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Cryptocurrencies continue their slide while privacy overlay BOLT is officially launched for the Lightning Network

Aug 14, 2018

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies sorted by 24 hour Volume

Name Ticker Price 1H% CHG 24H%CHG 7D%CHG MARKET CAP 24H VOLUME
Bitcoin BTC USD$6103.14 -0.39% -2.94% -11.81% USD$105,032,832,173 USD$5,189,301,595
Ethereum ETH USD$263.13 0.7% -9.43% -33.22% USD$26,662,082,319 USD$2,023,388,885
EOS EOS USD$4.34 -0.12% -6.74% -36.39% USD$3,936,058,636 USD$579,665,757
Bitcoin Cash BCH USD$489.79 0.11% -8.72% -28.15% USD$8,469,881,120 USD$411,948,827
Ethereum Classic ETC USD$10.88 0.23% -13.2% -39.49% USD$1,129,574,688 USD$285,149,198

Source: CoinMarketCap

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies sorted by 24 hour Price Percent Change

Name Ticker Price 1H% CHG 24H%CHG 7D%CHG MARKET CAP 24H VOLUME
Bitcoin BTC USD$6103.14 -0.39% -2.94% -11.81% USD$105,032,832,173 USD$5,189,301,595
NEM XEM USD$0.1 -0.04% -4.36% -26.67% USD$921,714,190 USD$12,729,044
Stellar XLM USD$0.21 -0.2% -5.8% -9.17% USD$4,018,103,729 USD$97,828,634
XRP XRP USD$0.27 0.42% -6.16% -32.41% USD$10,447,458,273 USD$274,997,873
Dash DASH USD$138.27 0.48% -6.17% -29.42% USD$1,141,737,197 USD$120,838,300

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Source: CoinMarketCap

  • Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Axoni has raised USD$32mm in a Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs, Nyca Partners and a few other high-profile investment banks and venture capital investors.  Axoni is currently working with DTXX to help it with processing USD$1.6 quadrillion in securities transactions per year.
  • BOLT, a privacy overlay for the lighting network that will be  applied to zcash, was formally launched on Github today.  BOLT will obscure transaction, balances and sender/receiver identities.  The BOLT upgrade to the zcash protocol is considered a soft fork.
  • The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic & Monetary Affairs is working on crowdfunding regulations that may be extended to cover upcoming ICOS.  The report says that while the draft crowdfunding rules may not provide an outright solution for regulating the ICO space, they represent “a much-needed step” towards introducing appropriate regulatory measures aimed at investor protection.
  • Users can now be paid to participate on the lightning network nodes.  The average fee on the lightning network currently is about 1 satoshi.  In comparison, the montly income of using the lightning network has been estimated to be closer to USD$2 for a prominent application developer.
  • Obelisk is launching a code that will give users the ability to exclude Bitmain ASICs miners from mining on Siacoin.  Launched by David Vorick, a former core developer at Siacoin, Obelisk is positioning itself as a developer-friendly alternative to Bitmain.  
  • The South Korean government has formally excluded cryptocurrency trading platforms from legislatures governing venture businesses.  The Ministry of SME and Startups now classifies cryptocurrency exchanges in a similar classification to bars and nightclubs.
  • President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela has formally stated that the Venezuela-backed Petro cryptocurrency is the now officially the second official currency of Venezuela.

Source: Stockdio