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Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, is opening a new cryptocurrency management company, according to the Verge.

Why it matters: The new company, Bakkt, could lend some legitimacy to cryptocurrency, which has "been marred by hoaxes and even reports of price manipulation," per the Verge. The Swiss investment bank UBS published a report concluding that the price of a single coin would need to sit around $213,000 for Bitcoin to be viable as a money supply; it currently sits at $7,000.

The details: The company will "hold and manage people's cryptocurrency," and be operated by Microsoft cloud tech, per the Verge.

What's next: Bakkt plans to "begin offering services in November," and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

Go deeper: Cryptocurrency markets grapple with insider trading.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 31,1833,800 — Total deaths: 962,793— Total recoveries: 21,348,410Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,833,800 — Total deaths: 199,818 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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Trump and Xi to give dueling speeches Tuesday at UN General Assembly

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President Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will address the UN General Assembly just minutes apart on Tuesday morning — with Russia’s Vladimir Putin following soon thereafter.

The big picture: Trump has promised a “strong message on China.” Xi, meanwhile, is expected to laud global cooperation — with the clear implication that it can be led from Beijing.

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