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Crypto Markets Suffer Heavy Losses, Bitcoin Price Sinks More Than 25% in 24 Hours

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Cryptocurrency markets have suffered significant losses during the last 24 hours, as the entire crypto market cap has dropped below a trillion to $823 billion losing roughly 9.9% in value. Since the bitcoin price height on Sunday, January 10, bitcoin’s price plummeted over 25%, seeing the largest price dive of the year. …

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Ripple’s CEO Addresses Key Allegations by US SEC — Legal Response Coming Soon

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has addressed some of the allegations made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against his company. He focused on answering five questions on what he calls “unproven allegations” by the regulator.</strong> Garlinghouse Says There Is ‘Regulatory Chaos’ in the US In a Twitter thread on his …

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Asia’s Retail FOMO Could Be Behind XRP’s Rally Despite SEC’s Lawsuit

XRP’s double-digit gains could be the result of a bold bet by retail investors, especially those in Asia, that the cryptocurrency’s price could follow the broader crypto bull run. The latest rally surprised many because it is happening not long after XRP crashed on the news the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a …

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Ripple ‘Tried’ to Settle With SEC Ahead of XRP Suit, CEO Says

Ripple tried to settle charges of conducting unregistered securities transactions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before the federal regulator sued it in December, CEO Brad Garlinghouse said Wednesday. In a Twitter thread, Garlinghouse addressed what he described as five “key questions” about the SEC’s suit against Ripple, though he warned that he …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Reaches $40.3K While DeFi Value Locked Inflates to Over $22B

Large trading volumes in the bitcoin spot market are helping push prices upward to a fresh record high. Ethereum-based DeFi value locked is also setting records, with rising crypto values playing a part. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $39,143 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.4% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: …

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Altcoins and stocks move higher after Bitcoin price rally to $40,000

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) hit a new all-time high above $40,000 on Jan. 7 after the price increased by more than $5,000 in less than 24-hours. BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView.com The $40,000 barrier marks a significant milestone for the top-ranked cryptocurrency. According to Matt Blom, the head of global sales trading at EQUOS: …

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Israeli Regulator Designates Utility Tokens Issued by Companies as Securities

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently ruled that utility tokens issued by companies are securities and, therefore, cannot be classified as assets. The ISA’s decision comes after Israeli tech startup Kirobo sought to convince the regulator that its planned token issuance did not amount to a security offering. </strong> Token Value Growth …

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Blockchain.com follows other exchanges in delisting XRP

Popular wallet provider and crypto trading platform Blockchain.com has announced it will be delisting XRP and suspending its trading next week, following in the steps of Coinbase, Binance.US, OKCoin and others. Although, as of press time on Jan. 6, Blockchain.com’s information on supported crypto assets continues to feature XRP, a blog post published on Jan. …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $34K as Ether Futures Interest Jumps $350M in a Day

Higher-than-average spot volume, even for the past month, is helping push bitcoin’s price upward at a time when traders are plowing into ether futures at a quick pace to open 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $29,986-$34,220 (CoinDesk …

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Litecoin briefly flips XRP as 4th largest crypto amid Ripple–SEC spat

Litecoin (LTC) and XRP briefly traded places in market capitalization rankings over the weekend, highlighting the impact of the recent lawsuit against Ripple filed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The so-called “flippening” happened early Sunday when Litecoin’s market cap hit $9.95 billion following a more than 12% surge in price. XRP, meanwhile, …

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