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Why Tokenized Projects Are Building on Bitcoin ( 11/19/2019 - 6:30pm
Bitcoin is something you hodl. Ethereum is something you build on. At least that has long been the official narrative, with projects favoring dedicated smart contract networks over Bitcoin for spinning out dapps and second layer solutions. Like all crypto narratives, however, this one has started to shift, as projects reappraise the benefits of...
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XRP Has ‘Better Technology’ Than Ethereum, Says CEO of Crypto Exchange CoinField ( 11/19/2019 - 6:14pm
The CEO of crypto exchange CoinField says XRP is the best choice for the company’s new tokenized trading platform Sologenic. In an interview with Nugget’s News, Bob Ras offers new details on the platform, which is designed to let anyone trade tokenized versions of stocks and ETFs against XRP and a new token called SOLO. […] The post XRP Has ‘...
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Coinfield CEO Claims Ripple’s XRP is Better than Ethereum ( 11/19/2019 - 6:00pm
Everyone in the cryptocurrency industry is entitled to their own opinion. Even when they claim how Ripple’s XRP is better than Ethereum in many different ways. This rather unusual statement was uttered by Coinfield CEO Bob Ras during an interview not that long ago. XRP is Very Different From Ethereum He clearly stated how “XRP is better than...
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Ripple/XRP: Trump & BRICS Having A Global Currency War For Financial Supremacy 11/19/2019 - 5:27pm

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Litecoin CEO Defends Mimblewimble Against Privacy Critics ( 11/19/2019 - 5:09pm
Mimblewimble, a cryptocurrency network that touts itself as being privacy-focused, has taken a bit of a hit in the past few days. However, things came to a head yesterday, when Ivan Bogatyy, a researcher at venture capital firm Dragonfly Capital Partners, exposed some chilling vulnerabilities about Mimblewimble and the GRIN cryptocurrency. However...
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Buy Bitcoin - Kris Marszalek CEO Crypto.Com On Binance CRO MCO Utility Exchange 11/19/2019 - 4:09pm

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FinTech professional Richard Johnson leaves Greenwich to start his own crypto firm ( 11/19/2019 - 3:45pm
Market structure veteran Richard Johnson has left Greenwich, a global data and analytics provider, to start his own crypto firm, Texture Capital. “I started thinking about this a while ago,” Johnson told The Block. “I was sitting at my desk at Greenwich and writing about how tokenization and STOs are going to be revolutionary to market structure,...
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Dow Falters as Trump Threats Negate Stellar US Housing Market Data ( 11/19/2019 - 3:37pm
A major slide in Home Depot and China-reliant stocks pushed the Dow Jones lower on Tuesday. Donald Trump’s tariff talk is mostly falling on deaf ears as hedge funds load up on risk ahead of an anticipated trade deal. US housing market data is strong, but economists don’t believe home prices alone can save a […] The post Dow Falters as Trump..., China,, Important People, Market, Stellar, Stellar, Stocks, Trump
Binance CEO: Why You Shouldn't Start Your Own Crypto Exchange 11/19/2019 - 2:52pm

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Galaxy Digital Launches Bitcoin Funds With Bakkt and Fidelity as Custodians ( 11/19/2019 - 2:22pm
Michael Novogratz’s crypto-focused investment firm Galaxy Digital has launched two bitcoin funds that will see both Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets act as custodians.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Bull Anthony Pompliano Responds to President Trump’s Tweetstorm During Live Impeachment Hearings ( 11/19/2019 - 2:00pm
Democrats looking to impeach US president Donald Trump and Republicans trying to keep him in the clear are eagerly watching the impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence Committee. The proceedings are based, in part, on an accusation from an unnamed intelligence official who says Trump may have abused his power by withholding funds to Ukraine...
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What Bitcoiners Can Learn from the OneCoin Scam with Jamie Bartlett - WBD168 ( 11/19/2019 - 1:42pm
'œPeople who invest heavily in something, put all their money and their hopes into it. It's very hard for them to leave because they have to accept that all that was a waste, that they've been duped, that they've been tricked and they tricked other people.' '" Jamie Bartlett Location: London Date: Monday, 11th Nov Project: The Missing Cryptoqueen...
