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Coinbase Is Officially Looking To Provide Support For Ripple



Crypto exchange Coinbase hits our cryptocurrency news again today for finally confirming that it is looking to provide support for the number two cryptocurrency-Ripple on its platform.

After many months of waiting, investors can finally take a break and enjoy the moment. The San Francisco based exchange announced that they are likely to provide support for more crypto assets-about 30 including Cardano, EOS, NEO and Ripple.

Many of the XRP investors have been waiting for Coinbase to finally list Ripple on their platform and complained for a long time because the exchange giant has listed many other smaller cryptocurrencies that were even controversial such as zcash and 0x.

The announcement comes right after Coinbase decided to restore its listing process and by doing so, the company will aim to provide support for a larger range of cryptocurrencies but still, some won’t be listed in all jurisdictions around the world due to local regulation.

Coinbase noted:

“Adding new assets requires significant exploratory work from both a technical and compliance standpoint, and we cannot guarantee that all the assets we are evaluating will ultimately be listed for trading. Furthermore, our listing process may result in some of these assets being listed solely for customers to buy and sell, without the ability to send or receive using a local wallet.”

However, considering to list Ripple and actually listing it is not the same thing. The company made clear that they cannot guarantee that each cryptocurrency named in the list in the announcement will 100% find itself on Coinbase Pro and

But it is still major news that Coinbase is even considering adding XRP to its platform.

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Russian State Duma To Review Crypto Regulation: Preparing For Oil-Backed Crypto

Our DC Forecasts crypto news site has always been active on the field of cryptocurrency regulation. Right now, the latest news show that the Russian State Duma (which is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia) is planning to review and adopt new regulation efforts. It all started with the former Energy Minister Igor Yusifov who proposed an oil-backed crypto as the financial outlet Rambler reported on February 21st. The reports mention that the head of the Energia investment-focused corporation also has some tangible prospects for proposing an oil-backed cryptocurrency. The construction of the project's roadmap is almost at the final stage. In one interview, Yusifov said the introduction of a crypto settlement system on the energy market could allow for the avoidance of costs associated with the use of not-backed-up currencies and their fluctuations of the exchange rates. He also cites that the savings on currency exchange commissions and trade restrictions as other examples of advantages that the system could bring. Furthermore, Yusufov said that the blockchain would be used to track and verify every barrel of oil along the entire chain with no additional costs. The former head of the Federal Securities Commission of Russia, Igor Kostikov, suggested that not only oil and gas could be connected to it - but any exchangeable resource in general.
“Perhaps the oil-backed cryptocurrency will be the pioneering project that will create a reliable structure for the cryptographic market as a whole," he concluded.
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Fidelity Investments Adopts Lighting Torch

In the latest crypto news, we see the financial derivatives giant Fidelity Investments has officially received and passed on the Lighting Tech, in an official tweet that was sent by the company this February 22nd. For those of you who don't know, the Lighting Torch is a blockchain solution that started when the Twitter user and Bitcoin enthusiast Hodlonaut first sent 10,000 satoshis (the smallest bits of Bitcoin) to another Lighting user who adopted another 10,000 satoshis and passed it on. Fidelity passed this solution to the Harvard School Blockchain & Crypto Club in the wake of the upcoming dedicated conference. Before this, the torch was held by the 88-year old grandma of another crypto enthusiasts and the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, who held it at the beginning of the current month. The Lighting Network is the mother protocol that works as a second layer on top of a blockchain. According to many entusiasts, it is a potential fix to Bitcoin's scaling problem. Fidelity now manages over $7.2 trillion in client assets after in October last year, it announced the launch of a new company, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, that targets institutional crypto assets and investors.
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New Privacy Mechanism For ETH Smart Contracts Developed By Stanford Researchers

Stanford University researchers are in our blockchain news today after partnering with VISA research to develop a privacy mechanism for ETH smart contracts according to a published paper on the university’s applied cryptography group website. The paper notes that the researches created a fully-decentralized mechanism that is confidentially called ‘’Zether’’. The developers developed a new smart contract that can be executed by other smart contracts or individually and at the same time is able to maintain the account balances encrypted. The authors of the paper claim that Zether transactions are confidential and one transaction costs about $1.51. Users will be able to lock funds in the account to the smart contract and according to the report:
 “We describe an extension to Zether that can also hide the sender and receiver involved in a transaction among a group of users chosen by the sender. Though the overhead associated with anonymity scales linearly with the size of the group, no trusted set-up is needed and no changes to the underlying smart contract platform are required.”
The report specifies that the Zether contract will never transfer funds without checking a transfer proof in order to prevent illegal transfers. This new design makes sure that the security of Zether depends on itself and not on third-parties or outside smart contracts. All of the privacy coins that provide users with a higher level of anonymity are still receiving mixed feelings from the community. For example, Charlie Lee declared he is focused on making Litecoin more fungible and private and to implement confidential transactions sometime in 2019.
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Two Ohio-Based Companies Officially Paid Taxes With Cryptocurrency

Two companies based in Ohio, United States, have officially paid their taxes using cryptocurrencies according to the State Treasurer Robert Sprague’s announcement on a forum that we are reading more into in today’s crypto news. Ohio is the first state to allow paying taxes with cryptocurrency since November 2018. Sprague explained that the Treasury has collected only two tax payments in cryptocurrency but he didn’t say the amount of the paid taxes. He made clear that the Ohio State Treasury doesn’t manage the cryptocurrencies themselves and they do not accept any other currency than the US dollar explaining that the crypto tax payments are conducted to a specialized crypto platform:
 “We will never accept won or renminbi or francs or cryptocurrency, or any other currency. You have to relieve your debts to the state of Ohio with U.S. dollars. That’s what we’re currently accepting. This platform just allows for that exchange, basically before that debt is settled to the state of Ohio.”
Sprague pointed out that the treasury is reviewing how the program can be expanded and they are looking into the potential risks that can come up by using this method of tax payments. Ohio is working hard to attract blockchain-related businesses to the state. The state has already passed a law allowing businesses to pay taxes in crypto but the State Treasurer Josh Mandel stated that the legislation ‘’pants a flag’’ in Ohio regarding cryptocurrency adoption. Two days ago, the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio announced the gathering of a group that will work to explore the benefits of blockchain in real estate and transfer of land titles.
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