Is the Best Performing Crypto Asset of 2017 Finally Ready to Take Flight

XRP bear market coming to an end? xRapid starting to see some action The third largest cryptocurrency, XRP isn’t doing well since it dropped from its all-time high $3.84 at the beginning of 2018. While the world’s leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin surged more than 170% in 2019 till now, XRP recorded negative returns of 22.37%…

Telegram Vs. Facebook: The Ultimate Showdown for Crypto Supremacy

Last month, Facebook rocked the world with its blockbuster Libra announcement. Even a year ago, the idea that an iconic United States company would launch a digital currency or that a sitting president would tweetabout it seemed insane. Welcome to the new normal. The Libra announcement sent politicians scrambling, hit the mainstream media like a…

UK Crypto Regulation Is Changing, Recognition Looming at Long Last

The United Kingdom has long been a financial mecca. Ever since the Big Bang and the arrival of Thatcherismin the ‘80s, Britain has cultivated a finance-friendly environment revolving around the city of London, with deregulation inviting a wave of foreign investment and trading activity. However, while it has even been suggested that London will overtake San Francisco as…

Ripple Teams Up with University of Tokyo and Kyoto University for Research on Blockchain

Ripple, a giant in the cryptocurrency industry, has teamed up with the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University for the University Blockchain Research Initiative. The Japanese academia has a high level of interest in crypto, according a spokesperson at Ripple. The company is committed to inspiring students with blockchain and fintech. Scholarships will be awarded…

Bitcoin Millionaire, Augur Co-Founder Jeremy Gardner Wants a TV Reality Show ‘Crypto Castle Chronicles’

The 27-year-old founder of Augur, Jeremy Gardner, wants to be the new star of a reality show TV. The young man, who is also an early Bitcoin investor and became a millionaire, wants to be the star in a new show: Crypto Castle Chronicles. The program, which was produced by Adrian Basch, who also…

Central Banks to Hedge Dollar Risks with Bitcoin, Pompliano Predicts

Every central bank will be buying Bitcoin (BTC) to hedge risks to the United States dollar, according to a forecast by major crypto bull Anthony Pompliano. In a tweet on Aug. 1, Pompliano, co-founder of asset manager firm Morgan Creek Digital Assets, noted the recent news that central banks made the largest historical acquisition…

Crypto Exchange Smart Valor Launches Integrated Trading and Custody Platform In Switzerland

A Swiss cryptocurrency exchange called Smart Valor has been launched this week. The new company will trade Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), which can be traded against the Swiss franc, euro, and U. S. dollar. According to its team, the services will be a combination of the brokerage with custody and new currencies are set to…

New Grayscale Research Finds Over a Third of American Investors are Considering Buying Bitcoin

In its report, Grayscale’s core research team points out that as education regarding Bitcoin and blockchain tech continues to grow and spread, we will see more and more investors A study facilitated by crypto asset manager Grayscale has revealed that a little over one third of all American investors are currently “interested”…

BitMEX Owner Awards $60K Grant to Bitcoin Developer Michael Ford

Bitcoin Core contributor Michael Ford, aka “fanquake,” has been awarded a $60,000 grant by the parent firm of top crypto derivatives platform BitMEX. In an official announcement published on July 12, BitMEX owner and operator HDR Global Trading revealed its decision to award Ford the grant, noting that he has just recently been…

US Investors Are Buying Bitfinex’s LEO Tokens Via Third Parties To Bypass Restrictions

There is something pretty interesting happening now during the latest sale of Bitfinex’s LEO tokens. Coindesk has reported that several investors based in the U. S. are purchasing the tokens of the company indirectly. Bitfinex is openly refusing to sell tokens to residents of the U. S. or companies based in…