Royal Bank of Canada Patents Point to Crypto Exchange Launch

The largest bank in Canada by market capitalization, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), is reportedly opening a cryptocurrency exchange. Patents have been discovered that reveal some of the technology the RBC may implement, which could be used to bring digital currency trading to the bank’s 16 million clients. Also read: Bankers Start to Recognize Bitcoin’s Role in Financial Evolution The Royal Bank of Canada May Launch a Crypto Exchange A report stemming from the publication The Logic claims that the RBC is currently exploring the construction of a digital currency…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red While BTC Fails to Impress Below $8,500

Cryptocurrency markets are mostly showing red candlesticks while Bitcoin price struggles below the $8,500 mark. Friday, Nov. 15 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress as it crawls its way below the $8,500 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 For most of the day, the world’s largest cryptocurrency has been trading within a tight range between $8,700 and $8,600, while taking a sudden swing below the $8,500 price mark during recent hours. Bitcoin is currently trading at a price of $8,480,…

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BBC: New Files Allegedly Connect $450M in Lost Bitcoin to Russian Intelligence

The lost $450 million worth cryptocurrency from now-defunct crypto exchange WEX could allegedly be transferred to a fund belonging to Russian intelligence. $450 million worth of lost cryptocurrency from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX may have been transferred to a fund belonging to Russian intelligence agency the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), according to an investigation by the BBC’s Russian Service published on Nov. 15. The BBC’s recent investigation into the BTC-e crypto exchange case, in which co-founder Alexander Vinnik stands accused of fraud and laundering as much as $4 billion…

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The Crypto Companies Reinventing the Wallet

You wouldn’t think there was much to improve about cryptocurrency wallets. Save for a few UX improvements here and there, what’s to reinvent? A surprising amount, it turns out. This year has seen a resurgence in wallet investment and innovation, with VCs throwing funds at startups intent on reinventing the humble wallet. Also read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets Created There’s More Than One Way to Make a Wallet At its core, a cryptocurrency wallet is simply software for aggregating public keys you possess and signing transactions…

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FinCEN Chief: US Will Strictly Enforce Anti-Money Laundering In Crypto

FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco said that Anti-Money Laundering laws will be strictly enforced in the world of crypto. The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco said that Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws will be strictly enforced in the world of cryptocurrencies. On Nov. 15, Reuters reported that Blanco made it crystal clear that cryptocurrency companies engaged in money service businesses will have to comply with AML laws and share information about their customers. Travel rule also applies to crypto Speaking at a conference hosted by Chainalysis, a…

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US Federal Judge Rules in Favor Bitcoin IRA in Case Against Kingdom Trust

A federal judge has ordered Kingdom Trust to return customer data access to info on Bitcoin IRA’s website after the custodian broke a referral agreement. A United States federal judge has ordered asset custodian Kingdom Trust to fully restore data access to all affected clients following the unilateral termination of customers’ access to their own account information on Bitcoin IRA’s website. Filed on Nov. 12, a court document reveals that South Dakota District Court Federal Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled in favor of Bitcoin IRA in the case against Kingdom…

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Indian Government Delays Introducing Crypto Bill

The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning to convince the government to reevaluate the bill. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed ‘Great News’ – Crypto Bill Delayed The government of India has been deliberating on…

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Bitcoin Price Diary: VET, XLM, TRX Double-Digit Gains — BTC Flatlines

Veteran trader secures a 60% profit on VeChain, 8% on Tron, 18% on Stellar Lumens and breaks even on Bitcoin. Altcoins have continued to boom while Bitcoin (BTC) has effectively traded sideways. I closed the majority of my position in VeChain (VET) for a quick 60% profit and nailed my exit on Stellar Lumens (XLM) almost exactly at the top. I am once again long on Bitcoin from $8,375 and have stopped out in profit from a position on Tron (TRX). Update on the Bitcoin position I entered a fresh…

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Price Analysis 15/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Bitcoin price looks weak but this fall below $8,500 might turn out to be a buying opportunity. Fundstrat’s Tom Lee believes that cryptocurrencies “are network value assets” and as the number of people who hold the asset increases, the value of the cryptocurrencies would also move up. According to him, about half a million people use and own Bitcoin currently and if the number doubles, he expects Bitcoin (BTC) to easily reach his target of $25,000. Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao believes that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s support of…

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Blockchain Firm Partners With Cannabis Data App to Create Research Project

Measure Protocol, a blockchain-based data marketplace, has partnered with the Broccoli app to create a cannabis research project. A blockchain-based data marketplace, Measure Protocol, and a cannabis-oriented survey rewards app, Broccoli, will jointly establish a research community for cannabis users. According to a Nov. 12 press release, the companies will use the new community to survey consumers, collect data and make reports dedicated to cannabis use and the industry. In doing so, the parties intend to discuss the benefits of cannabis, debunk or prove myths surrounding it, and make the…

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