Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

The U.S. has had, and will have, a busy week with several notable launches imminent. First, Overstock has said their Tzero native token and digital security will be made available to the public within days; Binance has said that following a compliance review they are ready to launch in the US with 30 assets; and finally, MIT has provided commentary around the US-China trade war, specifically implications for Bitcoin – it’s popularisation or impending doom.

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Latest Industry News

Binance funds in mixers

  • More than 4,000 coins have moved through chipmixer since June in an attempt to obfuscate the blockchain record of the stolen funds
  • Clain.io has been tracking the movement, saying “it’s practically impossible to launder big volume of coins in a relatively short period of time”

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China’s digital asset ready

  • The Central Bank said the asset would be operated on a two-tier structure in order to deal with China’s massive economy, resource endowment, and vast population
  • The government has been working on this since 2014, and despite building on blockchain, the asset will be fully centralised

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Coinbase drops Zcash for UK customers

  • Customers have just two weeks to find a new wallet for their Zcash holdings, or convert/sell, before Coinbase automatically liquidates their balance to GBP
  • This sudden removal follows news that HMRC has demanded customer transaction data from prominent UK retail exchanges

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Latest Coin News

BTC

Copper's weekly BTC price chart for 12 Aug 2019

  • Price analysis: Likely to post more losses after flash crash of 4.5%
  • Tim Draper hedges prediction of $250k USD, aiming for Q1 2023
  • McAfee doubles down on 2020 prediction, confident of hitting $1M USD

ETH

Copper's weekly ETH price chart for 12 Aug 2019

XRP

Copper's weekly XRP price chart for 12 Aug 2019

  • Price analysis: Starting an upside correction after trading to a new monthly low at $0.2897
  • Ripple looks to acquisitions following $30m investment in MoneyGram
  • MoneyGram is using xVia API to access RippleNet for cross border payments

 

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