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Google's advert for Google Assistant.

Google took a savage swipe at cryptocurrency in an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone

Google made a joke at cryptocurrency's expense during an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone. The ad points out how much energy is used to mine cryptocurrency, and one actor says that online currencies are 'not real' money.
Ripple's Chris Larsen

Ripple’s Chris Larsen makes Forbes 400 as the world’s richest crypto tycoon

Forbes estimates Larsen's current net worth to be $2.1 billion.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.
'Stablecoins' are hot.

The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ — here’s everything you need to know about them

'Stablecoins' are the hottest thing in crypto right now, with over 50 projects in development. A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here's a guide to what they're used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them.
Benjamin Dives, London Block Exchange CEO.

A UK startup is planning to develop a ‘crypto pound’ as the sector goes crazy for ‘stablecoins’

The London Block Exchange plans to launch a new cryptocurrency pegged to the pound: LBXPeg. One-for-one sterling reserves will be held in a segregated bank account.

Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain had revenues of $2.8 billion in the first half of the year

Chinese crypto mining company Bitmain has filed IPO documents with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The preliminary documents show Bitmain had revenues of $2.8 billion in the first half of 2018.
Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on motherboard in this illustration picture

Hackers stole $60 million from a crypto exchange in Japan’s second major bitcoin heist this year

Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) in Bitcoin and two other cryptocurrencies from the Japanese digital exchange, Zaif, owned by startup Tech Bureau Corp, the company said on Thursday.

Cosmetics icon Datuk Seri Vida is launching her own cryptocurrency – and it’s called Lavida Coin

She has even recruited a team of professionals to work on it in a bid to show that she's serious about her latest venture.
The ETF proposals were based on bitcoin futures contract prices. Futures are currently offered by CBOE, pictured, and CME Group.

The SEC just rejected 9 bitcoin ETF applications, citing manipulation fears — but bitcoin is actually rising

Late on Wednesday, the SEC rejected an application for two products from ProShares, two from GraniteShares, and five other proposals from Direxion. It means the world is still waiting for its first fully regulated bitcoin ETF product.