After two board members, including the founder, stepped down, the blockchain project may finally begin, as they were replaced by two Tezos community members (Cointelegraph).
The governments of Turkey and Iran are considering developing their own digital currencies – each announced by government officials (Cointelegraph).
Frequent and high profile cases of lost Ether lead the way to proposing the controversial code EIP 867, which makes it easier to reclaim lost Ether (Coindesk).
Amid sparse details, it is said that the Venezuelan president created this to bypass financial sanctions, it gives the government control over crypto in its territory and Petro is created by a leader with a past of corruption (Coindesk).
The five reasons are the work on scaling issues, large scale and more legitimate ICOs, regulation, a lot of execution and usability, and institutional investors (CNBC).
Some scheduled forks highlighted: ZClassic/Bitcoin fork of Bitcoin private, Monero fork of MoneroV, and Ethereum Classic airdrop of Castillo (Fortune).
Known for his scholarly writings on the gold exchange standard and on the euro, historian Harold James is being critiqued on his take on Bitcoin based off of common misconceptions (Cato at Library).
The Security and Exchange Commissions has charged Bit-Funder with fraud for operating without a license – a sign that fraudulent practices are being cracked down on (The Independent).
Breakdown of Bitcoin’s value and potential (Medium: Peter McCormack).
Coinbase’s 13 million users are moving to Robinhood’s 3 million users because of free crypto trading that the latter exchange platform offers (Medium: Banyan Hill Publishing).