1. On Monday, the American exchange Bittrex banned US citizens from trading 32 cryptocurrencies that fell out of favor with regulators. STORJ and QTUM happened to be on the list. On Friday, the exchange announced the extension of this initiative. This time 42 altcoins were delisted, including Civic, Crypto.com, and OmiseGO.
2. CCN, one of the top crypto media, announced the closure because of a sharp decline in traffic after the last Google upgrade. On the first day after the launch of the June's update, the site lost 71% of the daily traffic and more than 90% of the revenue. This made impossible the maintenance of the editorial board and its further work. In this connection, it was decided to close the website. Two days after that, Jonas Borchgrevink, the founder and chairman of the media company, announced that the decision to close CCN had been revised. The portal will continue its work.
3. Сryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has extended its Visa debit card service to six European countries, allowing customers in the region to easily spend their digital assets. Coinbase card is now available to users in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Hey, what about Ukraine?
4. Meanwhile, Visa has launched a blockchain system B2B Connect for corporate payments. It will serve companies that make payments in 30 markets, and by the end of 2019, another 90 are expected to have been connected. With its decision, Visa creates great competition for Ripple!
5. Shocking! GlobalCoin, a stable coin from the social network that knows everything about you, received a preliminary agreement with a dozen partners. Companies such as Uber, PayPal, Visa, Stripe, and Booking(.)com invest $10,000,000 each to join the Facebook consortium. The new "cryptocurrency" can be used to market promotional items, bypassing middlemen in the form of credit cards.
6. The Ukrainian delegation visited Estonia to get an expert assessment of its e-government concept. The parties met to discuss future cooperation in the development of new technologies, as well as to receive advice on "A State in a Smartphone" initiative. "Our goal is ... to make a rapid jump, skipping several evolutionary stages, where it is possible," said Mykhailo Fedorov, advisor to the President of Ukraine.
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