In the last 36 hours, the market was ‘slightly bearish’; the market cap dropped by –1.53%. At the time of writing this article, the losses/gains of the top ten cryptocurrencies were: – BTC (-0.7%), ETH (-2.13%), BCH (-4.96%), XRP (-3.18%), XLM (-3.1%), EOS (-2.78%), LTC (-3.77%), ADA (-3.93%), XMR (-0.52%) USDT (+0.08%).

The crypto mining giant – The Bitfury Group, recently announced the closing of an $80 million USD private placement with corporate investors and global institutional. The private placement was led by the French-based capital firm Korelya Capital and backed by the Korean digital company Naver Group. (Source: MEDIUM)

The decentralized prediction platform – Augur has recorded over $2 million in bets on United States midterm election night. Initially, the bet reached $700,000 according to a tweet by the co-founder of Augur – Mr. Jeremy Gardner, which says “There’s $700,000 staked on Augur for today’s mid-term election. PredictIt, the leading prediction market, has $550,000. Betfair, the world’s largest betting site, has $3 million. That’s progress”. (Source: CCN)

In his recent speech at the FinTech Week conference at Georgetown University Law School, the chairman of The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – Mr. Christopher Giancarlo said that technology advances, such as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), could help regulators better oversee trading markets. (Source: COINTELEGRAPH)

Recently, The Texas State Securities Board issued an ‘emergency cease and desist’ order to Aws Mining Pty. Ltd. an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and nine other of its affiliates.  (Source: BITNEWSBOT)

The company, Swift denies any partnership with the crypto payment network Ripple. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for Swift, who stated: “I’m not sure where those rumours are coming from but the upcoming standards release … is entirely unrelated to RippleNet. Its primary purpose is to ensure all payments include a tracking reference which will allow banks to track their gpi payments end-to-end in real time.” (Source: FINANCE MAGNETES)

On Nov 4th, the U.S. software company Salesforce has won a patent and it was published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website stating that the company has invented a method to detect spam emails by leveraging Blockchain technology. (Source: COINTELEGRAPH)

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