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Ripple CEO Defends XRP's Utility at Fintech Conference

"Let's be clear: Ripple is different than XRP," Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of distributed ledger startup Ripple, argued during CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference on Thursday.

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Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report

Too good to be true? That's what some are wondering after Tether, the makers of the dollar-pegged crypto asset, USDT, made an announcement Wednesday insisting that its tokens – valued at $2.6 billion – are fully-backed by real cash (according to one law firm, at least).

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Halts Withdrawals Amid $31 Million Hack

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea by trading volume, is halting asset deposit and withdrawal services after hackers stole 35 billion won (or $31 million) from the platform.

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Censorship, Bans, and ETH Scams: Twitter Suspends Bitmain’s Officia…

This week the Twitter handle @Bitmaintech was locked down because Twitter administrators claimed the account belongs to a 4-year-old. The Twitter handle’s owner and Bitmain’s head of marketing have complained to the social media company’s support team and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey.

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Stalled Bitcoin Recovery Raises Risk of Drop to $6K

Bitcoin (BTC) is once more facing a drop to (or below) $6,000, with both short- and long-duration charts being aligned in favor of the bears. The cryptocurrency found acceptance above the key resistance of $6,425 (April 1 low) in the second half of last week, raising the prospects of a corrective rally towards the $7,000 mark.

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In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch

Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data.

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EOS May Be Live But It's Still Got Crypto Critics Debating

After a messy weeks-long process, CoinDesk broke the news yesterday that the EOS blockchain is officially live. To some, it's already an event for the cryptocurrency history books.

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The EOS Blockchain Is Now Officially Live

The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world's fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving cryptocurrency market has perhaps ever seen.

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Final Frontier? William Shatner Boldly Goes into Bitcoin Mining

Star Trek legend William Shatner has become the latest celebrity to beam into the crypto space. Shatner, known for playing Captain Kirk in the science fiction series, is representing Solar Alliance, an alternate energy developer which is planning to build a solar-powered bitcoin mining facility in Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. 

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