BitMEX to Launch XRP/USD Swap Contracts – January 27

📈 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price$8,702

Bitcoin price has risen from the $8,200s over the weekend, and 1% over the last 24 hours.

Top-20 altcoins are also rallying, with EOS and Bitcoin Cash both up 6% each. XRP and Ethereum have remained relatively stable.

Top Stories for January 27, 2019 🔥

👉 BitMEX to Launch XRP/USD Swap Contracts

BitMEX has announced that it will launch XRP/USD swap contracts on February 5th.

The contract will finally enable traders to speculate on the price of XRP in fiat currency, with trades being settled in Bitcoin.

The BitMEX swaps will be in direct competition with Binance, who already offer a perpetual XRP/USDT contract.

👉 Binance and Others Donate to Help Coronavirus Victims

Binance has committed to donating up to 10 million Yuan to assist victims of the deadly coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China.

A blockchain marketing firm has also begun to collect funds for the outbreak, in order to purchase medical supplies for the affected areas.

👉 Bitcoin Gold Suffers 51% Attack

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has fallen victim to a 51% network attack, resulting in the double-spending of about $71,000 of the cryptocurrency.

The network was attacked twice, the first occurring on Thursday 23rd, followed by a second attack the following day.