Today's cryptocurrency and blockchain news.
Bitcoin is up 4.5% at $8,671
XRP is up 1.5% at 40 cents
and Ethereum is up 3% at $266
Top gainers in the last 24 hours:
KuCoin shares, up 17%
Rhode Island issues RFP for blockchain initiatives for state operations.
The financial supervisory authority of Iceland has given the go-ahead to Monerium.
Jack Dorsey thinks its time for the internet to have a web-based global currency.