In the last 36 hours, the market was ‘slightly bullish’; the market cap rose by 1.11%. At the time of writing this article, the gains of the top ten cryptocurrencies were: – BTC (+0.96%), ETH (+0.82%), BCH (+0.21%), XRP (+1.59%), XLM (+0.64%), EOS (+1.38%), LTC (+1.72%), ADA (+1.96%), XMR (+0.16) USDT (+0.3%).

Japanese Financial Giant – SBI Group’s CEO Yoshitaka Kitao at the SBI Financial Results Briefing announced that the firm has begun discussions to create a project with R3 that utilize Ripple (XRP) more extensively. Kitao said: “We have already begun discussions to create a project to use XRP for R3. By using R3, XRP is used more extensively,” (Source: CCN)

The regional examinations body of the Caribbean announced that it will begin offering Blockchain-based diplomas and certificates to selected candidates. This will lead to faster verification processes in the Caribbean. In a statement, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) revealed that it will issue the traditional paper-based certificates, to 24,000 candidates who attempted their exams in May and June this year, and will be issuing Blockchain-based academic certificates starting from October 31.(Source: CXC)

Ernst & Young (EY) has just deepened its commitment towards Blockchain technology by pouring more resources into it. The global professional services firm has unveiled a Public Edition (PE) prototype of its EY Ops Chain, the company is delivering what they describe it as the “world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology.” using the public Ethereum Blockchain.  (Source: CCN)

The authorities of India are devising a legal framework to ban the usage of ‘private’ cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, after months of public uncertainty. The information was shared publicly in one of the press releases.(Source: PIB)

A report from Edelman shows that 25% of affluent Americans are using or holding cryptocurrency, according to Yahoo Finance. The report surveyed millennials from age 24–38, who make at least $100,000 individual or joint income, or have invested $50,000 in different assets. The report also reveals that 31% of these affluent millennials are interested in using cryptocurrency. (Source: YAHOO FINANCE)

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