Crypto News Flash: Nano, Qtum, VeChain (VEN), Tron (TRX), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum Classic (ETC)
From accusations of code plagiarism to the launch of a new decentralized exchange, here are some of the stories happening today in the world of crypto.
The new open-source Nano wallet for Android is trending on Google Play, but appears to have hit another snag. Developers say they found a minor bug – the second in a matter of days – and are now working on a fix.
Work on Android is temporarily disabled while we fix a bug.
— The Nano Wallet Company (@nanowalletco) June 23, 2018
A new report accuses Tron of plagiarizing code from other cryptocurrency projects. In particular, Digital Asset Research says developers copied code from the Java implementation of Ethereum in ways that could trigger technical issues when the platform begins launching its own blockchain.
They should rebrand to "TRON: the Frankenstein of crypto." Learn more 👇
— Lucas Nuzzi (@LucasNuzzi) June 19, 2018
VeChain and Qtum
One of Ethereum’s creators says he believes VeChain and Qtum are two cryptocurrencies with the most room to grow in terms of market value. Anthony Di Iorio says he’s still a big believer in Bitcoin, and told Bloomberg “The biggest stake for me is in Qtum and VeChain right now. There’s much more opportunity in newer [coins] if you can identify them.”
In an interview at CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference in New York, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is urging Coinbase to add XRP, saying he believes it’s clear the coin is not a security. “I don’t think that our ownership of XRP gives us control,” Garlinghouse told Fortune. “Saudi Arabia owns a lot of oil – that doesn’t give them control of oil.”
Today marks the launch of Radex, the first decentralized exchange based on Ethereum Classic, supporting ERC20 and ERC223 tokens. Coinbase will be adding support for Ethereum Classic in the coming months.