The Best in Crypto – 5/19/18

Malta Partners With Blockchain Startup to Improve Public Transportation

The transport minister of Malta is improving the Malta Public Transport Service via partnership with UK blockchain startup, contributing to making Malta the “Blockchain island” (Cointelegraph).

JPMorgan Creates and Fills New Position of Head of Crypto Assets Strategy

London-based Oliver Harris will take the position that will identify and lead crypto-asset projects (Cointelegraph).

Cornell Professor Unveils ‘Simple Yet Powerful’ Consensus Protocols

Emin Gun Serir announced consensus protocols for blockchain created by a team of developers that combine “classical consensus” and “Nakamoto consensus” models (Coindesk).

Fed Governor Says ‘No Compelling Need’ for US Central Bank Crypto

Member of the board of governors at the U.S. Federal Reserve Lael Brainard fails to see the purpose or benefit of utilizing Bitcoin (Coindesk).

The Upcoming Bitcoin Hard Fork Will Be Called BitcoinZap

What you need to know about BitcoinZap (The Merkle).

Fundstrat’s Bitcoin Price Rally Prediction Fell Flat: Tom Lee Explains Why

The financial research analyst and Wall Street strategist expands on past’s prediction (CCN).

When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

Consensus 2018 showed how mainstream cryptocurrency is becoming (New York Times).

Bitcoin’s Price Drop Doesn’t Scare the Big Money

Coindesk’s conference showed the interest the financial industry has in Bitcoin and blockchain (Barron’s).

Why Coinbase’s Cryptocurrency Business Could Jump 50%

“Coinbase, the largest U.S. Bitcoin exchange, launched new professional-grade trading products for institutional investors this week, citing rising demand for cryptocurrency from smart money heavyweights” (Fortune).

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