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Ripple Boosts Regulatory Focus With Opening of DC Office

Ripple

Ripple has increased its focus on regulatory advocacy for cryptocurrency by opening an office in Washington DC with a dedicated regulatory team.

With regulatory attitudes towards cryptocurrencies becoming a focal point of conversation, particularly as the controversy around Libra dominates headlines, Ripple has decided to take a proactive step in the matter. It has become the first major blockchain company to launch a division specifically dedicated to educating lawmakers on the benefits of blockchain technology, with four team members moving into the new premises in the US capital.

Ripple has added Craig Phillips, Michelle ...

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New Crypto Game Tides of Magic Allows You to Play with Tokens from Other Games

Tides of Magic

Tides of Magic is a trading card game in development for the Ethereum blockchain.

It boasts a beautiful design and is filled with deep character lore. In the game, you can buy minions, spells, and special habitats, which are all erc721 token naturally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What makes this game interesting is the ambitious crossover it’s building.

That’s a picture of an axie (above) from axie infinity appearing in the ...

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Facebook’s Libra May Cause Banks to Cut Financing to the Company

Libra

Ever since the potential launch of Facebook’s Libra was announced by the social media behemoth, the company’s cryptocurrency project has lurched from one problem to the next. Regulators from different parts of the world had voiced their concerns about the Libra cryptocurrency, and even the President of the United States slammed Facebook in one of his famous tweets.

New Trouble?

In a new development, it has now emerged that if Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) does not take care of the regulatory issues with regards to Libra, then banks might refuse to provide services to the company.

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Bitfinex Wants to Subpoena Former Bank Exec Over Missing $880 Million

Bitfinex

Bitfinex, the controversial cryptocurrency exchanged headquartered in Hong Kong, has filed an application for discovery with a California court in an attempt to subpoena a former banking executive in order to access $880 million USD in frozen funds.

Bitfinex Seeking to Recover “Missing” Millions

iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, submitted the request on October 18 in the US District Court for the Central District of Southern California, asking permission to take the deposition testimony of Rondell “Rhon” Clyde Monroe, formerly Vice President of investment bank TCA Bancorp. The request says, “In those proceedings, [iFinex] seeks ...

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Ripple (XRP) Outperforming in October: What’s the Buzz?

Ripple

While the crypto rally went on during the first half of the year, XRP, the cryptocurrency that is often referred to as Ripple, performed much worse than the rest of the market.

Key Drivers

However, it seems that those days are now over, and it has now emerged that the best performer in the crypto space in October so far has been XRP. It is a remarkable turnaround for a cryptocurrency that seemed to be at a crossroads for much of the year. In fact, Ripple, the company that owns the highest number of XRP tokens, ...

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Libra Gets First Major Political Backer in US Congress

Libra

Libra, the underfire planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has been dominating headlines in the world of crypto for all the wrong reasons. Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have been staunchly opposed to the development of the coin, labeling it a threat to the economic and monetary sovereignty of nations. However, in a rare show of political support for Libra, Republican Senator for South Dakota Mike Rounds has written to Anchorage to endorse the project.

Anchorage, a South Dakota-based trust fund, is one of the 21 founding chartered members of the Libra Association, the ...

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Huobi Intends to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether in Turkey

Huobi

The cryptocurrency space has come a long way over the past five years, and one of the more important members of a growing ecosystem has been the global crypto exchange Huobi. The company has done a lot to increase awareness about the crypto sphere and in turn, has been one of the biggest contributors towards the current popularity of crypto.

Key Details

In a new development, Huobi announced that it is on the verge of launching a new fiat gateway for a customer in Turkey. It will open as many as 250 crypto tokens for users ...

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Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency

Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money.

The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in a presentation entitled “Central Bank Money: ...

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Telegram to Delay the Launch of TON Due to SEC Meeting

Telegram

Over the past few years, Telegram has become an important part of the crypto ecosystem due to its use as a communication platform for traders as well as market enthusiasts. Hence, it did not come as a complete surprise when the encrypted messaging service platform announced the launch of its own blockchain, the Telegram Open Network (TON).

Major Details

However, it seems to have run into issues with the all-powerful Securities and Exchange Commission. In a new development, the company told its investors that the date of the launch is going to be pushed back from ...

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eToro Launches Twitter Sentiment Trading Portfolio

eToro

eToro, the Israeli-based brokerage firm, has launched a new portfolio that uses AI to analyze Twitter for the latest social media perceptions of digital assets.

The tool, which is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is a collaboration between eToro and cryptocurrency analytics firm The TIE. According to The TIE, the platform’s “proprietary machine learning and language processing models ingest 850 million tweets per day, quantifying the positive and negative tone of conversations on Twitter.” The platform then leverages this data and allocates trades based “on positive sentiment, algorithmically rebalancing once per month.” The system is available to eToro ...

