Daily crypto: Bittrex introduces trading pairs in dollars and more crypto exchanges to Malta

Daily crypto: Bittrex introduces trading pairs in dollars and more crypto exchanges to Malta.

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Christian Ploog

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The world's first crypto friendly airport has opened and more crypto businesses on their way to Malta. Here follows the top news stories from the last 24 hours.

Malta’s ambition to become a crypto island has attracted several crypto businesses. During the spring, some of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, such as Binance and Okex, have announced their intentions to move their business to the island. The largest crypto exchange in Poland has now also announced the same intentions, the reason supposedly being problems with the banks in Poland, CCN writes.

Trijo News has earlier reported on the trouble crypto businesses experience when trying to get a bank account in Malta, even though the government now is working on solving this problem.

The world’s first crypto airport

Now the world’s first crypto friendly airport is a reality. Nowadays, all shops at the terminals of Brisbane International Airport in Australia accept cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, dash, bitcoin cash, ethereum and nem, Bitcoin News reports.

Lastly, we can report that the Seattle based crypto exchange Bittrex has managed to get a bank agreement, making their users able to buy bitcoin with dollars. Many banks have up until now been hesitant when it comes to cryptocurrencies, much owing to the fact that many still associate cryptocurrencies with criminality. This is why cryptocurrencies most often are being traded in other cryptocurrencies.

“It’s been a long path. It’s not just about banks being able to trust Bittrex. It’s about banks being able to trust crypto in general. And I think it’s really showing that crypto is turning the corner in terms of mainstream acceptance”, Bittrex chief executive officer Bill Shihara says to Bloomberg News.

“It’s about banks being able to trust crypto in general”

When looking at the prices for the top cryptocurrencies, no big movements have been seen the last 24 hours. The currency enjoying the biggest ride upwards is ethereum (+1,80%).

Among the top 100 cryptocurrencies, houbi token (+17,56%) and nebulas (+12,02%) have seen the steepest gains, while waykichain (-8,57%) and cybermiles (-7,64%) have seen the biggest losses.

Prices the last 24 hours

Asset: Price: % (24h)
Bitcoin $7 596,47 +0,44%
Ethereum $584,66 +1,80%
Ripple $0,618747 +0,72%
Bitcoin cash $1 006,66 -1,07%
Eos $12,34 -0,40%

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