Tron CEO Justin Sun Wants to Prove Crypto Is Not a Scam: Hires Former SEC Official

By CCN.com: Tron founder Justin Sun is out to prove that crypto is not a scam ― despite hyperbolic emotional protestations by haters that it is. To this end, Sun hired a former SEC employee to be the first compliance director for Tron, a blockchain platform for supporting smart contracts and high throughput. Sun believes that tailored regulation will promote the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies by stamping out con artists. Justin Sun: I Fully Embrace Regulation “We’re ready to fully embrace regulation here,” Sun told VentureBeat. “We’ve just hired our first head of compliance, who previously worked for the SEC for

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Hillary Clinton and Bloomberg Lay Down in 2020, Dems Feeling AOC and Bern

In quick succession on Monday and Tuesday, two high-profile Democrats moved into the definite ‘no’ column for a 2020 presidential bid. That’s 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg, who both announced they won’t be running. Hillary Clinton Says She Won’t Shut Up Hillary Clinton said Monday: “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe. I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out.” Oh, I think people already understand that. Clinton spoke to a crowd at Rutgers University last March.

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Make America Zimbabwe Again: Trump Wants the Dow Force-Fed Cheap Money

President Donald Trump wants the Federal Reserve to keep the economy bloated with weakened post-2008 dollars. He thinks that will boost exports. And he wants to keep U.S. stocks floating on the freakish levels of monetary liquidity created by the Fed when Ben Bernanke was chair. Trump said so himself at CPAC Saturday, intoning that a strong dollar hurts American businesses. He also criticized the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates: “America is now booming like never before. Other countries are doing very poorly. That makes it even harder for us to be successful. Plus, we have a gentleman that

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Newsflash: Litecoin Surges 10% Within Minutes – What’s Triggering the Crypto Rally?

Within minutes, Litecoin (LTC), the fifth most valuable asset in the global crypto market, surged by 10 percent against the U.S. dollar. The sudden short-term rally of Litecoin was followed by the recovery of Bitcoin from around $3,700 to $3,868. Bitcoin is en route to breaching the $3,900 resistance level once again after defending the $3,700 mark with relative ease. What’s Behind the Litecoin Rally and Can Bitcoin Sustain Momentum? According to many traders, the recent price movement of Litecoin was more technical than fundamental. For the first time since July, Litecoin broke out of a key resistance level above

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Crypto Market Trims Losses as Binance Coin (BNB) Leads with Massive 20% Spike

Major cryptocurrencies have ticked upward over the last hour, entering positive territory on the daily charts with Binance Coin ahead of the game, trading up 21.08% against the US dollar. Key Takeaways Binance Coin is trading up, pumping in value even during the market-wide price corrections seen earlier today. Bitcoin market dominance is still over 50% Major coins are now ticking upward with only Tether posting losses among the top 10 coins (likely a blip). The market cap has regained $1 billion over the last 7 hours. Bitcoin has recovered from earlier losses, currently trading at $3,874.59 and up 2.87%

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With Ripple Surging These Past Few Days, What’s the Cause?

First things first: No one is going to be able to accurately tell you the reasons behind price shifts in the cryptocurrency markets. While price forecasters, analysts, etc. can all make reasonable predictions, there’s no way for one to know, without fail, all of the information behind a price movement.…

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Nasdaq Just Gave its Biggest Nod to Cryptocurrency Yet

By CCN.com: Leading a $20 million Series B round of funding in capital market blockchain technology company Symbiont could arguably be Nasdaq’s biggest crypto play to date. It comes right after Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman gave further clues to Nasdaq’s commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption this week. It could also mean Nasdaq will create a platform to issue and trade tokenized securities. $20 Million Investment and Commercial Integration Nasdaq Ventures has a led the round of funding to 2015 blockchain startup Symbiont and is joined by Citi Ventures, Galaxy Digital, and Raptor Group. Symbiont describes Nasdaq as an “anchor

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Blockchain’s Killer App: Crypto-Powered Web Browser Brave Hits 20 Million Downloads

The Brave internet browser, which rewards users with cryptocurrency, has clocked up phenomenal growth. According to AppBrain, the Android app has now been downloaded 20 million times. Brave aims to “fix the internet” by blocking ads and refusing to track user activity and location. The platform rewards users and content creators with a native cryptocurrency, Basic Attention Token (BAT). The growth comes amid growing backlash towards Google’s invasive privacy policies. Brave, and its crypto reward system could pose a threat to traditional web browsers like Chrome. 20 Million Downloads: The Revolution is Coming Could Brave be the “killer app” the

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Ripple Gains Acclaim as One of Silicon Valley’s Best Places to Work, But Roblox is Better

Ripple Work Environment Now List-Worthy If anyone was still living under the illusion that working in blockchain or cryptocurrency meant sacrificing the quality of your work life,  you might have finally been convinced otherwise. “Great Place to Work” named payment system Ripple as the 17th best place to work in Silicon Valley among small to medium-sized business. Shout out to Roblox at number 16.  Now, I’m aware that Ripple is a controversial project and XRP is not technically a cryptocurrency in many people’s eyes, but this is an impressive achievement given how competitive the Bay area is. In a bid

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