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Whoopee for Wednesday! I do hope everyone is having a great week so far. To those who aren't, the weekend is not too far away. Hang in there! 💪
Today also happens to be the birthday of British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian, the late Elizabeth Taylor. 💃🏻 She was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinemas in the 1950s. She would have turned 87 today.
In today's newsletter, we will be covering Swiss private bank Julius Baer to offer digital asset services later this year, HTC's EXODUS 1 blockchain phone now available for purchase with fiatand potential blockchain partners for Samsung's Galaxy S10 phone.
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Slow day 🐌
It's been a slow price action day over the last 24 hours. Total market capitalization bounced between a tight range of ~$129.4 billion and ~$130.9 billion, and is currently at ~$130 billion at time of writing with most coins seeing either gains or losses in the ~1-3% range. 24 hour volume continues to drop and recorded ~$25.6 billion for the day.
BTC is currently trading at ~$3,855, down ~0.3% over yesterday. RSI level on the daily chart did not change from yesterday and is at ~54. BTC continues to hold and trade above the 21-day and 50-day EMA line on the daily chart. However, it still needs to break through the 50-day EMA line on the weekly chart for things to look a lot healthier. 🙏🏻
Joining the party 🎉
Swiss private bank Julius Baer has partnered with a crypto banking startup SEBA Crypto AG to offer digital asset services later in 2019. 😊
The bank will create a platform that offers storage, transaction and investment solutions for digital assets to meet growing demand from its clients. The arrangement will come into effect once SEBA receives a banking and securities dealer license from the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
According to the head of markets and board member at Julius Baer, Peter Gerlach, the bank is “convinced that digital assets will become a legitimate sustainable asset class of an investor’s portfolio.” 💪
In cash 💸
The previously only available for purchase with Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) blockchain phone, the HTC EXODUS 1 by HTC, can now be bought with USD and other fiat currencies. Currently, the $699 phone is still exclusively sold online. 📱
According to HTC's “decentralized chief officer”, Phil Chen, this launch “is more of a core launch” after the phone’s early access period. The company has also expanded the range of cryptocurrencies accepted for the phone to include Litecoin (LTC) and the Binance Coin (BNB). 👍
EXODUS 1 is integrated with the Opera web browser through which micro payments can be conducted with crypto funds in the Zion mobile wallet app. The phone also has a “trusted execution environment” feature in which the phone’s operating system cannot interact with the wallet, giving it some protection from malicious actors able to compromise the phone itself.
According to a Samsung official who spoke at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 25 Feb, the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series smartphones will be equipped with wallet functions for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and 2 other tokens. 🙌
In the presentation, one particular slide showcased the new phone’s Blockchain Keystore to affiliates and customers, which displayed a picture that included the logo for Cosmee, a beauty community service decentralized application from the Cosmochain crypto project, as well as that of the Enjin crypto gaming platform.
While Samsung has yet to disclose precise details of the partner services, they are likely to be featured on the phone at launch or soon after.
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