Bitcoin Stays Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Saturday, March 23 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time. Bitcoin is down just under half a percent on the day, trading at around $4,022, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is over a quarter of a percent higher than…

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New Poll Shows Monero (XMR) The Preferred Privacy Coin Over Zcash And Dash

Monero (XMR) may have been portrayed as the leading privacy-centered cryptocurrency for a while now. Weiss Ratings Twitter poll, however, has proven this significantly as most respondents in the poll (54%) chose Monero as their preferred privacy coin, The poll which involved three privacy coins Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and DASH showed that 27% of…

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Bithumb to lay off over 50% of its staff

Many employees of the largest crypto exchange in South Korea, Bithumb, will soon be jobless. The exchange announced on March 19 that it will be laying off 50% of its employees. According to the announcement, reported by CoinDesk Korea, Bithumb will be cutting its staff from 310 to around 150. An unnamed official confirmed the…

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This Week in Crypto: Over 3 million stores targeted for Massive XRP adoption, Forte and Ripple to Invest $100 Million On Mainstream Blockchain Games, Stellar (XLM) Gets Listed on Coinbase Pro And More

This week could be described as Ripple week. With so many significant happenings concerning the project, this is arguably the week with the most news on Ripple (XRP). In today’s summary, we have handpicked the most interesting of the stories for you to have a look and possibly go back to read the full stories….

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US introduces sanctions against Russian bank over Petro financing

The U.S. Treasury Department’s list of global sanctioned entities just got a little longer. The agency has implemented blocks against a Russia-based banked, Evrofinance Mosnarbank, after the financial institution was allegedly shown to support Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency and was the “primary international financial institution willing to finance” the coin.  According to a Treasury Department notice…

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Over 3 Million: The Number Of Stores Targeted In the New Push For XRP Mass Adoption

The XRP community seems to be getting more enthusiastic by the day, with some groups even offering to pay for the furtherance of the network’s expansion. This time around, Wietse Wind is putting a cool 3,000 XRP bounty on the table for anyone worthy enough to grab. The Bounty Wietse Wind is the founder of…

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Crypto Market Wrap: Litecoin Lifted as Volume Hits Yearly High of Over $2 Billion

Market Wrap Crypto markets have continued their upward momentum today as further gains are added. The majority of the majors are in the green and total market capitalization is pushing north of $130 billion. There is still strong resistance ahead though so how far markets can climb this time remains to be seen. Bitcoin surpassed…

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Ethereum Miners Receive Over $300k in Fees for a Transaction of $14

An Ethereum (ETH) user is probably counting his losses as the Ethereum network charged him a staggering fee of over 2100 ETH to send $14 worth of ETH. While this may seem like a mistake, the user’s account is said to be very active and so chances of making such a mistake are really slim….

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Crypto Visa Card Supports Ripple’s XRP, Tron (TRX) And More – Use Crypto In Over 40 Million Locations Worldwide With Spend App

The steps towards crypto mass adoption are getting quicker. The mobile crypto app Spend just added support for Ripple’s digital asset XRP. This will offer users the ability to store the crypto and spend it using the platform’s Visa debit card. Spend adds support for XRP, TRX and more Spend now supports 180 countries and…

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Malta regulator addresses concerns over cybersecurity

Authorities in Malta are taking action after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised concerns that the rise of blockchain in Malta to be a significant risk to the Maltese financial system. According to the IMF, the growth of blockchain in Malta makes the financial system vulnerable to money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The…

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How Bitcoin Has Boosted These Industries Over The Years

Cryptocurrency is an ever-growing industry which has spread throughout almost every industry. At the time of writing, there are more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies listed on exchanges and because of the decentralised nature of said currencies, they have many uses. Some of those industries include travel, education, social media, real estate and more! Let’s take a…

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US Government to Pay $7 Trillion on Debt Interest Over the Next Decade

US taxpayers will have to pay as much as twice the GDP of Germany to just cover interest payments on government debt over the next decade according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). They say the government will spent $900 billion more than it will receive in taxes, with the deficit projected to top one…

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Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] to be used as payment in over 60 adult-film websites

The adult-film industry is looking to cryptocurrencies as a payment gateway, with several websites looking to accept virtual currencies like Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH]. Initmate.io, an adult-film start-up, is all set to launch its payment gateway based on virtual currencies next week. Over the first half of 2019, more than 60 partners are looking…

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Indian Police Arrest the Fourth Accused Person in the Cryptocurrency Project Worth over $70K | BTCMANAGER

Exactly a year after Thane security operatives crushed a scam cryptocurrency project worth five billion rupees, Delhi police have reportedly arrested another associate of the head of the scheme according to local media, The Indian Express on January 7, 2018. Scam ICO Busted Per sources close to the matter, Amit Lakhanpal, a 32-year-old Indian resident…

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XRP worth over $750 million moved between multiple accounts; follows the path taken by Coinbase

The start of the year saw massive shifts in the cryptocurrency industry with price hikes being a staple across the charts. XRP, which had created ripples in the industry in 2018, looks to be doing the same thing this year with recent news showing massive movement in the cryptocurrency. Reports show that XRP worth more…

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EOS dApps Being Taken Over By China

Ever since the blockchain industry was developed, dApps have become a big topic within the industry. SV Insight Research analysed data from State of the dApps from 12th September – 18th October 2018 and it found that gambling dApps account for the majority of the dApps. The team picked out the top ten gambling decentralised…

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Tron [TRX/USD] Technical Analysis: Bulls seem to take over the bear’s red pastures

The market has been changing the sides, putting the crypto investors in dilemma. One of the coins suffering the burn of the market’s volatility is Tron [TRX]. However, at the time of press the coin is seen to be shifting to the bull’s side. According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, Tron was trading at $0.0143,…

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Thai Actor Pleads His Innocence Over $24 Million Bitcoin Scam

Three siblings from Thailand are being prosecuted by a 21-year-old Finnish investor for Bitcoin fraud committed against him worth $24 million. In the court, the criminals have pleaded their innocence for the charges against them. During the hearing, the siblings Prinya, Supitcha and the popular actor from the country Jiratpisit Jaravijit of convincing the Finnish…

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Principle Sacked Over Ethereum Mining

It has been reported by a local news outlet in China that teachers at a local middle school in the Hunan Province of Chenzhous, have been caught mining the second biggest cryptocurrency, Ethereum on school property. The operation allegedly was carried out for months on end but they didn’t go completely unnoticed The operation for…

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Cardano [ADA/USD] Technical Analysis: Bulls take over altcoins in the long-term

Cardano, like every other altcoin, is on a roll with a lot of volatility, resulting in its price trying to climb above the resistance. At the time of writing, Cardano was trading at $0.076, with a $1.9 billion market cap, and a 24-hour trade volume of $41 million. 1-hour Source: Trading View There is a…

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