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RippleNet Builds New Network Reaching 40 Countries

Travel takes time and energy, but that doesn’t mean intercontinental transactions should too, and yesterday’s announcement that Ripple’s RippleNet is going live in 40 countries is setting a new standard among competitors. RippleNet’s International Expansion As the 13-country addition...

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Crypto Market Stabilizes: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Some Alts Back In Green

The wounded cryptocurrency market is showing signs of recovery after a week-long maelstrom that saw over $40 billion wiped out from the total market cap amidst manipulation speculation, black market Bitcoin dumps, and fake news accusations. Dogecoin Surprisingly Unscathed...

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Vitalik Buterin Proclaims an End to Explosive Growth as ETH Values Plummet: How Will Ethereum Recover?

Ethereum prices have plummeted over the last week, experiencing a drop in value of over 30% amidst a bloodbath that has shaved $50 billion off the cumulative cryptocurrency market cap. With ETH prices hovering around the $200 mark, Ethereum...

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Crypto Market Chaos: Crypto Community Quick to Blame Goldman Sachs, Silk Road Bitcoin Liquidation More Likely

The cryptocurrency market is in the midst of a selling frenzy, with Bitcoin, Ethereum and most altcoins experiencing a sharp and sudden drop in value. A major sell-off, which began at 4:40 p.m. UTC +7:00 on Wednesday saw total cryptocurrency...

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Ethereum Details Constantinople and Casper Ahead of Major Update

Ethereum’s core developers held another meeting, Aug. 31, to further discuss the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency network’s four-stage development plan–including additional details on the Constantinople hard fork and Casper. Constantinople Due in September Not to name names, but a friend...

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What is Project Atlas? Justin Sun Reveals Details of New Tokenized BitTorrent Platform on Tron

Tron CEO Justin Sun recently revealed details of Tron’s highly anticipated “secret project” at the Tron Virtual Machine launch Aug. 31, officially announcing Project Atlas. The new project will see the Tron blockchain integrate with the recently acquired BitTorrent...

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Cboe Global Markets Hints at Launching Ethereum Futures

The introduction of cryptocurrency-based derivatives poses a potential catalyst for institutional investors to enter the sector, and with Bitcoin futures already available, Cboe Global Markets has revealed that they’re close to launching Ethereum futures. Ether Futures Coming Soon As...

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China’s Biggest Payment App AliPay Bans Accounts Trading Bitcoin in OTC

Alipay, the biggest payment application in China valued at $150 billion,  officially banned over-the-counter (OTC) Bitcoin trading, prohibiting traders from utilizing Alipay accounts to initiate digital asset trades. The announcement of Alipay shared by Red Li, a cryptocurrency researcher...

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This Bitcoin Indicator Uses CNBC Tweets to Predict Crypto Price Rallies

With more Bitcoin ETF decisions on the horizon, cryptocurrency traders are adopting new methods to forecast upcoming rallies–including trader Jacob Canfield, who has developed a Bitcoin indicator that uses CNBC tweets to predict prices. CNBC Tweets Contradictory to Price...

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Research: Bitcoin Cash Declining in Adoption and Merchant Use Cases

Blockchain analysis and forensics firm Chainalysis recently produced a report on payments received by the world’s top 17 cryptocurrency merchants, concluding the role of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has steadily decreased in most day-to-day transactions. As reported by Bloomberg, a group...

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Analysts: Cryptocurrency Interest Remains High, Exchange Revenues are Evidence

Despite falling prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether, a few market analysts believe 2018’s extended bear market is a mere price correction, and so-called Bitcoin “obituary” reports are “greatly exaggerated.” Exchange Fees Indicate Market Interest According to a...

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Ripple’s xRapid Secures Exchange Partnership with Bittrex and More

Ripple has signed on three new exchange partners–Bittrex, Bitso and Coins.ph–to carry the xRapid digital asset in their respective regions. Dig this: As of right now @BittrexExchange, @Bitso and @coinsph are now official partners for xRapid transactions using #XRP. What does it...

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BitMex CEO: Ether Is a ‘Sh*tcoin’ That Will Fall Below $100

Ethereum holders may be holding their breath for an impending market bottom, but BitMex CEO Arthur Hayes has dubbed the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization a “double-digit sh*tcoin” destined for sub-$100 levels. Making the colorful description in BitMex’s newsletter,...

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Bitcoin Market Share Returns to December High as Hash Rate Exceeds 50 Quintillion Hashes per Second

Bitcoin’s market share catapults back to almost 50 percent, returning to levels not seen since the December 2017 bull-run that resulted in an all-time high BTC value of nearly $20,000. The return of Bitcoin’s market share dominance coincides with...

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Why Major Crypto Exchange OKEx Controversially Used User Funds to Liquidate Bitcoin Contract

OKEx, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, officially announced the decision to engage in a forced liquidation to settle a massive long contract. On July 31, 2018, a user with the ID 2051247, the largest individual...

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SEC Denies Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, SEC Commissioner Officially Dissents With Ruling

The SEC has announced the rejection of the Winklevoss twins application for a Bitcoin ETF, marking the second time a crypto exchange-traded fund application by the Gemini exchange founders has been denied. The rule change request filing, submitted by...

