Crypto wallet funding accounted for 1% of ALL Mastercard purchases in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 before the crypto credit card ban.
CryptoCurrency News from around the World and beyond. This section focuses on what is happening with cryptocurrency now. So that is things like countries embracing or rejecting cryptos, price milestones for Bitcoin and Alts, new ICOs, upcoming forks, etc.
Ethereum, TRON, OMG, NEO, EOS, and more are all ICO platforms and many originated as ICOs. If the SEC considers ICOs securities, then about 1/2 of cryptos are securities.
Over 17 million Bitcoins have now been mined. That means there are only 4 million more that will ever be mined.
NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman said the exchange was open to becoming a platform for trading cryptos once regulation was ironed out. NASDAQ also announced they will be collaborating with Gemini in the meantime.
On April 24, 2018 MyEtherWallet servers were hijacked and users were redirected to a phishing site. As much as 500 ETH was stolen from users due to this.
TRON (TRX) was an ERC20 token on the Ethereum network. However, it is moving to its own network and plans to airdrop TRON to Ether (ETH) holders as a thank you.
Bitcoin Cash doing a hard fork on May 15th called Bitcoin ABC. Bitcoin ABC upgrades Bitcoin Cash to allow for an immediate block size increase and an adjustable blocksize cap.
Thomas Lee of Fundstrat had a spot on prediction about Bitcoin, predicting it would go up as tax season ended (it did). His other predictions include $25k Bitcoin in 2018 and $91k by 2020.
Cambridge Analytica was working on an ICO before the recent controversy. Oddly, their ICO idea was a solid one. It was a token that helped you monetize your data.
Jesse Powell, co-founder and CEO of Kraken, has stated that Kraken won’t comply with the New York AG’s inquiry into crypto exchanges. To be fair, Kraken doesn’t operate in New York.