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“Coinbase seeing $200-400 million in new crypto deposits every week”: Armstrong 

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CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong says that “Adoption of crypto by Institutions is no more an uncertainty. The question was valid about 12 months ago, but now everything has changed as we’re seeing $200-400 million a week in new crypto deposits from institutional clients”

In a recent tweet, Armstrong further says that trust and safety means a lot to crypto investors and Coinbase is on a mission to provide safe infrastructure to institutional clients in order to increase adoption.

Coinbase has completed acquisition of Xapo which helped them in institutional business. In a recent blogpost, Coinbase further mentioned that in just one year of launch, Coinbase custody has reached a staggering number of $7 billion of assets under custody, stored on behalf of 120 clients from 14 different countries.

The highlight of today’s tweet from Brian Armstrong was the numbers from Institutional investors. Safety have always been a big issue for investors and that’s why there were lot of discussions regarding adoption of crypto at Institutional level, but with $200 – 400 million coming into Coinbase every week, we can easily say that crypto adoption at institutional level is no more a question, it’s a reality.

The way forward 

We already discussed about the importance of safety of funds in crypto market, but in order to increase adoption, crypto market must create new traders. Traders love leverage, borrowing and lending which allows them to trade the market even with limited resources. Retail forex market is a prime example of such facilities. Coinbase did mentioned in the blogpost that they are excited to explore new ways to monetize and leverage crypto assets like borrowing and lending.

Bitcoin ETF

Decision about the Bitcoin ETF by securities and exchange commission is pending in October. Exchange traded fund approval from SEC can open new doors for crypto adoption at an institutional level.

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Is Toronto Next to Accept Bitcoin for Property Taxes?

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Toronto is the biggest city of Canada with a population of more than 6 million. It’s also one of the leading global financial centers which makes it an attractive place for investors.

Bitcoin has emerged as the leading cryptocurrency in the world and attracted a lot of attention from financial investors. There are many crypto exchanges and investors in Toronto, which makes it an important destination for crypto startups and investors.

Recently, there has been a surge in usage of Bitcoin in the Real Estate world as lot of companies around the world are now accepting Bitcoin for buying and selling of properties. In April 2019, Innisfil, A town located in Ontario, at a distance of about 1 hour drive from Toronto, announced that they will accept Bitcoin for property taxes at the municipal level. In July this year, Richmond Hill announced that they are ready to accept Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes.

Evan Kuhn, Co-Founder of a Toronto based crypto exchange Coinberry believes that integration of Bitcoin as a payment method for property taxes in Toronto can reduce cost, not only for tax payers, but for municipalities as well. Kuhn mentioned


“It doesn’t cost homeowners to use the service, and it costs the municipalities far less in processing fees”



“A credit card company charges a 3% fee,” he said. “Our fee is .5%, so that’s a lot more beneficial for the municipalities.” 


He further explained the entire process to make it simple for the users and for the authorities. “When a resident makes a payment through our exchange, the company immediately converts the Bitcoin into Canadian Dollars and pays the relevant authority, so in basic concept this entire process works like a credit card system but with lower fee for both parties”

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Morning Crypto Roundup

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  1. Crypto market entered into a consolidation phase, with market cap at around $265 billion, market is currently trading in a range
  2. Bitcoin stays above $10,000
  3. Gray scale reported in a recent report that there are 7.1 million active Bitcoin users worldwide with more than 32 million Bitcoin wallets.
  4. After Innisfil and Richmond Hills, is Toronto next to explore an opportunity to pay property taxes through Bitcoin?
  5. According to a report from CryptoCompare.com, Untrusted crypto exchanges are dominating the crypto volume with more than 2/3 share

 

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