail platform, reaching a daily high of $0.89 according to data from the Binance exchange. ZRX reached a similar price of $0.91 on October 11 following the previous listing announcement from Coinbase Pro.

Sam Ouimet contributed reporting.

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Ledger Announces 20% Discount For Nano S Hardware Wallet

Crypto users can now save up to 20% on buying one of the most famous and secure bitcoin hardware  wallets, the Ledger Nano S. The new price is $79.99, according to a recent announcement from the company. This rare discount is coming a few weeks after Satoshi Labs, Ledger’s main competitor announced a special 23% discount for its Trezor One wallet.

According to a tweet by the LedgerHQ, the offer, which started today, will be available for only seven days, as it is expected to end on October 22. 

Celebrating Ten Years Anniversary

In an exclusive interview with Cryptopotato, Mattia Sarfati, head of business development at Ledger stated that the French startup is not trying to align with Trezor in any way, but that the 20% discount is to celebrate the ten years anniversary of bitcoin:

“10 years anniversary of Bitcoin. We believe $99 is a fair price for this kind of technology. As you know Ledger features a Secure Element and is completely unbreakable,” Sarfati said to CryptoPotato.

The company launched its first wallet, the Ledger Nano, in December 2014, and released the Ledger Nano S in 2016, which offers more security and support for other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin.  

When asked about how Ledger was able to pull through the recent December/January crypto bubble, Sarfati says it was a “crazy experience, which no one could have anticipated.”

The period helped the “company to grow internally, to become more structured and have better customer support as well,” and Ledger is always “open to new technologies,” Sarfati concluded.

While the discount may not be too significant, it is an opportunity for crypto enthusiasts to save a few dollars while receiving top security for their crypto assets.

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Blockchain tech company tZERO issues its preferred security tokens


tZERO, the blockchain technology subsidiary of today announced it has completed the issuance of preferred tZERO security tokens. Tokens were issued to investors who had fully funded signed agreements for future equity…

Blockchain tech company tZERO issues its preferred security tokens

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Coverage: Roubini and Van Valkenburgh Debate Cryptocurrencies

Last week, Peter Van Valkenburgh and Nouriel Roubini debated about virtual currencies. In a hearing at the U.S. Senate, both experts in their fields talked about the negative and positive… Continue reading “Coverage: Roubini and Van Valkenburgh Debate Cryptocurrencies”

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Zaif to Compensate Affected Customers Selling Majority Stake to FISCO

The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif was hacked back in September. Users with funds on the platform lost part of their virtual currencies and funds. However, the exchange will be compensating… Continue reading “Zaif to Compensate Affected Customers Selling Majority Stake to FISCO”

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