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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.

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.

BINANCE: CEO advised users to change 2FAs as a precaution in an AMA. Margin trading in testing phase.
FACEBOOK: Reverses ban on crypto ads.
BITFINEXNew features coming in Jun; derivatives, eosfinex, IEO platform.
ETH: PoS validators expected to make 5% a yr based on present prices.
TRADING: 35 firms meet to discuss creating a blacklist for shady counterparties.
R3: >50 banks and companies have participated in a trial trade finance application, Voltron.

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