Tech, Week 20 '18

Minor and major recent milestones in Top-50 coins and tokens, except for meetups and hackatons.

JP Morgan Launches Cryptocurrency Strategy

JP Morgan is taking cryptocurrencies seriously by appointing London-based fintech head Oliver Harris to create a cryptocurrency strategy for the company, revealed on May 18.

Purse.io Adds Native BCH Support and Launches ‘Bcash’

On Friday, May 18, Purse.io, the company that enables up to 20 percent savings when users shop on Amazon with Bitcoin Core (BTC), announced its’ native support of Bitcoin Cash. Now users spending Bitcoin Cash can get the same services the firm has been offering since 2014. Additionally, Purse has revealed its own Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Javascript library for node.js called ‘bcash.’

Mercuriex to launch on May 21st with BTC/LTC trading pair

Mercuriex, a US based cryptocurrency exchange launching on May 21. The initial trading pair will be BTC/LTC, with IOTA to be added soon after.

Tether prints 250,000,000 USDT

Tether is printing large batches of USDT, this time around it is 250,000,000 USDT in one go. The last print was March 20, 2018, 18:51:15 UTC of 300,000,000 USDT.

Blockstack Launches Decentralized Applications Store

The project that’s building a network for decentralized applications layer for the Internet, Blockstack, has announced the launch of a new universal Dapp (decentralized application) store called App.co. The aggregated list of roughly 138 ecosystem-wide applications that offer utility by harnessing the benefits of decentralized technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, IPFS, Zeronet and more.

Openbazaar Enables Decentralized Peer-To-Peer Trading of 44 Cryptocurrencies

Peer-to-peer e-commerce platform Openbazaar’s development team, OB1, announced this week that fully decentralized, fee-free cryptocurrency trading is now available on the platform with the release of Openbazaar version 2.20.

Binance Delays TrueUSD Launch Due To ‘Popular Demand’ And Liquidity Concerns

Binance will no longer be launching TrueUSD (TUSD) trading on Friday, May 18, at 4:00 am UTC, as was originally planned. Instead, the hugely popular cryptocurrency exchange will start offering TUSD trading on May 22, at 4:00 am UTC.

Börse Stuttgart Launches Crypto Trading Platform

Börse Stuttgart is currently handling over $100 billion dollars (€83 billion) in trading volume, and it has decided to offer cryptocurrency trading services. The platform is known as Bison and will allow individuals to trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC). The company has also explained that they will be offering more virtual currencies in the future.

Litecoin (LTC) Becomes Compatible With The Blocknet Protocol And Prepares For Gemini Listing

Litecoin (LTC) is now compatible with the Blocknet Protocol. Thus, the process of converting one crypto to other is expected to become easier. The cryptocurrency has also been listed on Gemini exchange.

Augur’s contracts to be deployed to Ethereum (ETH) network

Augur being an open-source decentralized platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, caters to the prediction market and are looking forward to launching smart contracts on the Ethereum’s Mainnet on July 9.

Coinbase Aims To Obtain Banking Licenses

Coinbase is now intent on learning how to obtain banking licenses. The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to undisclosed sources, the exchange held conversations with officials from the U.S Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in early 2018.

VeChain (VEN) Announces First ICO On Its VeChainThor Platform

The Plair project intends on using the VET platform to launch its own ICO that starts on May, 25.

5 Major MainNet Launches To Mark On Your Calendar (TRX, EOS, ZIL, VEN, ADA)

There is the Tron (TRX) Mainnet that is scheduled for release on May 31. The second project is EOS (EOS). The exact date is the subject of plenty of speculation on the web with some crypto fans saying it is either the 2nd or the 3rd of June. Zilliqa MainNet will be released in Q3, exact date is yet to be announced. ADA MainNet will be released sometime in Q2 and Q3 this year.

EOS all set for the Public release of EOSIO 1.0 in June

EOSIO Dawn was focused on the stability of the core platform, but over the next month, they will be working on the final system contract that implements skating, voting, and governance mechanics. This way they will also be finalizing their token standard. EOS Team is all set for a high-quality public release of EOSIO 1.0 in June.

Coincheck to delist Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and DASH

Coincheck, the digital asset exchange platform based in Japan announced that Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH) will be removed from the platform. Along with these privacy coins, Augur (REP) will also be delisted in the month of June. Coins that are existing even after June 18 will be sold at the market price and converted to Japanese Yen (JPY) and credited to the customer.

Unilever Owned Schmidt’s Naturals Adds Bitcoin Payment Support

Schmidt’s Naturals, the globally renowned brand for personal care products, has decided to hop in on the crypto bandwagon. Starting May 14, 2018, the Unilever-owned company began accepting bitcoin payments on its online store.

BTC

5,534 USD
-2.13%

ETH

173.52 USD
-4.05%

DASH

137.24 USD
-3.66%

XMR

86.89 USD
-3.01%

LTC

41.71 USD
-4.64%

BCH

361.14 USD
-8.23%

TRX

0.01885 USD
-4.70%

USDT

0.9853 USD
1.37%

ADA

0.05969 USD
-5.19%

VET

0.007582 USD
-4.20%

ZIL

0.02584 USD
-3.71%

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