From a big Bitcoin prediction from one of the biggest crypto whales on record to a surge of interest in Litecoin, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Gemini co-founder and Bitcoin billionaire Tyler Winklevoss says he’s betting on Bitcoin hitting $15,000 if bulls can cross key resistance at $10,000.
Tyler and his brother Cameron have seen plenty of Bitcoin boom-and-bust cycles. They say they bought 1% of all BTC in existence back in 2012, when the cost was about $9 per coin.
If bitcoin breaks 10k, you can bet it’s going to break 15k…👍🏻🚀
— Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) June 19, 2019
The prediction echoes the recent forecast from Fundstrat co-founder and head of research Tom Lee, who says Bitcoin’s past market cycles indicate BTC will surge 200-400% if it can cross $10K.
A new episode of the Into the Ether podcast is out.
Alex Miller and Karl Kreder of Grid+ talk about a new scaling solution called Phonon Network that’s designed to boost the number of transactions per second on blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple just announced three new hires. The San Francisco payments startup is onboarding a new vice president of institutional markets, vice president of corporate development and a new global head of governmental relationships.
Ripple currently has a total of 64 job openings.
Delighted to welcome @bremadigan, VP of Institutional Markets and Phil Chin, VP of Corporate Development to my team @Ripple! As we continue to grow, we're fortunate to have these two experts spearheading some of @Ripple strategic efforts.
— Kahina Van Dyke (@kahinavandyke) June 19, 2019
Thrilled to welcome @Michellebond111 as @Ripple's Global Head of Governmental Relations! 15+ years of global govt relations, legal, and policy experience. Excited to have her on board as we continue to work closely with lawmakers, regulators, and partners worldwide!
— Stuart Alderoty (@s_alderoty) June 19, 2019
Global searches for Litecoin are at the highest levels since June of last year. The coin has spawned lots of mainstream initiatives from a new debit card to partnerships with UFC, K-Pop bands and pro sports league GLORY. According to Google Trends, searches for the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap hit a high between June 9th and the 15th.
Litecoin creator Charlie Lee will join Tron CEO Justin Sun at a lunch with crypto skeptic Warren Buffett on July 25th in San Francisco.
Leaders in the crypto community are coming together to support schoolchildren in Uganda. Binance for Children donated seven solar panels on behalf of the Tron Foundation.
Today @BinanceBCF delivered 7 solar panels and stationaries for 8 schools in #Masaka 🇺🇬 Uganda, presented by the #vicepresident of Uganda
On behalf of @Tronfoundation the donor of #Binanceforchildren project, @justinsuntron expressed his best wishes to the children! 👏 pic.twitter.com/u1hnrXcFJ6
— Binance Charity Foundation (@BinanceBCF) June 19, 2019