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  1. Japan-based bitcoin exchange bitFlyer has opened a new EU branch, after receiving regulatory approval in Luxembourg.
  2. After decades at a white-shoe law firm, Russell Bruemmer is now advising blockchain startup Applied Philosophy Labs on token sales and governance.
  3. South Korea's financial watchdog has set a date for the introduction of a new rule outlawing anonymous virtual cryptocurrency trading accounts.
  4. The City of South Burlington in Vermont is partnering with a blockchain startup to pilot a land registry ledger based on the tech.
  5. Transaction fees are the talk of the bitcoin ecosystem, with many users upset by the rising cost to send funds, but there are simple ways to cut fees.
  6. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R.-Fl) and Robert Menendez (D.-NJ) have denounced Venezuela's planned cryptocurrency in a new letter.
  7. The price of bitcoin is down more than 10% today, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).
  8. The SEC is investigating companies that have made recent waves in markets with their public pivots toward blockchain.
  9. Coinbase has added Twitter's former vice president of operations and user services to its team in an effort to improve its customer service.
  10. Louis Dreyfus, a major commodities trading company, has announced that it has piloted a blockchain-based transaction system developed by a group of financial institutions including ING.