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The DigiCor Crypto Monitor, Sept 21 2018

Market Dashboard This Week in the Market Summary: Despite the $60mn hack, the sell-off turned into a rally this week with the overall market cap growing by 13%, from $198bn to $224bn. The positive performance was primarily driven by Ripple (XRP) whose price increased by 53% following an announcement by Ripple labs of a new […]

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