Google Probes Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP, QuadrigaCX Faces a Judge, and Tron Prepares Big BitTorrent Token Airdrop
Google BigQuery Probes Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum
Google is using its big-data analytics tool BigQuery to probe a long list of crypto ledgers including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.
As reported by Forbes, Google data scientist Allen Day is part of a small team that’s loaded the entire Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains onto the platform for analysis. The team is also beginning to explore XRP, Litecoin, Zcash, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic and Dogecoin.
Meanwhile, an independent Danish designer named Thomas Silkjaer has been exploring the XRP ledger for weeks, and has created a series of amazing visualizations that show where the digital asset is flowing.
Embattled Crypto Exchange Meets Judge
Representatives from the Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX faced a judge in court today. They say the exchange can no longer access $190 million in customer funds due to the death of its CEO, who held the keys to the crypto assets.
According to CoinDesk, the judge in the case will grant the exchange creditor protection for 30 days. The ruling will block individuals and organizations from suing the company while it tries to recoup its customers’ losses.
Tron’s First BitTorrent Token Airdrop Approaches
Tron is gearing up to release its first airdrop of BitTorrent Token (BTT) on February 11.
The BitTorrent Foundation says it will give Tron holders 10,890,000,000 BitTorrent (BTT), which equates to about 1.1% of the total circulating supply.
For more details and updates on subsequent airdrops, check here.