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Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and other cryptos set to be traded on Yahoo-backed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Taotao

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The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Taotao [formerly BitARG], is set to launch in May and will offer trades in Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], and XRP.

Among the above-mentioned cryptocurrencies, margin trading will be available for Litecoin [LTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and XRP. The exchange, as reported by Cointelegraph, will go live in mid-May. Pre-registration is open from 25 March to 17 April, 2019, and users can participate in a promotional giveaway of ¥1000.

Z Corporation, a subsidiary owned by Yahoo, has a 40% stake in the Taotao exchange. The plan for owning the stake was announced in March 2018. At the time, the stake cost Yahoo ¥2 billion [$19 million]. This move marked Yahoo’s foray into cryptocurrency.

On 23 March 2018, Nikkei Asian Review stated,

“The purchase of BitARG shares will be made through Tokyo’s YJFX, a wholly owned Yahoo subsidiary that operates foreign exchange transaction services.”

Further, Taotao exchange has received a seal of approval from Japanese regulatory bodies for its launch.



Yahoo is yet another big-player that has entered the Japanese regulated cryptocurrency space. The entry of major players like Yahoo and SBI Group began after a scheme launched in April 2017, which has cleared approximately 16 operators to serve the Japanese market.

Additionally, Japan cleared more rules regarding margin trading of cryptocurrencies. Japan’s cabinet reportedly approved a draft amendment to Japan’s financial instruments and payment service laws, allowing margin trading at two to four times the initial deposit.





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Basic Attention Token surges by over 6% as Ad Launch nears

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Baisc Attention Token surged by over 6% over ads launch hype
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The cryptocurrency market appears to be bleeding, however, few altcoins have reported small surges over the past few days, like Basic Attention Token [BAT].

The coin, on April 18 when the entire market was mostly red, surged by over 10% and was trading at $0.3618, its all-time high since July 2018. On April 20, BAT reported a growth of over 6% and was valued at $0.3947, breaking its immediate resistance.

Source: CoinMarketCap

Source: CoinMarketCap

BAT reported a market cap of $493 million and a 24-hour trading volume of $57 million. The coin noted a 6.47% rise in its price over the past day and reported a seven-day surge of 31.20%. BAT continued to register a growth of 1.18% over the past hour.



Crypto-enthusiasts speculate the reason for the surge in prices to be the launch of advertisements on the Brave Browser this month. The BAT token is essentially based on entertainment and can be obtained through a variety of advertising and attention-based services on its platform. According to Twitter user @CryptoNilla,

“They are about to launch ads this month hence the pump.”

BAT was highly traded on ZB.COM exchange as it noted a volume of $8 million via the BAT/USDT pair. The second place was taken by Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange as it reported a trading volume of $7 million via the BAT/BTC pair. IDCM was on the third place with $6 million in volume via the BTA/BTC pair.





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