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📈 four major stablecoins, usdc, tusd, gusd, and pax, have surpassed the usd 5 billion in on-chain transactions mark within just three months.
via cointelegraph

📉 an equivalent of hash power produced by 1.3 million bitmain s9 miners was switched off in the past month alone.
via bitmex

👑 square has overthrown coin as the most widely used ios application to buy bitcoin (btc) in the u.s.
via ccn

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a euro-backed stablecoin issuer has announced it would have its product, as well as its operations, independently audited.
via coindesk

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🇱 bitmain’s research and development center in israel is shutting down due to the daunting market circumstances.
via

Cointelegraph
Report: Stablecoins See Significant Growth in Adoption Over Recent Months
A recent analysis by Diar has found that stablecoins are becoming more widely adopted, seeing significant growth in on-chain transactions.

A University of Arkansas School of Law Professor Carol Goforth shared his opinion on the current state of the U.

A University of Arkansas School of Law Professor Carol Goforth shared his opinion on the current state of the U.S. crypto regulation in a guest post for the Oxford Business Law Blog.

”Overlapping regulations produced by a multitude of distinct agencies with different missions and priorities have produced a confusing mix of classifications and requirements … A more nuanced regulatory approach would be more in line with stated goals of avoiding overregulation, while still allowing each agency room to fulfill its mission.”

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Oxford Law Faculty
US Law: Crypto is Money, Property, a Commodity, and a Security, all at the Same Time
Although various authorities in the US have repeatedly claimed that they do not wish to over-regulate cryptoassets or to stifle innovation in the space, overlapping regulations produced by a multit...

The last week’s CryptoCaselawMinute delivered by The Block featured

The last week’s CryptoCaselawMinute delivered by The Block featured:

• Kimmelman v. Wayne Insurance Group
• United American Corp. v. Bitmain et al.
• CFTC v. Gelfman Blueprint

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The Block
Crypto Caselaw Minute, Week of 12.02.18: When the Sherman Act crashes the Bitcoin Cash party
The Block is delighted to bring you expert cryptocurrency legal analysis courtesy of Stephen Palley (@stephendpalley) and Nelson M. Rosario (@NelsonMRosario). They summarize three cryptocurrency-related cases on a weekly basis and have given The Block permission to republish their commentary and ..

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🌎 the society for worldwide interbank financial telecommunication (swift) is developing a new service in an attempt to win over customers amid fierce competition with blockchain solutions.
via ccn

🇰🇷 a south korean blockchain startup is aiming to file a constitutional appeal against the government’s ban on initial coin offerings.
via cointelegraph

💠 agreed: ethereum network’s constantinople hard fork will be activated on block 7,080,000.
via coindesk

⛓ cryptocurrency exchange gemini announced support for bitcoin cash (bitcoin abc network) custody and trading.
via gemini

📲 cryptocurrency exchange coin announced the addition of civic (cvc), district0x (dnt), loom network (loom), and decentraland (mana) to its coin pro platform.
via coin

CCN
SWIFT Is Trialing a New Payment System to Take on Fintechs and Blockchain Tech
SWIFT has announced its decision to launch a pilot Global Payment Initiative (GPI) service which aims to compete with the growing threat of competing blockchain and fintech solutions provided by institutions like Ripple, JP Morgan and Transferwise.

The current state of the market, which has already been dubbed the “crypto winter,” causes a considerable number of investors to have two questions

The current state of the market, which has already been dubbed the “crypto winter,” causes a considerable number of investors to have two questions: “Who is to blame?” and “What to do?” Another interesting question is related to the role that the news outlets have played in the recent digital assets market decline.

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Decenter.Org
Who Betrayed Bitcoin, or Where Is Its PR?
Bitcoin is rolling downhill thanks to the hypocrisy of the media.

With the onset of the calendar winter in the cryptocurrency industry, its own cold season has come.

With the onset of the calendar winter in the cryptocurrency industry, its own cold season has come. The “Crypto Winter” came gradually, and, it turns out, there are guilty ones in this phenomenon. The cryptocurrency rate, despite many positive predictions of experts, like the street thermometer, started showing declining trends. Who spurred the decline in the price of digital assets and how to survive the negative indicators?

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Decenter.Org
Winter Is Here, but the Bears Are Not Sleeping: The Crypto Frost Has Come, and It Is Time to Warm Up
The crypto market is experiencing a harsh winter, and everyone is living through it in their own way.

Most banks traditionally are giving cryptocurrencies a wide berth, preferring the motto “To blockchain yes; to cryptocurrency, no.

Most banks traditionally are giving cryptocurrencies a wide berth, preferring the motto “To blockchain yes; to cryptocurrency, no.” “It’s extremely challenging. The legalized cannabis industry are having a much easier time than our cryptocurrency clients,” said Joe Ciccolo, president of the BitAML compliance service provider. But while many giants have “matured” only for the introduction of blockchain platforms, some players are not afraid to declare gentle relationships with crypto projects.

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Decenter.Org
Banks Are Starting to Fall in Love with Cryptos
Banks are slowly but surely accepting cryptos into their embrace.

an article on the ongoing xrp security debate.

an article on the ongoing xrp security debate. the question is: could ripple’s native digital token qualify as a security d on what company’s executives have said publicly in the past?

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The Block
Do Ripple executives' statements imply that XRP is a security?
In the slow dance between the SEC and cryptocurrencies, nothing has garnered more interest – or more confusion – than a single question: “Is this token a security?” Due to recent SEC enforcement and comments, the conditions required to answer that question are becoming a bit clearer. Yet, murky ..