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Coinbase expands to India, South Korea, New Zealand and 8 other countries by launching crypto-to-crypto trading services

Priya

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Coinbase expands to India, South Korea, New Zealand and 8 other countries by launching crypto-to-crypto trading servicesCoinbase expands to India, South Korea, New Zealand and 8 other countries by launching crypto-to-crypto trading services
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Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange platform, announced that it has expanded its crypto-to-crypto trading service in 11 more countries, on its official blog. With the addition of these new countries, the reach of Coinbase has expanded to a total of 53 countries.

According to the blog post, Coinbase has opened its trading door for cryptocurrency enthusiasts in India, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Phillippines, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Argentina. Users will be able to avail crypto-to-crypto trading services such as buying and selling crypto on Coinbase Pro and Coinbase.com. In addition, customers can also buy and sell cryptocurrencies via the Coinbase app available on iOS and Android.

The official announcement read,

“Direct trading between cryptos is increasingly the new norm and in the last year has overtaken traditional fiat to crypto trading across the globe. Millions of Coinbase customers can now securely and quickly trade between different cryptos and send crypto off-platform at their convenience.”

More so, the blog stated that this was a part of the exchange’s mission of “creating an open financial system for the world”. It also stated that the cryptocurrency space is shifting from the “investment phase” to the “utility phase”, which would pave the path for new use cases. It further stated,

“This could take the form of decentralized versions of traditional financial services like lending or micropayments or truly novel crypto applications that no one has even thought of yet. The ability to convert from one crypto to another will form the backbone of this new decentralized economy.”

This news is extremely important for India’s crypto-community. This is mainly because of the ban placed by the Reserve Bank of India, the Central bank. Last year, the bank released a circular barring all the banks regulated by the central bank from associating with individuals and businesses involved with virtual currencies.

Due to the ban, some major local exchanges such as Zebpay had to shut down its operations. Even though Coinbase is providing only crypto-to-crypto trading, this does act as one of the most significant moments for the Indian crypto-community.



We found that marketplaces such as freelance websites stood to benefit greatly from Coinbase’s new expansion. We reached out to a business owner who ran a services marketplace called Eloboosta for League of Legends (One of the largest video games in the world). “We’ve already been accepting crypto on our website for a long time, but since the workers on our marketplace come from all over the world, we sort of shied away from paying them out in crypto since not all of them had an easy way to cash their crypto back out into fiat in their home countries. But now that Coinbase has expanded to 11 more countries we’re planning to make the switch to crypto only payouts in the near future, our workers couldn’t be happier due to the cost savings on transfer fees.”

Along with this, the exchange also announced that its customers will be able to trade Augur [REP], one of the leading cryptocurrencies in the space, beginning today. Notably, this trading service will not be available immediately for customers in New York. The trade will be live on Coinbase.com and Coinbase app on iOS and Android.





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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.

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Ethereum [ETH] and Tron [TRX] Price Analysis: TRX tries to join ETH on the bull wagon

Arijit Sarkar

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Ethereum [ETH] and Tron [TRX] Price Analysis: ETH enjoys the bullish trend while TRX tries to join the bull wagon
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The cryptocurrency market continued to consolidate after days of bullish movements. Tron [TRX] was back in the 12th position on CoinMarketCap and continued its sideways trend. Ethereum [ETH] maintained its market position as the market’s best performing altcoin.

Ethereum [ETH] 1-Day

Source: TradingView

The 1-day reading for Ethereum [ETH] showed that the altcoin enjoyed a strong bull market throughout the year, with no visible resistance to break. The cryptocurrency’s bull run was the strongest over the last week, enabling investors to enjoy a 38% growth in ETH value. Following the spike, ETH settled at $257.51, and held a market cap of $27.3 billion. It had a 24-hour trading volume of $11.8 billion, at press time.

Bollinger Bands: The upper and lower bands have been diverging over the month, suggesting high volatility and a bullish trend

Awesome Oscillator: On the other hand, the red histogram projections in the AO displayed a rising selling pressure for the ETH market

Relative Strength Index: The token continued to be traced across the overbought zone.

Tron [TRX] 1-Day

Source: TradingView

Resistance 1: $0.0308

Contrary to Justin Sun’s promise of TRX’s bullish future, Tron [TRX] witnessed a drop in its position owing to BSV’s brief pump, before the status quo was restored again. During the 24 hour reading, the coin grew by 1.58% and traded at $0.0286, with its resistance at $0.0308, at press time. It held a market cap of $1.9 billion and a 24-hour trading volume of $737 million.

MACD: The MACD line over the the reading line and suggested a bullish market for TRX

Chaikin Money Flow: The CMF plot hovered very close to the zero line, suggesting an equilibrium in the capital flowing in and out of the TRX market

Parabolic SAR: The alignment of the dotted markers below the candlesticks suggested a bullish phase for the market



Conclusion

Ethereum [ETH] continued to consolidate its position in the market, while Tron [TRX] was making progress in breaking from its perpetual sideways movement.





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