Looking back at last week’s biggest news, including price analyses for BTC, ETH, and XRP.

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Last week, the University of Cambridge released its third Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study, which found that the number of cryptoasset users has grown to 101 million identified users – up from 35 million in 2018.

On Tuesday, Bloomberg published its Galaxy Crypto Index, which tracks some of the biggest digital currencies. Thus far in 2020, crypto is outperforming gold as the top-performing asset.

And finally, according to data from DeFi Pulse, there are now over $10 billion in assets locked across various decentralised finance (DeFi) protocols. The three protocols with the most value locked are Uniswap ($1.98B), MakerDAO ($1.95B), and Aave ($1.5b).

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Two new bills in Congress offer clarity for blockchain tokens and crypto exchanges

Two major crypto bills were introduced in Congress on Thursday.

One proposes a single framework to oversee crypto exchanges in the US by the CFTC regulator. The other aims to establish which cryptocurrencies are securities.

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Crypto exchange Gemini launches in the UK

US based crypto exchange Gemini has now launched in the UK, after successfully gaining FCA approval as a regulated entity.

Following its UK launch, Gemini also saw the listing of seven new DeFi-related tokens, including Uniswap’s UNI and Yearn.finance’s YFI.

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Over $150m drained in KuCoin crypto exchange hack

On Friday, Singapore-based exchange KuCoin confirmed a major security breach. The breach affected the firm’s Bitcoin, Ether, and ERC20 hot wallets, after private keys were leaked.

The price of Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies remained relatively unfazed by the hack.

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Latest Coin News

BTC

  • Price Analysis:Acceptance above $10,820 critical for BTC bulls.

  • Brazilian fund manager and Nasdaq to launch world's first Bitcoin ETF.

  • BitFlyer integrates with PayPal for easy access to Bitcoin.

ETH

  • Price Analysis: ETH faces strong resistance wall at $360.

  • DeFi projects rush towards Layer 2 as Ethereum clogs up.

  • Diamond Standard tries to make diamonds a liquid commodity via Ethereum.

XRP

  • Price Analysis: Upside continuation likely above $0.25.

  • World Economic Forum names XRP as crypto asset most relevant in central bank digital currency space.

  • New XRP ledger foundation gets $6.5 million in donations from Ripple and others.

 

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