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Senate hostile towards Libra, Facebook suggests regulators must act or risk losing US dollar dominance to Bitcoin

The focus of the hearing between Facebook’s David Marcus and the Senate on the Libra cryptocurrency was trust—or the lack thereof.

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Chinese court upholds legality of Bitcoin ownership, BTC protected by China’s property laws

A court in Hangzhou, China, upheld Bitcoin’s status as “virtual property.” The ruling reaffirms that Bitcoin is legal to own in China and indicates to holders that they will be protected by the country’s legal system in disputes.

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Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Admits to 50,000 Victims of $32 Million Hack

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked last week when hackers stole 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) from the exchange’s hot wallet, of which 2.5 billion yen were customer funds.

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Ripple Executive Unveils Strategy to Transform Cross-Border Payments, Boost XRP and Grow Blockchain Ecosystem

Ripple is revealing more on its multi-million dollar plan to grow the digital assets ecosystem and bring distributed ledger technology to the masses.

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Donald Trump: Bitcoin not money, value based on thin air, facilitates unlawful behavior

U.S. president Donald Trump finally expressed his views on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and the POTUS is not a fan.

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Binance Exchange Lists Dogecoin (DOGE) After Months Of Community Requests

One of the largest and most used cryptocurrency exchanges in the market, Binance, has decided to add support to Dogecoin (DOGE). The information was released by the exchange on July 5 in a blog post. Doge is one of the most popular digital currencies in the space.

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Maduro Orders Venezuela’s Biggest Bank to Accept Crypto Petro Nationwide

Nicolas Maduro has started an aggressive plan to promote his controversial crypto petro in the country's largest bank.

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World’s First Zero-Fiat ‘Bitcoin Bond’ Now Available on Bloomberg Terminal

Two European companies have launched what they describe as the world’s first genuine bitcoin (BTC) bond, they confirmed in a joint press release on July 3.

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Netflix Documentary on Cryptocurrency Would Exclusively Cover Altcoins.

Netflix is facilitating a documentary show which will talk about not the lord of the market, Bitcoin, but the majority of different knights of the round table; the altcoin.

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Ripple’s XRP Will Be Used by MoneyGram for Conducting Cross-Border Payments

The partnership with Ripple will allow MoneyGram to significantly decrease settlement fees and make money transfer faster.

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Hackers Circle Crypto Giant BitMEX as Unauthorized Login Attempts Spike

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has just issued a security advisory telling its customers that it is witnessing an increase in unwarranted attempts to access customer accounts.

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Canadians Can Now Access Coinbase via PayPal

Nowadays, top crypto exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase are looking to expand their client base as much as possible. Coinbase is now in the lead as its services are now available to Canadian residents.

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Cryptocurrency Regulations on the Agenda for World Finance Leaders at G20 Summit

In their final statement, G20 finance ministers and central bank heads paid special attention to cryptocurrency and digital asset regulations, along with pressing topics like global economies and trade wars.

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Bitcoin mining migrating from China to the United States

There are signs that Bitcoin mining is beginning to gain a foothold in the United States—a win for the decentralization of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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Apple's iPhone Is Taking Its First Steps Into Bitcoin And Crypto

Apple, maker of the wildly successful iPhone, appears to be taking its first tentative steps into the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency—revealing its upcoming iOS 13 software release will feature what Apple calls a "cryptographic" developer tool.

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Big Banks Announce Fiat-Pegged ‘XRP Killer’ Crypto For Settlements

Banking giants in the U.S., Japan, and across Europe have created a consortium that will use cryptocurrency technology in cross-border transfers. The move also presents a direct competitor for Ripple’s XRP token.

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Coinbase Now Supports Cryptocurrency Token EOS

Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has added support for EOS, according to a press release on May 30.

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IOTA Rolls Out Decentralized Transaction Validation to Replace Centralized Version

Internet of Things (IoT) blockchain network Iota (IOTA) has completed preparations to further decentralize its transaction validation, Cointelegraph Auf Deutsch reported on May 28.

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Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Verdict Delayed By The SEC… Again

According to a breaking report from CoinDesk, the verdict on the Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) application from California-based crypto upstart Bitwise Asset Management has been delayed once again.

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Brave browser gaining impressive traction on Android, on par with Chrome

Brave is third, narrowly behind Google Chrome by Play Store rankings. Through a combination of innovative features including a native cryptocurrency, built-in privacy, and a streamlined experience, the app has been able to make headway in a well-entrenched industry.

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Bloomberg Report: Fidelity Will Start Institutional Bitcoin Trading Within Weeks

United States $7 trillion investment firm Fidelity will reportedly roll out bitcoin (BTC) trading for institutional clients in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reported on May 6.

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Kraken Just Now Disabled Bitcoin SV Trading, Price Continues To Decline

The Kraken exchange has followed several other exchanges in the decision to delist Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), a move that has accelerated since Craig White’s decision to send legal notices to Twitter users and the likes of Vitalik Buterin and Peter McCormack.

