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Cryptocurrency Daily Roundup - Oct. 8

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Cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin, opened the week firmly in the green, boosted by the improvement in the market sentiment witnessed since late last week.

Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization was $220.17 billion and the Bitcoin dominance rate was 52.1 percent as of 10.25 am ET on CoinMarketCap.

Here is a wrap of the main news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world over the past few hours.

Stellar Blockchain Platform Smartlands Teams With Real Estate Major Colliers

Smartlands, a Stellar blockchain-based security tokenization platform, partnered with the Canadian real estate major Colliers International, aiming to create real estate-based security tokens. Under the deal, the companies will explore the possibilities of securitizing real estate assets and to jointly create a Stellar-based real estate tokenization project based on select properties managed by Colliers. The deal was signed last week in Lithuania.

BlackBerry Launches Blockchain Platform To Secure Medical Data

Canadian enterprise software and services company BlackBerry launched a blockchain-powered platform in partnership with biotechnology startup ONEBIO to develop an 'ultra-secure' global healthcare ecosystem for the storing and sharing of medical data. The former smartphone manufacturer also entered into other new partnerships with aim of transforming the global delivery of patient care enabled by the Enterprise of Things (EoT).

EU Regulator Sets Aside Over EUR 1 Mln to monitor Fintech, Cyrpto Assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority or ESMA has set aside around 1.11 million euros for monitoring fintech and crypto assets. In its 2019 Annual Work Program published last week, Paris-based ESMA said the budget is for the ongoing monitoring of retail investor trends, financial activities and innovation.

Blockchain Is Priority Technology For Research Among Airlines, Airports

Blockchain is fast emerging as the priority technology for future exploration among airport and airline companies, attracting the most research attention this year, a new study said. SITA, a Geneva-based company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry, released the "2018 Air Transport IT Insights" Monday.

Current Prices

As of 10.26 am ET, Bitcoin was up by 1.09 percent at $6,610.00 and Ethereum was higher by 2.32 percent at $227.38 on Coinbase.

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