Daniel Welbers

Daniel Welbers

Daniel is a cryptocurrency enthusiast that was immediately enchanted by the decentralization aspect of cryptocurrencies. His thirst for justice and decentralization of power led him on a journey to explore the potential and impact that cryptocurrencies can have on our present society.

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Crypto Roundup - 24 April 2018

All the coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hours volume recorded a positive change, ranging from 2.15% to 14.43%. Yesterday, the Central Bank of Iran banned all domestic banks and credit institutions from dealing in cryptocurrencies. Coinbase lost another appeal in a lawsuit brought by former customers of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, and the case will now proceed to a jury trial.

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Crypto Roundup - 23 April 2018

Eight coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.29% to 16.79%. Coinbase has blocked WikiLeaks Shop from transacting on the exchange. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against a third partner in an investigation of Centra Tech ICO.

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Crypto Roundup - 20 April 2018

Nine coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 1.96% to 16.14%. Yesterday, Savedroid’s website came back online with a published a video titled “And it’s NOT gone” explaining that the team pulled a fake exit scam that was meant to teach the cryptocurrency community a lesson about how easy could be to the Savedroid team scam their investors.

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Crypto Roundup - 19 April 2018

Nine coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.86% to 13.69%. Kraken is not planning to respond to the New York Attorney General's recent inquiry into the trading ecosystem. Huawei added a blockchain service platform to its cloud computing services.

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Crypto Roundup - 18 April 2018

Almost all the coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.21% to 16.17%. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the "Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative", stating it was "a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices" of cryptocurrency trading platforms. Verge finally revealed PornHub as the mystery partner.

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Crypto Roundup - 17 April 2018

All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.5% to 7.5%. Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, decided to cease trading with clients based in Japan. Coinbase announced it had acquired cryptocurrency startup Earn.com.

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Crypto Roundup - 16 April 2018

The Bitcoin price has risen from $6,500 to $8,100, starting a recovery for the first time since mid-March, while the total cryptocurrency market cap has reached the $325 billion mark. About 18.6 million XVG ($1.6 million) have been moved from the cryptocurrency’s “partnership crowdfund' wallet. While some claim the funds were sent to cryptocurrency exchange Binance, others claim they were sent to a future partner’s wallet.

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Crypto Roundup - 13 April 2018

Global cryptocurrency prices have been posting big gains during the last 24 hours, with Bitcoin moving above the $8,000 mark for the first time since March, according to Cryptocompare. Spanish bank Santander recently launched a blockchain-based international payment service, named "Santander One Pay FX", that uses Ripple's xCurrent technology to allow retail customers to make same-day cross-border payments.

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Crypto Roundup - 12 April 2018

Recent Security Exchange Commision (SEC) filings confirm Telegram has already raised $1.7 billion from two private sales. Last Friday, Venrock forged a partnership with cryptocurrency investor group CoinFund, according to a company official blog post. Almost all coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.5% to 33.4%.

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Crypto Roundup - 11 April 2018

Yesterday, cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex announced it is accepting new user registrations. The exchange is also launching an "enhanced website" with improved security, according to the announcement. Nine of the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.5% to 10.5%.

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Crypto Roundup - 06 April 2018

Coinbase has announced that in the coming months will let customers withdraw funds resulting from forks of the Bitcoin network, according to an official blog post.
Monex, the major Japanese online brokerage has confirmed its foray into the cryptocurrency sector by announcing the acquisition of Coincheck for $33.5 million. Almost all coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a negative change.

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Crypto Roundup - 05 April 2018

Almost all coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a negative change, ranging from 3% to 9.5%. Cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has decided to accept a takeover offer from Monex, Japan’s third-largest online brokerage, according to the Japanese business daily Nikkei.

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Crypto Roundup - 04 April 2018

Bitcoin mining hardware firm Bitmain announced its long-rumoured Ethereum mining equipment on Monday. The Antminer E3 is set to ship this July, according to Bitmain's website, at a price of $800 per unit. Most of the coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 0.15% to 5%, in the last 24 hours.

