In today’s edition of crypto news, we’ll cover OKEX’s latest addition to its customer-to-customer platform and IBM’s new blockchain patents. Crypto news has been a bit slow this week, in regards to big announcements but the two we’ll discuss today should give investors some confidence going into the weekend.
OKEx Adds TRON (TRX) to C2C Platform
OKEx, the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by 24-hour trade volume, announced the addition of TRON (TRX) to its Customer-to-Customer platform on Wednesday.
— OKEx (@OKEx) March 7, 2019
The cryptocurrency exchange has been steadily adding other digital assets to its centralized C2C platform. A few weeks ago, OKEx released crypto news that it had added XRP and BCH. On OKEx’s platform, users are able to place orders with self-selected exchange rates and payment methods. OKEx does not charge any transaction fees on this platform—a big highlight and incentive for crypto investors.
The fiat listed on the OKEx’s C2C platform includes the British Pound, Chinese Renminbi, Vietnamese Dong, Russian Ruble, and Thai Baht. Now, Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), and TRON (TRX) are available on this platform.
IBM Applies for Two New Blockchain Patents
Earlier this week, IBM announced big crypto news regarding its X-Force Red security tool. Despite the criticism it has faced applying the blockchain to enterprise operations, the major tech company continues to move forward in the space.
Earlier this week, IBM placed two new blockchain-based patent applications into the US patent office. According to one of the patent documents, IBM is working on targeting network security using blockchain technology. The other application submitted focuses on database management using the technology.
Currently, IBM is in a race for most blockchain-based patents with Bank of America, which has over 50 as of October 2018.
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