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Crypto Markets Turning Green, Oil Prices Tumble

Thursday, May 23 — Cryptocurrency markets are starting to move upward, having overcome the drop in the beginning of the day, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) started the day at $7,638 gradually reaching its intraday high of $7,946. At press time, bitcoin is trading at around $7,914, up 2.64% over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The second-largest cryptocurrency, ether (ETH), has also taken an upturn and is currently trading at around $246.50, up 0.60% on the day.…

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Coinbase Now Supports Another Stablecoin, MakerDAO’s Dai

Major cryptocurrency platform Coinbase now supports stablecoin Dai (DAI), according to an official press release on May 23. Coinbase says that the token can be purchased and sold, sent and received, and converted or stored in most jurisdictions on its platform, with the exception of New York, for now. DAI is designed to maintain a 1:1 value with the U.S. dollar, but is backed collateral on the MKR platform. Both Ethereum-based token MKR and DAI are issued by MakerDAO. However, DAI has been worth under $1 for much of 2019,…

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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Media Firm Secures $100 Million Investment for Crypto Project

United States-based film producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media has unveiled a $100 million investment for a cryptocurrency-based film funding tool, entertainment industry news outlet TheWrap reported on May 23. Per the report, Proxima Media — which Kavanaugh founded and owns — announced plans for a new crypto-enabled financing tool for film, TV, music and other intellectual property-driven content dubbed Proxicoin. Proxima reportedly received the investment from garment production company Central Wealth Group and venture capital fund Step Ventures. Proxicoin reportedly plans to issue Ethereum-based security tokens that allow holders to…

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Grayscale Gets Regulatory Nod From FINRA for Ethereum Trust to Trade on OTC Markets

American digital asset manager Grayscale Investments confirmed its Ethereum Trust (ETHE) has gained regulatory approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for retail trading. The news was announced in a press release issued on May 23. Set to become the first publicly-quoted security based on Ethereum (ETH), ETHE received the go ahead from FINRA to trade on over-the-counter (OTC) markets. The product will follow Grayscale’s equivalent Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) Trusts, which are already publicly quoted. The launch remains subject to full compatibility with the Depository Trust…

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Fake Crypto Wallet App Imitating Trezor Found on Google Play Store

Fraudsters have been adding fake cryptocurrency wallets to the Google Play store in an attempt to cash in on rising bitcoin (BTC) prices, ESET antivirus researchers claimed on May 23. One malicious app imitated the hardware wallet Trezor — and the investigation found that the software had ties to another fake app that has the potential to scam unsuspecting users out of money. While the app’s page on Google Play looked legitimate, the researchers said the software itself contains no Trezor branding at all, with a generic login screen phishing for credentials. According to ESET, more…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red, Indian Stock Markets Post Record Highs Amid Election Results

Thursday, May 23 —  following a mild correction which began yesterday, crypto markets have today tipped into deeper red with bitcoin (BTC) dropping below the $7,600 mark, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin has sustained a 4.25% correction and is trading at $7,590 by press time. The top coin has seen considerable volatility this week, posting an intra-week low of under $7,100 on May 17 before surging to the $8,250 mark on May 20. The top coin had brushed $8,300 yesterday, May 16 — a bullish…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 22

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Analysts believe that the rally in Bitcoin might witness a short-term blip but is likely to resume its up-move and reach $9,659 by year’s end. The reason for the rise can be attributed to various positive developments in the crypto field and also to the…

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Ethereum Foundation Announces Details on $30 Network Development

The Ethereum Foundation has announced a three-pronged approach to allocating the $30 million it has designated for developing the Ethereum network over the next year, in an official blog post on May 21. The breakdown for the three categories is future projects at $19 million, current projects at $8 million, and developer supports at $3 million. Much of the funding will go to Ethereum 2.0 projects including client teams, research, documentation and communication, and layer two projects like Plasma. Plasma, which was first proposed by Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon…

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BlockFi Crypto Management Firm Adjusts Interest Rates

Cryptocurrency asset management company BlockFi announced a change to its interest rates in a monthly update on May 21. Accounts with bitcoin (BTC) balances over 25 BTC will receive a .15% increase in interest rate, and those with ether (ETH) balances between 25 and 75 ETH will decrease from 6.2% to 3.25%. According to BlockFi, the lending environment for bitcoin has flourished while for ether it has floundered. Ether in particular is being offered at a 0.01% borrowing rate on major crypto exchange Poloniex and crypto lending firm Compound, and…

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Bitcoin Approaches $8,000 as Bitcoin SV Doubles in Value

Tuesday, May 21 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) approaches the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up over 2% on the day, trading at $7,953 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 2.55%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Bitcoin’s proximity to $8,000 comes as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission reported yesterday that they are “still in information-gathering mode” regarding a…

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