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Gemini Launches in Australia, Enables All Supported Coins Except GUSD

The Winklevoss’ Gemini cryptocurrency exchange is now available in Australia, supporting trades in Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Zcash


From: CoinTelegraph


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Asset Manager Boldly Claims Every Institutional Investor Will Buy Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price has been going sideways for nearly two months now, but crypto bulls believe that rising institutional interest could lead to a breakout. Bitcoin perma-bull Anthony Pompliano is the latest to join this bandwagon, telling CNBC in an interview that the cryptocurrency will find its way into “every institutional investor’s […]The post Asset Manager Boldly Claims Every Institutional Investor Will Buy Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Markets


From: CCN


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Ukrainian Power Plant Officials Accused of Unauthorised Cryptocurrency Mining

SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) detectives have discovered a cryptocurrency mining operation at one of the nation’s nuclear power plants. The agency has reason to believe that it was officials at the facility that had installed the unauthorised hardware. The SBU alleges that the internet connection installed to facilitate the mining operation posed a significant...The post Ukrainian Power Plant Officials Accused of Unauthorised Cryptocurrency Mining appeared first on NewsBTC.


From: NewsBTC


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New Flexa Tech Will Let You Spend Bitcoin From Other Apps Too

Mobile wallets and other apps will soon be able to plug into Flexa's payment rails and offer crypto payments to retailers.


From: CoinDesk


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World Bank Raises Additional AUD $50M Via Blockchain Bond

Blockchain proves once again that it is a must-have technology for financial institutions at all levels. Last week, the World Bank raised an additional AUD 50 million ($33.8 million) through its blockchain-based Kangaroo bond, called bond-i. Bond-i Sale Co-Managed by CBA, RBC, and TD The bond tap, i.e. the reopening of the bond initially issued in August 2018, was fully handled on the distributed ledger technology (DLT). Thus, the World Bank’s debt instrument became theRead MoreThe post World Bank Raises Additional AUD $50M Via Blockchain Bond appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


From: Bitcoinist


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Gemini Heads Down Under With Crypto Exchange Launch in Australia

Australia becomes the latest international location for the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange.


From: CoinDesk


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Booking Holdings CEO Sees Potential for Crypto to Become Future of Payments

Glenn Fogel, chief executive of Booking Holdings, the travel accommodation services company, believes blockchain-based cryptocurries will be the future of payments systems.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Money, Schmoney: What Else Is Bitcoin Good For?

Bitcoin is best known as a currency, but that’s not its only use. As the oldest and most-secure blockchain, the Bitcoin ledger has many applications that aren’t directly related to finance or payments. In fact, anyone is free to use Bitcoin for their project, provided they pay for the space they use. But these complex […]The post Money, Schmoney: What Else Is Bitcoin Good For? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


From: Crypto Briefing


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US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses Under Kingpin Act

The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted three Chinese citizens and their cryptocurrency addresses


From: CoinTelegraph


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Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone

Cryptocurrency markets fell hard on August 21 following the $700 price drop bitcoin core (BTC) saw during the early morning trading sessions. Most digital assets have lost 2-8% in value as the overall market valuation of all 2,000+ coins has plunged to $263 billion. Crypto price movements have been following a trend of strong volatility, […]The post Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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Bitcoin dips below $10,000 as it prepares for next major move

Bitcoin dipped below $10,000 after nearly reaching $11,000. Despite the bullish sentiment seen across the market following Bakkt’s approval for physically-settled Bitcoin futures, BTC is sitting at a pivotal point that could mark the direction of its trend in the near future. The following technical analysis will evaluate the price points that could signal the […]The post Bitcoin dips below $10,000 as it prepares for next major move appeared first on CryptoSlate.


From: CryptoSlate


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The Logbook: A look at early virtual economies

Gamers have a long history of interacting with virtual goods and currencies. From Second Life to World of Warcraft to Fortnite, virtual worlds are becoming multi-billion dollar economies that bleed into real-world economies.The post The Logbook: A look at early virtual economies appeared first on The Block.


