Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX), Ripple and XRP, NEO, ICON (ICX)
From a new way to pay bills with crypto to a quick fix at NEO, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)
Australians will soon be able to pay all of their bills in Bitcoin, Ethereum and a “wider range of cryptocurrencies.” It’s happening thanks to a new partnership between crypto exchange Cointree and billing platform Gobbill.
Excited to finally announce our partnership with @gobbill , this partnership will enable automated bill payments with cryptocurrency! More via https://t.co/ZDyEhmtc1e #bills #crypto #fintech #blockchain #cryptocurrency #gobbill #cointreeau #AI pic.twitter.com/PJxdtd98ha
— Cointree (@CointreeAus) August 20, 2018
It took NEO’s development team 56 minutes to create and fully implement a patch after a critical bug in the platform’s code was revealed. Chinese internet security firm Quihoo discovered the denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.
NEO released a timeline describing how it all went down.
Tron’s head of engineering Tian Han just gave a new interview with the crypto YouTube channel CryptoBeadles. The two talked about Tron’s transaction fees and speed, comparing the platform’s new blockchain to Ethereum and NEO.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple has released its latest bimonthly episode of The Ripple Drop. This time around, Ripple’s chief marketing strategist Cory Johnson talks about the company’s Q2 XRP market report, and looks at new developments and trends on Ripple’s xRapid and RippleNet.
ICON has been selected to offer its expertise to South Korea, which is exploring the creation of a blockchain-based voting and ballot counting system. The project will analyze the application of blockchain throughout various election systems, including candidate registration, voting and ballot counting.
I just published “ICONLOOP-NEC Selected for the Project: ‘Building the Next Generation Election System’” https://t.co/66RxwayDfL
— ICON (@helloiconworld) August 21, 2018