Top News Daily 31.08.2018

- CBOE will launch ETH-futures trading this year

CBOE Global Markets, which owns the Chicago Option Exchange (CBOE) and one of the largest exchange holdings, announced its intention to launch futures trading on Ethereum (ETH) by the end of this year. It should be noted that Ethereum futures will be placed on the Gemini exchange. As you know, this trading floor belongs to the twin brothers Winklewoss. Recall that at the end of last year, on the crypto exchange Gemini was launched trading futures for bitcoin.

- The conducted research gives an optimistic forecast for bitcoin

According to a new study conducted by the consulting company Satis Group (ICO) First Coin Offering (ICO), the price of bitcoin (BTC) may increase to 98 thousand US dollars within five years. Note that the published study was conducted by Sherwin Dowlat and Michael Hodapp. The analysts report also talks about forecasts for such cryptocurrencies as Monero (XMR) and Decred (DCR). Their cost, according to experts, should increase to 18 thousand dollars and 535 dollars, respectively.

- Rakuten plans to buy a crypto exchange

Japanese company Rakuten announced its intention to acquire a crypto exchange Everybody's Bitcoin. It is known that this trading floor is one of those that the Japan Financial Services Agency put forward recommendations for improving safety and performance. Completion of the purchase transaction is scheduled for October 1, 2018. The preliminary cost of the transaction is 265 million yen or $2.4 million.

- The Japanese National Police Agency will use new software to track crypto transtransactions

In connection with the increase in illegal use of cryptocurrency, the National Police Agency of Japan (NPA) announced that from the beginning of next year it plans to use specialized software that will allow monitoring the history of cryptocurrency transactions. This became known from representatives of law enforcement organizations. It is known that the software is developed by one of the IT companies, whose name isn't disclosed.

- IBM has launched a platform, implemented on Stellar protocol

A new platform from IBM, implemented on the basis of the Stellar protocol, is aimed at making instant international payments. The launch of the blockchain system will allow financial companies to instantly make cross-border payments. Among the advantages of the platform, representatives of IBM called transparency of operations, low cost, increased level of productivity, as well as a simplified form of payment for transactions and a high degree of data protection.

- Before the launch of Dogethereum, the Dogecoin asset shows a steady growth

While most of the digital assets are losing value, Dogecoin shows steady growth. Experts suggest that this is due to the speedy launch of the project Dogethereum.