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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. After a massive sell-off earlier this year, the …

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Japan‚Äôs Financial Services Agency (FSA) will conduct on-site inspections of 15 cryptocurrency exchanges that are currently awaiting registration in the aftermath of the Coincheck hack, the local news outlet The Japan Times wrote today, Feb. 16. Japan-based crypto exchange Coincheck was hacked on Jan. 26 and around $530 mln in altcoin NEM was stolen. As …

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Tether has launched a fresh round of token creation, this month adding 86 mln euro-pegged EURT and 60.1mln dollar-pegged USDT to its issuance as Finance Magnates reports Feb. 15. Both tokens are issued on Ethereum, with two wallets currently showing the ongoing activity as Tether continues to face mixed press following volatility. Finance Magnates quoted …

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Since the inception of Bitcoin less than 10 years ago, there has undoubtedly not been a busier year than 2017, the Year of the Rooster, for the whole cryptocurrency market. Now, as Chinese New Year dawns, the Year of the Dog, it is worth looking back at all that happened. It all began relatively inconspicuously …

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The crypto markets continue to experience a mood of slight growth this week, with Bitcoin (BTC)‚Äôs price today climbing above the $10,000 mark and the top ten altcoins on CoinMarketCap following by being uniformly in the green. Since the market dip in late January and another dip in early February, the overall crypto market cap …

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All eyes are on Litecoin amid a surge in price rivaling the recent rebound of Bitcoin. Charlie Lee‚Äôs cryptocurrency, created in 2011, was surging up to 30 percent over the last 24 hours, for a number of reasons. According to CNBC, Litepay CEO Kenneth Asare announced that over 41 countries, including the likes of the …

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The financial services provider Western Union (WU) is testing transactions with the use of Ripple‚Äôs (XRP) Blockchain-based settlement system, the company‚Äôs Chief Financial Officer Raj Agrawal said in an interview with Bloomberg Feb. 14. The globally known money transfer company Western Union confirmed that it is testing Ripple following more than a month of rumor-fuelled …

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The crypto markets continued to mount a recovery this week, brushing aside fears of a possible lull ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. At the close of the seven-day session, the total value of all cryptocurrencies is being reported at $471 billion by data source CoinMarketCap, up 22.65 percent from $384 billion seen last …

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“Be careful out there!” So tweeted litecoin creator Charlie Lee in response to the launch of litecoin cash, a cryptocurrency that’s expected to spin off from his project, the fifth largest cryptocurrency by total value, next weekend, taking its code and transaction history with it. Always outspoken, Lee went on to call the project a …

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Lightning is spreading across the cryptocurrency landscape. Originally designed for use on bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market size was also the first to implement the concept,¬†touted as a way to make transactions faster and cheaper by moving them to a layer above the blockchain. But¬†with scalability emerging as a pressing issue¬†across the industry, …

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Regulators around the world are trying to stifle …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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In Forbes’ third edition of the ‚ÄúFintech 50‚ÄĚ, a list of the top 50 financial technology companies globally of 2018, released on Feb. 13, eleven of the companies listed use Blockchain technology or are connected to the cryptocurrency industry. The founders of three of the companies, The Bitfury Group, Coinbase, and Ripple that made the …

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Distributed ledger startup Ripple has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia’s central bank on a pilot program that will see banks in the country trial the company’s tech. Announced today, the pilot with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority marks the second central bank to work with the startup, coming after the Bank of England, the …

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Litecoin (LTC) outperformed all major cryptocurrency assets Wednesday, Feb. 14, jumping over 30 percent against the US dollar on combined LTC payment service and hard fork news. Having announced its intention to create a merchant solution for Litecoin similar to BitPay for Bitcoin in late 2017, a company called LitePay¬†announced Monday, Feb. 12, that it …

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Litecoin (LTC) is putting on a show today amid news a group of developers may seek to fork its blockchain, the fifth-largest by total value. The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands at $216, a one-month high,¬†according to data service¬†CoinMarketCap. Overall, LTC has appreciated by 29 percent in the last 36 hours, up over 100 …

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Ripple has announced an agreement today, Feb. 14, with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to provide support for Ripple‚Äôs cross-border payments technology to banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). SAMA and Ripple have created a pilot program to provide support to KSA banks to use xCurrent, Ripple‚Äôs enterprise software solution that enables …

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Digital media publication Salon is offering its visitors an alternative to traditional online ads: allowing the site to use their computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. In order to provide free content, Salon primarily depended on advertisements to run its servers, the company explained in a blog post published on Monday. However, digital ads are …

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All eyes are on Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck in the aftermath of what has become the biggest hack in virtual currency history – eclipsing the Mt. Gox hack of 2014. According to Reuters, Coincheck delivered its report to Japan‚Äôs Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Tuesday, Feb. 13 on the hack in January which saw more …

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