The Best in Crypto – 4/27/18

Spanish BBVA Becomes First Global Bank to Issue Loan Using Blockchain

The Spanish multinational bank used Blockchain for every step of the process, from negotiating terms to signing (Cointelegraph).

Nasdaq CEO Says Company is ‘open’ to becoming Crypto Trading Platform When Market Matures

On Nasdaq’s potential new venture, CEO Adrena Friedman said, “It’s time, people are ready for a more regulated market, for something that provides a fair experience for investors” (Cointelegraph).

CBOE Saw its Highest-Ever Bitcoin Futures Volume Today

CBOE Options Institute senior instructor Kevin Davitt said, “Yesterday was the highest daily volume for bitcoin futures since their introduction here at CBOE nearly five months ago. The lead month May futures traded 18,210 contracts, and across the term structure a total of 19,000 bitcoin futures traded here yesterday. The previous high-volume session was January 17 with just less than 15,500 contracts traded” (Coindesk).

IBM Reimagines Proof-of-Work for Blockchain IoT

IBM has a method to ensure a network of devices can securely execute blockchain-based smart contracts, and the tech giant wants it patented (Coindesk).

Ethereum Founder Bashes Crypto News Site CoinDesk as Being ‘Recklessly Complicit in Enabling Giveaway Scams’¬†

Buterin is boycotting the upcoming CoinDesk conference due to a fraudulent link posted in one of the articles (that has since been removed) (Business Insider).

BravadoGroup and Several Other MAJOR Crypto Influencers Caught Planning Massive Pump And Dump Schemes

Screenshots and follow-up of major crypto players discussing a market “manipulation” (Steemit: Cryptomedication).

$14o million in Bitcoin Moved From Mt.Gox Wallet This Morning 

With approximately 16,000 BTC moved, there is speculation that the estate’s trustee is liquidating more coins (Coindesk).

What Will it Take for Ethereum and Ripple to Beat Bitcoin

Economics professor and author breaks down the crypto’s performance and potential (Forbes).

The Bubble Dynamics of Bitcoin

Economic correspondent Paul Solman addresses the question of Bitcoin’s value as a currency (PBS).



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