From a sharp rally for a select group of altcoins to Tron’s big summit in San Francisco, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
As most of the crypto market moves sideways, traders are trying to figure out why a number of coins are shooting skyward.
Augur is leading the way. The decentralized betting platform is up more than 50% in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data on CoinMarketCap at time of publishing. Meanwhile, the energy ecosystem Power Ledger is up 35% on CMC.
While the recent rise of these coins, along with Loopring, Aeternity and Zilliqa, has triggered speculation on Reddit that one or more of the cryptocurrencies may soon be listed on the leading US crypto exchange Coinbase, here are the latest big developments with Augur, Power Ledger and Zilliqa.
• A new peer-to-peer prediction market built on the Augur platform just launched.
• Power Ledger was just nominated for Newsweek’s first-ever Blockchain Impact Awards.
• Zilliqa says it’s gearing up for its mainnet launch, expected to happen by the end of the month.
Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
The Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash payment processor BitPay is reporting a record year.
The company says it processed $1 billion in transactions and set a record for transaction fee revenue, adding a number of high-profile customers including Dish Networks, HackerOne and the State of Ohio.
— BitPay (@BitPay) January 16, 2019
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s senior vice president of business and corporate development Kahina Van Dyke just spoke at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Van Dyke talked with British entrepreneur Eric van der Kleij about the internet of value and the potential for crypto to reach mass adoption.
“We are building an infrastructure for global payments that will drive massive efficiency, and therefore, participation and unprecedented inclusion.” – @kahinavandyke in convo with @Ericvanderkleij at @CryptoFinCon #blockchain #CFCon19 pic.twitter.com/7scGx5YtHL
— Ripple (@Ripple) January 16, 2019
Meanwhile, XRP supporters are pushing Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao to add XRP to the new fiat-to-crypto exchange Binance Jersey.
The newly launched exchange pairs Bitcoin and Ethereum with the British pound and the euro, and is available in 58 countries.
— C3|Nik (@C3_Nik) January 16, 2019
Ethereum enthusiasts Josh Stark, Evan Van Ness and Daniel Zakrisson just wrote a year in review about the leading blockchain platform.
The post covers adoption, the shift toward decentralized finance, layer 2 solutions, the road to Ethereum 2.0 and more.
Keybase, a security app that utilizes cryptography to secure smartphones and PCs, has officially integrated Stellar (XLM).
Users can send and receive XLM to one another by entering their usernames, instead of entering lengthy wallet addresses.
You now have @StellarOrg wallet integrated in @KeybaseIO, users also have an alias with an easy and memorable address. Furthermore, you can effortlessly vote for Lumenaut Pool by going to wallet settings, set your inflation destination and receive free Lumens (XLM) every week. pic.twitter.com/EaXWCwwumx
— HUBL (@hublcrypto) January 16, 2019
Tron’s 2019 Nitron Summit starts today in San Francisco.
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, who will give a speech on Friday, is giving the event a celebrity boost. The athlete-turned-entrepreneur is expected to reveal his thoughts on crypto for the first time.
Cadano creator Charles Hoskinson just dropped one of his trademark surprise ask-me-anythings on YouTube.
Hoskinson talks about the platform’s next major release, its crypto wallet Daedalus, stake pools, CryptoKitties and more.