CryptoSlate Recap | Stellar leads in daily active accounts according to new estimates | Ripple signs-on third largest money transfer service to RippleNet | Bitcoin innovation has reduced tx fees

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Ripple signs-on third largest money transfer service to RippleNet

Ripple signs-on third largest money transfer service to RippleNet

Ria Money Transfer, the third largest money transfer service in the world, joined RippleNet—a settlement layer facilitated by Ripple which streamlines payments through improved technical and operational standardization between participating institutions.

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Stellar leads in daily active accounts according to new estimates

Stellar leads in daily active accounts according to new estimates

Daily active accounts for Stellar Lumens are grossly underrepresented by available charting tools, according to an analysis by OrbitLens. The group claims that active accounts for XLM should be 10x reported figures.

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Innovation around Bitcoin has reduced tx fees, transactions at 2017 highs at 15% the cost

Innovation around Bitcoin has reduced tx fees, transactions at 2017 highs at 15% the cost

Bitcoin transactions are approaching all-time highs while fees remain low. The number of transactions conducted in April is comparable to the peak of the market in December of 2017, yet total BTC fees decreased by 85 percent. What changed?

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After community outrage over delay, Digitex finds new developer for futures exchange platform

After community outrage over delay, Digitex finds new developer for futures exchange platform

Russian software development and smart contract audit firm SmartDec has taken over the development of the Digitex Futures platform, the team recently announced. The news comes after days of fear, uncertainty, doubt, and a 58 percent drop in its DGTX token price over the past week.

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⚡️ New crypto asset data features on CryptoSlate–trusted volume, NVT and crypto sector data

🤯 Tether and Bitfinex confirm USDT is not fully backed by fiat, only 74% of tethers backed with cash

Bitcoin Cash blocks tagged with “Satoshi Nakamoto,” rumors of impending attack


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Alex Thorn looked at VC activity in the crypto space and noticed its lagging behind Bitcoin price.


Square reported a record $65.5 million in quarterly Bitcoin sales.


Renato Shirakashi introduced a new metric using spent outputs to predict Bitcoin local lows and topics.


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