From Bitcoin’s reign as the leading digital asset to a new Litecoin upgrade, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
In a new interview with Bloomberg, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz says the battle for the ultimate store of value in cryptocurrency is already over, and Bitcoin has won.
“Yes. It’s won that bucket. It’s won the bucket of store of value. Not as a currency, but as a store of value. It’s won. And all the other cryptos, just like the other 113 elements on the periodic table, have to prove use case, have to be valuable because people use them.”
According to Novogratz, the debate on whether Bitcoin will be widely used to make purchases is irrelevant, because BTC is digital gold.
“You can’t buy anything with gold. What have you bought with gold in your whole life? Nothing. Maybe you get a gold coin and you save it. Bitcoin is a store of value. The Incas and the Aztecs thought gold came from God. That’s why it was a store of value. There’s something magic that happened.
It’s not the code. Me and you could take the code of Bitcoin, it’s transparent, and we could launch it tomorrow and call it Schatzker coin. And it would be worth bupkus. But Bitcoin’s worth $100 billion. It’s the social construct that makes it worth $100 billion. And it’s hard to repeat that. And so, it’s pretty frickin’ cool.”
After a recent visit to Silicon Valley, Novogratz says he’s as bullish on Bitcoin and the future of crypto as ever.
“And now I see people all believing it. And so it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy in lots of ways. And so Bitcoin – I feel better about Bitcoin today than I have at any time in my career. The rest of the space – I was just out in San Francisco. The locus of this space is moving back around San Francisco and Silicon Valley. And I went to five different VC/hedge funds. Each of them had some boy genius between 19 and 23 that had worked at the NSA or graduated high school when they were 12. And I was thinking to myself, this space is pulling in the smartest kids of their generation. It’s pulling in great entrepreneurs who are my age, people like Abigail Johnson and Ross Stevens. And it’s pulling in this young technical talent. And so I think it’s a bullish environment.”
The popular Ethereum wallet MyCrypto is pushing to play an integral role in the development of the network.
The company says it’s now part of the Ethereum 2.0 testnet, doing its part to help validate transactions.
— beta.mycrypto.com (@MyCrypto) May 8, 2019
Ripple and XRP
Crypto enthusiast Hodor has published an overview of a number of recent developments for Ripple and XRP, including the launch of Coil’s monetization platform.
The 𝐂𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 is live! I analyze Coil's potential impact & cover the latest news about XRP in today's blog:https://t.co/h397Bnd6YL@Ripple @bgarlinghouse @haydentiff @JoelKatz @justmoon @nbougalis @XRPLLabs @xrp_co @XRPMedia @Coil
— Hodor (@Hodor) May 8, 2019
Litecoin has launched a new network upgrade.
The update dramatically lowers standard fees on the network, reducing the minimum transaction cost from 0.001 LTC to 0.0001 LTC.
Litecoin Core v0.17.1 released! All users are advised to upgrade.https://t.co/0Z5fBzdEDM
— Litecoin Project (@LitecoinProject) May 7, 2019
The Stellar Development Foundation is hosting an ask-me-anything and is now taking questions from the community.
You can ask the team at Stellar anything you like via Reddit.
Tron is gearing up to release its fourth airdrop of BitTorrent Token (BTT).
The BitTorrent Foundation says it will disperse 990,000,000 BTT among Tron hodlers on May 11th.
Are you ready for our fourth #airdrop? ☄️ On May 11th at 00:00 UTC we will reward TRON $TRX holders with 990,000,000 $BTT. Learn more about our airdrop program, and the exchanges & wallets supporting it! https://t.co/kFTnkIGHwv
— BitTorrent Inc. (@BitTorrent) May 8, 2019