From Elon Musk and Bitcoin to the long-awaited launch of crypto debit cards in the US, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of blockchain.
A new tweet about Bitcoin from entrepreneur Elon Musk just went viral.
In a response to a question about online security for Tesla owners, Musk launched a tongue-in-cheek reference to malicious Twitter scammers trying to separate people from their hard-earned cash and crypto.
Wanna buy some Bitcoin? ?? pic.twitter.com/9ZbBJ5fuVq
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2018
Update: In a twist of irony, after Musk sent out the above tweet, Twitter’s security algorithm thought his account may have been hacked, and temporarily froze his account.
Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2018
Ethereum’s open-source technology is front-and-center in a new partnership between Visa and IBM.
Visa says it will utilize the IBM Blockchain Platform, built on Ethereum, for its new blockchain-powered finance platform called B2B Connect.
The National Bank of Kuwait is reportedly getting ready to test its first transaction using Ripple’s cross-border payment solution xCurrent.
The bank, which is one of the biggest in the Middle East, will likely give the test a shot in the coming weeks, according to Crypto Briefing.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin
Wirex is bringing its crypto debit cards to the US.
The company gives users the ability to spend their crypto using Visa and MasterCard. Users will be able to buy, sell, exchange and deposit Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin into their Wirex wallets. They can then convert their crypto to USD, load it onto their prepaid card and spend it anywhere Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
?? We will soon be launching Wirex prepaid cards in the USA! ??
For the first time, US-based Wirex users will be able to instantly buy and convert #XRP #BTC #LTC #ETH into USD – letting you spend your digital tokens seamlessly in everyday life.
— Wirex (@wirexapp) October 22, 2018
Tron just released a new update covering the latest progress on the platform, from technical achievements to community activities.
VeChain has launched the fourth episode in its new web series on VeChain’s tech on the hardware, blockchain core, software and application features of the platform.
The series looks at the platform’s built-in features for developers, as well as hardware devices.