The Best in Crypto – 4/25/18

Bitcoin is the Greatest Scam in History 

In the words of founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital, Bitcoin is a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” (Recode).

Reuters Survey: At Least 56 Finance Firms Will Enter Crypto in the Next 6 Months

In a survey of 400 undisclosed businesses, 22 percent will start buying and selling digital tokens (Cointelegraph).

Chinese Police Seize 600 Computers Used to Mine BTC in Tianjin

Local police call it “the largest power theft in years” (Cointelegraph).

Two Big Crypto Startups Are Out to Build One Universal Wallet

Blockstack and ShapeShift are offering $50,000 to the developer(s) that make the best open-sourced crypto wallet (Coindesk).

Arizona’s Crypto Tax Payments Bill Clears Hurdle

A key committee in Arizona’s House of Representatives has cleared the way for cryptocurrency to be accepted as payment for state taxes (Coindesk).

Nasdaq is Open to Becoming Cryptocurrency Exchange, CEO Says 

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman says Nasdaq would consider becoming a digital currency exchange once regulation has smoothed out and the space “matures” (CNBC).

To Catch Bad Actors, Winklevosses’ Bitcoin Exchange Teams Up With Nasdaq 

To defend itself from market manipulation, Cameron and Tyler WInklevosses’ exchange Gemini teamed up with Nasdaq Inc, showing hope for a safer future in the industry (Wall Street Journal).

Why an Investor is Predicting Bitcoin Could Hit $700,000

For the first time in 23 years, the stage at the annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York was used for digital currency (Bitcoin), thanks to John Pfeffer of Pfeffer Capital (Fortune).

Bitcoin Surpasses $9,400 as Bullish Sentiment Wins Out

Up 46 percent since April 1st, and it keeps growing (Forbes).

‘Bitcoin’ Was the 9th Most Read Article on Wikipedia in 2017

With over 15 million views, it beat Wonder Woman, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Elon Musk (Hard Fork).

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