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Crypto Roundup - 03 April 2018

Today, the entire cryptocurrency market recorded a daily gain of $10 billion. Google has banned cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from the Chrome store. The company announced its decision on Monday and said that in July it will start removing existing browser extensions that facilitate mining.

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Crypto Roundup - 30 March 2018

The market cap of the entire cryptocurrency market has declined to ~$270 billion, down ~$100 billion over the past week. Most major cryptocurrencies showed a loss in the last 24 hours. This morning at 6:00 GMT, the price of Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 and was trading at $6,683, its lowest price since Feb. 7. Five cryptocurrency exchange operators in Japan have withdrawn their applications with the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) to register their crypto exchanges. The exchanges are now in the process of returning clients’ cash and crypto holdings.

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Crypto Roundup - 29 March 2018

According to Nikkei Asian Review, two Japanese exchanges, Mr.Exchange and Tokyo GateWay are ceasing operations. Bitcoin has dropped below the $7,600 mark for the first time since March 19th. Earlier today, the price of Bitcoin dropped to $7,550, after peaking at $8,100 less than 24 hours ago.

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Crypto Roundup - 28 March 2018

Major cryptocurrencies are still showing difficulties recovering from the recent big correction, with Bitcoin and Ethereum showing 24-hour negative changes. Yesterday, The Bank of England stated that it is undertaking a new proof-of-concept to explore how its planned real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system could connect with distributed ledger networks.

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Crypto Roundup - 27 March 2018

Nine coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a negative change, ranging from 3.8% to 12.8%. Coinbase announced its intention to support the Ethereum ERC20 technical standard. Cboe urges SEC to support Bitcoin ETFs.

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Crypto Roundup - 26 March 2018

Most of the coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a negative change, ranging from 0.26% to 8%. Spanish bank Santander is going to launch an international money transfer app in a few months due to his partnership with the fintech startup Ripple. The app relies on Ripple's xCurrent and RippleNet and will be available in Spain, Brazil, Poland and in the UK.

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Crypto Roundup - 23 March 2018

Most of the coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a negative change, ranging from 2% to 6.3%. The Japanese Financial Services Agency issued a warning to cryptocurrency exchange Binance, for operating with Japanese residents, without a license in the country, according to a statement on the agency’s website.

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Crypto Roundup - 22 March 2018

The NEM Foundation has announced it will no longer track the coins stolen from the Japanese exchange Coincheck. The Singapore-based organization said it had provided law-enforcement agencies with all the information from its investigations. Coinbase announced is removing its support for Multisig vaults, that according to the team, it was not advantageous for the company to maintain.

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Crypto Roundup - 21 March 2018

All coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted a positive change, ranging from 3% to 19%. The South Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced plans to encourage the use of blockchain technology in new payment systems in order to better protect user information.

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Crypto Roundup - 20 March 2018

US President, Donald Trump, signed an order on Monday banning US residents from engaging in any transaction related to Venezuela's "Petro" cryptocurrency. The order makes it illegal for US citizens and residents to transact with the Petro or any other cryptocurrencies later issued by Venezuela.

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Crypto Roundup - 19 March 2018

Almost every coin from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume showed a gain, ranging from 2% to 13.2%. DASH was the only coin from the top 10 that showed a loss (-1.33%) in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, an international group of central bank regulators and government ministers said that cryptocurrencies don't pose a risk to global financial stability. 

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Crypto Roundup - 16 March 2018

South Korean law enforcement officials have raided three companies offering cryptocurrency exchange services, local media reported. The searches have been carried this week after an earlier investigation into unusual money transfers. According to South Korean authorities, executives and staff are believed to have redirected funds from customers’ accounts towards their own. They were then used to buy cryptocurrencies on other exchanges. Investigators will also try to find out if the companies have raised money by defrauding potential investors.

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