Coinbase to Sell Blockchain Analytics Software to Secret Service – July 13

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Current Bitcoin Price$9,310

Bitcoin price yet again continues to stay stable in the low $9,000s, as volatility settles to its lowest level in months.

Top-20 altcoins are a mixed bag over the last 24 hours as Ethereum gains 1%, XRP remains unchanged, and Chainlink makes headlines, now settling on a 20% gain.

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👉 Coinbase to Sell Blockchain Analytics Software to Secret Service

Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the United States Secret Service, in a four-year contract worth $183,750.

Part of the US Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service is assigned with the task of investigating financial crime, as well as protecting the country’s leaders.

Coinbase previously wanted to sell the software to both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), but have not yet received contracts from the agencies.

👉 Chainlink Reaches New All-Time High After 40% Rise

Chainlink (LINK) has surged almost 40% today, hitting a new all-time high of $8.48 and market cap of $2.5 billion, as well as its greatest trading volume since April.

The price rise has been described as a “fear of missing out” rally, triggered by a price discovery phase as LINK broke into uncharted territory both in its dollar value and value as measured in Bitcoin.

👉 Electrum Becomes Oldest Wallet to Date to Adopt Lightning Payments 

The popular Electrum wallet has integrated Lightning Network payments, making it the oldest wallet to date to support the second-layer solution.

The implementation includes “submarine swaps” and their very own Electrum “watchtower” – two innovations which, put simply, will improve security and ease-of-use for Electrum’s Lightning Network users.