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Our daily recap of all things blockchain and digital assets related, to better serve our clients and to inform the public.

ANCHORAGE: The Horowitz-backed crypto custody firm announces “end-to-end” insurance coverage for crypto assets.
DIAR: Reports number of ‘firm size’ addresses are on the rise.
BINANCE: Partners with Cred to build lend/borrow services for its ecosystem.
COINBASE: Margin trading being discussed. Barrier is lack of regulation. Adds support for EOS.
HUOBI: To discourage wash trading. Reaching out to questionable MMs.
XTZ: Hard-forks mainnet for the first time via three months of on-chain voting.
PAX: New feature, Auto-Transfers, allows users to send PAX across different exchanges with little time lag.
TON: Releases lite client for simple wallet smart contracts. Targets full launch in 3Q.
IOTA: Developed new protocol upgrade to remove ‘coordinator’. Has been criticized as a point of centralization.

XRP: Coinbase opens trading for NY residents. Surged 30% overnight.
SEC: Delays decision on whether to approve the Bitwise ETF. Can expect the same for Vaneck (deadline May 21).
Binance: Deposits/withdrawals still suspended. Further delays expected due to a 6~8hr maintenance starting May 15, 3am UTC.
BITGO: To launch off-chain clearing and settlement services.
US: SEC to investigate exchanges that carried out IEOs. Broker-dealer license required.
SAMSUNG: To add dApps for budget smartphones.
HTC: Partners with Kyber to allow Exodus 1 users to exchange ERC20s.
RSK: Launches third layer, Lumino, to improve scalability. Utilizes state channels like Lightning.
MINING: Diar finds BTC hashrate distribution improving.

BAKKT: Announces user acceptance testing will begin in July for both futures and custody.
GEMINI: Partners with Flexa to lead a massive initiative to have big retailers accept crypto payments.
BINANCE: Resuming deposits/withdrawals today.
CME: Shatters record for daily vol on May 13 @ >$1b.
GRAYSCALE: 40% q-q increase in inflows for 1Q19. 99% to its BTC product.
PAXOSNew platform allows for instant redemption.
BITFINEX: CTO confirms nearly $1b raised via private sale.
TRON: CTO leaves due to conflicts with Justin Sun re: decentralization and usability.
QUADRIGA: EY reports exchange has just $21m in assets. Owes creditors $160m.
HTCNew smartphone, Exodus 1s, will support Bitcoin full node capabilities. 3Q launch expected.

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