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Coinbase Updating Coins? Stellar (XLM) & Cardano (ADA) Have Potential

Coinbase updating coins: Three days ago the largest cryptocurrency exchange operating in the United States announced that it is exploring five new cryptocurrencies to add to its platform, including Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA).

Coinbase Updating Coins? Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) Take Center Stage

Is Coinbase updating coins? In the company’s Medium Post, Coinbase announced that they would be exploring the following assets:

  • Cardano (ADA)
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • Stellar Lumens (XLM)
  • Zcash (ZEC)
  • 0x (ZRX)

Coinbase addressed that is still in the process of adding Ethereum Classic (ETC) to its platform. The company also explained that the assets listed above will require “additional exploratory work” and it cannot guarantee that these coins will be listed for trading.

Coinbase’s statement explains:

“As part of the exploratory process, customers may see public-facing APIs and other signs that we are conducting engineering work to support these assets. While we cannot commit to when or whether these assets will become available at this time, we will provide updates to our customers about the process and what they can expect via the Coinbase blog and Twitter.”

The major cryptocurrency exchange is making a push towards transparency, as in the past there have been many ‘speculations’ as to what coin will be added next to its platform. The company wants to get in front of these rumors from the start and will be making similar announcements moving forward about any assets it’s exploring.

Ripple (XRP) Rumors Put to Rest

The fact that Coinbase is exploring Stellar (XLM) over the higher ranking Ripple speaks volumes as to the company’s stance on the digital asset. Stellar and Ripple were both co-founded by Jeb McCaleb and have identical structures.

The only difference? Target audience.

Ripple is geared towards larger financial institutions whereas the Stellar Foundation seeks to service everyone – more specifically the unbanked.

There have been endless rumors in the past about Ripple (XRP) being added to Coinbase, which have boosted XRP’s price on numerous occasions but this latest announcement makes it clear – it isn’t happening.

It still remains unknown what the exchange has against Ripple Labs, but we know for sure we won’t be seeing it on the Coinbase platform anytime soon.

>> Crypto World Cup FINALS: Charles Hoskinson vs. Charlie Lee

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Crypto World Cup Day 10

Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup has officially concluded, and it was quite the doozy! 

Saturday’s matches saw Satoshi Nakamoto alienate Jed McCaleb.  We also saw a tight game between Anthony Pompliano and Brian Armstrong, with the latter coming back in injury time. Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup ended with Roger Ver facing off with Willy Woo in what ended up being a nail-biting game.

If you don’t know yet, meet the players of our 2018 Crypto World Cup! 

Match 1: Satoshi Nakamoto 5-2 Jed McCaleb 

The game started off tight but quickly favored Satoshi Nakamoto. Both teams scored less than twenty minutes into the first half, with Satoshi Nakamoto slotting the ball into the bottom-left corner during a penalty in the 6th minute. 

Jed McCaleb came back in the 18th minute, but not before Satoshi Nakamoto slipped the ball through the legs of Mr. McCaleb, making the score 2-0 at the time. 

Satoshi Nakamoto went on to score 2 more goals in the second half, with the last being at the 90th minute. Jed McCaleb managed to get one more goal, 3 minutes into injury time. 

Takeaway:

Satoshi Nakamoto: 6 Points; Leader of Group G

Jed McCaleb: 0 Points; Bottom of Group G

>> Check Out Crypto World Cup Day 9!

Match 2: Brian Armstrong 2-1 Anthony Pompliano 

This was Brian Armstrong’s game. 12 minutes into the game and Brian Armstrong held 72% of possession. Armstrong scored his first goal in the 26th minute via a penalty. 

Second half was met with yellow cards, substitutions, and another goal for Brian Armstrong — eight yards out at the 66th minute. 

At this point, the game was in the Brian Armstrong bag. But 3 minutes into injury time, Anthony Pompliano managed to bang in a screamer from 20 yards out, making the score 2-1. The game was back on. However, with a remaining 3 minutes in stoppage time, Anthony Pompliano was not able to equalize. 

