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Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto Markets

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Recently Found Double Spending Vulnerability Is Not Tether’s Own, SlowMist Confirms

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SlowMist has confirmed that Tether’s double-spending vulnerability was not caused by its own blockchain, but rather by some crypto exchanges’s poor practices

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Arbitration on a Governed Blockchain: EOS’ Crisis of Dispute Resolution

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EOS is having a hard time resolving disputes on its platform, but Dan Larimer has a fix

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare

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Blockchain's Impact on Food and Farming, Explained

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Blockchain could help reduce food safety scares and ensure farmers are paid fairly for their produce

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Crypto Markets Rebound Significantly After a Week of Losses

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Crypto markets see substantial growth after Bitcoin suffered two dips below $6,000 this week - the coin is now trading at around $6,400

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Media: Payments Provider Qiwi Launches Russia’s ‘First’ Crypto Investment Bank

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Subsidiary of Russian payment service provider Qiwi has launched the first crypto investment bank in the country to manage ICOs, according to local reports

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ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities

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Union Square Ventures to Invest in Crypto and Blockchain Long-Term Without Dedicated Fund

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New York-based Union Square Ventures is planning to invest in crypto and blockchain in the long-term, but will not start a separate fund

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Austrian Financial Authority Calls for Tighter Regulation of ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

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Austrian financial regulators have called upon the government to enact more strict regulations on ICOs and cryptocurrencies

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Report: 2018 Token Sales Almost Double Last Year’s Results

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Banks and Regulators Complete KYC App Test on R3 Blockchain Platform

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39 financial firms and regulators worldwide have completed a KYC trial on R3’s Corda blockchain platform

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PwC Report Finds That 2018 ICO Volume is Already Double That of Previous Year

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A report from PwC states the volume of ICOs so far in 2018 is twice that of the entire year last year

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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

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Overstock’s tZero Signs Letter of Intent for $160 Mln Security Token Investment

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Overstock subsidiary tZero and investment company GSR Capital have signed a letter of intent for purchase $160 million worth of tZero security tokens

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Huobi and JD Cloud Sign Cooperation Agreement to Develop Blockchain and Cloud Computing

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Crypto exchange Huobi has signed an agreement with a Chinese blockchain company JD Cloud to explore blockchain and cloud computing

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Indian Exchange Zebpay Boosts Trading Support for 19 Cryptos Ahead of RBI Ban

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Mastercard Latest Crypto Patent: Anonymous Third Party Transactions

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Basketball Team Sacramento Kings Mine Ethereum to Fund Tech Education Scholarships

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Basketball team the Sacramento Kings plan to mine Ethereum and donate the proceeds to scholarships for tech education

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Bitcoin Cash Support is Now Live on Purse.io

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Microsoft Partners With Two Asian Firms on Blockchain Platform for Enterprises

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Microsoft Taiwan teams up with two Asia-based companies to create a blockchain platform for enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region

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Lighting Labs Co-Founder and Bitcoin Developers Slam Study on Lightning Network

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A study suggesting that the Lightning Network struggles to route payments, especially larger amounts, has been called ‘bullshit’ and ‘dumb’

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRX: Price Analysis, June 29

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The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies has lost almost $600 billion since January 2018 - is there a bottom in sight? Let’s see what the charts say

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Poland: Crypto Industry Group Blasts Banks for Refusing Accounts to Crypto Businesses

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Poland: new complaint claims banks have been unlawfully closing or refusing bank accounts of crypto businesses

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EOS Creator Block.one to Vote for Network's Block Producers as ‘Community Member’

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EOS developer Block.one has announced it will stake its 10% token share to vote as a ‘community member’

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Kaspersky Labs: Cryptojacking Now ‘Wears The Threat Crown,’ Overtaking Ransomware

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Crypto mining malware is becoming more popular than ransomware due to its “discreet and modest way” of making money, Kaspersky Labs reports

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PR: Finland Government and Essentia.One Reveal Plans for International Blockchain Logistics Hub

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices at the Crossroads

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Bitcoin Is a Buy at $5K, Says Allianz Chief Economist El-Erian

