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#CryptoCorner: Crypto Rallies, Coinbase Allows Cross-Border Payments, Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists XRP ETP

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - April 2, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news, in partnership with Fit Pay, Inc.'s (subsidiary of NXT-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) crypto payment tech, Flip and the Genesis Exchange and Wallet App bring you today's edition of the Crypto Corner podcast and commentary on what's driving the cryptocurrency market.

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The crypto market has seen a considerable rally, jumping from a total market of $147 billion to about $163 billion in the space of about an hour late last night. At press time, total market capitalization is still hovering around the $163 billion mark, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin (BTC) has rocketed about 14 percent for a current trading price of $4737. And behind it are Ether (ETH), XRP and Litecoin (LTC), which have grown 10, 8.5 and 15 percent, respectively. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has also performed well, having rallied 18.5 percent for a current trading price of just shy of $200.

A recent announcement from Coinbase indicates that the crypto exchange giant has made cross-border payments possible. Users can send money internationally for no charge using XRP of Coinbase's stablecoin USDCoin (USDC).

You can now send money to any user with a Coinbase account around the world using XRP or USDC. By using cryptocurrencies that are optimized for cross-border transmission, you can send and receive money virtually instantly by sending those cryptocurrencies and having the recipient convert them into local currency. There's zero fee for sending to other Coinbase users and a nominal on-chain network fee for sending outside of Coinbase.

Switzerland's main stock exchange, SIX, has listed an XRP exchange-traded product (ETP) today. The product is known as Amun Ripple XRP (AXRP) and was issued by Amun AG. Amun AG co-founder and CEO Hany Rashwan told Coindesk:

"We seek to create an easy, safe, and regulated way for investors to access the crypto asset class."

and that:

"We plan on launching other strategies, more single asset ETPs, and more indices! We are planning on having 6-8 additional launches this year."

An official statement today reveals that the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has approved 14 virtual financial assets (VFA) agents who will "serve as a first line of defence for market integrity and public interest". Dr. Christopher P Buttigieg, head of securities and market supervision, commented:

"the issuance of these in-principle approvals is an important milestone in the MFSA's effort at becoming a regulator of excellence in the field of the regulation of crypto assets."

Sam Mowers, Investorideas

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