Current Bitcoin Price: $3827 (as of 10:00 AM PST)
As a whole, the cryptocurrency market is down about 1.3% today. That includes an 0.9% decrease in the price of Bitcoin, a 2.5% decrease in the price of Ethereum, and a 2.7% decrease in the price of XRP over the last 24 hours.
Bitcoin SV is the mover-and-shaker of the day, shooting up almost 9% despite an otherwise bear market outlook. EOS and Ontology, however, are down by 6% and 12% respectively.
Top Bitcoin & Crypto News Stories for 26th February 2018
Swiss bank to enter crypto market
Julius Baer is one of Switzerland’s most recognizable private banks. As of 2013, its assets amount to over 70 billion Swiss Francs.
Julius Baer has announced a partnership with SEBA Crypto AG, a new, regulatory-friendly cryptocurrency startup. The partnership will aim to serve Julius Baer’s clients in entering the cryptocurrency market.
Coinbase Pro to add XRP pairs
Coinbase and its sister exchange Coinbase Pro, formerly known as GDAX, have long been a major fiat on-ramp. With Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum support from years ago, Coinbase has been slow to implement XRP trading pairs.
A recent bulletin from the Coinbase Pro media team has announced their intentions to add XRP/USD, XRP/EUR, and XRP/BTC trading pairs to the Pro platform. It’s believed this will trickle over into the more consumer-friendly, regular Coinbase exchange.
BAT partners with TAP network
The Brave network, which uses the BAT token, is a cryptocurrency project that aims to tokenize the advertisement market. Their first product, the Brave Browser, rewards users for voluntarily watching ads.
Following a partnership with the TAP network, Brave users will now be able to redeem their BAT tokens at more than 200 thousand hotels, 50 thousand restaurants, and scores of major retail brands such as Amazon and Nike.