Author: Iowa Blockchain

Weekly Roundup: February 1, 2019

Inflated market caps, licenses, and ICOs are still going strong (for some). Here’s your February kickoff weekly roundup!   XRP market cap may be overstated, by billions https://www.coindesk.com/xrp-market-cap-may-be-overstated-by-billions-messari-report-estimates Robinhood receives license to serve cryptocurrency traders https://www.ccn.com/empire-state-of-mind-robinhood-wins-new-yorks-coveted-bitlicense-will-now-serve-crypto-traders/ 20% of all bitcoin nodes are currently in Germany https://www.chepicap.com/en/news/6858/one-fifth-of-all-bitcoin-btc-nodes-are-run-from-germany.html Ethereum wallet may come pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy https://smartereum.com/46956/ethereum-wallet-ethereum-wallet-may-be-installed-in-samsung-galaxy-s10-as-eth-trades-bearish-against-the-usd-ethereum-news-today/ Wall Street wants blockchain, not bitcoin and cryptocurrency (Davos) https://ethereumworldnews.com/wall-street-davos-want-blockchain-not-bitcoin-crypto/ Bittorrent ICO is successful (and quick) https://bitcoinist.com/bittorrent-ico-raises-7-1m-in-15-minutes/            ...

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Weekly Roundup: January 25, 2019

Updates delayed, get your bitcoin at Walmart and other Coinstar locations, and there’s always a new platform for money launderers. That about sums up this past week in the blockchain and crypto space! Bitcoin miners continue to search for the best regions—including Mongolia https://bitcoinist.com/mongolia-1000-bitcoin-miners-2019/ Fortnite laundering drives traffic away from laundering with Bitcoin https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/01/17/anti-bitcoin-narrative-flawed-fortnite-vbucks-money-laundering/ How blockchain technologies will improve securities markets https://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2019/01/18/how-blockchain-technology-will-improve-securities-markets/#12c499435e44 Ethereum update will now take place in late February https://mashable.com/article/ethereum-constantinople-february-27/#3gZqjDViWsqm Coinstar kiosks to begin selling bitcoin https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/coinstar-machines-bitcoin-cash/ Buterin and Sun dispute https://smartereum.com/46859/ethereum-latest-update-vitalik-buterin-comes-for-justin-sun-following-suns-shades-at-ethereum-justin-sun-vs-vitalik-buterin/ Ripple teams up with Chinese university https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-teams-up-with-chinese-university-for-blockchain-research-program            ...

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Weekly Roundup: January 18, 2019

Ethereum updates? Nope, there won’t be any of that…at least for a little while longer!   NASA publishes proposal for air traffic management blockchain application https://cointelegraph.com/news/nasa-publishes-proposal-for-air-traffic-management-blockchain-based-on-hyperledger Most bitcoins haven’t been moved in over a year https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/01/10/bitcoin-supply-lost-forever/ Ethereum update is delayed, due to security issues https://mashable.com/article/ethereum-constantinople-delayed/#MpyS5xa2Piqb Lottery ticket purchasers spend more than the btc market cap https://bitcoinist.com/lottery-tickets-bitcoin-risk-market-cap/ Ford launches blockchain pilot with IBM, for ethically sourcing materials https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2019/01/16/ford-motor-company-launches-blockchain-pilot-on-ibm-platform-to-ensure-ethical-sourcing-of-cobalt/#38cefedc5a1d Next bitcoin block halving is less than 500 days away https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-btc-block-halving-is-66-complete-next-block-halving-in-495-days/ University professors join forces to create new digital currency https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-17/mit-stanford-academics-design-cryptocurrency-to-better-bitcoin Coinstar to launch bitcoin purchasing at kiosk locations https://www.geekwire.com/2019/can-now-buy-bitcoin-coinstar-kiosks/...

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Weekly Roundup: January 11, 2019

Market corrections. Art. Attacks. It’s been a busy past week! Cryptocurrency markets turn red https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-price-tumbles-10-as-crypto-markets-flash-red New York City opens blockchain center https://www.paymentssource.com/articles/nyc-opens-blockchain-center-staying-course-after-bitcoin-sinks?feed=00000157-2a60-dceb-aff7-bf6220c50000 Dealing art on the blockchain https://www.wired.co.uk/article/blockchain-art-dealer Ethereum update information to know https://smartereum.com/46495/ethereum-eth-maps-route-to-the-constantinople-update-and-beyond-that/  Winklevoss twins talk bullish bitcoin on AMA https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/adk0ua/we_are_cameron_and_tyler_winklevoss_cofounders_of/ Russian government will buy billions of $ worth of bitcoin soon https://ethereumworldnews.com/russia-buy-billions-usd-btc/ 51% attack problem, via Charlie Lee https://cryptonewsreview.com/litecoin-founder-on-the-51-attack-problem/ The potential repercussions from the Ethereum Classic hack https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/9/18174407/ethereum-classic-hack-51-percent-attack-double-spend-crypto        ...

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Weekly Roundup: January 4, 2019

Happy New Year! What will 2019 hold? Well, the only guarantee is…it’s Bitcoin’s 10th birthday!   Bitcoin’s 10th Birthday https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/bitcoin-10-years-of-mining-from-genesis-block-to-asic-and-beyond/ Ethereum retakes the 2nd market cap spot https://mineable.com/ethereum-eth-usd-reclaims-throne-as-second-most-valuable-cryptocurrency-heres-why/ New York creates Blockchain Study Task Force https://www.coindesk.com/new-york-forms-blockchain-study-task-force-hints-at-bitlicense-update 12 more companies adopting Ripple platform https://dailyhodl.com/2019/01/02/confirmed-12-companies-adopting-ripples-xrp-based-payment-solution-xrapid/  Bitcoin “died” at least 90 times in 2018 https://cointelegraph.com/news/while-bitcoin-died-90-times-in-2018-there-are-almost-1000-dead-altcoins-data-shows Tony Robbins talks Bitcoin https://www.tonyrobbins.com/wealth-lifestyle/need-know-bitcoin/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Editorial&utm_content=Bitcoin      ...

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