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Winklevoss brothers acquire crypto collectible startup ( 11/19/2019 - 1:33pm
Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, just made its first acquisition. The acquired firm, Nifty Gateway, was founded by brothers Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster. Nifty Gateway allows users to purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from crypto games such as CryptoKitties and Gods Unchained using...
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Crypto risk management platform TRM Labs raises $4.2M from investors including PayPal and Y Combinator ( 11/19/2019 - 1:00pm
Cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs announced today that it had raised $4.2 million from investors, including PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital, and Y Combinator. This new influx of investment will bring TRM’s total amount raised to $5.9 million. Founded in 2018, TRM helps global financial institutions monitor...
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Bill Gates’ Best Bet to Trounce Jeff Bezos in Net Worth Rankings Is Really Boring ( 11/19/2019 - 12:50pm
Bill Gates is currently around $1 billion richer than Jeff Bezos. For Gates’ net worth to stay above Bezos’, he’ll need Microsoft’s most boring division – cloud computing – to remain ridiculously lucrative. Luckily for Gates, Azure could become the software maker’s biggest business by 2023. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates recently dethroned Amazon..., CEO, Cloud,, Important People, Maker
Gemini’s Winklevoss Twins Buy NFT Platform Created by Identical Twins ( 11/19/2019 - 12:38pm
Digital asset exchange Gemini, which was founded by the famous Winklevoss twins, announced on Tuesday (November 19) the company's first acquisition: a trading platform for non-fungible tokens (NFTs).,, Exchange, Gemini, Gemini, Important People, Platform
Galaxy Digital takes another swing at crypto asset management, but the landscape is more competitive than ever ( 11/19/2019 - 11:54am
Galaxy Digital Holding Ltd. announced today that it is launching two Bitcoin funds— the Galaxy Bitcoin Fund and the Galaxy Institutional Bitcoin Fund— to provide accredited and institutional investors access to low-fee and institutionally secure bitcoin exposure. The two new funds build on Galaxy’s existing offerings, including the Galaxy Crypto...
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Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Buys Nifty Gateway, Marking Its First-Ever Acquisition ( 11/19/2019 - 11:50am
The Winklevoss’s Gemini crypto exchange made its first-ever acquisition by purchasing the Nifty Gateway platform, which enables users to buy and manage non-fungible tokens
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Gemini Acquires Digital Collectibles Startup, Nifty Gateway (coinfo) 11/19/2019 - 11:04am
The U.S based crypto exchange and custody provider, Gemini led by Cameron, and Tyler Winklevoss has acquired Niffy Gateway, a startup that facilitates the sales of non-fungible tokens (NFT). Non-fungible tokens, also known as ‘nifties,’ are blockchain-based tokens which cannot be exchanged like Bitcoin and others but instead exists in the form of...
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Justin Sun Teases Tron Acquisition, Can He Deliver? ( 11/19/2019 - 11:00am
Tron CEO Justin Sun sent tongues waging today as he teased the markets with news of a new acquisition. No details were forthcoming, but the suggestion to “stay tuned” has the crypto world on tenterhooks. New acquisition in #TRON ecosystem is done. Stay tuned! #TRX $TRX — Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 19, 2019 Tron CEO Cries Wolf Many...
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Celsius opts for Fireblocks’ hot wallet solution to streamline its $400M lending assets ( 11/19/2019 - 9:48am
As competition in the market for crypto storage heats up, cryptocurrency lending firm Celsius is moving some of its activities to a new provider. Announced Tuesday, Celsius said Fidelity-backed Fireblocks would help it secure over $400 million assets across 49,000 active retail and institutional wallets. Fireblocks’ hot wallet solutions will...
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Grayscale is making its bitcoin fund more compliant, and it could lure billions of institutional dollars ( 11/19/2019 - 9:47am
Crypto asset manager Grayscale is hoping a bit more government oversight will make its popular bitcoin trust more appealing to institutional clients. The New York-based firm said Tuesday that it has voluntarily filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register its bitcoin trust fund (GBTC). Previously, GBTC was first offered in 2013 as...