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Tron’s Founder Wins His Own Blockchain’s Election in Under A Day

As a smart contract platform boasting a focus on user experience, Tron recently launched its mainnet and began migrating off the Ethereum blockchain. On July 19, TRON’s founder Justin Sun became one of the network’s 27 super representatives. CEO of TRON...

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Stellar Enters the Middle East, Becomes First Cryptocurrency to Gain Sharia Certification

The seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Stellar, gained global traction as a unique, decentralized value exchange protocol. Announced July 17, 2018, Stellar is the first cryptocurrency to receive Sharia compliance certification and integrate with Middle Eastern financial firms. Sharia...

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ADVFN CEO: Bitcoin to Return to $20k — But Not Before Plummeting to $2k First

Bitcoin has experienced a lengthy period of stagnation subsequent to the late 2017 all-time high of $20,000, with the most valuable cryptocurrency failing to challenge the $10,000 mark the first half of 2018. ADVFN CEO Clem Chambers, however, believes...

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Tether Injects $250 Million USD Into Crypto Market, Bitcoin, Ethereum Recapture Lost Ground

USD-linked stablecoin has printed another quarter-billion USD, representing a significant injection of capital into the ailing cryptocurrency market. The issuance of the new USDT, historically linked with a surge in positive market action. Tether has recently addressed community concern...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Slide Back in to Red as Market Reacts to Japanese Regulation, South Korean Tax Confusion

The cryptocurrency market has swung violently back into the red due to a series of regulatory movements from Asia, spooking skittish market participants. Bitcoin and Ethereum plummeted by almost 10% as Japanese regulators crack down on exchange action. Crypto...

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Stellar Looks to Acquire Chain for $500 million XLM

Stellar Lumens is currently discussing the possibility of acquiring Chain — a San Francisco-based startup building cryptographic ledgers for the finance industry. Although it’s unclear how Stellar will utilize this technology, the 7th largest cryptocurrency is willing to part...

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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Skyrocket as Bithumb Cleans Out Hot Wallets Due to Hack

Bitcoin transaction fees have increased significantly due to a dramatic surge in network congestion associated with the recent Bithumb hack. The average Bitcoin transaction cost has increased from $0.55 to nearly $3, with average confirmation time climbing from 6...

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EOS Blockchain Temporarily Halted, Criticized For its Ability to Suspend User Accounts

EOS, the most valuable initial coin offering (ICO) of all time that raised over $4 billion throughout its 1-year-long token sale, has recently received criticisms regarding its latest blockchain halt and controversial statements on its Termination of Agreement, or...

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IOTA’s TangleID-Driven Digital Citizen Card Deploying This Year

Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei will be rolling out IOTA’s Tangle-powdered blockchain-based digital identification system later this year, according to BiiLabs Co-Founder Jim Huang. The launch of the Digital Citizen Card will see IOTA’s unique Tangle consensus method and...

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Crypto Market Bounces Back: SEC Declares Bitcoin and Ethereum are Not Securities

The US SEC has again clarified its position on both Ethereum and Bitcoin, stating that neither cryptocurrencies are securities. The announcement, made by SEC Corporate Finance Division head William Hinman, has addressed one of the most pressing issues in...

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Ethereum-based dApp Platform Loom Network Releases SDK and Receives Upbit Listing

Based out of Thailand, Loom Network (LOOM) is an Ethereum-based blockchain platform created for the development of decentralized games and social apps. Loom Network Releases Beta SDK Building the platform on top of the Ethereum blockchain, Loom Network utilizes...

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IOHK Redesigns Cardano With Brand Refresh, Releases Updated ADA Roadmap

Academia-driven blockchain project Cardano announced earlier this week a major redesign of its brand and roadmap, incorporating a new aesthetic drawn from organic structures inspired by the creative efforts of the Cardano community. The Cardano brand redesign was catalyzed...

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Technical Analysis June 7: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple

The cryptocurrency markets continued last week’s comeback and gained $14 billion in market cap. Last week, we saw many cryptocurrencies below the Ichimoku cloud and between major support and resistance levels. Let’s see where the top cryptocurrencies are at this week...

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Vitalik Buterin: Sharding and Plasma to Help Ethereum Reach 1 Million Transactions Per Second

The most prominent blockchain networks, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have struggled with scalability issues since inception – posing an obstacle for mass adoption and the everyday usage of cryptocurrency. With the ability to process only up to 15 transactions per...

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Ethereum’s Active and Unique Addresses Overtake Bitcoin

Ethereum — the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap — now claims more unique and active addresses than Bitcoin. Effectively doubling in size since December 2017, the Ethereum network now hosts 35 million unique addresses — 100,000 new registrations being...

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Can Bitcoin’s Price Measure Stock Market Volatility?

Crypto markets and traditional investment vehicles have very little direct connection. Although Bitcoin is making progress via futures contracts, digital currencies still primarily function as an alternative to traditional investments like stocks. After all, cryptocurrencies were born in a...

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