• XRP price growth
    XRP

    XRP is back in the No. 3 slot. What caused its sudden surge?

    Is XRP basking in the glow of Bitcoin’s gains, a forthcoming airdrop, or is excitement building over a new Ripple patent? The main theories behind the altcoin’s triple-digit rise

    Between January and October, BTC ballooned by 90%—and ETH performed even better than that, clocking impressive gains of 196%. XRP, we hear you ask? Er, 25%. But it seems that XRP was just biding its time. Out of nowhere, the altcoin surged by 178% from $0.28 to highs of $0.78… taking many crypto pundits by surprise.

  • Ethereum,  Technology

    ETH 2.0 to launch on Dec. 1 as deposit contract milestone reached

    The Phase 0 beacon chain of the ambitious upgrade will make its long-delayed debut next week. But it’s going to be a challenging couple of years for Ethereum developers

    A minimum of 524,288 ETH (worth $316 million at the time of writing) needed to be staked, locking it up into the contract for the ETH 2.0 upgrade to commence.

  • Bitcoin falters Ether XRP surge
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Ripple

    Is altseason upon us? As Bitcoin falters, Ether and XRP surge ahead

    Altcoins are picking up where the world’s biggest cryptocurrency left off, with XRP surging by a staggering 113% over the past seven days to regain its Top 3 spot

    BTC prices have risen by 9.7% over the past week, gains that aren’t to be sniffed at. But this pales in comparison to the 31.8% surge in ETH over the same period, with XRP climbing by a staggering 113.25%.

  • Japan experiment digital yen
    Cryptocurrencies

    Stubborn, cash-loving Japan to experiment with digital yen

    Thirty companies are teaming up for the initiative, which aims to tackle the extremely fractured nature of Japan’s cashless payments market

    Despite the government encouraging shoppers and retailers to embrace electronic forms of money, over 80% of consumers still rely on good old banknotes and coins for smaller purchases. Although adoption is improving among the nation’s young, adoption is happening at a glacial rate. A target has been set to increase cashless settlements to 40% by 2025. That’s hardly ambitious.

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