From: TheBlock


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U.S. Treasury targets alleged Chinese drug lords who used Bitcoin to launder cash

Pursued under the Kingpin Act, the action targets Chinese nationals allegedly fueling America's opioid crisis, aided by Bitcoin to launder illicit gains.The post U.S. Treasury targets alleged Chinese drug lords who used Bitcoin to launder cash appeared first on Decrypt.


From: Decrypt


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Ukraine: Crypto Miners Arrested for Compromising Nuclear Plant Security

Crypto miners created a security threat in a power plant by leaking info on its protection system


From: CoinTelegraph


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Courtroom Battle Heats Up As India’s Central Bank Tries to Defend Crypto Ban

Following the final day of formal hearings in India regarding the central bank’s ban on businesses and individuals that transact Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the supreme court has decided to rehear arguments on September 25th, leaving the door open to a new stance on digital assets. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now been […]The post Courtroom Battle Heats Up As India’s Central Bank Tries to Defend Crypto Ban appeared first on The Daily Hodl.


From: The Daily Hodl


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Bitcoin addresses of Chinese ‘drug kingpins’ blacklisted by US Treasury

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to drug trafficking-related financial schemes. The U.S. Department of Treasury released a detailed post that highlighted, “Information in the advisory will assist them (FinCEN) in detecting and reporting related criminal […]The post Bitcoin addresses of Chinese ‘drug kingpins’ blacklisted by US Treasury appeared first on AMBCrypto.


From: AMB Crypto


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Securitize registered with SEC according to recent announcement.

Securitize registered with SEC according to a recent announcement. Securitize is a protocol and platform for the issuing and management of compliant digital securities on blockchain technology. Now with SEC certification, the platform enables users to trade digital securities on SEC-certified alternative trading system (ATS) platforms. The registration has made Securitize the first and only SEC-registered transfer agent with a working blockchain protocol. The registration also allows the platform to act as a middle-man between companies and the SEC. Furthermore, it allows issuers of other certifications like Reg A+, etc. who wish to protect their digital securities from fundamental registration


From: Cryptopolitan


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US, France, and Germany Dominate Bitcoin Nodes By Country

Among the many reasons that make Bitcoin unique, is that it’s designed to be a global currency accessed by anyone, anywhere, without restriction. Because of this, the first-ever crypto asset is used across the world in different capacities, affected by culture, economic conditions, regulation, and more. A new study reveals how Bitcoin nodes are distributed...The post US, France, and Germany Dominate Bitcoin Nodes By Country appeared first on NewsBTC.


From: NewsBTC


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Anthony Pompliano Says it Only Took Bitcoin 10 Years to Get to the G7

The G7 is meeting next week to explore the regulations around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Unsurprisingly, Anthony Pompliano is not worried. G7 to Discuss Bitcoin Next week, the G7 is scheduled and this time the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will set aside some time to discuss Bitcoin and digital currencies at length. Previously, the group had discussed the need for oversight and regulation within theRead MoreThe post Anthony Pompliano Says it Only Took Bitcoin 10 Years to Get to the G7 appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


From: Bitcoinist


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Mark Mobius Calls Bitcoin a “Psycho Currency”

Bitcoin has a habit of dividing people. Some are all for it, while others think it’s weird, evil, or a complete waste of time. For enthusiasts, the difficulties always come when legendary investors or businessmen attack bitcoin’s prospects and act like it has no merit. Today, people like Warren Buffett are joined by the ranks...The post Mark Mobius Calls Bitcoin a “Psycho Currency” appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.


From: Live Bitcoin News


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Glen D Fogel’s Staunchly Optimistic Views On Cryptocurrency Are Reassuring Travel Giants

Glen D Fogel, the CEO of American giant Booking Holdings, holds staunchly optimistic views on cryptocurrency and its course in the future of payments. Fogel, the president of one of the world’s fastest-growing travel companies also expressed a keen interest in Facebook’s megaproject Libra in a recent interview. He states that the remarkable idea of …The post Glen D Fogel’s Staunchly Optimistic Views On Cryptocurrency Are Reassuring Travel Giants appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.


