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[embedded content] Watch the full session from Ripple Swell Global 2020 today. More than 10 years has passed since the launch of Bitcoin, but the cryptocurrency industry remains largely the preserve of blockchain enthusiasts and fintech startups. The reason why mainstream financial institutions have yet to fully embrace the potential of digital assets is clear
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Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) celebrated its first halving event on Nov. 18. The occasion was marked by the implementation of the Canopy upgrade, which establishes a development fund for the platform and removes the controversial “Founders Reward.” The halving and upgrade occurred at block 1,046,400, just over four years after Zcash was first mined in
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The Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s (OCC) letter from July 2020 gives the green light to financial institutions to confidently develop their capabilities for handling digital assets and their associated applications. Threading carefully when implementing progressive technologies, banks require methods with a track record of legal and regulatory compliance, as well as trust in
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While many decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens suffered heavy losses last month — prompting hastily written obituaries about the DeFi “bubble” — metrics measuring user activity saw sustained sector-wide growth. According to crypto market data aggregator Dune Analytics, the total number of unique DeFi user-addresses is around 860,000, an increase of roughly 10 times over the
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Ripple publishes the quarterly XRP Markets Report to voluntarily provide transparency and regular updates on the company’s views on the state of the XRP market, including quarterly sales updates, relevant XRP-related announcements and commentary on previous quarter market developments.  As an XRP holder, Ripple believes proactive communication and transparency are part of being a responsible
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With the digital currency revolution continuing to gather pace, the debate between advocates of proof-of-work and newer agreement algorithms rages on. Beyond the rhetoric, the evolution of the consensus approach continues to make steady progress that, due to design limitations, transactionally-focused proof-of-work networks find it difficult to match. As the only enterprise blockchain company today
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Currently worth $100 million, the nonfungible tokens industry is changing how the ownership and authenticity of digital assets are perceived. Leading entities in the gaming and blockchain world are already experimenting with NFTs in all sorts of ways. However, the primary goal is to prove the authenticity and ownership of digital items, which had proven
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The second-ever governance proposal for the Uniswap decentralized exchange (DEX) is more than halfway to reaching a quorum with a little over 30 hours to go. If passed, the proposal will see 12,619 wallet addresses that interacted with Uniswap via a proxy contract receive 400 UNI tokens each. 5.05 million UNI in total will be
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In the latest episode of Block Stars, Ripple CTO David Schwartz talks to Daniel Vogel, CEO and Co-Founder of Mexico’s leading crypto exchange, Bitso. Mexico’s economic uncertainty and volatile currency means that many Mexicans use US dollars to protect their assets. This is extremely difficult for the one-third of the country’s 125 million people who
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To gain a deeper understanding of how professional investors feel about digital assets, Cointelegraph Consulting has published a 70+ page research report written by eight authors and supported by SIX Digital Exchange, BlockFi, Bitmain, Blocksize Capital, and Nexo. The Discovering Institutional Demand for Digital Assets report highlights which coins wealthy investors already own and which
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