Bitcoin leads coin market surge, David Schwartz on Ripple and XRP and more

Daily Crypto News – April 2

1) Binance Exchange’s UI crashes: Following the surge in trade activity due to the Bitcoin price hike, Binance exchange was crippled by a major technical issue, with users reportedly being unable to log into the exchange after its UI crashed.

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2) SEC to hire a crypto-specialist: The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] has ramped up its focus on the digital currency industry and is now looking for a “crypto-specialist” to advise the regulator body on legal issues.

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3) Coinbase’s new cross-border payments: Coinbase announced that XRP, the second largest altcoin in the market and the exchange’s stablecoin USDCoin [USDC] can now be used for cross-border payments with no applicable fee on the transfer.

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4) Ripple joins INATBA: The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications [INATBA], has announced that Ripple will be included as a founding member of its organization.

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5) Bithumb attack update: ChangeNOW Exchange announced that it “managed to stop a solid number of EOS and XRP exchanges” that the hackers were trying to make through it.

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6) Tron Foundation on regulations in Japan: The Foundation stated that Tron has been striving to promote blockchain technology and diversify DAPPs on its platform while adhering to local laws and regulations across the globe.

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7) Huobi Global faces service disruption: According to a recent report, some users of the Singapore-based digital assets exchange, Huobi Global, were allegedly not able to cash in on the sudden spike after the exchange faced several service disruptions.

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