From: CryptoNewsZ


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Taipei-Based Crypto Firm Maicoin Seeks Membership in Libra Association

Taiwanese crypto trading platform Maicoin is seeking to join the Libra Association to participate in developing the Libra stablecoin


From: CoinTelegraph


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INX IPO Could Bring Crypto Security Tokens To Retail Investors

Here’s a riddle for you: what does Monero’s Fluffypony have in common with former Capital One Vice President Alan Silbert, as well as Charlie Lee? Besides an oversized presence on crypto Twitter, all three are listed on the paperwork for crypto’s latest three-letter fad: an IPO. Crypto trading platform INX has applied to the U.S. […]The post INX IPO Could Bring Crypto Security Tokens To Retail Investors appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


From: Crypto Briefing


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Bitcoin Price Will NEVER Hit $50,000, Peter Schiff Rants

By CCN Markets: The Bitcoin price has defied his bearish portents before, but goldbug and chronic crypto critic Peter Schiff just unleashed another ominous warning for starry-eyed crypto bulls: The Bitcoin price will never, ever reach $50,000. Schiff was reacting to a taunt from Tom Lee. The Fundstrat founder was mocking Schiff’s prediction seven years ago […]The post Bitcoin Price Will NEVER Hit $50,000, Peter Schiff Rants appeared first on CCN Markets


From: CCN


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Monero Could Skyrocket After Bleeding as It Prints a Reversal Structure

By CCN Markets: Monero has been trapped in range accumulation for over a year now. Since August 2018, the cryptocurrency has been range trading in a wide range between $40 and $120 with a midpoint at $80. The length of time spent in this range tells us that the privacy coin has entered a period of […]The post Monero Could Skyrocket After Bleeding as It Prints a Reversal Structure appeared first on CCN Markets


From: CCN


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Bitcoin’s correlation to gold continues to rise as market cap holds steady

Even with the ongoing fluctuation in the price of Bitcoin [BTC], a lot of investors are looking forward to investing in the king coin due to the growth in its market cap over the past few months. With coin movements growing more significant by the day, more and more traders are now getting into the […]The post Bitcoin’s correlation to gold continues to rise as market cap holds steady appeared first on AMBCrypto.


From: AMB Crypto


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Israeli Startup Beats Facebook in Launching First Incubator for Libra Developers

Libracamp, an Israeli startup, has pooled together the funds to create the first incubator program for libra developers. The virtual bootcamp is set to launch in November, with a second cohort being planned for 2020.


From: CryptoGlobe


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U.S. Treasury blacklists cryptocurrency addresses associated with Chinese “drug kingpins”

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took actions against three Chinese nationals, who it alleges manufactured and distributed “synthetic opioids or their precursor chemicals.” According to OFAC, the individuals laundered part of their drug proceeds in bitcoin, transmitting these proceed in and out of banks in China and Hong Kong.The post U.S. Treasury blacklists cryptocurrency addresses associated with Chinese “drug kingpins” appeared first on The Block.


From: TheBlock


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Price Analysis 21/08: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, BNB, EOS, BSV, XMR, XLM

What are the key levels to watch out for in Bitcoin? Let’s consult the charts


From: CoinTelegraph


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Binance CEO Expresses Admiration for Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum

Despite being a very beneficial and efficient blockchain network, a few qualities of the Ethereum blockchain network affects it in the wrong way. For instance, the increased cost of transactions limits its mass adoptions. This view was shared recently by Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the project. Vitaly Dmitriyevich “Vitalik” Buterin is a Russian- Canadian …The post Binance CEO Expresses Admiration for Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.


