Ripple vs Bitcoin
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that Bitcoin did not become a world currency. There are a number of specific factors. Firstly, it should be noted that the Chinese miners predominate the market, and, in fact, control the system. Moreover, Garlinghouse said that cryptocurrency, with the prospects of global acceptance, should not oppose the modern financial system. Otherwise, no leading economy will accept such an asset.
Thomson Reuters Collects Data on 100 Cryptocurrencies for Building Forecasts
The company for the collection and analysis of data, Thomson Reuters, expanded the list of monitored cryptocurrencies to 100 tokens. Experts hope to identify individual models of behaviour for traders in order to make predictions of fluctuations in price charts as close as possible to reality. Data is obtained through a variety of tools and will be used to build profitable trading strategies.
Japanese Regulators Investigating Cases of Coinhive Use
Japanese police filed a lawsuit against several swindlers who were engaged in the creation and development of websites with the use of Coinhive software. This software allowed scammers to mine cryptocurrency using the visitors’ devices. Operations with such software fall under a criminal liability. And although convicts say that it was just a form of monetization, one of them received a fine of 100,000 yen.