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Cryptocurrency Daily Roundup - Feb.21

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Here is a summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

Ethereum price improves 22% in a month

Ethereum (ETH) seems to have gained the biggest benefit in terms of value among the top cryptocurrencies in the recent strong upward movement in the market, as it fattened by more than 20 percent in price in the past one month. In February alone, the world's second largest cryptocurrency gained more than 36 percent.

SEC settles unregistered ICO charges against cybersecurity startup

Gladius Network LLC escaped without any rigorous punishment because the irregularity was self-reported by the company to the regulator. The Washington, D.C.-headquartered Blockchain based DDoS mitigation and content delivery network agreed to offer refunds to investors who purchased millions of dollars worth of its digital tokens after regulators alleged the sale broke laws meant to inform them about business risks.

Samsung Galaxy S10 features blockchain-based private keys

The Galaxy S10 smartphone that Samsung Electronics released as part of its latest Galaxy series, comes with a security system specifically designed to store digital currencies. proprietary Samsung Knox security system, which stores blockchain-based private keys, has been installed in the new phone. The new Galaxy S10 devices will be available in stores and online from March 8 throughout select markets.

LA Kings implements Blockchain platform for sports merchandise authentication

Professional ice hockey team Los Angeles Kings (LA Kings) launched an Augmented Reality (AR) Blockchain authentication platform for fans to authenticate the professional sports merchandise and memorabilia they purchase. LA Kings launched the AR Authentication App in partnership with Canada-based Pro Exp Media Inc.

Spanish Bank issues Blockchain-powered structured bond for insurance co.

Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA or BBVA, issued a structured green bond for Spanish insurance company MAPFRE, with the terms and conditions being negotiated using blockchain technology. MAPFRE invested 35 million euros in a six-year term bond in a private placement linked to the evolution of the five year euro swap rate.

Current Prices

As of this writing, Bitcoin is losing 0.64 percent or $25.01 at $3899.99 on Coinbase. Ethereum is declining 1.38 percent or $2.01 to trade at $143.22.

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