Coinbase Becomes Latest Exchange To Halt XRP Trading – December 29

BTC December 29

πŸ“ˆ 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price:Β $26,619

Bitcoin price is ranging in the $26,000s today, as momentum slows down from its recent run.

Top-20 altcoins have once again had a day of mixed performance, as Ethereum falls 1%, XRP tumbles another 23%, and Polkadot jumps 16%.

Top Stories for December 29, 2020 πŸ”₯

πŸ‘‰ Coinbase Becomes Latest Exchange To Halt XRP Trading

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it will be suspending XRP trading next month for all users.

Trading of the XRP token has already switched to limit-only, but will be disabled completely on January 19.

Coinbase will still support XRP custody and wallet storage, as well as facilitate the upcoming Spark airdrop.

πŸ‘‰ White Hat Hacker Claims Responsibility For Cover Protocol Attack

Decentralized finance (DeFi) insurance platform Cover Protocol has been attacked in a multi-million dollar exploit.

A white-hat hacker has taken responsibility for the attack, and claims to have returned the funds.

πŸ‘‰ BlackRock Looking To Hire Blockchain VP

$7.8 trillion asset management firm BlackRock appears to be actively recruiting a blockchain VP for its New York office, according to a new job posting.

No specific blockchain products are mentioned in the posting, however community members suspect that the firm is attempting to cater to institutional demand for crypto assets.