From a big victory for a pro-Bitcoin and crypto presidential candidate to a new way to swap Ethereum and EOS, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin-friendly Andrew Yang just scored a crucial victory. The US presidential candidate reached a key milestone on the road to the first two debates hosted by the Democratic National Committee. On Monday morning, Yang’s contributions topped 65,000 individual donors across 20 states, making him eligible to appear at the first debate. Yang started accepting crypto as a payment option for donations in July of 2018, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and all ERC20 tokens.
We did it!!!! THANK YOU everyone who supported us to make it happen!!! 👍😀🇺🇸 First stop debates next stop White House!!! pic.twitter.com/i5XXkotffH
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) March 12, 2019
The debates will be limited to 20 candidates. Yang may join more well-known candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.
Yang is considered a long shot. His campaign got a mega boost when he appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience last month where talked about his plans to implement a universal basic income of $12,000 annually for every adult American age 18 to 64.
EOS and Ethereum
Bancor just announced a non-custodial wallet offering instant, on-chain conversions between Ethereum and EOS-based tokens with a single click. The wallet works on iOS, Android and desktop.
Bancor's new Unified Wallet is officially LIVE. For the first time ever, users can perform one-click conversions between @Ethereum & $EOS tokens without giving up possession of their #crypto. https://t.co/7nBGDN9IRE pic.twitter.com/L7YdYMGQaC
— Bancor (@Bancor) March 11, 2019
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s partnership with China’s Tsinghua University is taking off.
Ripple teamed up with the university to create a research scholarship program for graduates that will focus on blockchain, digital assets like XRP and the current state of regulations in the country.
Tsinghua University Institute for Fintech Research (@THIFR3) just launched the Blockchain Research Scholarship Program, and @ericvanm gave a keynote at the kickoff event in Beijing. @Ripple is proud to support this new initiative to develop blockchain talent in China! #UBRI pic.twitter.com/gkeaz8ihNR
— Ripple (@Ripple) March 11, 2019
in a new livestream on YouTube, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee and TokenPay CEO Derek Capo talked about their collaboration. The two companies announced a partnership in July, which includes the launch of a new decentralized exchange.
The team at Stellar is updating the platform’s logo, saying goodbye to its blue cartoon rocket ship. The new black and white logo is designed to be used as a currency symbol.
We're excited to share the new Stellar logo!
— Stellar (@StellarOrg) March 11, 2019
Tron’s latest weekly report is out, covering the team’s efforts to create anonymous transactions, develop smart contract side chains and multi-signature implementation. The report also looks at the latest on the file-sharing platform BitTorrent and a number of decentralized app (DApp) milestones.