- Crypto Corner: EU Invites Banks to Form #Blockchain Initiative, French Tobacco Shops Will Sell #Bitcoin in 2019 and Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Licensed by Financial Regulator - Crypto Corner: EU Invites Banks to Form #Blockchain Initiative, French Tobacco Shops Will Sell #Bitcoin in 2019 and Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Licensed by Financial Regulator

Crypto Corner: EU Invites Banks to Form #Blockchain Initiative, French Tobacco Shops Will Sell #Bitcoin in 2019 and Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Licensed by Financial Regulator

November 23rd #CryptoCorner and Podcast sponsored by Crypto payment tech, #Flip @FlipToPay ($NXTD) and Genesis Exchange and Wallet App @GenesisBlockch

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - November 23, 2018 ( Newswire), a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news, in partnership with Fit Pay, Inc.'s (subsidiary of NXT-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) crypto payment tech, Flip and the Genesis Exchange and Wallet App bring you today's edition of the Crypto Corner podcast and commentary on what's driving the cryptocurrency market.
Listen to today's Crypto Corner Podcast:

Crypto Corner: EU Invites Banks to Form #Blockchain Initiative, French Tobacco Shops Will Sell #Bitcoin in 2019

Subscribe to Podcast RSS feed:

EU Invites Banks to Form Blockchain Initiative, French Tobacco Shops Will Sell Bitcoin in 2019 and Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Licensed by Financial Regulator

Stocks discussed: (NYSE:BBVA) (NYSE:SAN)

As we enter the weekend, data from CoinMarketCap indicates that the total crypto market capitalization is sitting at $140 billion USD. This matches the recent low we saw on Tuesday after a slight recovery up to over $150 billion in the last couple of days. Bitcoin (BTC) and most of the top listed altcoins by market cap are in the red, albeit this time only in the single digits. Bitcoin is trading at $4330, XRP at $0.41, Ether (ETH) at $122 and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) at $208.
Coinpedia reports that the European Union is forming a blockchain initiative and has invited the continent"s top banks to join. Known as the European Union International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), the organization is dedicated to exploring the potential of blockchain technology. Among those invited are Spanish banks BBVA (NYSE:BBVA) and Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN).
Reuters reports that French tobacco shops will sell bitcoin starting early next year through fintech company Keplerk. Adil Zakhar, Keplerk"s director for strategy development, commented on the development:
"Tobacco shop owners are the best channel as they are trusted by customers and they are used to sell vouchers such as credit for mobile phones."
In response, the country"s central bank, which does not supervise Keplerk initiative, warned:
"Those are purely speculative assets and not currencies. Those who invest in bitcoin or other crypto-assets do it at their own risk."
blog post yesterday revealed that the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange has been licensed by the country"s financial regulator, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). This move makes the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSC) the world"s first stock exchange to own and run a regulated blockchain exchange. GBX CEO Nick Cowan commented on the news:
"Securing authorisation as a DLT provider here in Gibraltar is affirmation of our tireless efforts to position the GBX among the premiere Digital Asset Exchanges globally. Today"s announcement renews our ambition to create a world-leading, institutional-grade token sale platform and Digital Asset Exchange. We"re incredibly excited to build on this wave of momentum following our full-scale public launch in August."
Sam Mowers, Investorideas
Read other editions of the Crypto Corner
Get the Crypto Corner News by email Get Crypto Corner News
Crypto Corner Sponsors: - NXT-ID Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) Subsidiary Fit Pay Flip<sup>TM</sup>
Flip™ is the creation of Fit Pay, Inc., a leading provider of cutting edge payment technology and a subsidiary of NXT-ID (<NASDAQ: NXTD). By leveraging the FitPay Payment Platform™, Flip enables cryptocurrency holders to seamlessly exchange their cryptocurrency for US dollars and store that value on a contactless payment device that can be used to make purchases at millions of retail locations. - GBT Genesis Blockchain Technologies
Genesis Exchange and Wallet App by Genesis Blockchain Technologies (GBT)
GBT is a powerful cryptocurrency centralized / decentralized exchange which will include a broad range of services and benefits from cryptocurrency and blockchain markets development, while avoiding complications and risks arising from crytocurrency ownership, transfer, and exchange. You can Download the Genesis Exchange and Wallet App at Google Play and on the Apple App Store. Learn more at

More info on the sector:
Investor Ideas is positioning as a leader in blockchain and crypto content with its Bitcoin and Blockchain portals and
For investors following the sector Investor Ideas has a comprehensive Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currency Stocks Directory
Talk about the sector with other companies and investors- Join our LinkedIn Group Blockchain and Digital Currency Stocks and ICO's - Latest News and Commentary
About - News that Inspires Big Investing Ideas About - News that Inspires Big Investing Ideas is a recognized news source publishing third party news and press releases plus we create original financial content. Learn about investing in stocks and sector trends from with our news alerts, articles, podcasts and videos talking about cannabis, crypto, technology including AI and IoT, mining ,sports biotech, water, renewable energy and more. original branded content includes the daily Crypto Corner and Podcast, Play by Play sports and stock news column, Investor Ideas #Potcasts #Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move podcast and column, Cleantech and Climate Change Podcast and the AI Eye Podcast and column covering developments in AI. 
The podcasts are also available on iTunes, Spotify, Tunein, Stitcher,, iHeartRadio and Google Play Music.
Visit the Podcast page at
Disclaimer/Disclosure: is a digital publisher of third party sourced news, articles and equity research as well as creates original content, including video, interviews and articles. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks, services or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated for news publication and distribution, social media and marketing, content creation and more. Contact each company directly regarding content and press release questions. Disclosure is posted for each compensated news release, content published /created if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and was published for the sole interest of our readers and followers. More disclaimer info: Disclosure: this newsletter and podcast is sponsored content by featured companies NXt-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) on behalf of Flip and GBT Technologies . More info: Learn more about Investor ideas podcast and news publication services and costs
Cryptocurrency Disclaimer news content is not meant to be a solicitation to buy or sell cryptocurrencies and does not directly sell cryptocurrencies; but acts as a news and research resource for interested investors following the blockchain sector.
Copyright and ownership: Crypto Corner is an content brand
Please read privacy policy:
Learn more about our news, PR and social media services at
Follow us on Twitter