Bitcoin Community Celebrates as Twitter CEO Joins Lightning Network Relay By Cointelegraph



Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has joined a community project demonstrating the functionality of Bitcoin’s (BTC) second-layer scaling protocol, the Lightning Network (LN), on Feb. 5.

Dorsey, who has repeatedly pledged his faith in becoming the de facto currency of the internet, is now participating in an experiment dubbed LN Trust Chain, a chain of transactions on the LN that began circulating Jan. 19.

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US Trading Platform LedgerX Introduces Binary Wager on Bitcoin Halving By Cointelegraph


© Reuters. US Trading Platform LedgerX Introduces Binary Wager on Bitcoin Halving

United States-regulated trading and clearing platform LedgerX has released a new type of derivative contract unique to (BTC), according to a blog post published on Feb. 5.

The new product called LedgerX Halving Contract (LXHC) represents a binary option — an option where the payoff is either a fixed monetary amount or nothing — that settles to the estimated next time that Bitcoin halves.

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Liechtenstein-Based Crypto Fund Manager Receives Backing from Dubai Royal By Cointelegraph


© Reuters. Liechtenstein-Based Crypto Fund Manager Receives Backing from Dubai Royal

Dubai royal and Emirates Group chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Al Maktoum is backing Lichtenstein-based cryptocurrency fund manager Invao, according to a report from Bloomberg on Feb 5. The fund management firm purportedly aims to secure more investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Sheikh’s private office, known simply as The Private Office, will reportedly help Invao to secure funding in the UAE. The Private Office also invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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New Regulatory Framework for Digital Asset Token Offering Introduced in Philippines By Cointelegraph


© Reuters. New Regulatory Framework for Digital Asset Token Offering Introduced in Philippines

The Philippines has introduced a new set of rules governing Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO), according to a press release published by the Asia Blockchain and Crypto Association (ABACA) on Feb. 4.

The new regulations released by the country’s Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) are reportedly designed to regulate the cryptocurrency industry and protect investors, affecting such issues as the acquisition of crypto assets, including utility and security tokens. The CEZA thus becomes the main regulator, while the ABACA has been designated as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) to enforce the new framework.

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Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks By Cointelegraph


© Reuters. Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks

Users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet are currently facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter on Feb. 4.

A phishing attack is an attempt to obtain sensitive data like users’ personal or banking information by illicit means, wherein an attacker is disguised as a trusted entity and sends a user a message or an email containing a malicious link. Once clicked, the link asks the user to enter their personal data or initiates the installation of malware.

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Blockchain Association Merges with Chamber of Digital Commerce By Cointelegraph


© Reuters. Canada: Blockchain Association Merges with Chamber of Digital Commerce

Canada’s largest blockchain trade association, the Chamber of Digital Commerce has united with the Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC), which will now go by the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. The merger was announced in a press release posted on the Chamber of Digital Commerce website on Feb 5.

Executive director and policy strategist of the BAC, Tanya Woods, will be serving as the managing director of the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. Woods has previously worked for the Canadian government, BCE, Nintendo, and Microsoft (NASDAQ:). Woods said in the press release:

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XRP Dips Below 0.29911 Level, Down 0.72% By Investing.com


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Investing.com – fell bellow the $0.29911 level on Tuesday. XRP was trading at 0.29911 by 17:24 (22:24 GMT) on the Investing.com Index, down 0.72% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since February 4.

The move downwards pushed XRP’s market cap down to $12.33756B, or 10.84% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. At its highest, XRP’s market cap was $79.53400B.

XRP had traded in a range of $0.29684 to $0.30196 in the previous twenty-four hours.

Over the past seven days, XRP has seen a rise in value, as it gained 3.27%. The volume of XRP traded in the twenty-four hours to time of writing was $437.68618M or 2.69% of the total volume of all cryptocurrencies. It has traded in a range of $0.2853 to $0.3360 in the past 7 days.

At its current price, XRP is still down 90.91% from its all-time high of $3.29 set on January 4, 2018.

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was last at $3,465.2 on the Investing.com Index, down 0.07% on the day.

was trading at $107.39 on the Investing.com Index, a loss of 0.76%.

Bitcoin’s market cap was last at $60.78512B or 53.42% of the total cryptocurrency market cap, while Ethereum’s market cap totaled $11.28355B or 9.92% of the total cryptocurrency market value.

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Blockchain Lending Firm Dharma Raises $7 Million From Coinbase Ventures, Others By Cointelegraph



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US Indicts Two More Men on Fraud and Extortion in SIM-Swapping Investigation By Cointelegraph



United States law enforcement has indicted two more men over alleged SIM-swapping scams involving cryptocurrency. A press release from the Northern District of California Attorney’s Office confirmed the indictment on Feb. 4.

Ahmad Wagaafe Hared and Matthew Gene Ditman, who prosecutors accuse of conducting fraud, extortion and identity theft, were released on bond pending two trials set for Feb. 6 and 19.

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