Hodler’s Digest, Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Trump tweets opposition to crypto, specifically Libra and Bitcoin Shrinking violet Donald…

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Drafted “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” Act Surfaces Days Before Libra Hearings

A drafted bill entitled “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” has surfaced online, allegedly deriving from within the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. The document’s metadata dates it July 12. The bill’s provenance is unconfirmed, but crypto news site The Block quotes an inside source as saying it is with the Financial…

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Brazilian State Launches Blockchain Platform for Government Contract Bids

In Brazil, the state of Bahia has launched a blockchain application to track the process of public bidding on government contracts, according to a report by Cointelegraph Brazil on July 12. The blockchain-based solution, called Online Bid Solution (SOL) was reportedly developed by Cayenne Technology and Design. Bids will reportedly be completely transparent and secure…

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Trump Pump? Bitcoin Price Buoyant After US President Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’

Bitcoin (BTC) was starting to reverse upwards July 12 as a critical tweet from United States president, Donald Trump, became a hot talking point across cryptocurrency. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD 0.9% up over the past 24 hours after a significant downturn earlier on Thursday.  At press time, the pair…

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Bitcoin Startup Brings Lightning Network Payments to Amazon, Whole Foods

United States-based payments startup Fold has made Lightning Network (LN) payments possible at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber and other big name retailers. The news was revealed in an official blog post published on July 10. As previously reported, the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network is a second-layer solution to bitcoin’s scalability limitations, opening payment channels between users…

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Blockchain and AI Bond, Explained

5. Even with these challenges ahead, several companies and organizations are already introducing AI into blockchain to produce results. There are already several promising projects merging the technologies that span a variety of fields. Recently, blockchain-based Cortex has announced the launch of an AI-based network for decentralized applications (DApps), which can help optimize financial services. The company hopes…

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