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Bitcoin, Ethereum Prices Drop 3% in Sluggish Crypto Market: Factors and Trends

Over the past 24 hours, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market has dropped from $390 to $373 billion, by more than $17 billion. The bitcoin price dipped below $8,300 and the value of Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, dropped to $690. Main Factors Behind the Cryptocurrency Market …

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Australia Plans Blockchain Prototype to Deliver Welfare Payments in 2019

The Australian government’s digitization agency has revealed plans to explore the implementation of blockchain technology in delivering social security welfare payments to citizens. Speaking at a conference in Sydney last week, Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) chief executive Randall Brugeaud underlined welfare payment delivery as an early use case for its …

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Chinese Watchdog Identifies 421 Cryptocurrencies as Outright Scams

Of late, the digital assets space has without a doubt drawn extensive media coverage, with reports, for the most part, focused on two factors: the price rise of cryptocurrencies, and the scams involving cryptocurrencies. Notwithstanding, investors are fleeced to the tune of millions with the bait of high returns, or …

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The UK’s Cryptoassets Taskforce Agrees on Key Objectives in First Meeting

The British government’s newly-established cryptocurrency task force has held its first meeting ahead of assessing what, if any, regulation is required for broad crypto and blockchain sector. The UK government’s ‘Cryptoassets Task Force’ – comprised of Her Majesty’s Treasury alongside the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (the …

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Japan’s Biggest Bank to Carry Large-Scale Trial of Cryptocurrency ‘MUFG Coin’

The banking arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG), the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, is reportedly planning to trial its in-house cryptocurrency in 2019 following years of development. As Japan’s largest bank, MUFG could become the world’s first major financial institution to deploy its own cryptocurrency after a local …

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Difficult to Charge Cryptocurrency Exchange UPBit Since No Investors Affected: Expert

Experts in the cryptocurrency sector of South Korea have stated that it will be difficult for the government and local financial authorities to file charges against UPbit, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, given that no investors were affected. Funds Real, No Investors Affected Last week, CCN reported that UPbit was …

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Bullish ETF Provider Liquidates Bitcoin Holdings, Citing Regulatory And Tax Issues

The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), one of the first exchange-traded funds to invest in bitcoin, has divested much of its bitcoin holdings, citing regulatory and tax concerns, according to CNBC. Last year, ARKK won ETF.com’s “ETF Of The Year” award for fulfilling its goal of providing access to disruptive technology. …

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A Giant Grows Larger: Coinbase Has Nearly as Many Customers as Fidelity Investments

As a not-so-typical startup in the Valley, Coinbase is exploding with customer growth. The exchange now manages over 20 million customer accounts, which is nearly as many as Fidelity Investments and twice as many as Charles Schwab, according to a report by the Washington Post. Also, in much the same …

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UK Forex Operator LMAX to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange for Banks and Hedge Funds

UK foreign exchange trading platform operator LMAX has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange tailored for banks, hedge funds, and other institutional investors. The London-based company made the announcement on Monday, explaining that the new platform — dubbed LMAX Digital — is the “first physical crypto currency exchange …

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Former Visa CEO Moves to Startup That Uses Cryptocurrency to Process Everyday Payments

Last week, on May 19, former Visa UK and Ireland CEO Marc O’Brien said during an interview with Business Insider’s Oscar Williams-Grut that he has been appointed as the CEO of a cryptocurrency startup called Crypterium. Everyday Payments During the interview, O’Brien, who served as the CEO of VISA UK …

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