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IOTA Inks Game-Changing Crypto-Powered Deal with Jaguar Land Rover

The UK-based company is teaming up with the IOTA Foundation for an initiative that will catapult cryptocurrencies into the limelight.

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Yelp’s “Accepts Cryptocurrency” tag could be a win for mass adoption

Yelp introduced a new search tag that allows users to tag and search vendors who accept cryptocurrency for payment.

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XRPL Labs Says It Is In The Process Of Obtaining A Banking License For XRPTipbot

Wietse Wind, the founder of Ripple-focused XRPL Labs, which is developing several products with the intention of increasing Ripple adoption, has revealed that the company is in the process of obtaining a banking license for its XRPTipBot.

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Ripple-Backed XRPayments Available On Play And App Store

A retail app called XRPayments has officially launched on the Google Play and iOS app store

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Every Crypto That's Migrating to Binance Chain is Pumping

Cryptocurrencies who are making the move to the new Binance Chain DEX are seeing some impressive price gains

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Breaking: Binance Will Delist Bitcoin SV (BCHSV) on April 22

Binance exchange has decided to delist and cease trading on all trading pairs for Bitcoin SV (BCHSV) starting from April 22nd, 2019.

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Harvard University Gets Directly Into Crypto – A Huge Leap Forward For Crypto Industry

Not only are institutional investors from Wall Street getting into crypto with the likes of institutional digital asset platforms like Bakkt and Fidelity coming to market, but Harvard University is making its move into crypto as well.

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First Bank In Japan To Cancel Cooperation With Money Tap Powered By Ripple Tech

Recently, it was announced that several banks would join the SBI-backed Money Tap app for the purposes of bettering cashless payments for small transfers, using Ripple’s xCurrent product. Resona Bank is the first bank to discontinue their participation on Money Tap.

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Report: ‘TRON Was the Fastest Growing Dapp Ecosystem’ in Q1 2019

The latest report by Dapp.com shows that TRON continues to lead when it comes to user activity, with more than 300,000 active users.

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Ripple Honored at the World Changing Ideas Awards for Developing xRapid

Successful campaign allowed Ripple to make a name for itself in the international technology landscape, and was considered as the architect of one of the ideas that could change the world.

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Breaking: EOS, MKR, And REP On Coinbase Pro

In keeping with its decision to add more tokens onto its platform, Coinbase Pro has just made DAI’s governance token Maker (MKR), prediction platform Augur’s token (REP), and Ethereum and TRON competitor EOS available to its professional traders

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Global IT Giant Adopts Ripple Technology

A global IT consulting giant with clients such as Citibank UK, General Electric and Microsoft says it’s offering a new way to connect banks and financial institutions to Ripple’s suite of cross-border payments technology.

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Driving mass adoption: bitcoin is available within 5 miles of 90% of Americans via kiosk

BTC is now available within 5 miles of 90 percent of Americans, via cash-enabled kiosk.

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The SEC Just Released Its Long-Awaited Crypto Token Guidance

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published fresh regulatory guidance for token issuers, nearly half a year in the making.

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Top Financial Advisors Change Their Mind on Bitcoin

Before the event held by Ric Edelman, 96% of the financial advisors had a negative viewpoint on crypto assets. After the event, 89% had a more favorable view of crypto assets.

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Two new cryptocurrency bills from US Congress aim to create competitive regulation and prevent market manipulation

Two pro-cryptocurrency bills were introduced to the US House requesting the CFTC, in consultation with the SEC, produce reports to inform lawmakers about crypto.

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XRapid Appears On World Bank Official Website: “Pilot Saved 40%-70% In Foreign Exchange Costs” – A Step Closer To Mass Adoption?

It’s no news at this point that Ripple (XRP) is making headway with financial institutions around the world, as they take to its cross-border payments solutions for faster and cheaper transactions.

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Ripple Just Signed A Deal With Leading Indian Bank “Federal Bank” To Speed Up International Remittances

Federal Bank, a leading private sector bank in India, has announced that it has partnered with Ripple with the intention of implementing the latter’s technology to improve its cross-border payment services.

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Massive Adoption: Vietnam Just Authorized Its First Crypto Exchange For The Population Of 95M People

Vietnam will get its first licensed crypto exchange, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding between the Link Thanh Group, the nation’s largest distribution group, and KRONN Ventures AG, a blockchain company from Switzerland’s “crypto valley” Zug.

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Tether’s Lack of Fiat Backing Could be Catastrophic for Bitcoin, Analyzing USDT’s Troubling Terms of Service

Tether, the market-leading stablecoin in both market capitalization and controversy, made changes to its legal terms of service that indicate that USDT is not fully backed one-to-one by US dollar reserves.

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CoinMarketCap Will Alter Listing Metrics After Latest Fake Volume Research

Cryptocurrency market data resource CoinMarketCap (CMC) has promised to rearrange how it ranks member exchanges after research found overwhelming evidence of fake volume.

