Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Surpasses XRP in Yen-Denominated Crypto Holdings

Fresh data from the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has revealed that as of April 2019, the value of yen-denominated Bitcoin (BTC) holdings has outstripped those in XRP on domestic exchanges.  As Cointelegraph Japan reported on Sept. 10, the surge in the value of exchanges’ Bitcoin holdings coincides with the beginning of Bitcoin’s 2019 bullish uptrend, which saw the top cryptocurrency hit close to $14,000 by late June.  Value of yen-denominated Bitcoin (red) and XRP (blue) holdings on JVCEA member exchanges, January-July 2019. Source: JVCEA Bitcoin holdings soar in…

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Bitcoin 

Apple Hint, XRP Dump, Mystery $1 Billion Transfer: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 2–8

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Ripple transfers 500 million XRP from its escrow wallet Ripple turned heads this week when data from Whale Alert suggested the fintech startup has transferred 500 million XRP tokens from its escrow wallet — funds worth $130 million. This isn’t the first time that the…

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Bitcoin 

Top-5 Crypto Performers: BSV, BTC, XRP, LEO, IOTA

The long-awaited Bakkt platform will start accepting depositс of funds in the Bakkt Warehouse starting Sep. 6. The futures platform will launch on Sep. 23 and is expected to attract institutional investors because the settlement will be in Bitcoin (BTC) and the platform will offer the same cyber and physical security protections as the New York Stock Exchange.  Telegram Open Network’s (TON) blockchain public testing is expected to start on Sep. 1, according to sources. The blockchain will be integrated into the messaging app, which will be a huge positive…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Sold Over $250 Million in XRP in the Second Quarter of 2019

Ripple, the company behind XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has revealed that it sold $251.51 million in XRP in the second quarter of 2019. Ripple published its Q2 report on July 24. According to the report, Ripple sold approximately $169.42 million in XRP during Q1 2019. This means that quarter-to-quarter, XRP sales increased by approximately 48%. In relation to its quarterly XRP sales, the report states that Ripple will subsequently decrease future token sales substantially. Additionally, Ripple noted that it restricted XRP sales during the quarter due to…

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Ethereum 

Top 5 Crypto Performers: XMR, BTC, BNB, ETC, XRP

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. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The current hot debate is whether bitcoin will continue to rally while altcoins languish. Many have been outspoken in support of the largest cryptocurrency as it maintains its market dominance above 62%. Though bitcoin is the undisputed leader, it is unlikely that it…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Incubator Xpring Announces $500 Million Invested in XRP Projects

Ripple incubator and investment arm Xpring has spent $500 million on XRP projects since its launch in May 2018, according to an official blog post on July 2. These funds have reportedly been distributed to over 20 companies, including the blockchain-based gaming platform Forte. In general, the report says that Xpring investments are intended to create use cases for Ripple’s XRP token. They hope to accomplish this by making development easier, and say they are supporting developers by providing “tools, libraries and services for developers on the XRP Ledger and…

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Ethereum 

XRP, Libra and Visa to Fight It Out for Cross-Border Remittance Crown

The increased penetration of cryptocurrency in the digital payment arena appears to be affecting the landscape of cross-border remittances. Financial institutions and other mainstream establishments are now jostling with blockchain startups for control over an industry that could possibly experience massive growth over the next few years. With more participants comes greater competition and an emphasis on creating the most robust operating technology. To achieve this aim, some players are leveraging their status as giants of their respective mainstream fields while others are pursuing partnerships and collaborations. For historically unbanked and underbanked areas…

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Ethereum 

Singaporean Exchange Bitrue Gets Hacked, Losing $5 Million in XRP, Cardano

Singapore-based crypto exchange Bitrue has suffered a major hack, losing 9.3 million XRP and 2.5 million cardano (ADA) from its hot wallet. The news was revealed in an official statement from the exchange published as a twitter thread on June 26. At the time of the breach — 1 a.m. GMT+8 June 27 — the stolen funds would have been worth over $4.5 million in XRP (valued at $0.488) and $237,500 in ADA (valued at $0.095), according to CoinMarketCap data. The exchange states that a purportedly single hacker first “exploited…

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Ethereum 

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, ADA: Price Analysis 22/06

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. Bitcoin’s dominance has reached 58% and its rally has helped the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies cross $300 billion. This rise has been backed by an increase in Bitcoin futures open interest that has hit an all-time high on the CME. The recovery from the…

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