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Ripple’s XRP Added to New Index of NASDAQ on Recently Launched Website

  • Yuri Molchan
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    NASDAQ adds Ripple’s XRP to its new index as the 3d biggest crypto asset is becoming more popular with institutional investors around the world

Ripple’s XRP Added to New Index of NASDAQ on Recently Launched Website
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On Friday last week, the world’s biggest stock exchange NASDAQ added Ripple’s digital coin XRP to its new index on a recently built website new.nasdaq.com.

Better sooner than later

In spring, NASDAQ spread the word about its intentions to add XRP to its crypto asset index in the future, however, their plans suddenly changed and the thing was done on August 16. Now, XRP is officially part of the new NASDAQ market index.

Prior to that, the platform added XRP Liquid Index (XRPLX) to its service working with global financial data.

The announcement stated that this was part of NASDAQ’s cooperation with Brave New Coin, an analytical company that works in the cryptocurrency field. Brave New Coin was intending to send the data on its real-time XRP index to the global index data service run by NASDAQ (GIDS).

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The other day, Bakkt made headlines with its announcement that it would launch in late September and would offer Bitcoin futures at the start. In the future, the company may add top five altcoins to its trading platform too.

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Meanwhile, the crypto expert and investor from Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano yesterday stated in a tweet that Bitcoin would eventually become part of every institutional investor’s portfolio.

He added a link to his recent CNBC interview to the post. In that interview, among other things, Pompliano stated three major things that prevent a global 100-percent adoption of Bitcoin and its immediate price surge:

  1. Global regulation;
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  3. Difficulties of buying BTC: setting up an account on an exchange, verifying it, depositing, etc.
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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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