Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX), Ripple and XRP, Zilliqa (ZIL), Basic Attention Token (BAT)
From a home run on Ethereum to expansion at Ripple, here are some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin’s hashrate is on the rise in 2018 – an important sign that indicates the network is thriving and the number of Bitcoin miners is growing. In the first half of the year, the hash rate has grown more than 150%, according to the latest data from BitInfoCharts.
One of the biggest sports organizations in the world is bringing digital collectibles to the Ethereum blockchain. Major League Baseball is partnering with blockchain startup Lucid Sight to create an app that lets fans trade digital avatars in a similar fashion to CryptoKitties.
MLB Crypto Baseball will be the first-ever #dApp game comprised of officially licensed digital, limited edition @MLB collectibles tied to the #Ethereum #blockchain bringing True Digital Ownership to baseball fans. The inaugural season of MLB Crypto Baseball will be coming soon! pic.twitter.com/BtM1DA4QqX
— mlbcryptobaseball (@MLBCrypto) July 13, 2018
Liqui is the latest exchange to complete Tron’s token migration. Here’s the full list of exchanges that have finished transferring TRX from the Ethereum blockchain onto Tron’s new proprietary blockchain.
Basic Attention Token (BAT)
The crypto-funded web browser Brave now boasts 3 million active users on its platform. The browser uses the Ethereum-based token BAT to cut out the middleman in online advertising and fairly reward both publishers and advertisers.
Over 3 million monthly active users for the @brave browser, Top 10 list in the Play Store in 21 countries, new BAT grants for users, and ongoing BAT referral program ($5/ref) for publishers & creators: join BAT and feel the growth! https://t.co/HMtDRXEc6m pic.twitter.com/M1mz74dXFW
— BasicAttentionToken (@AttentionToken) July 12, 2018
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s new CTO and former Chief Cryptographer David Schwartz says the company is expanding on a daily basis. “We’re trying to scale things, like building an ecosystem. We’re trying to scale software development, new features – we’re just growing in every possible way.”
Meanwhile, XRP has just been added to Paybis, a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange. Ripple owns 60% of the total supply of XRP.
We are happy to announce that @PayBis_com have just added Ripple to the list of supported cryptocurrencies. You can now buy Ripple with debit or credit card, service provided by our great partners @SimplexCC #Ripple #XRP #CryptoExchange #paybis #simplex #news #cryptocurrency pic.twitter.com/72lEl7FKQm
— Pay₿is (@PayBis_com) July 12, 2018
The developers of an Ethereum-based game in the style of Pokémon are exploring Zilliqa as a potential scalability solution. In a new post on Medium, the developers of ‘Etheremon’ say they’re looking to see whether the “higher throughput and low gas of Zilliqa’s sharding solution offer players better experience.”
Site Maintenance is done! Welcome to the new bigger and better #etheremon game. #blockchaingames #ethereum Check out our @Medium post so you can see how big of an update we made. https://t.co/Gb2mDMWewo
— Etheremon (@myetheremon) July 4, 2018