From: CryptoNewsZ


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Big Upcoming Dates For Bitcoin’s Diary That You Need to Know

Bitcoin has several big dates in the next couple of months which should be of interest to anyone with a stake in the network. Depending on how these pan out, we could well see renewed confidence and uptake, as well as another bull run. So what are we waiting for? 23 September – Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch We learnt last week that after a regulatory quest which seemed to go on forever, Bakkt will finallyRead MoreThe post Big Upcoming Dates For Bitcoin’s Diary That You Need to Know appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


From: Bitcoinist


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Bitcoin Could Follow Gold Fractal With 44% Drop to Under $7,000

Bitcoin has long been pitched as the digital version of gold – a precious metal that’s long been used as a store of wealth, transfer of value, and features many of the attributes that Bitcoin is lauded for, such as scarcity. Bitcoin price has also been following a fractal found on gold price charts almost...The post Bitcoin Could Follow Gold Fractal With 44% Drop to Under $7,000 appeared first on NewsBTC.


From: NewsBTC


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Travelport, IBM Collaborate on Blockchain for Hotel Commissions

Blockchain will reduce the amount of discrepancies in booking data caused by hotel no-shows, overstays, and room modifications.


From: CoinDesk


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Kraken Reveals 2,000% Surge in Crypto Whale Trading

Nelson Minier, the head of Kraken’s OTC sales and trading, says the platform is processing 20 times more trades per month than they were at the beginning of 2018. In an interview with The Block, Minier says Kraken doesn’t disclose exact volumes, though he does note that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Monero and Tether are […]The post Kraken Reveals 2,000% Surge in Crypto Whale Trading appeared first on The Daily Hodl.


From: The Daily Hodl


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US Treasury Blacklists Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses of Chinese ‘Drug Kingpins’

The U.S. Treasury's OFAC has put bitcoin and litecoin addresses of three Chinese nationals on its sanctions list, the second time the agency has blacklisted crypto wallets.


From: CoinDesk


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Africa could emerge as the battleground between Facebook and China as digital currency race heats up

Ever since Facebook announced its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, the world’s regulatory and financial space hasn’t been the same. However, the news cycle about Libra was soon overtaken by lawmakers and regulatory bodies voicing their grave concerns about the same, while also highlighting Facebook’s own problematic history. What is missing however from the […]The post Africa could emerge as the battleground between Facebook and China as digital currency race heats up appeared first on AMBCrypto.


From: AMB Crypto


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The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Last year the World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a permissioned Ethereum-based blockchain to facilitate the end-to-end issuance of bonds between financial partners. The Bretton Woods-created financial institution hopes to make debt capital markets far more efficient with a bank-to-bank blockchain network. At the same time, the World Bank’s bond scheme has […]The post The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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Litecoin Inches Towards Privacy With New Grin Dev

Since January, Charlie Lee has been teasing at plans to introduce confidential transactions to Litecoin. However, the announcement was followed by a long stretch of radio silence, and followers were left wondering if they would ever see the promised privacy features. Hope was restored on Tuesday, when Lee announced that a new developer has joined […]The post Litecoin Inches Towards Privacy With New Grin Dev appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


From: Crypto Briefing


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Bitcoin Preparing for Growth Even After Correction Says This Week’s Crypto TA

The leading digital asset keeps trading above the support level of $9,100; the buyers manage to keep the leadership. The movement upwards should be confirmed by a breakaway of the upper border of the Triangle pattern and securing above $12,385, in which case the levels of $15,000 and $16,000 per coin may become available in the short term. The post Bitcoin Preparing for Growth Even After Correction Says This Week’s Crypto TA appeared first on Trustnodes.


From: TrustNodes


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Bitcoin banks: Hal Finney’s prediction for the “ultimate fate” of BTC

The rise of multi-billion-dollar custodians, like Coinbase, have revived historical fears that institutions could erode the founding principles of Bitcoin as decentralized, sound money. Cryptographer and legendary Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney made an optimistic prediction about just this nearly a decade ago. Finney seemed to foresee the rise of custody giants in a December 2010 […]The post Bitcoin banks: Hal Finney’s prediction for the “ultimate fate” of BTC appeared first on CryptoSlate.


