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Current Bitcoin Price: $37,939
Bitcoin price broke above the $38,000 mark today, once again setting a new all-time high. The total cryptocurrency market cap has also reached a new milestone of $1 trillion.
Top-20 altcoins perform well for yet another consecutive day, as Ethereum rises 6%, XRP gains a huge 51%, and Monero rises 11%.
Top Stories for January 7, 2021
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is reported to be reaching a deal for its acquisition by gaming giant Nexon, for $460 million.
Nexon is said to have signed a memorandum of understanding with the exchange at the beginning of January to purchase a 65% stake in the company.
If successful, Bithumb will be Nexon’s third cryptocurrency exchange acquisition, adding to its previous purchases of Bitstamp and Korbit.
A hospital in Cyprus has been using a VeChain-based mobile app to certify the vaccinations of doctors and nurses against COVID-19.
The app, called E-HCert, runs on the VeChainThor blockchain and has also been used last year for certifying test results for the virus for 8,000 visitors to the area.
Popular cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX has reported that 100% of active users on the platform have now completed mandatory know-your-customer (KYC) verification.
BitMEX planned to implement stricter KYC processes late last year, with the shift being hastened by charges filed against exchange executives by the New York District Attorney
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