As SEC Debates Whether Cryptocurrencies Are Securities, Initiative Seeks to Distance XRP from Ripple

The world’s third-largest cryptocurrency is about to get a makeover, at least if one supporter gets his way. Earlier this week, Alexavier Guzman unveiled XRP Symbol, an open-source quest to find a new logo for XRP — and assign it a Unicode-compliant currency sign. Guzman explained in a Forbes op-ed …

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Cryptocurrency Market Begins Recovery, Ethereum up 5%, Ontology and Storm up 12%

The cryptocurrency market has begun to recover as major cryptocurrencies including Ether and EOS recorded gains of more than 5 percent over the past 24 hours. Tokens such as Ontology (ONT), Storm (STORM), and Tron (TRX) demonstrated gains in the 10 to 15 percent region. Tokens Lead As the bitcoin …

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Greek Police Uncover Plot to Kill Accused Bitcoin Launderer/BTC-e Administrator

Greek police recently discovered a plan to kill Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national detained in Greece at the United States’ request under suspicion of money laundering, an unnamed source told Sputnik. Vinnik is wanted in the U.S. for allegedly laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoins. The sum includes funds …

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47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

South Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the world. The MyBroadband 2018 Cryptocurrency Survey — completed in April …

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Greek Police Uncover Plot to Murder Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Greek authorities have reportedly managed to uncover a murder plot targeting Russian national Alexander Vinnik, which was arrested in the country earlier this year, suspected of laundering $4 billion in bitcoin through cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. According to news source Sputnik, Greek police received information about the murder plot earlier this …

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Big Banks are Investing Heavily in Blockchain and Crypto: $364 Billion Investment Firm

Steve Chiavarone, a portfolio manager at Federated Investors, a US-based investment firm that oversees $364 billion in customer assets, stated that blockchain technology will drive the fourth industrial revolution, echoing the stance of many large-scale investors and politicians, including Seoul mayor Park Won-soon. “When you think about it from an …

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