From: CryptoSlate


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Bitcoin or Gold? Which is a preferable asset in current uncertain financial conditions?

Bitcoin or Gold? What is a preferable hedge fund in current global financial conditions? In the current uncertain financial market, the community agrees that the current monetary policies from central banks will destroy the financial market. However, there are still arguments about what the investors are going to use as a hedge against current uncertainties. According to Mark Mobius of Mobius Capital Partners, tightening crypto, regulations may make people invest into gold rather than Bitcoin. The seasoned veteran believes that if the dovish stance continues, quantitative easing will reach extremely high levels. This will make other stores of value like


From: Cryptopolitan


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Tether to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Chinese Yuan in Belgian Bank: Insider

Tether is planning to issue a new stablecoin backed by Chiense yuan held in a bank in Belgium, says Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong.


From: CoinDesk


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Tether continues to deny Bitcoin price manipulation, despite data suggesting otherwise

Tether plays a very crucial role in providing liquidity to the crypto-market and despite several other stablecoins being available, it is certainly the king with over 90% market dominance in the stablecoin market. However, Tether has been marred in controversies recently, be it their claims about USDT supply being 100% backed by the US dollar […]The post Tether continues to deny Bitcoin price manipulation, despite data suggesting otherwise appeared first on AMBCrypto.


From: AMB Crypto


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Upwork: Bitcoin Freelancers Can Earn A Lot of Money

According to Upwork, a site for freelancers seeking gigs in writing, technology and art, most employment providers are looking for individuals with a background or knowledge in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Upwork Draws Out New BTC Statistics To put things specifically, it appears more tech companies and their executives want workers who are at least vaguely...The post Upwork: Bitcoin Freelancers Can Earn A Lot of Money appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.


From: Live Bitcoin News


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CoinFlex Bags $10m Crypto Funding, Investors Look Up to Bright Future

CoinFlex, world’s first practically implemented crypto futures exchange bags over $10 million USD in funding this year. Incorporated in Seychelles, CoinFLEX endeavors to address the issues with cash-settled crypto futures contracts along with enabling ways to hedge crypto exposure an index or settlement manipulation vulnerability. It’s focused on Asian retail trader market as well as …The post CoinFlex Bags $10m Crypto Funding, Investors Look Up to Bright Future appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.


From: CryptoNewsZ


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You Can Now Earn Bitcoin Rewards for Postmates Purchases

Postmates has become the latest partner for Lolli's bitcoin rewards service.


From: CoinDesk


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Unknown Miner Nears 50% of Bitcoin Cash Hashrate

The Bitcoin Cash hashrate (pictured) seems to be going through some considerable changes with an unknown miner, or potentially miners, standing not far off from controlling half of the network....The post Unknown Miner Nears 50% of Bitcoin Cash Hashrate appeared first on Trustnodes.


From: TrustNodes


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Engineers v. Management: R3 is facing rumblings among its core ranks, but it may not be alone

Disgruntled former employees are nothing new. But a dedicated group chat of over a dozen engineers criticising their employer, R3, is a different story. The post Engineers v. Management: R3 is facing rumblings among its core ranks, but it may not be alone appeared first on The Block.


From: TheBlock


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US SEC Registers Digital Securities Platform Securitize as Transfer Agent

Securitize has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. SEC to boost token adoption


From: CoinTelegraph


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Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Markets Suffer As India Reviews Crypto Ban

Cryptocurrency markets are bleak leading into Wednesday, August 21. Bitcoin has reversed all of its hard-fought gains since the start of the week, falling back below the $10,000 mark.     The overall market is also seeing strong losses, most notably ETH, which has fallen back to its weekend price. The heaviest losses in the […]The post Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Markets Suffer As India Reviews Crypto Ban appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


From: Crypto Briefing