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In a bid for global expansion, the Indonesian cryptocurrency exchange will add fiat gateway for trading 250 digital currencies. The new getaway enables users to trade Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) for tether (USDT), which can then be traded on the local exchange.

ETH price went from $142 to $123 in just 48hrs against the dollar. At the start of the year, the price of the coin was $130 on major cryptocurrency exchanges, so it is ending the year in the net negative, in comparison to Bitcoin’s 70% trading performance in 2019.

YouTube’s spokesperson said that the company made “the wrong call,” and there were no changed made to their policies related to cryptocurrency videos. “With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it. We also offer uploaders the ability to appeal removals and we will re-review the content,” the spokesperson said.

Elvira Nabiullina, Russia’s central bank head, said that the bank doesn’t assume that those stablecoins will function as a means of payment or become a substitute for money, but the Bank of Russia is exploring the potential uses of stablecoins — cryptocurrencies that are pegged to another asset to prevent the volatility associated with crypto markets.

Google-owned American video-sharing giant started deleting videos related to cryptocurrency Google-owned American video-sharing giant. Even old videos have been removed, such as a 2017 video on creating bitcoin wallet on the ‘jsnip4’ channel which was flagged as dangerous and harmful due to the links in the description box.

The Series C funding from a group of notable investors marks a record year for the business, but also additionally proves both the value of blockchain in improving global payments and the broader utility of the digital asset XRP and the XRP Ledger. CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that he expects Ripple’s customer base to grow 30%-40% and transaction volume on the company’s network to increase more than 600% in 2020.

Another major recent development of the Hong Kong based cryptocurrency exchange is the ability to shop with BTC over the Lightning Network. The new partnership will also enable users to buy over 2,000 different prepaid vouchers with BTC, which in turn can cover the costs of services and products relevant to gaming, dining, entertainment, travel and more.

Last week Bangkok hosted the 14th edition of Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit where enthusiasts, investors, entrepreneurs, developers and crypto fans came together to build new connections and pitch their ideas to fans and investors alike. The EXW Wallet was also at the summit to receive the reward for the best cryptocurrency wallet of 2019.

The price of Bitcoin recovered to a $7,000 mark and is currently correcting gains and trading near the USD 7,100 level, while Ethereum went up to $125 and other leading altcoins such as ADK, STRAT, MKR, SNX and STEEM are also up by over 10%. However, XRP struggled to gain its strength from a recent low and stayed at $0.180 at press time.

Experts at Kaspersky found that the number of Web-miner infections were down 59% compared to last year, from 5,638,828 infected machines to 2,259,038. However, the number of “unique malicious objects” rose by 13.7 percent – led in part by a 187 percent increase in so-called web-skimmer files.