Local Media: Afghanistani, Tunisian Central Banks Consider Issuing Bitcoin Bonds

Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are reportedly looking to issue a bitcoin bond. Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are looking to issue a bitcoin (BTC) bond, Hong Kong-based news outlet Asia Times reports on April 17.Per the report, the governors of the two country’s central banks spoke at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington between April 8 and 14.…

Binance CFO: Surge in OTC Trades Drove Near $80 Million Q1 Profits

Binance’s Q1 2019 profits beats the previous quarter by 66%, with large-scale investors increasingly active. A huge surge in over-the-counter (OTC) trading popularity drove major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s $78 million Q1 profits, crypto news outlet Decrypt Media reported on April 17.Speaking in an interview, CFO Wei Zhou said OTC, which is a method of wholesale cryptocurrency trading for large-scale investors, accompanied a volume uptick as bitcoin (BTC) rose almost $1,300 at the start of this month.“Last month we saw a lot more volume than, say, three months ago,” he told the publication, continuing:“This was mainly due to the increase in price of Bitcoin and altcoins over the past few months.…