Issues with cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) caused some issues for crypto exchanges earlier today with Binance and KuCoin both reporting outages or incorrect market information; other exchanges like BitMax suspended withdrawals while the issues were occurring; one trader posted a screenshot that showed the ability to purchase up to 45 bitcoin for less than a dollar each on an unnamed exchange Link


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According to recent LinkedIn post, Circle is hiring a General Partner to raise a $100M venture capital fund; the firm acquired SeedInvest earlier this year, and will be looking to leverage their deal flow and network of investors - Link


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Maker token holders have voted for which tokens will be prioritized in multi-collateral Dai; according to the votes the priority list will be Ethereum, Augur, Basic Attention Token, 0x, DigixDAO, OmiseGo, and Golem; between 39 and 50 unique voters participated in voting for each asset - Link


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According to a blog post published today, Blockchain will integrate BitPay’s payment architecture into its wallet service; this partnership will allow Blockchain wallet users to pay merchants online or on mobile Link


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Polkadot's experimental "canary" chain launched today with the goal of providing a sandbox for developers and even encouraging them to break the protocol; Kusama mimics what they can expect in Polkadot - deploying parachains, staking, nomination, validation, and even participating in governance Link


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Central bankers, economists, financial organizations and government representatives from around the world are meeting in Jackson Hole for a week long symposium titled "Challenges for Monetary Policy"; this year's conference is highly anticipated given the global macroeconomic situation and fears of an impending recession; focus will be on signalling from the U.S. Fed regarding a likely rate cut at the September meeting, the second since the Great Recession Link


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