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Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures

Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of bitcoin (BTC)/tether (USDT) contracts today. The cryptocurrency exchange first announced its futures platform in early July, at the time hinting it would allow 20x leverage. Now, futures traders can now choose leveraged positions between 1x and 125x, it said Friday. “We have seen an increase …

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Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

To reduce the risk that additional easing may have the unintended consequence of leading to a further buildup of financial system vulnerabilities, macroprudential policies should be tightened, as warranted. The IMF is suddenly very interested in prudence, and the management of systemic risk, encouraging the use of prescribed tools for mitigating dismal effects of prolonged …

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Bitcoin Privacy Is the Only ‘Big Question’ for Devs, Says Poolin CEO

Bitcoin (BTC) needs to become more resistant to governments as a priority, the CEO of one of its biggest mining pools has said. Pan: Privacy is Bitcoin’s “real problem” In an interview with cryptocurrency media outlet Bitcoin Magazine quoted by Forbes on Oct. 17, Poolin’s Kevin Pan suggested privacy should form an essential focus for …

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OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims

A new leak says that OnePlus could replace the pop-up selfie camera used by the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro with a hole-punch notch in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The leak comes courtesy of 91Mobiles, which created the unofficial renders based on information provided by tipster OnLeaks. The images also show a fourth sensor …

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Tesla’s two Model S ‘Plaid’ variants are being benchmarked against each other

By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 18, 2019 True to its word, Tesla has returned to the Nürburgring with two “Plaid” Model S units. Both vehicles have been spotted running hot laps since they arrived at the iconic German racetrack, and if recent observations are any indication, it would seem that Tesla has actually brought …

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Here’s What HTC Says About Camera Privacy on Vive Cosmos

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>With HTC recently launching Vive Cosmos, which relies on always-on cameras during use, we reached out to the company to learn more about what data is captured by the cameras and how it’s used. There’s never a bad time to be skeptical about how your private information is …

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Facebook is developing anti-predator measures to protect children

Sponsored Links Maskot via Getty Images Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier this year that company plans to encrypt messages on all its platforms. Since then, authorities around the world have been trying to convince the social network not to go through with it, warning the public that it could allow predators to target children …

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Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency

Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan’s Mie Prefecture. The MRI, formed in 1970 by Mitsubishi Group companies, said on Wednesday that the token, dubbed Kintetsu Shimakaze Coin, will be utilizing blockchain and is available only from Nov. 11 to …

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Binance DEX Prepares to List a BCH-Pegged Token

Changpeng Zhao (aka “CZ”), CEO and founder of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has proposed to list a token pegged to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on Binance DEX, the platform’s decentralized counterpart. According to the post published in Binance’s official “Token Issuance & Listings” section on Oct. 17, CZ proposes to “to list BCH-1FD, a pegged token …

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