Before we kick off this week’s weekly roundup of blockchain news, we must ask you. Did you know there was a Blockchain Mt. Rushmore?

4 revolutionaries. 4 faces, chiseled into the side of the largest digital mountain we’ve seen in Iowa.

The good news for you is that you haven’t entirely fallen behind, because only the first face has been revealed, right here at Iowa Blockchain. Take a look.

Now, let’s jump into the top stories of the week.

 

Vitalik shares which blockchains are most capable of self-improvement

https://dailyhodl.com/2018/09/14/vitalik-buterin-drops-the-crypto-mic-on-eos-bitcoin-monero-zcash-and-ethereum/

Bitcoin continues seeing record volumes across South America

https://bitcoinist.com/not-just-venezuela-bitcoin-south-america/

Jack Ma believes blockchain needs to help create greener future

https://cointelegraph.com/news/alibabas-jack-ma-blockchain-will-be-meaningless-unless-it-helps-build-greener-future

Making sense of China’s blockchain strategy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2018/09/17/making-sense-of-chinas-grand-blockchain-strategy/#3766f4293678

Wired’s deep dive into blockchain classes at universities

https://www.wired.com/story/latest-course-catalog-trend-blockchain-101/

Bitcoin mining costs have doubled over the past 4 months

https://cryptoslate.com/bitcoin-hash-rate-doubles-in-three-months-mining-now-costlier-than-buying-one-btc/

Fidelity is jumping into crypto

https://ethereumworldnews.com/straight-from-the-ceo-fidelity-is-about-to-dip-its-toes-in-the-crypto-business/

The women making sure blockchain is inclusive

https://www.fastcompany.com/90209617/meet-the-women-who-are-making-sure-blockchain-is-inclusive