ShapeShift CEO Drops the Mic on Bitcoin and Crypto, Plus Ethereum, Ripple and XRP, Tron, Litecoin, EOS: Crypto News Alert
From a unique take on why Bitcoin has value to an in-depth look at Ethereum 2.0, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
In a new interview with Naomi Brockwell, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees says anyone who doesn’t understand why borderless, fast, cheap and censorship-resistant cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have value should think about the freedom of email.
“One analogy I like to use is, imagine if our email system had several email providers. And whenever you sent an email to someone else, it had to be approved by the email provider. And they would actually read it, consider it, see who it’s going to, who it’s from, know the identities of both parties. and at their judgement and on their timeline, would send the message on.
No one would tolerate that, knowing an email system [exists] where anyone anonymously can send information and messages to each other for free. So why do we tolerate that with money? Money is also just information and it’s a way of humans to interact. Why do people tolerate that banks can stop their payments, judge their payments? That banks must know who it’s going to and who it’s being sent from. So it’s a big hypocrisy, and I think Bitcoin is making that hypocrisy increasingly transparent.”
In the latest edition of the Whiteboard Series from NEAR Protocol, the Ethereum Foundation’s Justin Drake dives into Ethereum 2.0 and the network’s scaling solution called sharding.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse plans to join Nasdaq reporter Jill Malandrino for a fireside chat on blockchain and digital assets at the DC Blockchain Summit. The event is set for March 6th in Washington, DC.
— Chamber of Digital Commerce (@DigitalChamber) February 21, 2019
The Litecoin community is about to reach a new milestone on Reddit. The subreddit r/Litecoin is just 25 people away from reaching 200,000 subscribers.
Effect.AI says it plans to switch from developing on the NEO blockchain to EOS, to take advantage of the network’s scalability.
The platform is working to develop a decentralized network for artificial intelligence and AI-related services on the blockchain.
Rumor finally confirmed! We're excited to announce that https://t.co/Zp35M5kT00 will build The Effect Network on EOS; a necessary step in our quest for Decentralized Artificial Intelligence. Read more: https://t.co/eOhFHNdOxS#EFX #EOS #EOSIO #EOSVC @block_one_ @Liquid_dApps
— Effect.AI (@effectaix) February 21, 2019
Tron just released its latest weekly report. This edition covers progress on the platform’s anonymous transactions, new adoption for BitTorrent Token (BTT), the latest on BitTorrent’s integration with the Tron network and more.