Gwei has shot up to >140 as the Ethereum network is being heavily spammed
by an apparently useless token called IFishYunYu.
There's a conspiracy theory
South Korean central bank reported
that national banks held almost $2B in crypto currencies back in December 2017. Small number, but important data point.- Getting Antsy.
World's most valuable fintech company Ant Financial, fka Alipay, is actively exploring
applications of the blockchain to improve data privacy and security in its core business.- What?
Tokenpay and the Litecoin Foundation partnered up
to buy a stake in tiny German bank. Here's why
and why the plan might be flawed. 🤷
- Exchanges #1
. Binance is also making moves into conventional banking by funding
the set up of a "community-owned bank" in Malta, with a plan totokenize its equity via Neufund (big win for them!). At the same time Malta is being accused
by the EBA of "failing to enforce EU money-laundering rules".- Exchanges #2:
in the US (to Californian residents only) with fiat on/off-ramps.- Scary.
Kidnappings and robberies of crypto traders and owners are on the rise
across the world. Stay safe out there.- Barry.
Some incredible numbers on Digital Currency Group (most shocking: only 9 FTEs!) and a reminder of how they got there. Amazing story
.- Missed the boat?
The cool place to be at last week was Branson's Blockchain Summit
in Marrakesh. There, Sergey Brin admitted
that Google has failed to be on the bleeding edge of blockchain, while also revealing that he's been mining Ether.- Stressful jobs.
former AML quality control manager at Bank of Montreal as its Chief Compliance Officer. - Tokenizing equity.
UK startup Nivaura continues to to do great work without the fanfare. They are now working
with the LSE and FCA on tokenizing and issuing the equity of a UK company in a fully-compliant way.- NFTs.
Major League Baseball digital collectibles are coming
to the Ethereum blockchain.
Bitcoin was used by 12 Russian military intelligence officers to fund the infrastructure required to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, according to an indictment
just released by special counsel Robert Mueller.
- Traction #1
. Brave browser crosses
3M MAUs (more than doubled
since February). TE is one of 18K verified publishers.- Traction #2.
The Lightning Network's capacity has shot up recently, but it turns out that a single
over half of it. It's Andreas Brekken of Shitcoin.com.