Apple & Facebook Stocks Can be Bought with Crypto

Abra mobile app launches new feature of buying companies stocks with cryptocurrency
07 February 2019   241

The mobile application provider Abra has announced the expansion of product functionality by adding the option of investing with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into traditional financial instruments, such as company stocks and exchange traded funds (ETF).

According to the company, the application will be available to residents of 155 countries of the world, and investments in stocks and ETF throughout the year 2019 will not be subject to commissions. The minimum amount of financial investments is set at an exceptionally affordable level of $ 5.

Initially, the Abra app will have 50 assets available for investment, including shares of companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Netflix, SPDR Gold Trust exchange funds, Vanguard Growth and S & P 500, as well as indexes like Russell 2000.

The application itself is not castodial, that is, it does not store user assets. As the company notes, using the bitcoin blockchain for this purpose, it makes transactions “more secure and private than their counterparts in the centralized databases used by most cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets”.

Besides global access, we also believe that financial products should be simple to use and easy to understand. To meet those goals of easy access, we are continually improving the Abra app experience, and giving users the information (like price charts and asset summaries) to make informed investment decisions.

Bill Barhydt


Abra says that the blockchain capabilities allow any asset that “has a reliable flow of quotations” to be tied to the bitcoin price.

MEW to Launch KYC-less Crypto Withdrawal

Service is available in Euro and Francs to all bank account holders with an international bank account number (IBAN)
21 February 2019   81

MyEtherWallet, a popular cryptocurrency wallet, in collaboration with the Swiss company Bity, introduced the Fiat service, which allows you to exchange digital assets for euros and Swiss francs without verification.

It is noted that the service is available to all bank account holders with an international bank account number (IBAN).

Bity is able to offer this kind of KYC-less Exit-to-Fiat gateway because it is compliant with the Swiss Anti Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLA). This, along with technology that helps verify proof of wallet-ownership, allows Bity to realize the friendliest kind of user experience — frictionless, secure AND regulatory compliant.

MyEtherWallet Team

To use Exit-to-Fiat, the user must specify Bity as the service provider in the asset exchange section. You will also need to provide a phone number, bank account details and a billing address.

This information is transmitted to Bity to comply with legal requirements and is not stored by MyEtherWallet.

The maximum transaction size is limited to 5,000 francs (about $ 5,000).