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Cryptocurrency News Today: Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and More

Carl Icahn Proclaims Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies “Ridiculous” (Cryptovest.com)
US investor Carl Icahn told CNBC that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were “ridiculous” and he would never get involved but did acknowledge he had no understanding of how this market works. “Maybe I’m too old for them, but I wouldn’t touch that stuff,” the billionaire said for CNBC program Fast Money Halftime Report. “I don’t like the cryptocurrencies only because, maybe I don’t understand them. But, you know when you talk about the Blockchain, we need to talk about regulation again. How do you regulate them?”

Litecoin Is Now a Surprise Favorite of Criminals Tired of Bitcoin (Fortune.com)
Bitcoin, which has for years been the currency of choice on the so-called dark web, is falling out of favor among criminals. This is not surprising given bitcoin’s sluggish processing times, and law enforcement’s growing ability to track its transactions. More surprising is what these criminals are turning to instead. Rather than using one of the newer digital currencies with extra privacy features, such as ZCash or Monero, the most popular alternative is the bitcoin clone, Litecoin. Those are among the findings laid out in a new report by Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company that monitors criminal forums on the dark web where many illegal transactions are arranged.

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Easy Markets Enables Crypto CFDs for Ethereum and Ripple (FinanceMagnates.com)
Easy Markets has announced the addition of Ethereum and Ripple CFDs into its asset lists. The new additions are now available for trading across its trading platform. In the midst of a cryptocurrency frenzy that has seen many of the world’s leading FX and CFD providers incorporate cryptocurrencies into their asset offerings, Easy Markets is pushing to meet client demands as well.

Bitcoin Cash Outpaces Crypto Consolidation with 20% Spike (CoinDesk)
The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization look to be consolidating today, generally trading flat to positive below yesterdays highs. The notable exception is bitcoin cash, which at time of writing had spiked more than 23 percent in 24 hours. At press time, that figure had dropped a little to 19 percent. Currently, the total market capitalization of all currencies is $380 billion – down just 5 percent from the high of $401.87 billion seen yesterday. The total value is also up 40 percent from the low of $276 billion seen on Feb. 6, according to CoinMarketCap data.

What Is DENT Cryptocurrency? (TheMerkle.com)
We have seen dozens of new projects in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency over the years. Surprisingly, very few aim to combine blockchain and digital assets with mobile data. DENT proves to be rather different in this regard, as it aims to create an open marketplace to sell and buy mobile data. As such, the DENT cryptocurrency is of great interest to people all over the world.

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