Takeaway: 

Brian Armstrong: 6 Points; Leader of Group F

Anthony Pompliano: 0 Points; Bottom of Group F 

Match 3: Roger Ver 2-1 Willy Woo 

Both teams took turns leading this match. Controversial crypto player Roger Ver started off the game strong, with Willy Woo failing to complete the majority of his passes. But at the 30-minute mark, the game began to favor Willy Woo. Roger Ver wasn’t able to maintain possession and Willy Woo managed to take the lead, clipping the ball over the goalie. 

Roger Ver must have given one inspirational half-time pep talk. After making a few subs, Roger Ver managed to equalize in the 48th minute, driving the ball home. At this point, the atmosphere had changed. All eyes were on Roger Ver. Could this crypto player make a comeback? 

And he did! In injury time, Willy Woo clumsily gave up a free-kick on the edge of the box, and Roger Ver drove it home, curling the ball into the far corner of the net. 

The game ended 2-1 to Roger Ver. 

Takeaway:

Roger Ver: 3 Points; Second in Group F; Behind Mexico 

Willy Woo: 3 Points; Third in Group F; Ahead of South Korea 

The Crypto World Cup 

It’s forecasted that by June 28th we will have our top 16 in the Crypto World Cup. Tune in tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week for more results!

Who’s going to be this year’s winner of the Crypto World Cup? Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

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Justin Sun vs. Jed McCaleb – Crypto Currency News

Crypto World Cup day 5: Where Satoshi Nakamoto takes on Tom Lee, and Justin Sun faces off with Jed McCaleb.

Today’s matches kicked off with Willy Woo taking on Anthony Pompliano but everyone’s eyes were on the Justin Sun vs. Jed McCaleb and Satoshi Nakamoto vs. Tom Lee Games.

If you don’t know them all yet, meet the players of our Crypto World Cup.

Here are the results and some highlights:

Match 1: Willy Woo 1-0 Anthony Pompliano

Willy Woo kicks off his tournament with a win over Anthony Pompliano which wasn’t too surprising. This World Cup is Willy Woo’s first in 12 years but he managed to outperform Anthony Pompliano in what can only be described as a ‘scrappy’ game. A valid penalty was awarded to him, which put him in the lead.

Now, Anthony Pompliano faces a difficult tournament ahead as he competes in a difficult group. Pompliano needs to up his lacklustre game if he is to have any hope of survival.

Match 2: Satoshi Nakamoto 3-0 Tom Lee

Unfortunately for Tom Lee, this game was always going to be a bit of a no-brainer. Superiorly outranked in class and performance by Satoshi Nakamoto, Tom Lee did well to even make the tournament, but now that he has arrived, this 3-0 victory to Satoshi meets expectation. Sorry Tom Lee, soccer isn’t your strongest forte.

Satoshi on the other hand…well the predictions will be for him to meet Justin Sun in the group showdown. Time will tell all.

Match 3: Justin Sun 2-1 Jed McCaleb

Today saw a nail-biting win for Justin Sun as a stoppage-time header put him ahead of Jed McCaleb, sealing his fate. After this performance, McCaleb can easily be considered a dark-horse with a stronger potential then he was initially credited. However, he will have to fight hard to come back from this loss – but it is not impossible.

My predictions for this group are Satoshi Nakamoto and Justin Sun will fight it out to lead the table. Jed McCaleb might pull something out of the bag though; it wouldn’t be a first for the World Cup.

What are your thoughts!? Who’s your winner for the Crypto World Cup? Place your bets now!

>> Check out Day 4 of the Crypto World Cup

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Meet the Players, Guess Who Wins – Crypto Currency News

It’s time for the next saga in our crypto game adventures – the Crypto World Cup! The world of crypto has a lot of big names. It’s about time they faced off with one another. Who will come out on top?

Let’s meet the players!

Crypto World Cup: Who’s Who

Our crypto representatives come from all walks of crypto – token developers, crypto advocates, analysts, even some crypto naysayers.

All of our fabulous crypto representatives were assigned randomly to a country playing in the FIFA World Cup. Their progress in the Crypto World Cup depends entirely on how well the country does in the FIFA World Cup.

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CryptoYoda is Russia. CryptoYoda is a crypto enthusiast and technical analyst, providing insight into crypto prices and movements.

David Sønstebø represents Saudi Arabia. Sønstebø is the co-founder of IOTA, the 9th largest cryptocurrency in the world.

