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Huobi Debuts Fiat-to-Crypto Trading in US

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    Huobi goes beyond crypto-to-crypto trading to secure its place in the sun in the highly competitive industry


Huobi Debuts Fiat-to-Crypto Trading in US
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Huobi.com, a US-based subsidiary of Huobi Global, has just launched USD-to-crypto trading as a result of its partnership with Nevada-based custodian Prime Trust. Hence, Huobi joins a bevy of other exchanges that offer fiat-to-crypto trading.

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New fiat-based trading pairs

The exchange is debuting three new fiat-based trading pairs — BTC/USD, BCH/USD, and USDT/USD. The minimum deposit and withdrawal limit is set at $100. Huobi.com users are required to register with Prime Trust in order to deposit USD to the exchange (completing KYC is required).

Earlier, U.Today shed light on Binance launching its own EUR/GBP fiat-to-crypto exchange in Jersey before recently enabling credit card payments. Hence, Huobi’s expansion beyond crypto-to-crypto trading is seen as a logical step that will help the exchange keep up with competitors.  


More partnerships to follow

According to Prime Trust CEO Scott Purcell, the cooperation between them and Huobi is very exciting. Meanwhile, Huobi CEO Frank Fu reveals that similar deals are already in the pipeline since they want to offer more innovative financial services to their customers including ETFs and derivatives. Fu states that they are determined to present ‘highly regarded’ US products to global audiences in the future.    

As reported, on Feb. 4, Kraken became the first exchange to offer spot and futures trading.

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Crypto Wonders: Binance Coin (BNB) Hits Its New ATH, Surpassing Its January 2018's Peak

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    Binance Coin is so far the second cryptocurrency (after EOS) that managed to rebound after January 2018's drawdown


Crypto Wonders: Binance Coin (BNB) Hits Its New ATH, Surpassing Its January 2018's Peak
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After surging by more than 14 percent over the last 24 hours, Binance Coin has managed to surpass its previous ATH that was recorded during the peak of the bull market in January 2018, according to the data provided by CoinMarketCap (CMC). The historic rally was triggered by numerous recent developments inside the exchange’s ecosystem.  

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Binance Coin continues to register double-digit gains, image by CoinMarketCap

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BNB makes history

At the time of writing this article, the price of the BNB token is at $24.65, rising above its previous ATH of $24.46 that was recorded on Jan. 12. Hence, Binance Coin, the seventh largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, becomes only the second asset to reach a new price peak after the crash of the speculation-driven bull market. EOS, which is sitting one spot above BNB on CMC, achieved a similar feat in May 2018.

‘Binance Coin is outpacing the overall crypto market. While Bitcoin is off 75% from its all-time-high, Binance Coin has recovered. There is fundamental growth and synergy taking place that is contributing to the rising price of Binance Coin,’ says BitBull Capital CEO Joe DiPasquale.

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Pumping other coins

On Apr. 18, Binance launched the mainnet of its custom Blockchain Binance Chain. The migration of BNB tokens from Ethereum to Binance Chain is scheduled to take place on Apr. 23. This is going to be the second largest token swap in history.

Binance, which is now completed with Ethereum, has already on-boarded some Blockchain projects, including Mithril (MITH) that experienced a 70 percent price pump after its launch on Binance Chain.

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