Ripple’s Intervention, Will Reduce XRP Sales Even As Price Falls 4.9%

XRP falls 4.9 percent in 24 hours Ripple to reduce XRP sales in Q2 2019 Thanks to a Bitwise report to the US SEC, this quarter’s XRP sales shall drop to less than 10 bps. That will be Ripple’s contribution towards improving transparency and reliability of the market structure. Meanwhile, XRP is under pressure and down 4.9 percent in 24 hours. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals The crypto scene is still regarded by many as the Wild West: Rugged, unregulated-and in the case of cryptocurrencies, manipulated. A Bitwise report addressed to…

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

Blockchain project Polkadot’s bid for a $1.2 billion valuation has hit a snag. Since January, the Web3 Foundation, the Switzerland-based nonprofit behind the project, has been trying to raise up to $60 million through a private token sale. According to people familiar with the situation, three Chinese funds have agreed to invest $15 million in the project’s DOT tokens. However, these three investors agreed to pay prices that, on average, valued the project below $1 billion, the sources said – falling short of the unicorn threshold Polkadot was reportedly seeking.…

Crypto Exchange OKCoin Expands Trading Services to Europe

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has launched in the EU, opening up euro pairs to traders for the first time. Available from Tuesday for non-U.S. users, OKCoin’s new spot trading offerings cover euro pairs with bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and bitcoin cash (BCH) at launch, with more pairs planned. The firm said on its blog that until Sept. 4, euros can be deposited and withdrawn fee-free. At the same time, OKCoin has announced the opening of a new office in Malta, featuring, it says, a “tailored set of trading services and digital assets that…