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Weiss Ratings: XRP, EOS, and BTC Get ‘A’ Grade for 'Technology and Adoption'

On March 26th, Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings, a division of Weiss Ratings, the world's only financial rating agency providing grades on cryptocurrencies.

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eToro Acquires Smart Contract Startup for Tokenized Asset Boost

Social investing platform eToro has just announced the acquisition of Firmo – a smart contract startup that enables derivatives to be tokenized “on any major blockchain.”

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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters

Two cryptocurrency benchmark indices from data provider CoinMarketCap will launch today on financial data feeds from Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse Stuttgart, as well as on its own platform.

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The World’s First Nasdaq-Powered Full-Stack Cryptocurrency Ecosystem to Go Live in H1 2019

Nasdaq and Bcause LLC, the developer of the very first “full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem” have announced that Bcause will use Nasdaq’s proprietary order matching engine.

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CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will not add a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures market in March, the firm said in a statement on March 14.

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Ripple provides $100 million in funding for blockchain gaming developers

Ripple's Xpring today announced it is partnering with blockchain gaming platform startup Forte by providing $100 million for investment in blockchain gaming developers.

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SEC Chairman Clarifies Securities Treatment Around Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cryptocurrency Broadly

The SEC chairman Jay Clayton provided additional clarity on the securities treatments for cryptocurrency—more specifically by addressing his stance towards William Hinman’s statements about Bitcoin and Ethereum potentially being non-securities.

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‘World’s Biggest’ Blockchain-Focused ETF to Start Trading on London Stock Exchange

While most in the cryptocurrency community are looking forward to a Bitcoin ETF, independent investment management company Invesco, which has over $800 billion in assets under management, has announced the launch of the ‘world’s biggest blockchain-focused ETF.

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Crypto Regulation Passed: Colorado Exempts Cryptocurrencies From Securities Laws

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis has signed a new law that exempts cryptocurrencies from securities laws. The bill was first introduced in January, described as providing “limited exemptions from the securities registration and securities broker-dealer and salesperson licensing re

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Amun AG raises $4M; prepares to launch XRP index product

Amun AG, the crypto startup behind the world’s first listed crypto index product, announced today that is has raised a $4 million seed round led by Graham Tuckwell, the first person to set up an exchange-traded fund tracking the price of gold.

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City of Denver to Pilot Blockchain Voting App in Coming Elections

A U.S. city plans to utilize a blockchain system to store and track votes in its upcoming municipal elections in May.

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Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 32 US States

Israel-based social investing platform eToro has launched a cryptocurrency trading platform and wallet service in the U.S.

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Tron Eyes the US Dollar, Announces New Crypto Partnership With Tether

Tron is partnering with Tether to integrate USDT on the Tron blockchain.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support

Samsung confirmed today that it has integrated “Samsung Knox” into the S10, a feature which uses hardware security to store private keys for blockchain applications, including – presumably – cryptocurrency.

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Ethereum Classic Develops Alert System to Detect Threats on the Blockchain

ETC Labs Core development team has created a new alert system to detect threats, such as the recent 51% attack, on the network.

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Crypto Whales Move Millions in Stellar, Bitcoin and XRP

Crypto whales are moving millions in Stellar Lumens (XLM), XRP and Bitcoin (BTC). $13 million worth of XLM is on the move in the last 24 hours, with about $1 million being sent to crypto exchanges.

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Ripple Partners Euro Exim Bank To Enhance XCurrent To Use It As SWIFT Replacement

Euro Exim Bank is planning to enhance Ripple’s xCurrent to support a trade finance system – as a replacement for SWIFT. The new system is attempting to embed trade finance instructions into xCurrent.

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Bitcoin Buys Takeout on Germany’s Largest Food Delivery Platform With Over 13,000 Restaurants

Germany’s largest online food delivery platform has swelled to over 13,000 restaurants and accepts Bitcoin for payment.

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Chinese Crypto Exchanges Seek Backdoor Listings in Hong Kong

As the bear market continues with no signs of a change in trend crypto exchanges and mining giants in China seek ways to stay afloat. One method which has been increasing is a reverse merger in Hong Kong as IPO hopes fade.

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Attacker Bags Eight Bitcoin In LocalBitcoins Breach

Rumors arose that LocalBitcoins, a popular peer-to-peer, non-conventional exchange, had fallen victim to a security breach.

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Ripple Partner Plans to Move Millions of Dollars With XRP-Powered xRapid

The foreign exchange service Mercury FX says it plans to move millions of dollars worth of cross-border payments using Ripple’s XRP-based xRapid.

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New Hampshire Bill Aims to Legalize Bitcoin for State Payments in 2020

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New Hampshire are currently considering a bill to legalize payment of fees and taxes in Bitcoin (BTC), documents originally published on Jan. 3 reveal.

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Bakkt Begins Hiring for Futures Exchange Despite Delays

Bakkt has launched a hiring campaign, posting eight new positions to their website.

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments Have Already Surpassed All Altcoins At This Retailer

Lightning Network has the potential to provide the best of both worlds to cryptocurrency users in terms of payment functionality and liquidity.

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