Crypto Exchange Bitrue Adds XRP-Based Pairs for ZIL, IOST, GNT, and ICX

On Wednesday (March 27), Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue added XRP-based trading pairs for Zilliqa (ZIL), IOST, Golem (GNT), and ICON (ICX), which means that it now offers a total of 35 XRP-based trading pairs.

Bitrue, which was founded in 2018, has quickly become a favorite with members of the XRP community because of the high degree of enthusiasm, support, and transparency shown by its management towards XRP. What is interesting about Bitrue is that it supported XRP as a base currency on the day that its trading platform was launched (19 July 2018).

Here is how Bitrue announced today's news on Twitter:

2019 so far has been a great year for those members of the XRP community that use Bitrue since the exchange has been adding new XRP-based trading pairs at quite a rapid pace:

  • January 3rd: TRON TRX), Stellar (XLM), NEO, Gas (GAS), and OmiseGo (OMG).
  • January 4th: Bee Token (BEE).
  • January 11th: Holo (HOT), Pundi X (NPSX), district0x (DNT), and Propy (PRO).
  • January 18th: EOS, NEM (XEM), and Polymath (POLY).
  • January 28th: VeChain (VET).
  • March 15th: SHACoin (SHA).
  • March 24th: Dash (DASH), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Storm (STORM).
  • March 27th: Zilliqa (ZIL), IOST, Golem (GNT), and ICON (ICX).

This means that Bitrue now offers a total of 35 XRP-based trading pairs:

BCH/XRP; ETC/XRP; GTO/XRP; GUSD/XRP; KNC/XRP; LINK/XRP; LTC/XRP; PAX/XRP; QKC/XRP; TUSD/XRP; WAN/XRP; WTC/XRP; ZRX/XRP; XRP/USDT;  TRX/XRP; XLM/XRP; NEO/XRP; GAS/XRP; OMG/XRP; BEE/XRP; HOT/XRP; NPXS/XRP; DNT/XRP; PRO/XRP; EOS/XRP; NEM/XRP; POLY/XRP; VET/XRP; SHA/XRP; DASH/XRP; BAT/XRP; STORM/XRP; ZIL/XRP; IOST/XRP; GNT/XRP; and ICX/XRP.

Actually, the total number of trading pairs involving XRP is 38 since Bitrue also offers XRP/BTC, XRP/ETC, and XRP/USDT.

As of press time, according to XRP Charts, Bitrue's 24-hour trading volume for XRP is $6,720,553.85 USD, or 3.1% of tital XRP traded.

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Rapper Akon Gets Approval for Crypto City in Senegal

Michael LaVere
  • Rapper Akon says he has reached an agreement with Senegal officials to build Akon City.
  • Akon City will run on 100% renewable energy and have an economy built around the cryptocurrency Akoin.

Rapper Akon has finalized an agreement to build a cryptocurrency-fueled city in Senegal. 

The imagined new city, named Akon City, is being planned from the ground up on an economy that utilizes the cryptocurrency Akoin. According to a tweet, the rapper had received a green light from Senegal officials to move forward on the project.

In addition to cryptocurrency, Akon City will reportedly be the first city to run entirely on renewable energy, with the rapper envisioning it as a real-life version of the fictional nation Wakanda from Marvel’s Black Panther series. Akon was gifted the 2,000-acre piece of land in 2018 by Senegalese president Macky Sall. 

According to the official roadmap for Akoin, the cryptocurrency is expected to launch and be listed on exchanges in the first half of 2020, despite not yet having a white paper. Akoin is being billed as a “unique” ecosystem to bring together digital and real-life tools and services. The project is placing an emphasis on supporting the efforts of African entrepreneurs. 

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