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Dow Extends Rally Because Investors Bet Trump’s Tariff Gun Isn’t Loaded ( 11/19/2019 - 9:37am
The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq continued to stretch toward unprecedented heights on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs anticipates that the trade war will have little impact on the global economy in 2020. But one panel of experts warned that by refusing to relent on tariffs, President Trump is “holding a gun to the head” of the […] The post Dow Extends...
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Bison Trails, a Libra Association member, raises $25.5M Series A to expand its blockchain infrastructure offerings ( 11/19/2019 - 9:20am
Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service provider Bison Trails, which is also a member of the Libra Association, has just raised $25.5 million in Series A funding to expand its offerings. The round was led by Blockchain Capital, with participation from Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins, Coinbase, Consensys and Galaxy Digital, among several...
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Akon says he can ‘take the county and move it forward’ as president, discusses 2024 run ( 11/19/2019 - 8:32am
He spoke about his various projects, which included creating a cryptocurrency, in an interview with Newsweek in October 2018. It was then that he discussed the idea of throwing his hat into the ring ..., Cryptocurrency, Important People, Mainstream Media,
What this fashion hackathon tells us about the future of luxury fashion ( 11/19/2019 - 8:00am
[Photo: courtesy of Moda Operandi] In the end, Moda’s CEO, its CTO, and its founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, picked these three ideas: One involved creating a blockchain that would certify the ..., Blockchain, CEO, Important People,
US SEC Takes Another Look at Rejected Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal ( 11/19/2019 - 7:59am
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its decision to reject the Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) filing from Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. Taking a second look In an announcement on Nov. 18, the commission said that the ETF filing from Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca will return to review...
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According to CoinField CEO Bob Ras, XRP is just better than Ethereum ( 11/19/2019 - 7:54am
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LocalBitcoins CEO: We Maintain Positive Growth of 135,000 New Monthly Users ( 11/19/2019 - 7:53am
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'So many great parallels': Winklevoss brothers buy a startup founded by identical twins ( 11/19/2019 - 7:42am
To buy such a collectible, people typically have to open digital currency wallets, buy cryptocurrency on an exchange -- a process that can take hours and can be confusing. The Cock Fosters' Nifty ..., Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Exchange, Important People, Startup,
Bitcoin Bull Michael Novogratz Donates $36 Million to Criminal Justice Reform ( 11/19/2019 - 7:36am
Galaxy Digital CEO and Bitcoin bull Michael Novogratz is prioritizing philanthropy efforts and making the reformation of the United States’ criminal justice system a particular focus. The Novogratz family’s philanthropic initiative, Galaxy Gives, has so far donated roughly $36 million towards the cause. Galaxy Gives was recently acknowledged in an...
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Led by Bitcoin, Crypto Market Prices Continuously Falling ( 11/19/2019 - 7:01am
Coinspeaker Led by Bitcoin, Crypto Market Prices Continuously Falling Bitcoin seems to continue this week’s losses. After yesterday’s sell-off, crypto markets continued to fall and Bitcoin price fell below the $8,200 threshold. At the time of writing it was still in the fall by 4.81% to $8,148.80.The correction of the market is more than obvious...
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Banks see Fed payments proposal opening door to fintech rivals ( 11/19/2019 - 6:39am
As the plan unfurls, the Fed will have to decide how much access non-banks get. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of cryptocurrency firm Ripple, for example, argues that fintech firms will bring more innovation ...,, CEO, Cryptocurrency, Important People, Innovations, Ripple, XRP
Bank of America Shuts Down PayPal ex-Executive’s Account ( 11/19/2019 - 6:09am
Coinspeaker Bank of America Shuts Down PayPal ex-Executive’s Account An ex Paypal official complained that Bank of America has notified him of shutting down his account soon without any explanation given. Actually, the bank did say it “carefully reviewed his banking relationship”, whatever that supposed to mean. Former Paypal’s CFO Roleof Botha...
