Blockchain 

R3 to Support a Startup-Focused Stock Exchange in Brazil

Blockchain consortium R3 has partnered with Brazilian fintech company Banco Maré to launch a stock exchange for investing in technology firms. Banco Maré, a blockchain-powered digital bank focused on financial inclusion, intends to build a tokenized stock exchange offering investments in technology companies with “social impact,” Cointelegraph Brazil reports July 16. The new R3 technology-backed platform, provisionally named BVM12, will purportedly open a new funding source for technology startups, as well as enable individual investors to generate dividends from investments in new technologies, the report notes. Rio de Janeiro-based Banco…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Falls under $11,450 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Downturn

Saturday, July 13 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) fell below the $11,450 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently down by over 1% on the day, trading at around $11,430 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up by almost 3.8%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, the Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve has said that almost nobody uses Bitcoin for…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Broke $12,500 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Downturn

Tuesday, July 9 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) broke the $12,500 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up by nearly 6% on the day, trading around $12,545 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up by about 15.64%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 A Twitter account of a Bitcoin enthusiast pointed out earlier today that, on major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, a user sold about 7,350 BTC,…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Falls Under $10,800 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Downturn

Tuesday, July 2 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) hovers over the $10,600 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up by about half of a percent on the day, trading around $10,649 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 3.63%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 According to a recent report from equity research platform Seeking Alpha, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project really can…

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Ethereum 

Seychelles to Host First Regulated Tokenized Security on a National Stock Market

Seychelles-based securities exchange MERJ will purportedly list the first regulated security token on a national stock market, according to a report by Bloomberg on June 25. As per the report, these security tokens are digital asset shares that will trade alongside stock for MERJ Exchange Ltd, the company behind the MERJ exchange. The report notes that no specific date has been given for a planned listing, but the MERJ website says that it will add markets for security tokens, digital assets, and hybrid options in H1 2019. According to its…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Falls Under $10,800 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend

Monday, June 17 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting significant losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) falls under the $10,800 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently down about 19.67% on the day, trading around $10,695 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up 13.28%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, Fundstrat Global Advisers Co-Founder Thomas Lee suggested that bitcoin’s volatility makes a long-term approach towards investing in it…

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Bitcoin 

Swiss Stock Exchange Asks Central Bank to Issue Stablecoin

Principal Swiss stock exchange SIX asked the country’s central bank to issue a stablecoin, local media SwissInfo reports on June 26 Per the report, the crypto asset would be used to settle payments on its new digital securities trading platform. The exchange reportedly announced during the Crypto Valley Association conference this week that users of its upcoming SDX platform will be able to swap fiat currency for a new stablecoin. The exchange explained that “SDX member banks will be able to settle their trades and other obligations against tokenised CHF…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Breaks $9,300 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend

Monday, June 17 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) passed the $9,300 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up about 2.5% on the day, trading around $9,358 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up around 12.7%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Yesterday news broke that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has released data showing that open interest in Bitcoin futures is rising.…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Falls Near $9,000 as US Stock Market Sees Gains

Monday, June 17 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) falls Near $9,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently down about 3% on the day, trading around $9,045 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up around 11%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, bitcoin surpassed one million daily active addresses on June 14, according to blockchain statistics website CoinMetrics. Ether (ETH)…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Breaks $9,300 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Downturn

Monday, June 17 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) passed the $9,300 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up about 2.69% on the day, trading around $9,341 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up around 18%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, bitcoin surpassed one million daily active addresses on June 14, according to blockchain statistics website CoinMetrics. Ether (ETH)…

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