• A very sloppy way to hold currencies is to pile them all like this (via Pixabay).
    Cryptocurrencies

    eToro launches exchange, stablecoins

    Social trading and brokerage company eToro’s blockchain division, eToroX, announced the launch of a cryptocurrency exchange and the release of eight stablecoins on April 16. The exchange will initially list six cryptocurrencies including the top five by market capitalization: bitcoin, ether, XRP, bitcoin cash, and litecoin, as well as 13th-ranked dash.

  • Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Litecoin,  Ripple,  XRP

    Cryptocurrency markets get a big slap in the face

    The world’s crypto markets took a collective dive, and it all started while you were sleeping. The cross-currency crash began just after 4 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, and it touched every token you can name. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is barely above $6,000. Ether is down 23 percent to $220. Bitcoin Cash, XRP, and Litecoin all took substantive hits. Even DogeCoin is down. Where Tuesday’s crypto market capitalization was around $240 billion, it was about $217 billion less than 24 hours later. So what’s the deal? There are two pieces of information to help us understand this drop. First, Goldman Sachs has downplayed its plans to…

  • RIP ETH?
    Alt coins,  Ethereum,  Innovators

    Ether’s $0 destiny: Could it really happen?

    A blockchain wonk has gone pundit in a TechCrunch article, predicting that Ethereum’s ETH asset will eventually crash to zero forever. In an unexpected twist, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin mostly agrees. Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin Core contributor who’s lately advising Stellar, launched a public critique of Ethereum and how it operates, calling for the network’s cryptocurrency to ultimately be worthless. He draws a clear distinction between the technology that powers the Ethereum network and the digital asset that represents value moving through it. The kernel of his “ETH to zero” argument revolves around network scalability and security issues that will hold Ethereum back as competitors move ahead. Rubin also invokes…