From a Bitcoin focus to a new warning from the owner of Cardano, here’s a look at some of the stories violation in the universe of crypto.
Jan Van Eck, the CEO of VanEck Associates, told CNBC that Bitcoin traders are pivoting to bullion in early 2019 after Bitcoin pulled some direct divided from bullion last year.
“We just polled 4,000 Bitcoin investors and their number one investment for 2019 is indeed gold. So bullion mislaid to Bitcoin, and now it’s going the other way.”
At the same time, the box for bullion as a arguable store of value is holding a strike from crypto supporters, after the Bank of England denied Venezuela’s ask to repel the gold, value an estimated $1.2 billion.
Exclusive: The Bank of England has denied Maduro’s ask to move back $1.2 billion from the vaults, following requests from U.S. officials Pompeo and Bolton https://t.co/57WI0mDa61
— Patricia Laya (@PattyLaya) January 25, 2019
Ripple and XRP
The fintech startup Transpaygo says it will use Ripple’s XRP-based xRapid to boost payments between Mexico and the Philippines. The Vienna-based company, which specializes in general payments for small and medium-sized enterprises, told the German tech outlet Der Brutkasten that xRapid generates poignant time and income savings.
“Thanks to Ripple, we can daub the earnest markets of Mexico and the Philippines in a whole new way for income transfers. In this partnership, we see the future: Safer and cheaper income transfers abroad, with payments that govern in a matter of minutes.
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The latest ConsenSys-sponsored Week in Ethereum blog post is out. This week’s edition covers a slew of developer updates as well as news on a number of Ethereum-based platforms, including Zilliqa and Kyber.
“This new look represents an sparkling time in Litecoin’s story as it symbolizes new ambitions and the relentless drive to turn globally adopted.”
Litecoin — A polished Logo and Vision
“The remuneration choice for the world”https://t.co/XWG1Z7Qqzz
— Ilir Gashi [LTC⚡] (@mrilirgashi) January 24, 2019
Cardano owner Charles Hoskinson says ‘Cardano Classic’ is a scam. ‘Cardano Classic’ recently emerged on Twitter, earnest to yield an “open-source online kingship remuneration model.” The Twitter comment has since been close down.
Cardano Classic is a scam. They have no attribute to our plan and if you give them income you will expected remove it. Beware anyone perplexing to steal a name for legitimacy pic.twitter.com/1Usu9wjw9k
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) January 24, 2019
Tron says BitTorrent users will shortly be means to use the new BitTorrent token (BTT) to compensate for BitTorrent Pro.
The veteran chronicle of the file-sharing program features unlimited downloading with ﬁle conversion, anti-virus, and an HD media actor built in. The BitTorrent Token is set to launch on Monday, Jan 28th at 7:00 a.m. PST.
— BitTorrent Inc. (@BitTorrent) January 26, 2019