Ethereum 

Ripple XRP Sales Fall 80% to Historic Low in Q4 2019

Sales of Ripple’s XRP token fell a huge 80% to a record low in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest market report published by the crypto firm earlier this week. The blockchain payments company sold a total of US$13.08 million of XRP tokens between October 1 and December 31 of last year, compared to US$66.24 million in the previous three months. The startling drop off in sales has been attributed to a decline in direct institutional sales as well as the fact that Ripple has paused all…

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Ethereum 

Telegram Token Sales Canceled By Liquid Exchange

Japan-based Liquid Exchange has canceled the sale of Telegram’s Gram tokens and returned funds to customers as the messaging app company remains embroiled in an SEC lawsuit. The exchange has said that it is acting in compliance with the investor agreement, which states that Telegram’s Open Network (TON) should have been launched by October 31, 2019; otherwise it must initiate the process of returning funds to investors. As a result of the longstanding lawsuit brought against the messaging app by the SEC, an injunction has been brought out to prevent…

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Blockchain 

Ripple Reports Major Growth in XRP Sales in First Quarter

American financial technology firm Ripple, which is responsible for the development of the cryptocurrency XRP, has declared its fiscal first-quarter results. The company, which was founded in 2012, is the largest holder of XRP, the third biggest cryptocurrency in the world, and is based in San Francisco, California. It has offices located around the world. The currency XRP, in itself, is decentralized. According to the Q1 2019 results, the company reported major growth in XRP sales, and that is positive news for the broader crypto market, which has been largely…

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Blockchain 

SIRIN Labs Loses One Quarter of Its Staff to Poor Finney Sales

According to media site Globes, the team behind blockchain smartphone Finney has laid off a quarter of its workforce. Sirin Labs has let go of 15 team members after overestimating sales of its innovative device. The company said it had received 160,000 Finney pre-orders in late 2018, so what’s happened? Sirin Labs Loses Workforce The company has said in late 2018 that it only needed to sell 80,000 devices in order to make a profit. Now it seems, not only have those pre-orders not translated to actual sales, it hasn’t managed…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin (BTC) | Man Faces Up to Five Years for Unlicensed BTC Sales

A US citizen from California has just pled guilty in federal court for operating an “unlicensed money business” selling Bitcoin (BTC), called LocalBitcoins.com. The Department of Justice (DoJ) released a press release about the case yesterday, October 29th. Unlicensed Bitcoin (BTC) Sales Jacob Burrell Campos has admitted to selling “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in Bitcoin (BTC) to over 1,000 customers on LocalBitcoins.com. The transactions took place from January 2015 to April 2016. The DoJ has characterized his sales as an unregistered ‘Bitcoin exchange.’ Burrell failed to register his business with…

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