From the price of Bitcoin in 2019 to Ripple’s plan to overtake Swift, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
The COO of BitPay says Fidelity and Bakkt will push enough institutional money into the crypto market to trigger a bull run in 2019.
Fidelity’s crypto trading platform and custody solution for qualified investors launched last month. Meanwhile, Bakkt’s new physically-backed Bitcoin futures product is set to launch in January.
Sonny Singh told Bloomberg he thinks the two companies will help push the price of Bitcoin to $15,000 – $20,000 over the next year.
The latest ConsenSys-sponsored Week in Ethereum blog post is out.
This week’s edition covers new protocol updates and news on a number of Ethereum-based platforms including Status, Golem and Aragon.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s managing director for India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa just sat down for a fireside chat at the Bahrain FinTech Bay conference.
Navin Gupta talked about Ripple’s goals to take on the global payment network Swift and bring the payments industry into the digital age.
Meanwhile, the fiat-to-XRP platform XRParrot is off to a fast start.
The web portal allows users in Europe to turn cash into crypto without using an exchange, processing about $50,000 in euro in its first three days online.
This is just unbelievable: we just hit €50,000 after being live for just 3 working days ? The community stocked up about 125,000 XRP in a few days ? pic.twitter.com/opjVsSL44D
— XRParrot.com (@XRParrot) November 21,