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Life used to be different for “Crypto Shaolin.” Long before he was known by his current nickname, he’d follow tourists in the heat of central Africa, swinging an ice box and offering them a chilly bottle of Coca Cola or Fanta with a sugary smile to match. But as chipper as his demeanor made him …

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Europe’s largest trader of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is now entering the crypto world. Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV co-CEO Dennis Dijkstra told Bloomberg Thursday that his firm was expanding its trading products to exchange-traded notes (ETNs) based on bitcoin and ether. XBT Provider, a Stockholm-based firm that offers ETFs based on bitcoin and ether, …

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“Based on my understanding of the present state of ether, the ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of ether are not securities transactions.” So said William Hinman, director of the division of corporate finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at a Yahoo! All Markets Summit event in San …

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Ethereum is not a security, at least in the view of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director of corporate finance William Hinman. Speaking at the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco Thursday, the official told the audience that the agency “doesn’t see a lot of value in treating ether today as …

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Digital asset trading service Crypto Facilities is launching ethereum futures contracts. Announced Friday, the U.K. startup claims the news marks the first time futures for ether – the cryptocurrency that powers the ethereum blockchain – will be traded on a regulated platform. Investors will be able to take long or short positions, which will let them “broaden …

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The price of ether, the cryptocurrency native to the ethereum blockchain, broke above $750 Thursday, reaching its highest level since March 8, according to CoinDesk data. Ether climbed by over 9 percent in the space of 24 hours, briefly breaking above $752 around 14:05 UTC. The price is roughly $746 at the time of writing, …

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“The least evil.” That’s how one ethereum user described the latest effort to recover $264 million in cryptocurrency lost due to a code fault in a popular ethereum wallet. But while the recovery efforts that have proliferated since the November incident have been so far shunned, a new effort, now documented in code, aims for a …

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It turns out, Vitalik wasn’t exactly joking. Sure, that might be what most people thought when ethereum’s creator published a controversial proposal on April Fool’s Day, but the post has prompted a very real, very serious conversation about whether the underlying economics of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency should be altered. In fact, in the weeks since …

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Vitalik Buterin has penned a new proposal that could lay the groundwork for resolving one of the ethereum network’s biggest outstanding questions – whether a limit on the amount of ether that could be created would ever be set. In a new ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) authored April 1, the cryptocurrency’s creator issued his latest …

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The price of ether, the cryptocurrency of the ethereum network, fell below $400 on Thursday for the first time since November. Ether hit a low of $387.85, according to CoinDesk data, and as of press time is trading at roughly $393. On GDAX, the cryptocurrency exchange operated by startup Coinbase, ETH is trading at around …

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Thursday’s market developments highlight the continued crunch in the crypto markets, which has solidified in the months since many crypto-assets soared to all-time highs. Indeed, during the first week of January, the overall market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market exceeded $800 billion – as of today, that figure has dropped to roughly $275 billion, according …

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Ether, the native cryptocurrency of the ethereum network, has fallen to one-month lows below $800 and looks set to extend losses further. As of writing, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is trading at $787 – down just over 5 percent in the last 24 hours. Prices fell to $779 earlier today, which is …

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Ethereum is once again at a familiar crossroads. As the price of its cryptocurrency ether has soared (and then corrected) in 2018, one thing has remained constant – users continue to lose money due to hacks, faulty code and human error. It’s an issue that in the past has split the platform into rivaling forces …

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The total value of all publicly traded cryptocurrencies hit a combined $366 billion today, the lowest figure observed for the market since Dec. 4, data from CoinMarketCap reveals. The more than 60-day low, however, can also be read more bearishly, as it represents a 50 percent drop from the market’s all-time high above $830 billion …

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The price of ether, the native token of the ethereum platform, is bucking the bearish trend seen in top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. As per data source OnChainFX, ether (ETH) has appreciated by 7.44 percent in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, bitcoin, litecoin, stellar lumens and dash are down at least 3 percent each. …

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Days after hitting $900, ethereum’s native ether token, ether, has topped $1,000 for the first time in its history. After spending two days mostly below its previous high of $900, ether went on a rally Wednesday, and hit its latest milestone of $1,000 early Thursday morning, according to data from CoinDesk’s Ethereum Price Chart (EPI). …

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The price of ether, the native token of the ethereum platform, has hit a new all-time high over $970 and is eyeing the $1,000 mark. As of writing, ether (ETH) is trading at a record $978. The world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 11 percent in the last 24 hours, according to data …

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Is bitcoin losing it? While the cryptocurrency market embraces the new year with a major recovery, setting a new all-time-high record at $667 billion, data shows the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap may not be counted as a major contributor. According to data site CoinMarketCap, the entire cryptocurrency market has recovered gradually over the …

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The native token of the ethereum platform, ether, has started the new year with a bang, hitting an all-time high of over $900 this morning. Having traded more or less sideways for the last week, prices for the third largest cryptocurrency by market valuation started to climb around midnight (UTC), and topped out at the …

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For ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the ethereum network, 2016 was defined in part by the creation and subsequent collapse of The DAO, the blockchain-based investment vehicle that raised more than $150 million at then-current prices. Yet as 2017 comes to a close, the cryptocurrency is closing the books on a banner year for its …

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