From the increasing scrutiny of Bitcoin to a big countdown at Ripple, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin bull Tim Draper says he didn’t predict the increased government scrutiny and regulation that hit BTC and crypto this year.
“I did not anticipate that the regulators would put a dark cloud over all this innovation. I had hoped that there would be some clear simple rules and we could then get on with it,” Draper told Forbes.
Despite increased regulation, Draper says he’s sticking by his bold BTC price forecast of $250,000 by 2022.
Ethereum and Zcash
The founder and CEO of Zcash is revealing his new take on Casper, the much anticipated proof-of-stake upgrade to the Ethereum network.
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn says impressive work from the developers involved has moved him from a skeptic to a believer in the tech.
… but now thanks to the work that all these people have done on Casper, I'm becoming convinced that it is just about ready for serious use such as making Zcash rely on it. ៚
— zooko (@zooko) September 28, 2018
Ripple and XRP
The countdown to Ripple’s 2018 Swell conference in San Francisco is underway.
The event starts on October 1st and features keynote speaker Bill Clinton, who is headlining a long list of influential speakers in finance and the blockchain industry.
VeChain and Wanchain
Trust Wallet, which was recently acquired by Binance, just added VeChain (VET) and Wanchain (WAN) to its long list of supported cryptocurrencies.
The wallet allows VeChain holders to stake their coins directly through the app.
Trust’s multicoin wallet adds support for $VET $VHTO $WAN 🎉🎉. Excited to welcome Vechain as the first staking coin on Trust! @vechainofficial and @wanchain_org great working with you guys 🍻🍻https://t.co/D9eBCdPyIk
— Trust – Crypto Wallet (@TrustWalletApp) September 27, 2018
A cool piece of crypto art posted on Reddit shows a painted mural on the wall of a Bitcoin broker’s office.
If features jealous, old-fashioned bankers printing money while watching Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin shooting into outer space.