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Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian, says he would consider buying Bitcoin if it hits the $5K mark, based on “gut feeling”

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MultiPoS Consensus Blockchain Platform to Offer ‘Simple and Transparent’ Reward Distribution for Forging

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A MultiPoS consensus blockchain platform says its platform will focus on forging instead of mining — and has explained the benefits it brings for its users #SPONSORED

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Bitcoin Price Sees Second Dip Below $6K This Year as CME Futures Expire

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Today’s expiration of Bitcoin futures at CME could be driving down BTC prices, commentators speculate

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South Korea Thinks Real-Name System is Working – Stepping Up Crypto Monitoring

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Auditor KPMG Says Regulators Need ‘Up-to-Date’ Standards for Money Laundering in Crypto

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Auditing giant KPMG publishes study on money laundering via crypto, provides advice for financial institutions

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Polish Bitcoin Association Seeks Protection from Alleged Banking Embargo

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'Infect and Collect': Cryptojacking Up 629% in Q1 2018, Says McAfee Report

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Cryptojacking malware activity rose an astonishing 629 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new June report from cyber security firm McAfee Labs

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South Korea Reviews Its Stance on Crypto To Become Blockchain Haven

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To approach the fourth industrial revolution, South Korea has to drop that ICO ban

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Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether Double Spent

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PR: trade.io Announces Official Launch of Its Highly Anticipated, Customizable Crypto Exchange at Simultaneous London Events

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NBA Team Mines Ethereum

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Japanese Economist Explains Why Another Bitcoin Price Surge Is Unlikely

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Indian Women More Bullish On Crypto than Men, Invest Twice As Much

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PR: AVINOC the Blockchain Solution Disrupting the Global Aviation Business

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Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht Denied Review of Prison Life Sentence by Supreme Court

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The “Dread Pirate Roberts,” Ross Ulbricht, has his review of his life sentence prison term denied by the US Supreme court

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Crypto Markets Budge Little, Bear Trend Shows Scant Signs of Reversal

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June 28: Crypto markets are seeing little momentum today, with price fluctuations within a 2 percent range among all of the major cryptocurrencies

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Bank of England: Deputy Governor Warns Financial Institutions of Crypto Asset Risks

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Financial institutions must be extra aware of their involvement with crypto assets, making sure to follow all guidelines, say Bank of England in mass warning letter

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Walmart, IBM Blockchain Initiative Aims to Track Global Food Supply Chain

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A blockchain initiative made up of ten companies, including Walmart, and IBM, seeks to track the global food supply chain on blockchain

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Bitcoin Must Rally Through $6300 to Reverse Downtrend, Says Fundstrat's Robert Slyumer

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Fundstrat’s Robert Slyumer says technicals indicate that a short-term breakthrough $6,300 is “critical” for Bitcoin to reverse its downtrend

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Uphold to Acquire JNK Securities, Opening Door for US-Regulated ICO Trading

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FBI Has 130 Ongoing Crypto Cases, a ‘Small Sliver’ of All Investigations, Agent Says

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Kyle Armstrong, of the FBI’s Virtual Currency Initiative, says the Bureau has 130 cryptocurrency-related cases, and that dark web drug sales are a particular focus

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Exclusive: Binance Set to Launch Its First Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Uganda

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Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao has revealed the company is about to launch a crypto-fiat trading platform in Uganda, in an exclusive interview with CT today

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Crypto Exchange Bithumb Reduces Hack Loss Estimation From $31 Mln to $17 Mln

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Bithumb announces less crypto stolen than originally reported, due to crypto exchange, foundation support and quickly moving holdings into a cold wallet

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Almost 9 out of 10 Crypto Execs Want ‘Formalized’ Industry Self-Regulation: Research

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A new survey of cryptocurrency firms’ executives has revealed a strong desire to see the industry self-regulate

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Third Largest Crypto Exchange Huobi Opens London Office, Sets OTC Trading for Q3 2018

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Third largest crypto exchange Huobi opens new London office, expects to begin OTC trading tests in Q3 2018

