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Is There a Turnaround in Sight for Cryptos As Bullish Sentiment Snowballs?

Bullish bets on Bitcoin hit an 11-month high on February 18, while major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and EOS have notched record highs in recent days.
Feb 19, 2019 at 18:44Maud Gu
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Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic Lab

The government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses.
Feb 19, 2019 at 15:09Kevin Helms
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Japanese Tech Giant Recruit Reveals Investment in Privacy Coin Beam (BEAM)

Recruit, a company described by Bloomberg as the Japanese-equivalent of LinkedIn, Zillow, Yelp, eHarmony, Booking.com, Square and dozens of other apps all rolled into one, announced today that it has completed an investment in Beam Development Limited, the company behind Beam (BEAM).
Feb 19, 2019 at 11:45Craig Russo
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Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country.
Feb 19, 2019 at 11:02Yogita Khatri
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Ripple Partner Bank of Dohfar Goes Live; Completes Successful Cross-Border Payments to India

Ripple and its blockchain technology are flourishing in the UAE and the Gulf at an exponential rate as yet another bank has announced that they are going live with Ripple’s blockchain payment solutions.
Feb 19, 2019 at 10:26Akash Girimath
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Brock Pierce, Mark Karpeles and the War of Words Over Mt Gox’s Future

Brock Pierce wants Mt. Gox creditors to receive 100 percent of whatever they’re owed – or so he says, anyway.
Feb 18, 2019 at 16:26Nikhilesh De
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Another Megabank Moves Forward With Its Stablecoin, Alipay Joins Race

Japan’s stablecoin race has begun to hot up – with one of the biggest banks in the country and the world announcing it has struck a deal with Alipay, the financial arm of Chinese business giant Alibaba.
Feb 18, 2019 at 15:44Tim Alper
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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April.
Feb 18, 2019 at 14:09Jamie Redman
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Crypto Securities Are Years Away from Mainstream, Technologists Say

Despite a growing mainstream interest in the use of crypto assets and blockchains as a way to replicate and represent securities, some of the use case’s earliest innovators say sky-high expectations may not be in line with reality.
Feb 18, 2019 at 13:25Christine Kim
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Spain's Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System

Spain’s Central Bank, Banco de España (BDE), has published a report stating that Bitcoin is inefficient as a payment system. It may, however, have slightly missed the boat, as it does ignore second layer protocols such as Lightning Network.
Feb 18, 2019 at 11:20Emilio Janus
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Grayscale Q4 2018 Report: Institutional Investors Provide 66% of Capital Inflow

Digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments latest crypto investment report released on Feb. 14 reveals that capital inflow from institutional investors is on the rise.
Feb 18, 2019 at 10:53Marie Huillet
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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says JPMorgan Coin “Misses the Point” of Crypto

Ripple (XRP) CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the newly-announced digital asset from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase “misses the point” of cryptocurrency, according to a tweet published on Feb. 14.
Feb 18, 2019 at 10:29Marie Huillet
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What Is JPM Coin and Could It Become a Threat to Ripple?

Can JPMorgan’s JPM Coin, the first ever U.S. bank-backed cryptocurrency, knock off Ripple?
Feb 15, 2019 at 18:12Maud Gu
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Messenger Giant Kakao Spent $57 Mln on New Tech, Including Blockchain, in Q4 2018

South Korean internet giant and messaging app operator Kakao Corp has published its Q4 2018 report that covers blockchain and AI operating expenses, Korean news website ZDNet reports Thursday, Feb. 14.
Feb 15, 2019 at 16:40Ana Berman
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Iran’s Government Is Using Crypto Startups as Part of Its Blockchain Embrace

Iran’s central bank is working with a pair of blockchain startups that are developing what could be the groundwork for a new token ecosystem, CoinDesk has learned.
Feb 15, 2019 at 15:54Leigh Cuen
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Major Crypto Fund Raised $359.5M in 2018 and 66% of it Came From Institutions

Grayscale, the world’s largest crypto asset manager and a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, raised $359.5 million in 2018, pushing strongly through the intense 14-month bear market.
Feb 15, 2019 at 13:32Joseph Yung
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Crypto Bear Market Affecting Venture Capital Valuations

Venture capital (VC) valuations have been deeply affected by the cryptocurrency bear market, sais Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures.
Feb 12, 2019 at 11:45Ana Alexandre
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Ripple Offered Multimillion-Dollar XRP Bonuses to Lure Top Tech Talent

Silicon Valley fintech startup Ripple goes out of its way to say it didn’t create the cryptocurrency XRP. But that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t rely on its vast reserves of the token when courting prospective hires.
Feb 12, 2019 at 11:06Leigh Cuen
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Research: Mere 10% Of Ethereum (ETH) DApps Are Active Daily

A mere 180 out of 1812 Ethereum DApps had associated ERC-20 transactions. Doing some quick napkin math, this equates to about 10%.
Feb 11, 2019 at 18:11Nick Chong
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Novem To Launch Gold Pegged Stablecoin ‘999.9’

Novem serves as a blockchain company that plans to create a gold-pegged stablecoin.
Feb 11, 2019 at 16:46Kelly Cromley
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