Ethereum 

Bitcoin Takes 11th Place, EOS Still Leads

In its latest rankings, the Chinese CCID Research Institute put Bitcoin (BTC) in eleventh place on a list of 37 digital currencies in terms of technology, application and innovation. The ranking results were published by Forex Crunch on July 31. The CCID Research Institute is an initiative of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that provides a monthly assessment of cryptocurrency projects. The assessment takes into account 37 cryptocurrencies and considers their properties such as basic technology, applicability and innovation, which put together form a total value index. Cryptocurrency…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet’s Browser Offers Thousands of DApps in One Place

A mobile crypto wallet has announced that users can now effortlessly access thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) directly through its platform. Lumi Wallet says its motivation is to create a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts — a whole ecosystem focused on convenience and simplicity. At the heart of this strategy has been an ambition to streamline the process of downloading DApps. According to Lumi Wallet, it was driven to act after seeing how frustrating the experience can be for smartphone and tablet owners. Not only do individual pieces of software take…

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Ethereum 

Advocacy Groups Call on Congress to Stop Libra Development Until July Hearings Take Place

Over 30 advocacy groups have appeared as signatories on a request that Congress and regulators implement an official moratorium on Libra development, as per the letter published on July 2. The letter was also addressed to Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg himself cc’d, and asked that the social media giant wait until Congress and regulators have scrutinized a detailed presentation of the proposed stablecoin-esque virtual currency. The letter includes a number of questions that the signatories say need answers before Libra can proceed, including the following: “The plan for Libra makes…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Platform Aggregates Popular Services in One Place

A crypto company is launching an aggregated exchange that enables users to trade across multiple platforms while using a single account. TokenClub says its unified system is designed to tackle four problems currently facing the industry: convenience of trading, quality, costs and risks. The new service means access to platforms such as Bittrex, Binance and OKEx is streamlined and delivered in one place — with commission fees that are much lower than those seen on rival exchanges, the team says. A complementary crypto wallet has also been developed, which supports a…

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Ethereum 

EOS Retains Top Spot, Bitcoin in 12th Place

China updated its cryptocurrency rankings on May 23 — with eos retaining the top spot and bitcoin moving up three places. The government-sponsored index assessed each blockchain on three criteria: technology, application and innovation. Joining EOS in the top five was tron, ether, steem and ontology. Despite its dominance in the crypto industry overall, Bitcoin was in 12th place. While it scored well for creativity, it placed behind EOS in the score for basic technology. The rankings were released by the Center for Information and Industry Development in collaboration with…

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Cryptocurrency 

NASDAQ CEO | Friedman Thinks Crypto Deserves Place in Our Economy

It bodes well for cryptocurrencies everywhere that the CEO of the world’s largest exchange, NASDAQ, has their back. Specifically, Adena Friedman thinks they “deserve an opportunity to find a sustainable future in our economy.” The comments were made yesterday by Friedman in a posting on her LinkedIn profile. The president and CEO of the Nasdaq exchange was writing ahead of her scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum at Davos. NASDAQ CEO and Crypto Friedman believes crypto will have an important part to play in the future, believing “the invention itself [is] a tremendous…

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Bitcoin 

Finance Regulator, Central Bank Say Cryptocurrency Regulation ‘Being Put in Place’

Malaysia’s finance regulator and central bank issued a joint press statement Dec. 6 in which they confirmed they were “putting in place” legislation on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) assets. The statement from the Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), which follows comments from senior government official that regulation of the sector could appear in Q1 2019, also reiterates the need comply with securities laws where appropriate. “The SC will regulate issuances of digital assets via initial coin offerings (ICO) and the trading of digital assets…

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