Erik Voorhees is Egypt. As the CEO of ShapeShift, Voorhees is well-versed in the intricacies of crypto, but how is he with soccer?

Brad Garlinghouse is Uruguay. A big name in crypto, Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple, which is behind the third largest cryptocurrency in the world.

Zhao Changpeng represents Morocco. He is the CEO of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

Tim Draper is playing for Iran. Draper is an American venture capital investor and crypto bull.

John McAfee will play for Portugal. Highly enthusiastic for crypto, McAfee is willing to go to the extreme to represent cryptocurrencies.

Tyler Winklevoss is Spain. One of the infamous Winklevoss twins, Tyler and his brother became two of the first known Bitcoin billionaires.

Charles Hoskinson hails for France. Hoskinson is the face behind Cardano. Will he be the face behind the Crypto World Cup?

Tiffany Hayden represents Australia. Hayden is a blockchain influencer and crypto enthusiast.

Vitalik Buterin is Argentina. Best known as the co-founder of Ethereum, Buterin is also the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

Nick Szabo is playing for Iceland. Szabo is a crypto influencer who has done a lot of research into the space.

Apolo Ohno represents Peru. An Olympic athlete turned crypto player, Ohno is the founder of the cryptocurrency trading ecosystem HybridBlock.

Bill Barhydt will play for Denmark. Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra, a digital crypto wallet app.

Charlie Lee is Croatia. Lee created the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) and has recently become a part of the creation of Magical Crypto Friends, a show all about the wonder of crypto.

Barry Silbert is Nigeria. Silbert is the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Dan Larimer represents Costa Rica. Larimer is the CTO of EOS, but he got his start with BitShares and co-founding Steemit.

Jamie Dimon plays for Serbia. Dimon is on the critical side of crypto, but what would be a fight without a few bears?

Roger Ver is Germany. An early investor in Bitcoin startups, Ver hails as the CEO of Bitcoin.com and is a strong pusher behind Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Brian Armstrong represents Mexico. Armstrong has made his mark on crypto as the CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase.

Cameron Winklevoss is Brazil. Cameron Winklevoss, together with his twin brother Tyler are behind the Gemini crypto exchange.

David Schwartz is playing for Switzerland. Schwartz is the chief cryptographer at Ripple.

Willy Woo will be Sweden. An avid crypto enthusiast, Woo writers for CoinDesk.

Anthony Pompliano is South Korea. Pompliano is a strong backer and believer in crypto, and long-time writer of crypto Medium posts.

Satoshi Nakamoto represents Belgium. The name ascribed to the creator of Bitcoin, Nakamoto’s true identity may be a secret, but their game won’t be.

Tom Lee is kicking for Panama. Wall Street analyst Tom Lee has been on both sides of the crypto battle but tends to err towards pro.

Jed McCaleb is Tunisia. Starting at Ripple, McCaleb parted ways in 2013 and created Stellar, where he is now CTO.

Justin Sun plays for England. He’s the face behind TRON (TRX) and will always be making announcements about announcements.

Warren Buffett represents Colombia. One of the biggest crypto bears out there, no match would be complete without Buffett taking a shot at crypto.

Andreas Antonopoulos is Japan. Antonopoulos hosts the podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin where he advocates for the digital currency.

Don Tapscott is playing for Poland. Tapscott is a crypto bull that’s all for blockchain becoming the wave of the future.

Jack Dorsey is Senegal. As the CEO of Twitter, you may not immediately connect Dorsey with crypto, but he has repeatedly shown off what a fan of Bitcoin he is.

>> Check out the Crypto Olympics

Crypto World Cup: The Matches

Our crypto representatives will be playing according to the match lineup of the FIFA World Cup. Each day there are matches, we will publish an article summing up all the games and their outcomes.

Here are the first three matchdays, which will be happening over the course of June 14th to June 28th. Each matchday will consist of the crypto representatives playing three times, against three different crypto representatives. Teams that do the best move into the next round, which starts June 30th.

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Crypto World Cup

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Crypto World Cup

Crypto World Cup

Crypto World Cup

Who will move onto the next round? Who will win the Crypto World Cup?

Tell us your guesses in the comments below.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for our first match: CryptoYoda vs. David Sønstebø!

>> The Crypto Oscars

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