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Binance Will Support Newly Announced Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade

Binance supports the upcoming network expansion of the ETH Muir glacier. On Nov. 22, Ethereum developer James Hancock described in a proposal, that the Muir Glacier upgrade is expected to be activated on the mainnet on Jan. 1, 2020 at block 9,200,000.
Therefore, ETH deposits and withdrawals on Binance will be suspended due to the update. ETH trading will not be affected during the upgrade.

Node operators and miners who missed the Istanbul upgrade and are not yet part of the current Ethereum chain are advised to update their client to Muir Glacier as soon as possible. According to an official announcement by the Ethereum Foundation, the nodes should have been updated before 30 December 2019.

At the moment (last 24h), according to Ethernodes, 72% of the clients seen on the Ethereum network (last 24h) are ready and synced.

Source: Binance:
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Binance supports Purchasing Crypto with Visa Card

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance now enables its users to bind their Visa cards to their account and use this card to buy crypto directly on Binance.com. To access this service, users can visit the “Buy Crypto” page, select the desired amount in EUR or GBP, click Next and then click “Add Card”. Once a Visa card is added, users can directly purchase tokens such as BTC, BNB, ETH and XRP.
For now, only Visa credit and debit cards issued within the European Economic Area will be accepted. Support for Mastercard and additional currencies will be added in the near future. Stay tuned for more information.

Source: Cryptoglobe:
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Binance Invests Undisclosed Sum in Crypto Derivatives Platform FTX

Binance today announced the investment in the crypto derivatives exchange platform FTX. The objective of this investment is to further the growth and development of the crypto-currency ecosystem. FTX offers perpetual and quarterly futures for a wide range of crypto currencies. Today FTX reaches approximately $500 million in daily trading, making it the seventh largest Bitcoin futures exchange.

Source: Cryptopolitan:
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