FBI Has 130 Crypto Cases Open
The U.S. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has 130 cryptocurrency related cases open, saidone of its agents. “Cryptocurrencies” are appearing in human trafficking, illicit drug sales, kidnapping, and ransomware attacks cases, said Kyle Armstrong, a supervisory special agent. The Bureau has also “noticed an increase in illegal activity facilitated by digital-currency payments”, he added.
Line Launch Crypto Exchange, Japan & U.S. Miss Out
The Singapore-based financial company behind Japanese messaging giant Line will launch BITBOX, a cryptocurrency exchange with which it plans to service all major markets with the exception of U.S. and Japan. The company has promised to first satisfy domestic laws and become registered in accordance with the rules of each countries authority.
First Russian University to Teach & Adopt Blockchain
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation will launch country’s first master program for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The university is following an example of UK’s Oxford and American Stanford Universities in this sphere, trying to create the similar program for the Russian audience.
Also, the Financial University has recently announced that it will become the first university in the country to store and provide the data regarding the issued diplomas on the blockchain. All diplomas issued by the University during the last 10 years will be available for authenticity checks on the institution's web page starting September 2018.
UK Banks Warned of Crypto Risks by Watchdogs
Bank of England’s Deputy Governor and Prudential Regulation CEO Sam Woods issued a warning letter to CEOs of Banks and Financial Institutions regarding the potential risks of crypto assets. Woods stated in the letter that while the watchdog recognizes the potential benefits of the distributed ledger technology to the financial system, attached risks must be acknowledged and anticipated. For which Woods adds: ”These risks are relevant to both the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) and the PRA’s statutory objectives”
Research: Blockchain Market Value to Reach $2.5 Trillion
A research paper by SharesPost consulting has revealed the perspectives of the blockchain industry. Scientists believe that the cryptocurrency and blockchain startup market could rise 15 times over in the next ten years, reaching a total market value of $2.5 trillion.
“Blockchain is becoming increasingly important to individual and institutional investors who are looking to enter the markets most impacted by the technology.” - says the research.
At 15.00 (GMT+1) total cryptocurrency market capitalization stands at $232, 99 billion
Bitcoin (Bitcoin) $5873,90 (-3,42%)
Ethereum (ETH/USD) $408,67 (-6,04%)
Ripple (XRP/USD) $0,42 (-6,22%)
Bitcoin Cash (Bitcoin.Cash) $657,03 (-5,94%)
EOS (EOS/USD) $7,25 (-6,73%)
Ethos (+13,02%) showed the best growth in the top-100
The trading volume of cryptocurrencies for 24 hours reached $11,90 billion (+1,64 billion per day)
BTC $2,9 for 10 TH/s
ETH $0,30 for 10 MH/s
BCH $0,27 for 1 TH/s
LTC $3,9 for 1 GH/s
DASH $0,12 for 1 GH/s
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By Nadya Astam