Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), EOS, Stellar (XLM), Ripple and XRP, Dash
From support for a renegade SEC Commissioner to a cryptocurrency takeover in Venezuela, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
The crypto community is uniting to show support for the SEC Commissioner who issued a powerful dissent against the SEC ruling on Thursday that rejected the latest Bitcoin ETF proposal from the Winkelvoss twins.
A tweet from Commissioner Hester Peirce went viral after she wrote that the ruling hinders innovation and stops people from deciding for themselves whether or not they want to invest.
Apparently, bitcoin is not ripe enough, respectable enough, or regulated enough to be worthy of our markets. I dissent: https://t.co/gH5zXaKtmj
— Hester Peirce (@HesterPeirce) July 26, 2018
Cross-border mobile payment platform TransferTo is integrating with Stellar to “enable a more seamless and efficient settlement method between its network partners.”
In addition, Stellar’s partner Satoshipay is getting ready to launch an IPO on the London Stock Exchange. The company’s “pocket change” wallet for the web allows users to make small transactions and tip content creators on the internet.
📢 SatoshiPay getting ready for IPO in London 📈 https://t.co/p2hjgY8o2B
— SatoshiPay (@SatoshiPay) July 26, 2018
Ripple and XRP
Ripple has released its Q2 2018 “XRP Markets” report, detailing price action and the amount of XRP the company sold.
Meanwhile, the new Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue is one of the first to feature XRP as a base currency from the start. In a matter of hours, XRP will be officially paired against Bitcoin, Tether and Ethereum.
Attention #XRP supporters! XRP as base currency is almost there at Bitrue exchage. Coming soon on July 27 8 am(ET) and 8pm (GMT+8)! To the moon!
— Bitrue (@BitrueOfficial) July 27, 2018
Dash says it’s by far the number one cryptocurrency in Venezuela, used for payments online and in person more than every other cryptocurrency combined.
Dash has made a concerted effort to promote merchant adoption in the country, which has become increasingly interested in crypto due to hyperinflation and its struggling economy.
A new tech demo showing off the EOS block time of 500 milliseconds is now live on the EOS mainnet.
Here’s a look at the port of the classic game Space Invaders, which features free transactions and highlights the top scores.