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WazirX CEO Calls for Crypto in India; Explains “Bitcoin for a Common Man” ( 11/19/2019 - 6:00am
Indian crypto exchange WazirX CEO, Nischal Shetty, in conversation with Sumit Jain, Co-founder of Commonfloor, at the OpenTalk platform explained why crypto is important for the common man in India. When asked his views on “Bitcoin for a common man”, he stated that the entire ethos of the internet is to empower the people, and … The post WazirX...
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The Winklevii just made their first-ever acquisition — and they're buying a crypto firm run by another pair of identical twins ( 11/19/2019 - 5:58am
Nifties can range from a game item to a token representing ownership of a physical asset, and are tracked on blockchain ledgers. The acquisition had "so many great parallels," Tyler Winklevoss ..., Blockchain, Crypto, Important People,, Pair, Token
Facebook Project Libra: Testnet Logs More Than 51,000 Transactions ( 11/19/2019 - 5:45am
Facebook was recently in the spotlight when Ripple's CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, highlighted his concern about the project. He’s blaming the social media giant Facebook for all the backlash that this project is getting these days. He said that he is worried that regulators will hurt the crypto space due to their challenges and distrust of Facebook and...
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Peter Schiff Is Predicting Another BTC Crash ( 11/19/2019 - 5:33am
Schiff explained his bearish sentiment in a tweet, writing: Many of the speculators who were buying pot stocks were also buying #bitcoin. With heavy losses in the former, perhaps they will look to ..., Bitcoin, Important People,, Stocks
Ford’s All-Electric Mustang Mach-E Sets Competition Bar High, Tesla Watching the Developments ( 11/19/2019 - 5:06am
Coinspeaker Ford’s All-Electric Mustang Mach-E Sets Competition Bar High, Tesla Watching the Developments On Monday, the American automobile giant Ford unveiled its new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV in a breakthrough announcement. The Mach-E SUV is pitched to revive the Ford Mustang legacy while simultaneously adopting the trend for next-...
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Japan’s central bank researching digital currencies, says governor ( 11/19/2019 - 5:00am
Bank of Japan (BoJ), the country’s central bank, is conducting research on digital currencies, according to an official. Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the central bank, announced the news in an interview with Reuters published Tuesday. Kuroda added that the BoJ currently has no plans to issue a digital currency but can do so in the future if need...
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Winklevoss brothers acquire crypto collectible startup ( 11/19/2019 - 4:35am
Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, just made its first acquisition The acquired firm, Nifty Gateway, is founded by brothers Duncan and Griffin ..., Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Exchange, Gemini, Gemini, Important People,, Startup
Could China’s War on Cash Herald a New Global Crypto Revolution? ( 11/19/2019 - 4:00am
There are no mixed signals with regards to blockchain and crypto coming from China at the moment. The People’s Republic is full steam ahead on distributed ledger technology as it prepares to ready its population for its own central bank crypto currency. A Chinese war on cash could be the start of a global crypto revolution as the rest play catch-...
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Mike Novogratz Launches 2 New Bitcoin Funds to Go After Well-Heeled Investors ( 11/19/2019 - 3:34am
Billionaire money manager Michael Novogratz is launching two bitcoin funds at his Galaxy Digital Holdings, Novogratz told Bloomberg. These funds are targeted towards institutional and accredited ..., Bitcoin, Important People,
Why China Aims to Replace Cash With the Digital Yuan ( 11/19/2019 - 3:30am
Martin Chorzempa, research fellow the Peterson Institute, and Dovey Wan, founding partner at Primitive Ventures, discuss China’s new blockchain push and the forthcoming DCEP. They cover how the blockchain initiative is part of an effort to set global blockchain standards, how it fits into the larger U.S.-China trade war as well as the threat from...
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Facebook Testnet Breaks 50,000 Transaction Threshold  ( 11/19/2019 - 2:23am
Libra, the stablecoin project being developed by social media giant Facebook, has had a turbulent first few months, as the controversy surrounding the asset continues to linger even before it gets launched. However, the regulatory uncertainty around the asset hasn’t stopped its developers from trying out some hypothetical programs with it. As it...
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