Ripple (XRP) Gains 67% to Become September’s Best Performing Coin

When Bitcoin began crashing from its all-time highs in late 2017, it sent shockwaves across the cryptocurrency industry, helping lead the crypto economy into a spiral of depression. Ripple was among the worst-hit assets as crypto-demand plunged. The XRP value depreciated more than 90 percent against the US Dollar this year. It was not that

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A Heart Beat: China’s Oldest Tech Publication to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Beijing Sci-Tech Report (BSTR), the oldest technology publication in China, has recently announced that it will soon accept Bitcoin on its platform. Starting 2019, BSTR will sell its yearly subscription at a price of 0.01 BTC, worth around $65. In an official press release, the publication emphasized that it plans to promote the usage of

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Shanghai Court Rules Ethereum is Protected Under Property Laws

Shanghai Hongkou District Court has declared that Ether is protected as “general property” by law. The statement was a result of an unjust enrichment case filed by a tech company in Beijing. In September 2017, crypto companies in China started closing their doors after China banned ICOs and crypto exchanges. Caught in the middle of the

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Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $6,550, Analysts Optimistic About Stellar Breakout

Over the past 24 hours, the Bitcoin price has stabilized in the mid-$6,000 region. BTC eyed a breakout at a major resistance level at $6,800, but has slightly declined to the range of $6,550 to $6,600. Most major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and EOS have recorded fairly large losses in the range of

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Art Exhibit in France Celebrates Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary with a Treasure Hunt

With the release of Bitcoin’s whitepaper approaching its 10 year anniversary on October 31, artists from around the world are celebrating by hosting an art exhibition in France. Open to the public on September 28, the Bitcoin Art (r)evolution exhibit runs until 8 October 5 in Paris, a city known for being the “City of Art”

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India’s Central Bank Did Not Establish Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Unit: Report

The Reserve Bank of India has denied the creation of a new internal unit dedicated to cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) research. In late August, India’s most-popular financial daily, the Economic Times, reported that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had formed a new unit for researching and even regulating disruptive technologies like blockchain.

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Hong Kong Activates ‘Faster Payment System’ with 450,000 Public Registrations

Hong Kong has become the latest nation to introduce a 24×7, instant payments system as a fintech upgrade for retail payments in the country. Aptly dubbed the Faster Payment System (FPS), the initiative was first announced by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) – the country’s defacto central bank – two weeks ago. The new

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Google Fraud Fighter Explains Risks Involved in Boasting About Owning Bitcoin

People need to rethink before bragging about owning a lot of bitcoin in a public forum, as this might give way for scammers to target them, says a Google executive, who fights email frauds and abuses. Speaking to CNBC, Mark Risher said that there has been an increase in attacks against people who hold cryptocurrencies in

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Interview: Caitlin Long on Cryptocurrency Regulation and Why Wyoming is the Next ‘Crypto Valley’

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part interview series with Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Pension Solutions Group. Long, an ardent blockchain advocate, has been critical of Wall Street’s corrupt banking practices, which she fears institutions will integrate into their cryptocurrency products and services. Read part 1 here. Part

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