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European bitcoin exchange BL3P to remove Litecoin (LTC) https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/01/european-bitcoin-exchange-bl3p-to-remove-litecoin-ltc/
https://www.cryptoninjas.net/?p=105390
<div><img src=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/wp-content/uploads/bl3p-litecoin.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p>BL3P, a Netherlands-based bitcoin exchange, announced that it has decided to phase out Litecoin (LTC), which means the corresponding LTC/EUR trading market will be removed from the platform.</p>
<p>See below the process the company is taking for removal; and their rationales behind adding LTC a few years ago, and now to remove it.</p>
<h3><strong>Process</strong></h3>
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<li>As of&nbsp;<b>10 May 2021</b> (14:00 CEST), BL3P will disable the Litecoin (LTC/EUR) market and deposits – therefore users will no longer be able to trade or send LTC in their BL3P account.</li>
<li>As of&nbsp;<b>10 November 2021</b> (14:00 CEST) BL3P will disable Litecoin (LTC) withdrawals and will convert any LTC remaining in a user’s account to BTC and this will be added to their BL3P bitcoin balance.</li>
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<h3><strong>Why Litecoin was added to the platform?</strong></h3>
<p>The reason <a href=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2017/11/24/litecoin-ltc-now-live-netherlands-bitcoin-exchange-bl3p/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BL3P added Litecoin</a> on 24 April 2017 in brief:</p>
<ul>
<li>Litecoin was used as a test network with a real value (as opposed to a testnet). The addition of Segregated Witness and experiments with Lightning Network protocol was a good example of this;</li>
<li>Litecoin was used as a cheap and fast way to make transactions between exchanges. At the end of 2017, the network was very busy which led to high waiting times and transaction costs;</li>
<li>The activation of Segwit on both Litecoin and Bitcoin made it possible to create&nbsp;atomic cross-chain&nbsp;transactions.</li>
</ul>
<h3><strong>Why Litecoin is being removed?</strong></h3>
<p>The reasons mentioned above no longer apply and BL3P wants to focus only on Bitcoin and related concepts:</p>
<ul>
<li>Segwit is in effect on Bitcoin and provides efficiency on the network – fee optimizations and faster validation;</li>
<li>Lightning Network provides fast and cheap transactions and therefore also reduces the pressure on the network;</li>
<li>Experiments with Atomic swaps have been completed and are not relevant to offer to customers for this reason;</li>
<li>Litecoin no longer meets our core values and from this vision, BL3P does not want to offer this coin to customers anymore and says they do not want to continue supporting this software (node).</li>
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Unifimoney users now have in-app access to crypto exchange Gemini https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/01/unifimoney-users-now-have-in-app-access-to-crypto-exchange-gemini/
https://www.cryptoninjas.net/?p=105392
<div><img src=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/wp-content/uploads/u-gemini-cryptoninjas.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p>Unifimoney, a digital money management platform, has announced integration with Gemini, a New York trust company and <a href=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2020/01/16/gemini-expands-crypto-exchange-account-coverage-limit-to-200-million/”>licensed bitcoin/crypto exchange</a>.</p>
<p>The partnership will enable <a href=”https://apps.apple.com/us/app/unifimoney/id1515674781″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Unifimoney app</a> users to access Gemini’s portfolio of 33 cryptocurrencies, view market prices, check portfolio value, create price alerts, and set recurring buy orders.</p>
<p>Users of Unifimoney now have four different ways to invest including, passive investing with robo-portfolios and auto-invest, active trading commission-free, access to trading Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium, and now the ability to trade cryptocurrencies.</p>
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Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit launches bitcoin volatility index https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/01/crypto-derivatives-exchange-deribit-launches-bitcoin-volatility-index/
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<div><img src=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/wp-content/uploads/deribit-bitcoin.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p>Deribit, a crypto derivatives exchange <a href=”https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2020/01/10/crypto-derivatives-exchange-deribit-goes-offshore/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>company</a>, has announced the launch of its Bitcoin Volatility Index, DVOL. The next goal for the Deribit team is to launch futures on this index; which will enable traders to take a position based on the market view on near-term volatility.</p>
<h3><strong>Features</strong></h3>
<p>DVOL uses the implied volatility smile of the relevant expiries to output one number that gives a gauge of the 30 day-annualized implied volatility.</p>
<p>In traditional market’s, the volatility index is known as a “fear gauge” — when looking at implied volatility in bitcoin, Deribit instead refers to this volatility index as an “action gauge” — as bitcoin options often have positive skew and the large moves are often expected on the upside as well as the downside.</p>
<blockquote readability=”10″><p>“Market participants need to be able to better understand as well as manage volatility. As the BTC options market has matured, the time is now to launch DVOL enabling further market growth and hopefully soon welcoming a new suite of volatility traders on Deribit.“<br><strong>– John Jansen, Deribit’s CEO</strong>.</p></blockquote>
<p><a href=”https://insights.deribit.com/exchange-updates/dvol-deribit-implied-volatility-index/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Click&nbsp;here</a> for more information regarding the structure of the volatility index.</p>
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