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Ernst & Young Unveils Blockchain Solution for Government Spending

blockchain solution

The crypto space has come a long way over the past few years, and so has the blockchain solution space. While it is true that for most people, crypto and blockchain are synonymous, it needs to be kept in mind that the latter is a form of technology that has a wide variety of uses.

Nowadays, many of the world’s biggest firms are making attempts to use blockchain technology, and the latest in the line is consultancy giant Ernst & Young. The company announced that it is all set to launch a blockchain platform that is ...

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Victory Square Technologies Welcomes New Additions to Advisory Board

Victory Square further expands its advisory team to increase growth and opportunities for shareholders

Victory Square (VST) builds, acquires and invests in promising startups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed to fast-track growth. The result: rapid scale-up and monetization, with a solid track record of public and private exits. VST portfolio consists of 20 global companies using artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to disrupt sectors as diverse as fin-tech, insurance, health, and gaming.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc.(“Victory Square” or the “Company”)(CSE:VST)(FWB: ...

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Victory Square Technologies Welcomes New Additions to Advisory Board

Victory Square further expands its advisory team to increase growth and opportunities for shareholders

Victory Square (VST) builds, acquires and invests in promising startups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed to fast-track growth. The result: rapid scale-up and monetization, with a solid track record of public and private exits. VST portfolio consists of 20 global companies using artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to disrupt sectors as diverse as fin-tech, insurance, health, and gaming.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square” or the ...

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Facebook Officially Launches Libra Despite High-Profile Departures

Libra

Libra, the highly-scrutinized planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), officially launched in Geneva yesterday despite several high-profile defections from the project last week.

Libra Launches With 21 Chartered Members

The Libra Association, the non-profit governing body of the digital currency, officially signed on 21 charter members at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters. The association was originally made up of 27 members; however, the high level of regulatory scrutiny leveled at the project led to several prominent defections in recent weeks. These include Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA), which all jumped ship last week ...

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NASDAQ Launches AI-Powered CIX100 Crypto Index

CIX100

Even a couple of years ago, the crypto index was seen as something that was firmly outside the formal financial system. However, things have changed dramatically over the course of the past two years. In a new development, it has now emerged that NASDAQ, one of the world’s biggest stock exchanges, has listed a crypto index, called CIX100.

CIX100 is going to be fully powered by artificial intelligence and is going to list the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap.

Key Development

CIX100 is going to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies ...

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LiteLink Announces Launch of PerfectRoute, a Route Planning and Fleet Optimization Solution

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B) , a key player in logistics and payment solutions, is pleased to announce PerfectRoute, a delivery route planning and fleet optimization solution for all types of vehicles designed for last-mile delivery, powered by the 1SHIFT Logistics platform.

With the global route optimization software market expected to reach US$5.07 billion by 2023, compounded with today’s increasing pressure to lower costs of transportation and logistics.

Route optimization will be provided to enterprise customers via Litelink’s flagship 1SHIFT platform, but also as a ...

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LiteLink Announces Launch of PerfectRoute, a Route Planning and Fleet Optimization Solution

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B) , a key player in logistics and payment solutions, is pleased to announce PerfectRoute, a delivery route planning and fleet optimization solution for all types of vehicles designed for last-mile delivery, powered by the 1SHIFT Logistics platform.

With the global route optimization software market expected to reach US$5.07 billion by 2023, compounded with today’s increasing pressure to lower costs of transportation and logistics.

Route optimization will be provided to enterprise customers via Litelink’s flagship 1SHIFT platform, but also as a ...

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Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Over Libra

Libra

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend the proposed Libra cryptocurrency in a testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on October 23.

The highly scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency, which is being led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has come under fire from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic due to its potential threat to monetary sovereignty. Now, Zuckerberg must defend the plans before US lawmakers for a third time when he speaks at a hearing entitled “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” Previously, Libra had been debated during meetings of  ...

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Bakkt Futures Trade Volume Soars 800% After Slow Start

Bakkt

The Bakkt Futures trading volume for Bitcoin (BTC) has gained almost 800% in just one day after a slow start to life for the long-awaited futures contract trading platform headed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

Bakkt Volume Reaches All-Time High

A bot account on Twitter, which tracks the number of contracts traded on Bakkt, reported this morning that 224 BTC futures were traded on August 9, an eye-watering increase of 796% from the previous day. October 8’s volume of 25 BTC was coincidentally the lowest figure recorded since the platform went live on September 22. However, ...

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Veritaseum CEO in Pretrial Settlement Talks with SEC

Veritaseum

Veritaseum founder and CEO Reg Middleton is in talks with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to reach a settlement on claims that the VERI initial coin offering (ICO) misled investors with regard to the token’s potential value.

Veritaseum “Knowingly Misled” Investors

Back in August, the SEC filed an emergency lawsuit against Veritaseum and its founder in order to prevent him from spending $8 million USD raised by the company in an ICO. The SEC alleges that Middleton “knowingly misled” investors about prior business success in order to increase investor demand for VERI tokens and that ...

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