Cryptocurrencies join the global financial market sell-off as bitcoin drops 7%

Bitcoin trades more than 6.5 percent lower near $ 10,410 as of 11:37 a.m., ET, according to CoinDesk's bitcoin price index. Ethereum, ripple, stellar and other cryptocurrencies also sell off. Benjamin Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Hex, an ethereum-focused start-up, attributes the declines to …
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US Financial Regulator Requests Crypto Trading Data From South Korea (news.bitcoin.com)

The New York State Department of Financial Services has asked two South Korean financial authorities to share cryptocurrency-related data they obtained from their recent inspections of six major Korean banks.
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Canadian Financial Service Versabank Launches Digital Asset Vault (news.bitcoin.com)

The well known Canadian financial institution Versabank has announced it is in the midst of building a new vault initiative for customers so they can securely store digital assets. Versabank’s latest creation will be called, ‘Versavault,’ a platform focused on storing all kinds of digital properties including cryptocurrencies, but with the security and trust that comes with a Canadian chartered bank.
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Bitcoin has served as financial lifeline for Ohio neo-Nazi in face of pressure campaign

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency, has served as a financial lifeline for an Ohio man who is among the United States' most prominent right-wing extremists. A recent Washington Post report examined how the anonymity and decentralization of bitcoin have helped Andrew Anglin, …
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