Today's cryptocurrency and blockchain news
Bitcoin is up 5.5% at $8,013
XRP is up 5.9% at 38 cents
and Ethereum is up 6.9% at $250
Top gainers in the last 24 hours:
Edgeless, up 34%
Waves up 25%
Aelf up 23%
and MaidSafeCoin, up 20%
Facebook has revealed that they’re finalizing plans to launch their own cryptocurrency—internally known as GlobalCoin—in 2020.
AT&T announced that they will now accept bill payments in the form of crypto.
Robinhood has officially launched Bitcoin, Ethereum trading in New York state.
Over a quarter of the 800 people working at Kraken take their salaries in bitcoin.
- Kraken Exchange on Twitter: "We respect the quest for sound money but @PeterSchiff is wrong when he says "there is no way that people are going to work for salaries paid in bitcoin". Kraken paid 250 salaries in bitcoin in April and more employees are opting for crypto every month. https://t.co/OZuh4gcbfw"
- Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020 - BBC News
- US Telecoms Giant AT&T Now Accepting Crypto Payments via BitPay
- Robinhood Opens Trading for 7 Cryptocurrencies in New York - CoinDesk