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Instead of ‘Swelling’, Ripple’s XRP is ‘Selling Hard’, But Why?

[ad_1] Ripple’s Swell conference usually provides good bullish momentum for its native token XRP. The annual gathering of company bigwigs, bankers and academics provide an opportunity to ‘big up’ the product, but that is not being reflected in its crypto prices today. Highlights From Ripple Event Company executives and industry experts have gathered in Singapore this week for the Swell event from November 7 – 8. In a press release
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Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

[ad_1] The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the IPO of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank effective. Its shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The crypto-friendly bank works with 756 customers in the crypto space, including Coinbase, Gemini, Circle, Bitstamp, Kraken, and Bittrex. The bank has attributed significant growth to its crypto business. Also read: 23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements Silvergate Bank’s
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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

[ad_1] Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies.Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States, Europe and Japan — agreed to publish a paper on the prudential treatment of crypto assets.At the end of a
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Gaming Rewards Firm Partners With Blockchain-Based Streaming Platform DLive

[ad_1] United States blockchain-based rewards and marketing company Refereum has announced its latest partnership with decentralized streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content.According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 7, Refereum’s partnership with one of blockchain’s largest streaming platforms, DLive, will enable users to earn rewards for live-streaming games.DLive is reportedly the first blockchain-powered streaming service to join the Refereum platform, alongside Twitch
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Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast 

[ad_1] “It’s clear that the political establishment wants to hold back a future where economic freedom is afforded to all.” This excerpt from Congressional hopeful Agatha Bacelar’s campaign donation page echoes what many within the cryptosphere have been saying ever since Satoshi Nakamoto dropped the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 – and what many libertarians have been trumpeting for decades. Also read: FBI Says Bitcoin Concern Is Getting ‘Bigger and Bigger’
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Tether Refutes Paper Naming USDT Manipulation as Cause of 2017 BTC Bull Run

[ad_1] Tether has issued a response to a recently surfaced paper that alleges that a single whale manipulated the market to cause 2017’s bull run in Bitcoin (BTC) price.The responseTether, which is behind the dollar-backed stablecoin USDT, published the response on the company’s website on Nov. 7, an announcement that crypto exchange and sister company Bitfinex echoed on the same day.In no uncertain terms, Tether denied the findings of the
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Ridiculous Crypto Regulations Are an Enemy of Bitcoin

[ad_1] One of the biggest privacy issues in today’s society revolves around the use of overreaching know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws. Despite the fact that many cryptocurrencies were designed to avoid these invasive practices, KYC and AML guidelines bolstered by political parasites and their followers have perverted the original crypto-anarchist ideologies espoused by the cypherpunks. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Captured 90% of October’s Crypto Spending in Australia KYC/AML
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Crypto Miner Steals $5M Worth of Computing Power Using Identity of Riot Games Founder

[ad_1] The millionaire game developer, Marc Merril, was a victim of the Singaporean man who stole identities to utilize Amazon Web Services’ and Google cloud computing power for crypto mining.A case of stolen identityIn a recently unsealed court filing on Nov. 7, Forbes discovered that Marc Merrill, the co-founder of Riot Games,  was the previously anonymous victim of Singaporian national Matthew Ho’s identity theft scheme. Riot Games is most famous
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Crypto Is A “Significant Problem That Will Get Bigger And Bigger”

[ad_1] Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on security threats facing the United States.On Nov. 5, during the hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs, senators asked leaders from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center questions on topics including counterterrorism efforts, foreign influence in elections, cybersecurity
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Pro-Crypto Silvergate Bank Goes Public in Listing on NYSE

[ad_1] Shares of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank were launched for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7.Silvergate celebrates IPO daySilvergate Capital (NYSE:SI), a California-based commercial bank focused on digital currency businesses, is now officially listed on the NYSE, opening at $12.75, the NYSE tweeted Nov. 7.In conjunction with the event, Silvergate is celebrating its initial public offering (IPO) day today, according to the NYSE.The news follows Silvergate