Crypto Roundup – Lithuania: Crypto Investment Funds to Professional Investors & Malta to Put All Educational Certificates on Blockchain

  • All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.40% to 4.98%
  • Lithuania: Central Bank policy update opens crypto investment funds to professional investors
  • Malta set to become the first country to put all educational certificates on Blockchain

MVIS CryptoCompare Top 100 IndexThe MVIS CryptoCompare Top 100 Index has dropped 1.90% in the last 24 hours to 1,341.41

All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.40% to 4.98%. Lithuania: Central Bank policy update opens crypto investment funds to professional investorsMalta set to become the first country to put all educational certificates on Blockchain.

Top 10

CryptoCompare Top 10 Coins

All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted positive changes, ranging from 0.40% to 4.98%. BitTorrent ($0.001) posted a positive change of 4.98%, while Dash ($86.92) and ZCash ($54.51) represented gains of around 2.25%. Bitcoin Cash ($143.25) and Ethereum Classic ($4.60) showed positive changes of 1.99% and 1.77%, respectively, while XRP ($0.32) recorded a gain of 0.40%.

BTC

Bitcoin BTC/USD CryptoCompare Chart

At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $3,960 representing a gain of 0.83% in the last 24 hours. More than 140 Mln worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 11.66% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/USDT pair represents a 70.35% share.

ETH

Ethereum ETH/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The Ethereum price posted a positive change of 2.83% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $148, with over $80 Mln worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair, which has a 9% market share of the daily trading volume. The ETH/USDT pair represents a 45.86% share.

EOS

EOS EOS/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The EOS price is sitting at $3.9 representing a positive change of 3.69% in the last 24 hours. More than $15 Mln worth of EOS were exchanged in the EOS/USD market representing a 2.02% share of global daily volume. The EOS/USDT pair represents a 39.67% share.

LTC

Litecoin LTC/USD CryptoCompare Chart

The LTC price has raised 1.6% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $49, with more than $20 Mln worth of LTC exchanged in the past 24 hours on the LTC/USD pair, which has a 5.44% market share of the global daily trading volume. The biggest LTC pair is the LTC/USDT pair, that represents a 49.20% share.

NFL Players Keep Buying Bitcoin; Binance Chain to Hard Fork

The top daily news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain space:

  • LedgerX wins regulatory nod on physically-settled bitcoin futures.
  • NFL players continue to buy up bitcoin.
  • Binance Chain set for major hard fork.

At the time of writing, bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) are trading at $12,595.5 (+11.4%) and $325.7 (+4.0%), respectively. As for the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index, it is currently tracking at 5,135.9 (+4.3%).

Bitcoin Ethereum CryptoCompare

LedgerX Wins Regulatory Nod on Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures

U.S.-regulated bitcoin derivatives exchange and clearinghouse, LedgerX, had its application for designation as a contract maker approved by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC); meaning it can now offer physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts.

With its application – which was initially filed in November 2018 – now approved by the CTFC, LedgerX will be able to list bitcoin derivatives contracts, including both options and futures, and offer them to investors, regardless of whether they are of a retail or institutional background. Such products are expected to trade on a new platform known as LedgerX Omni, the New York-based company shared in a blog post.

NFL Players Buy into Bitcoin Bull Run

How many NFL players have purchased bitcoin? At least 32.

That’s according to star NFL player and staunch Bitcoin proponent, Russell Okung, who today upwardly revised a June 17 tweet wherein he declared there were “at least 30” players in the NFL who had purchased the world’s top cryptocurrency by market cap.

Okung – who serves on the executive committee of the NFL Players Association – first updated his count on Tuesday evening (PT) from 30 to 31. Then, an hour later, he once more updated the tally to 32.

Prompting the second of the two updates was Oren Burks, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers who responded to Okung’s June 17 tweet with the hashtag ‘HODL’, the popular term used within the crypto community when one intends to keep – rather than sell – their cryptocurrency holdings.

Binance Chain Set for ‘Galileo’ Hard Fork

Appearing on the Binance Chain community forum was a post outlining a June 26 Binance Chain testnet hard fork. The upgrade, which has been dubbed ‘Galileo’, will bring with it various changes to Binance Chain nodes, the Binance Chain client, and the fork of Tendermint upon which Binance Chain is built atop.

Some notable features of the upcoming Binance Chain hard fork include token time-locking capabilities and a newfound ability of validators to, in relation to Binance DEX, “create a delist proposal and vote on delisting trading pairs via governance.”

As for when the Binance Chain mainnet will receive the ‘Galileo’ upgrade, Tuesday’s post stated it will be “a few weeks” from now. A separate announcement will come in relation to this.