From a multi-million dollar Bitcoin whale to Ethereum 2.0 and a unique new way to buy XRP, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Whales are on the move in the wake of this week’s disruption in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets, raising questions about potential big-time players buying the dip.
The biggest whale on record this week moved about $618 million worth of Bitcoin from Binance to an unknown wallet, according to WhaleWatch.io.
109,234 $BTC ($618,182,514.50 USD) transferred from #Binance-wallet to Unknown wallet Tx:https://t.co/7WReUnOzJG
— WhaleWatch.io (@whalewatchio) November 15, 2018
A new interview with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and fellow developers from Devcon4 in Prague just hit the net.
The discussion is focused on the basics of Ethereum 2.0 and the improvements that are set to launch on the blockchain in the coming years.
Ripple has released a new overview of its relationship with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and how the financial institution plans to use Ripple’s technology to “make remittances faster, easier and more affordable.”
Meanwhile, the fiat-to-XRP platform XRParrot has officially launched. The web portal allows users in Europe to turn cash into crypto without using an exchange.
You can find out more about the platform here.
Binance says it has distributed Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV) to its customers, following the fork of Bitcoin Cash.
The leading crypto exchange says trading will open in a matter of hours, with both coins paired with Bitcoin and Tether.
Tron is working to bring developers over to its new blockchain.
The platform just released a new guide detailing how to build and configure DApps on the network.
Serg Metelin, the head of developer relations at Block.one, just released a new op-ed on blockchain’s role in the future of data security. The piece also highlights the winning DApps at the recent EOS Hackathon.
“Winning projects included a device that prevents smart contracts from interacting with blacklisted actors, a ‘smart’ bank account, an app that simplifies credit-checking by taking it out of the hands of third-party providers, and another that incentivizes individuals to donate genomics data in a secure, anonymized way.
As these ideas illustrate, a world bolstered by Blockchain technology heralds a re-engineered digital landscape in which security and transparency are integral. In the short to medium term, leaks, cyber-attacks and mismanagement of data are likely to intensify, making it all the more urgent that privacy and security issues are addressed.”
BNB enthusiast TarantuloTV has created a new list on Medium that showcases growing use cases for Binance Coin.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has committed to shamelessly shilling any project that adopts BNB.
The IOTA Foundation is on a public relations blitz – introducing its team at a rapid speed.
In the last few days, the Foundation has announced five of its team members on Medium.
• Welcome Dany Shaanan to the IOTA Foundation
• Welcome Wolfgang Welz to IOTA Foundation
• Welcome Luigi Vigneri to the IOTA Foundation
• Welcome William Sanders to the IOTA Foundation
• Welcome Andreas Penzkofer to the IOTA Foundation