Daily crypto: Markets show mixed numbers and three arrested in China for bitcoin theft

Daily crypto: Markets show mixed numbers and three arrested in China for bitcoin theft.

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Christian Ploog

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The crypto markets show mixed numbers during the last 24 hours.

Even though the cryptocurrency markets have declined a lot recently, the bitcoin wallet Blockchain receives 50,000 new users per day, according to a recent tweet from the company’s CEO and co-founder Peter Smith.

The tweet was a taunt to the American crypto exchange Coinbase:

The police in China have arrested three persons suspected of having stolen bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies worth around $87 million. Chinese police have recently stepped up their effort in fighting cybercrimes relating to cryptocurrency.

One month ago, for example, 20 people in the city of Dalian were arrested. They all worked at an IT company and was suspected of having used crypto mining malware to infect over a million computers during a two year period, thus earning two million dollars, writes Coindesk who refers to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Markets show mixed numbers

The cryptocurrency markets show mixed numbers during the last 24 hours.

While bitcoin (+1,11%) and xrp (+1,95%) have soared, at the same time, ethereum (−1,49%) and bitcoin cash (−0,95%) have fallen in value.

Ethereum has once again dipped down below the 300 dollar level.

The cryptocurrencies on top 100 that performed the best during the last 24 hours were veritaseum (+15,73%) and tezos (+14,35%), and the ones that performed the worst were aurora (–9,54%) and cortex (–9,36%).

Asset: Price: % (24h)*
Bitcoin $6 471,74 +1,11%
Ethereum $293,04 −1,49%
Xrp $0,338627 +1,95%
Bitcoin cash $549,34 −0,95%
Eos $5,12 +0,11%

*All numbers in this article are from Coinmarketcap.com.

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