The Best in Crypto – 5/22/18

Vitalik Buterin Reportedly Pursued by Google, Asked Followers for Opinion in Deleted Poll

Buterin posted a photo of an email from Google in addition to an interactive poll, with the text, “Should I drop Ethereum and work for Google?” (Cointelegraph)

Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Customer Marketplace

The patent was filed for a blockchain-based marketplace for reselling purchased merchandise (Cointelegraph).

Australians Lost Over $2 Million to Crypto Scams Last Year

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission says it country’s consumers lost more than $2.1 million to cryptocurrency scams in 2017. More specifically, $100,000 was lost per month between January and September, and nearly $700,000 during the month of December (Coindesk).

Former OKEx Chief Joins Rival Cryptocurrency Exchange Huobi

Chris Lee, the former CEO of Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKEx, is going to be the vice president of global development in rival platform Huobi. Lee said, “I am a big believer in blockchain technology and view exchanges as the heart of the industry” (Coindesk).

Bitcoin cash is a must-own, says crypto investor Brian Kelly

The crypto trader claims a bitcoin cash development fund could give Bitcoin Cash more value and said miners are “going to take some of the rewards they get from mining and put it in a fund to build stuff on top of bitcoin cash” (CNBC).

Blockchain Is Not Only About Bitcoin

Analysis of Blockchain’s potential and uses (Entrepreneur).

Mining Company Seeks $2 Billion in Largest Ever Bitcoin IPO

The world’s second largest Bitcoin mining hardware supplier Canaan Inc plans to launch the largest Bitcoin-related IPO to date in July, with the goal of raising $2 billion (NewsBTC).

Buying a Home with Bitcoin is ‘Great Common Sense,’ According to Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran said, “It makes great common sense… I’m being very optimistic because, as a long-term play, it’s perfectly suited for real estate transactions.”

There’s a ‘decent probability’ bitcoin goes to zero, says Vanguard economist

One of Vanguard Group’s senior economist’s negative comments about Bitcoin makes it the latest market participant to doubt the cryptocurrency (MarketWatch).

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