New Delhi: Majority of the major cryptocurrencies are currently trading in the red as Bitcoin and Ethereum are down upto 3% in the last 24 hours.
The world largest crypto, Bitcoin dropped as much as 7 percent to $35,431.15 on June 18. Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum network, fell up to 8.66 percent to $2,165.68.
June 19, these are the prices of 10 largest cryptocurrencies (as per coinmarketcap.com)
> Bitcoin: $36,053.96 (-3.85 percent)
> Ethereum: $2,244.26 (-3.40 percent)
> Tether: $1.00 (+0.12 percent)
> Binance Coin: $333.91 (-2.45 percent)
> Cardano: $1.44 (-1.06 percent)
> Dogecoin: $0.2952 (-2.79 percent)
> XRP: $0.8035 (-3.60 percent)
> USD Coin: $1.00 (+0.11 percent)
Polkadot: $21.40 (-2.52 percent)
WazirX, other Crypto exchanges accused of aiding drug trade
Crypto exchange platform WazirX have been accused of aiding drug trade by a Vice report, said that the person driving the drug trade does not use its platform, adding to the list of controversies that the Binance-owned exchange is embroiled in.
A report by Vice said that Makarand Pardeep Adivirkar known as India’s underground drug circuit as the “crypto king” was paying for drugs on the dark web using bitcoin using WazirX and other platforms as a wallet.
IN A FIRST: US House Republican becomes first national party to accept donations in cryptocurrency
The US’ National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the United States House Republicans’ campaign arm said it will begin accepting donations in cryptocurrency. The organization said it was the first national party committee to take contributions via cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which it said would help it support Republican candidates in next year’s midterm elections, Money Control reported