Daily crypto: Prices show mixed numbers and John McAfee is running for president

Daily crypto: Prices show mixed numbers and John McAfee is running for president.

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Christian Ploog

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The crypto celebrity John McAfee has announced new spectacular things and the word "ethereum" has been googled over 110 million times in the last two years. Here are the most important crypto news for the last 24 hours.

There are once again happening things around the erratic cybersecurity pioneer and ICO promoter John McAfee. Now he has announced his intentions to release a physical cryptocurrency called the “McAfee redemption unit” (MRU).

The cryptocurrency consists of actual physical notes with images on. The motifs represent, besides John McAfee himself, several famous faces from the crypto world, like Jihan Wu, Brock Pierce, and Roger Ver. However, it is unclear if they have given their consent to this. Each MRU will be worth $9.95 and can be redeemed for a personal meeting with McAfee, CCN reports.

But not enough with this. McAfee has also announced that he will run for president in the US in 2020. On Twitter, he writes that his goal is to “serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform”.

Spain looking at crypto regulations

Japan’s first crypto exchange, which has a bank behind it, has now been launched. It is the financial giant SBI Holdings who has launched its own in-house cryptocurrency exchange, Coindesk writes.

Spain is looking at new laws regarding cryptocurrencies. On May 30, the country’s congress unanimously supported a draft legislation that would favorably regulate cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the country. However, things may be delayed due to EU compliance laws and political unrest in the country, Cointelegraph reports.

Finally, we note that the word “ethereum” has been googled over 110 million times in the past two years. Also, the hashtag #ethereum is tweeted on average 20,000 times a day, according to a blog post from the blockchain company Consensys.

Mixed numbers

If we look at the prices for the largest cryptocurrencies, we see that they are quite mixed. The last 24 hours, bitcoin cash (+2,68%) and ripple (+1,82%) have increased a few percents, while eos (-4,77%) and bitcoin (-1,10%) have dipped.

The one that performed best was digixdao (+6,72%), and the one who performed worst was iota (-9,91%), according to numbers from Coinmarketcap.

Prices the last 24 hours

Asset: Price: % (24h)
Bitcoin $7 632,60 -1,10%
Ethereum $609,85 +0,26%
Ripple $0,668441 +1,82%
Bitcoin cash $1 146,16 +2,68%
Eos $14,06 -4,77%

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