Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple and XRP, IOTA, AION
From Bitcoin’s 1% to a trippy new way to track Ethereum transactions, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Former Google product director Steve Lee is offering a new take on why it’s still early days for Bitcoin. According to Lee, if you own a relatively small amount of Bitcoin, you’re guaranteed to be in a unique club that only 1% of the world’s population can ever enter.
If you own 0.28 BTC and HODL, you can be certain no more than 1% of the current world's population can EVER own more BTC than you. A modest investment of $1,830 today can ensure you are a 1%er in a future Bitcoin world. https://t.co/9k3XZa09Yo
— Steve Lee (@moneyball) October 2, 2018
This math is based on the fixed supply of Bitcoin, which is set to ultimately create only about 21 million coins.
A trippy new website can turn your Ethereum wallet transactions into sound.
Tokenville Radio lets you type in any Ethereum address to hear a digital audio translation of that wallet’s activity.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says after talking with hundreds of leaders at financial institutions around the world, Ripple has a solid perspective on just how many are interested in blockchain.
According to Garlinghouse, 75% of “payment pros” are looking into how they can take advantage of crypto.
We talked to nearly 700 payments pros in 22 countries around the world. 75% are strongly interested in digital assets for settlement. The trend is the industry’s friend! https://t.co/OhoSrBNYcq
— Brad Garlinghouse (@bgarlinghouse) October 2, 2018
CEX.IO is listing Litecoin (LTC) trading pairs.
The cryptocurrency exchange stopped Litecoin support back in 2017 to focus on other upgrades, but now LTC is back by popular demand following significant interest from CEX customers.
Are you ready for the new market on https://t.co/OPoleqNuJO?
We have awesome news. Litecoin will be listed on https://t.co/OPoleqNuJO! Soon, you’ll be able to trade LTC/BTC and LTC/USD on https://t.co/OPoleqNuJO. https://t.co/GoEvKADgt0
— CEX.IO (@cex_io) October 2, 2018
Bitpanda, one of Europe’s leading retail exchanges for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, is now one of the first companies to use IOTA Hub in a production environment.
IOTA Hub is a simplified token management system that allows exchanges and other enterprises to integrate IOTA more easily, with full support taking place within weeks instead of months.
We’re happy to announce the full wallet integration of @iotatoken on Bitpanda! We worked closely with the #IOTA Foundation and Bitpanda is one of the first companies to use IOTA Hub. Read more about the integration on the blog: https://t.co/RYsWpDfe2c #bitpanda $MIOTA pic.twitter.com/X4MG2c71Jy
— Bitpanda (@bitpanda) October 2, 2018
The hardware wallet leader Ledger has added AION to its flagship product, the Nano S.
According to a new post on Medium, “AION Coin holders can benefit from the added security of holding their cryptographic private keys in Ledger’s industry-leading solutions.”