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Blockchain Ecosystem to Give Unbanked Access to Financial Services in Developing Countries

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Millions of families are unbanked in the Philippines, but a new blockchain-based platform is planning to give them access to financial services, including cashless payments and lending #SPONSORED

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Japan’s LINE Plans to Launch Crypto Exchange in July, Excludes Japanese, US Traders

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Japan’s LINE Corp. announces new crypto exchange BITBOX, which has a ‘tentative’ launch date next month

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Mining Round-Up: Ebang Files for IPO in HK, Miner Arrested in China

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PR: Cryptagio Obtains Licences – Is Half Way to Becoming a Crypto Fiat Exchange

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FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases

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PR: Byzantium Launches All Star Blockchain Event – Top 10 Point of Trust

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World’s Second Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Resumes Operations After ‘Risk Warning’

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Binance “risk warning” ends – exchange resumes full operations following outages since yesterday

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Make Bitcoin Great Again: Tale of Two Coins

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Blockchain-Based Social Entertainment Platform to Tackle ‘Burnout’ of Content Creators

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A blockchain-driven social entertainment platform is vowing to eliminate the “burnout” that content creators experience on market-leading websites #SPONSORED

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Japan’s Exchanges Regulatory Turning Point: How and Why Authorities Wrested Control

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Japan — once seen as a crypto-liberal haven — now has some of the most stringent and decisive regulations for exchanges

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Hong Kong Securities Regulator Promises to Keep ‘Close Watch’ on Crypto Sector

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The annual report from Hong Kong’s securities regulator notes risks associated with crypto, ICOs – but also includes supportive actions from the agency

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US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown

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From Coincheck to Bithumb: 2018’s Largest Security Breaches So Far

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Here are the most crucial security breaches in 2018, from Coincheck to BitGrail

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Apple’s Steve Wozniak Calls Blockchain a ‘Bubble,’ Thinks Bitcoin Is Still ‘Just Amazing’

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According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, blockchain is a bubble that will produce good ideas only in the future

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Malta Approves Three Blockchain, Crypto Bills in Second Parliamentary Reading

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A junior minister in Malta has tweeted his excitement about Malta as the “blockchain island” following Parliament’s passing of three crypto bills in their second reading

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The Daily: Study Links Social Media Posts to Bitcoin Prices, New BATMs Pop Up Around the World

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US Prosecutors Seize $17 Mln in BTC, Seek 4,000 BTC More for Dark Web Dealings

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U.S. prosecutors seize $17 mln in BTC, seek $24 mln more from two men on charges of dark web dealings

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Facebook Unbans Cryptocurrency Ads

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Do Crypto Trusts Save Taxes? Expert Take

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Some crypto investors resort to putting their crypto in legal entities such as corporations, LLCs or partnerships

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Alibaba’s Cryptic Relationship With Bitcoin and Blockchain

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Alibaba has shown enough interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency, but is still keeping its hands directly clean— is this more ‘blockchain over Bitcoin’?

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PR: International Award Winning Singer Joins Experty.io

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Crypto Markets See More Red as Prices Slump Downwards

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Crypto markets are down, despite some commentators’ expectations of a Bitcoin price rise following Tether’s release of 250 million tokens yesterday

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PR: Noah Project Partners with Dakak Beach Resort

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Are You Ready for What Happens If Satoshi’s Coins Move?

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Canada’s Investment Industry Organization to Issue Proposals on Blockchain, Crypto Regulations

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Canada’s Investment Industry Regulatory Organization has formed a working group to recommend a regulatory response to blockchain’s impact on capital markets

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The Financialization of the Crypto Ecosystem Is Accelerating, Expert Take

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“The reality is that cryptos are not yet ready to take over a financial system that took decades to develop”

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Hedge Fund Sell-Offs ‘Could’ Artificially Lower Bitcoin Prices, Predicts Blockchain VC

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Hedge funds ending their one-year lock-up period could take Bitcoin prices temporarily lower, blockchain VC Spencer Bogart predicts

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