ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin just bet more than half a million dollars that Ethereum will be going strong in four years. Settling the terms of the bet between Lubin and Bitcoin missionary Jimmy Song on Ethereum’s success or failure took a year—it was made onstage at Consensus 2018—but it’s done.
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.
The fortuitous appearance of a member of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Strategy Team on the schedule for Columbia University’s LedgerFest conference on February 15th motivated us to duck out early from a different conference in midtown and make the trek up to Morningside Heights.
Billion-dollar cryptocurrency hacks get a lot of publicity, but customers of one Canadian exchange are finding out the hard way that there’s such a thing as too much security.