Cryptocurrency in news: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX), Ripple (XRP), and others

Here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Australians will have the option of paying their bills in Bitcoin, Ethereum and a “wider range of cryptocurrencies.” It’s happening thanks to a new partnership between crypto exchange Cointree and billing platform Gobbill.

Ripple has released its latest bimonthly episode of The Ripple Drop. This time around, Ripple’s chief marketing strategist Cory Johnson talks about the company’s Q2 XRP market report, and looks at new developments and trends on Ripple’s xRapid and RippleNet.

It took NEO’s development team 56 minutes to create and fully implement a patch after a critical bug in the platform’s code was revealed. Chinese internet security firm Quihoo discovered the denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.

Tron’s head of engineering Tian Han just gave a new interview with the crypto YouTube channel CryptoBeadles. The two talked about Tron’s transaction fees and speed, comparing the platform’s new blockchain to Ethereum and NEO.

ICON has been selected to offer its expertise to South Korea, which is exploring the creation of a blockchain-based voting and ballot counting system. The project will analyze the application of blockchain throughout various election systems, including candidate registration, voting and ballot counting.

The CEO of crypto trading platform eToro says demand for Bitcoin is as strong as ever despite this year’s decline in the price of BTC. Today, eToro added IOTA, bringing the total number of coins available up to 12. Bitcoin is currently trading around $6,460 at time of writing. According to a new report from CoinShares, the risk of crypto investments appears to be lessening, based on the Sharpe ratio.

New analysis from a prominent research firm says Wall Street investors are breaking into cryptocurrency at an accelerating rate. According to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Wall Street is increasingly taking advantage of crypto custody, asset management and market-making services, as more options for traditional traders hit the market.

Bitcoin continues to attract trader activity, generating a crush of new wallets. Since August 1, the number of blockchain wallets has increased by 766,649, rising to an all-time high of 27,807,578 as of today. The steady increase is occurring despite market volatility and the year-long bear market, indicating that Bitcoin is attracting a growing pool.

Richard Newman

Richard is the Editor-in-chief of Bitcoin Journal. He has over 10 years of experience with the news industry mainly handling the editorial cycle.

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