The Best in Crypto – 5/26/18

Bitcoin’s Falling Price Nothing More Than Perception, Or Is There Manipulation?

Analysis of the price fluctuation and factors involved (Cointelegraph).

The Blockchain Industrial Park in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou is “aiming to attract blockchain space talent by offering individuals and startups generous incentives. Highly-qualified blockchain specialists, for example, are being offered resettlement allowances of up to $490,000 and MA and PhD maintenance grants” (Cointelegraph).

A 17th Century Mansion Is Being Auctioned Off on a Blockchain

An Italian mansion built between 1580 and 1616 is being auctioned on blockchain via partnership with Beverly Hills real estate brokerage Hilton & Hyland and blockchain startup Propy (Coindesk).

CryptoKitties Charity Auction Raises $15K for Children’s Hospital

Bella’s Kitty Den, a marketplace for CryptoKitties, launched Kitties for a Cause in April 2018, and raised $15 million for the Seattle Children’s Hospital (Coindesk).

Bitcoin backlash as ‘miners’ suck up electricity, stress power grids in Central Washington

Three public utilities districts are reassessing how they deal with the surging demand, as cheap energy costs are luring digital currency entrepreneurs to central Washington (The Seattle Times).

TV just can’t seem to get bitcoin right

Discussion of TV’s impact on the many misconceptions of Bitcoin (Quartz).

How To Hedge Your Bitcoin Bet

Steps and tips on how to expand your crypto investment (Forbes).

After Last Year’s Mempool Drama, Batched Bitcoin Transactions Finally on the Rise

Description of batching, which is the most workable solution for record-high Bitcoin transaction fees (CCN).

First Bitcoin Mining Conference Hashes Over the High Cost of Energy

In New York, the first-ever crypto mining conference was held where an expert panel hashed out the implications of rapidly growing energy consumption among miners worldwide (Bitcoin Magazine).

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