Written by Zach Quezada

VP of Business Development — ICOAlert
April 26 2018

ICO Alert Crypto Minute: April 26, 2018

ICO Alert Crypto Minute: April 26, 2018

Nasdaq would consider supporting cryptocurrency, group of crypto influencers exposed for alleged collusion, and Monex Group plans proprietary blockchain, ICO.

Nasdaq Would Consider Becoming a Crypto Exchange Over Time

According to CNBC, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman has expressed positive sentiment towards the exchange’s future with cryptocurrency. In an interview with CNBC Squawk Box, Friedman says, “certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time,”. Meanwhile, the exchange has already announced a collaboration with Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

Crypto Influencers, BravadoGroup Exposed for Alleged Collusion in Attempted Pump and Dump Schemes

In some of the biggest news to come out of the community in the past week, Twitter user CryptoMedication posted a revealing Steemit article, complete with photos of private telegram discussions, in which he accuses several high profile crypto influencers and “investment community” BravadoGroup of collusion in attempted pump and dump schemes. BitcoinBravado and several other of the listed influencers have since renounced the claims made by CryptoMedication.

Monex Group Plans Proprietary Blockchain, ICO

According to CoinDesk, Japan-based online brokerage firm, Monex Group, that recently acquired cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, will look to develop own blockchain platform and follow with ICO round(s). In a statement, Monex Group claims they will, “use blockchain technology for the aim of executing all the trading of financial products and every financial transactions in safety and at low cost. Creating our own blockchain and its ICO are in the scope.”


Data pulled from CoinMarketCap.com at 9:00 AM EST.


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Topics: Blockchain, Crypto Minute, Cryptocurrency, Nasdaq, Bitcoin