Crypto Update: Ethereum Upgrade Resets, XRP Base Pairs Expand, and eToro CEO Calls Out Tron’s ‘Smart Move’
Ethereum developers have set a new target launch date for the long-awaited update Constantinople.
The upgrade was initially set for Wednesday, but was delayed due to a security issue discovered by the smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity. According to developer Péter Szilágyi, the new launch date is set for February 27th.
Seems we're going with block 7.28M for the #Ethereum Constantinople refork scheduled for the 27th of February! Will be a single fork on mainnet and a post-Constantinople-fixup fork on the testnets to get them back in line feature wise with the main network.
— Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) January 18, 2019
The Singapore-based crypto exchange Bitrue is expanding its use of XRP as a base pair at a rapid rate.
In the last 24 hours, the exchange has paired EOS, NEM and Polymath with XRP. In all, 29 coins on the platform are now tied to XRP.
One more 🌊🌊🌊🥳🎉before we're heading into a fantastic weekend!💞🙌
POLY @PolymathNetwork has been listed @BitrueOfficial $POLY/ $XRP$POLY/ $BTC
Pairs are live for trading now, and that brings us to 29 XRP pairs! 👇https://t.co/7v8xcRETgxhttps://t.co/s8JW2JG1FQ pic.twitter.com/IYN1aI4wz1
— Bitrue (@BitrueOfficial) January 18, 2019
The CEO of eToro says he’s impressed with Tron’s plans to expand the file sharing company BitTorrent.
BitTorrent will integrate a new Tron-based token called BTT and use it to reward users who share files on the platform.
CEO Johnathan ‘Yoni’ Alexander Assia says he likes the token economics and may consider buying BTT, which will be up for sale on Binance Launchpad. BTT is set for release by July of this year.
This is BIG, an ICO for @BitTorrent with 100M users and nice concept for token economics – lead by @Tronfoundation who bought @BitTorrent and partnering with @binance . I promised myself I wont invest in any ICOs for a while, but its interesting… smart move from $TRX… #myidea https://t.co/VVrEBWqxBY
— Yoni Assia (@yoniassia) January 17, 2019