The Best in Crypto – 4/4/18

Former Lead of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Arm Amber Baldet to Embark on New Venture Amber Baldet, the “regular at hacker conferences,” left her job as program lead at JPMorgan to start her own company (Cointelegraph). Google Bans Crypto Mining Extensions From Web Store After ‘90%’ Disregard Policies Platform project manager James Wagner said the pull was …

The Best in Crypto – 4/3/18

Vitalik: Ether Limit is a ‘Joke’ Worth Taking Seriously Buterin’s April Fools tweet about creating a hard cap on Ethereum was posted to see the reactions, but he adds that the idea is something worth considering (Coindesk). John McAfee Reveals He Charges $105,000 Per Promotional Cryptocurrency Tweet The software and crypto guru revealed that he …

The Best in Crypto – 4/2/18

South Korea Arrests 14 On Suspicion of Discount Bitcoin Mining  The operators were arrested for allegedly being involved with an illegal Bitcoin mining using unfairly subsidized electricity (Cointelegraph). April Fool’s Day Rundown – Nerding Out On Cryptocurrency Pranks and Jokes  List of April Fool’s day pranks in the crypto world, including Jesuscoin: “THE currency of …

The Best in Crypto – 3/31/18

South Korea: Insurance Company Denies Hacked Crypto Exchange’s Damages Claim The twice-hacked Youbit has been denied their claim of $2.8 million for last December’s alleged hack of 17 percent of their assets (Cointelegrah). Cisco Developing Confidential Communications Via Blockchain in Patent Filing  One of the worldwide leaders in IT is working on a Blockchain-based confidential …

The Best in Crypto – 3/30/18

Ripple Gives Away ‘The Largest Donation of Cryptocurrency’ To Support Public Schools  Fulfilling over 35,000 funding requests from teachers, Ripple donated $29 million of its own cryptocurrency XRP to support US public schools (Cointelegraph). China to Develop Centralized Crypto, Protects Yuan Against Non-State Digital Currency  The People’s Bank of China’s continued effort to protect the …

The Best in Crypto – 3/28/18

Australia’s Tax Office Seeks Public Feedback on Taxing Cryptocurrency The Australian Taxation Office posted a bulletin requesting input on cryptocurrency taxation obligation from the public (Cointelegraph). Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Won’t Support Venezuela’s Petro, Following US Gov’t Ban The Hong Kong-based exchange platform released a statement saying it “never had plans of backing PTR or similar …

The Best in Crypto – 3/26/18

China Filed the Most Blockchain Patents in 2017 Of the 406 patents, China file 225, US filed 19 and Australia filed 19 (Cointelegraph). Cryptocurrency and Equity Markets: Weekly Performance Overview Market performance this past week – Litecoin came out strong (Cointelegraph). Waiting Game? Why Coinbase Won’t Add New Cryptos Anytime Soon Ultimately, it comes down …

The Best in Crypto – 3/24/18

Feeling OK With Crypto Wars – Issue No. 18 Here, Goldfinger finds a couple of reasons to be optimistic about Cryptocurrencies (CEO.CA). Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Blockchain, Smart Contracts For Electronic Transactions Governor of Tennessee signed a bill authorizing the use of Blockchain and Smart Contracts for electronic transactions (Cointelegraph). Blockchain System Aims to Identify …