From a surprising Bitcoin owner to new adoption for Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
In a viral tweet, Morgan Creek Digital founder Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano calls out Bitcoin and crypto critic Peter Schiff, saying the veteran stockbroker and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital owns BTC.
The vocal Bitcoin hater @PeterSchiff recently admitted that he actually does own some Bitcoin.
Never listen to what they say, always watch what they do with their money!
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) July 5, 2019
Schiff, who has bashed Bitcoin as an elaborate pump-and-dump scheme for suckers, quickly replied to the tweet. After admitting he holds $100 in BTC that was given to him as a gift, Pomp asked for Schiff’s Bitcoin address to send him some more of the world’s leading cryptocurrency. Schiff obliged, triggering a wave of Bitcoin donations to his wallet.
At time of publishing, Schiff now has $2,161 worth of BTC.
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) July 5, 2019
Ripple and XRP
A speech on the future of cross border payments from Ripple’s manager of business development, Cassie Craddock, is now online.
Craddock talks about the need for improvements in global remittances and Ripple’s strategy to help banks and financial institutions settle transactions in real time using its messaging system xCurrent and its XRP-powered payment solution xRapid.
Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash
The Giving Block, an organization dedicated to helping non-profits accept cryptocurrency, says the Dementia Society of America (DSA) is now accepting Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, in addition to Bitcoin.
The DSA plans to hold onto at least 51% of its crypto donations for at least six months and convert the rest to cash to help pay for immediate needs.
Please welcome the newest TGB community member – @DementiaOrg
Dementia Society of America has been investing in crypto since 2016. Now, they're working with us to double down on crypto fundraising and find partners.
— The Giving Block (@TheGivingBlock) July 4, 2019
The Stellar Development Foundation’s head of partnerships, Lisa Nestor, says the organization is working in countries around the world to boost the Stellar ecosystem.
In a new interview with Crypto Briefing, Nestor says some of the Foundation’s most successful efforts so far are in South America and Africa.
“In Nigeria, in Brazil and Mexico, there is a basket of companies that have the capacity to provide really good, local currency deposit and withdrawal services into the Stellar ecosystem. And, though those companies might not be as big of a brand name as IBM, they’re really, really important to get the network to where it needs to be. That means a lot of slow, methodical, one-by-one discussions, but I think it’s critical.”
The latest report on Tron’s decentralized app ecosystem is out.
The report covers a number of new DApps on the network including the gaming platforms Tron Up and G.Game.