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Cryptocurrency News; Bitcoin, Ethereum Gains, Dogecoin Surges11%

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On July 18, the global cryptocurrency market is up. The market capitalization now stands at $1.30 trillion, up 1.41 percent from the previous day. The total crypto market volume in the last 24 hours was $56.64 billion, a decline of 11.50 percent. After hitting a 2.5-week low near $31,000 early Friday, Bitcoin has rebounded to around $32,200.

 

Crypto news around the world

Crypto news around the world

America

Janet L. Yellen, the United States Secretary of the Treasury, announced intentions to convene the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, as well as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to discuss prospective interagency work on stablecoins. The meeting is scheduled on Monday, July 19.

El Salvador

El Salvador's government is planning to develop a national cryptocurrency that customers will be able to use to pay for services, according to El Faro, a Latin digital newspaper.

According to the report, Ibrahim and Yusef Bukele, brothers of the country's president, Nayib Bukele, promised prospective investors that the cryptocurrency, which is now known as the Colon dollar, will be introduced by the end of 2021.

Crypto news around the world
 

Crypto news around the world

Malaysia

Eight persons were arrested after police in Malaysia seized 1,039 bitcoin mining devices worth RM5.3 million (US$1.3 million). In combined operations with Sarawak Energy (SEB), the region's electrical company, police in the northeastern city of Miri confiscated the devices between February and April, according to Bernama.

Alibaba Art Festival

NEAR Protocol is collaborating with Web3Games, a blockchain gaming company, and Chinese artist Heshan Huang to sell his non-fungible token (NFT)-based "real estate" at Alibaba's Taobao Maker Festival this year. NFTs, which are mostly built on decentralised public chains with native coins, appear to have escaped China's new crypto crackdown.

Crypto news around the world

Crypto news around the world

Square Crypto Exchange

Square has unveiled a new initiative called "TBD," which is "focused on establishing an open developer platform with the express objective of making it easier to create non-custodial, permissionless, and decentralised financial services," according to CEO Jack Dorsey. The platform will be developed in a completely public manner, according to Dorsey: "open road map, open development, and open source."

SoftBank investment

SB Northstar, a Tokyo-based SoftBank investment arm, has committed to invest $75 million in Block.one's new crypto exchange, Bullish.

SoftBank will buy 7.5 million shares for $10 apiece as part of Bullish's impending special purpose acquisition (SPAC) deal, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Bullish has a market capitalization of $9 billion.

Latest prices and trends of popular cryptocurrencies

Latest prices and trends of popular cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin

The current Bitcoin price is $31,883.70 USD, with a trading volume of $19,196,711,716 USD in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin has gained 1.25 percent. With a live market cap of $598,122,206,916 USD, CoinMarketCap currently ranks #1.

Ethereum

With a 24-hour trading volume of $14,438,190,514 USD, the current Ethereum price is $1,959.95 USD. In the previous 24 hours, Ethereum has gained 4.16 percent. With a live market cap of $228,799,493,639 USD, CoinMarketCap currently ranks #2.

Latest prices and trends of popular cryptocurrencies

Latest prices and trends of popular cryptocurrencies

Tether

Tether is currently trading at $0.999871 USD, with a 24-hour trading volume of $39,320,655,474 USD. In the last 24 hours, Tether has lost 0.09 percent of its value. With a live market cap of $61,976,270,786 USD, CoinMarketCap currently ranks #3.

Dogecoin

With a 24-hour trading volume of $2,585,628,173 USD, the current Dogecoin price is $0.188283 USD. In the previous 24 hours, Dogecoin has increased by 7.86 percent. With a live market cap of $24,567,337,264 USD, CoinMarketCap now ranks #8.

Story first published: Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:04 [IST]
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