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    Genesis hits record growth in crypto loans in Q2, reaching $2.3 billion-mark since launch

    Genesis hits record growth in crypto loans in Q2, reaching $2.3 billion-mark since launch

    Genesis Global Capital, the lending arm of institutional over-the-counter cryptocurrency trading firm Genesis Global Trading, continues to get bigger as loan origination growth hits a new record.

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    Trading startup Robinhood raises $323 million, achieving $7.6 billion valuation

    Trading startup Robinhood raises $323 million, achieving $7.6 billion valuation

    Commission-free stock trading startup Robinhood said on Monday it has raised $323 million in a new round of funding that values the company at $7.6 billion.

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    Fidelity’s crypto arm has officially applied to operate in New York as a trust

    Fidelity’s crypto arm has officially applied to operate in New York as a trust

    Fidelity Digital Assets has officially applied to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a Trust license, according to several sources familiar with the matter.

    21 JULY 2019

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    Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

    Someone Is Trying to Trademark ‘Samsung Coin.’ It’s Not Samsung

    Someone in South Korea appears to be trying to take advantage of Samsung’s blockchain efforts by nabbing the “Samsung Coin” trademark.

    20 JULY 2019

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    Vitalik Buterin: “2/3 Reduction End of Next Year Absolutely Viable”

    Vitalik Buterin: “2/3 Reduction End of Next Year Absolutely Viable”

    Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s founder, has stated “a ~2/3 reduction around the end of next year and a further reduction a bit later would be absolutely viable,” in an ask me anything session of ethereum 2.0 researchers.

    17 JULY 2019

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    BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

    BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

    In a show of open-source solidarity, the trustless Bitcoin payment processor BTCPay Server is launching a crowdfunding campaign for the privacy-preserving Tor browser, a fundraise which, its benefactor hopes, will demonstrate the impact of bitcoin-based fundraising and the community’s support for open-source initiatives.

    16 JULY 2019

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    Major Australian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Major Australian Supermarket Chain Now Accepts Bitcoin

    IGA is a network of independent retailers comprising over 1400 stores spread all over Australia. Now, these stores are accepting payments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

    13 JULY 2019

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    Fold App Enables Bitcoin Lightning Payments at Whole Foods, Starbucks

    Fold App Enables Bitcoin Lightning Payments at Whole Foods, Starbucks

    Fold, a payments platform, is introducing a lightning network protocol that will allegedly enable users to shop in-store or online at several retailers, including Starbucks, Whole Foods, AMC, Home Depot, and Southwest Airlines.

    11 JULY 2019

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    Grayscale Investments Resumes Private Placement of Bitcoin Trust Shares

    Grayscale Investments Resumes Private Placement of Bitcoin Trust Shares

    Grayscale Investments has resumed private placement of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares, according to a press release on July 8.

    9 JULY 2019

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    Wikileaks has received more than $46 million in bitcoin

    Wikileaks has received more than $46 million in bitcoin

    WikiLeaks may have amassed more than $46 million in Bitcoin based on the number of coins held by its known wallet address.

    8 JULY 2019

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    eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

    eToro Is Adding the First ERC-20 Crypto Tokens to Its Wallet – 120 of Them

    The eToro cryptocurrency wallet is adding support for 120 ERC-20 standard tokens.

    3 JULY 2019

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    Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Gulf Coast Royals and Investors

    Ethereum Leaders Are Slowly Courting Gulf Coast Royals and Investors

    Ethereum’s leaders are pursuing a “moonshot” in the Middle East.

    3 JULY 2019

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    ‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives

    ‘Disappointed’ by Central Bank Blockchain, Russia’s Largest Bank Eyes Alternatives

    Masterchain, the bank blockchain project developed under the auspices of the Russian central bank, is missing the mark, the project’s key participant told CoinDesk.

    2 JULY 2019

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    Former Ripple Exec to Lead Binance’s US Expansion as New Exchange CEO

    Former Ripple Exec to Lead Binance’s US Expansion as New Exchange CEO

    The operator of Binance’s upcoming U.S. crypto exchange, BAM Trading Services, has hired a former Ripple executive as its CEO.

    2 JULY 2019

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    South Korea's Largest Telecom SK Group Invests $10M in ConsenSys

    South Korea's Largest Telecom SK Group Invests $10M in ConsenSys

    South Korea's largest telecom and the third top conglomerate SK Group has invested $10 million in major global blockchain firm ConsenSys, according to a report by local news agency Chosun on July 2.

    2 JULY 2019

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    Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Is Still Destroying Gold, And Pretty Much Everything Else

    Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Is Still Destroying Gold, And Pretty Much Everything Else

    Institutional investment product Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has exploded by more than 300% since its recent low on February 6, 2019, in spite of taking a big hit today.

    2 JULY 2019

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    Huobi ventures into the Turkish market

    Huobi ventures into the Turkish market

    Huobi, the leading cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it will be expanding into the Turkish market over the next 12 months. Huobi will open a regional office in the country, which will host a local customer care office, onboard the Lira on the Huobi platform and also list Turkish projects on its exchange.

    1 JULY 2019

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    LG Using New Blockchain DApp Platform From Korean Internet Giant Kakao

    LG Using New Blockchain DApp Platform From Korean Internet Giant Kakao

    Ground X, the blockchain arm of South Korean tech giant Kakao, has launched the mainnet of its Klaytn platform, The Korea Herald reported on June 27.

    27 JUNE 2019

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    ITI Funds and Bitfury Team Up to Satiate Institutional Appetite for Cryptocurrencies

    ITI Funds and Bitfury Team Up to Satiate Institutional Appetite for Cryptocurrencies

    According to an article published by Institutional Asset Manager, on June 25, 2019, ITI Funds has collaborated with Bitfury Group to implement a process for cryptocurrencies transactions compliant with the KYC and AML procedures applicable to funds and investment management companies. This tool expands further ITI Funds’ crypto services.

    27 JUNE 2019

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    Twitch Re-enables Crypto Payments With Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash

    Twitch Re-enables Crypto Payments With Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash

    Streaming giant Twitch may just be re-enabling crypto payments, months after phasing it out. A Canadian user of the hugely popular online streaming service is reporting that Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash payments have been re-enabled on the platform.

    26 JUNE 2019

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