Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 10 May 2018

Posted: 10 May 2018 7:14 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Casper the friendly G, bitcoin for the apocalypse, China's cryptonundrum, evil bitcoin and weekly price analyses.

1. How can digital money be so heavy?

Because it has to carry a lot of weight.

Casper the friendly finality gadget has been released, and is a lovely example of how proof of stake works, and how Ethereum will use it.

2. Ever wondered how many beanie babies there are in bank safe deposit boxes?


Bitcoin's uber-security provider has the banks beat anyway.

3. In search of the elusive vegan steak

Public blockchains without crypto? Is it possible?

China hopes so, Korea is much less sure.

4. The evilness forecast

On a typical day bitcoin is about three times as evil as the Internet average, but on bad days it can get up to ten times as evil.

It's not super, but all things considered, it's better than one might expect. The Internet's no angel either.

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Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, BTC, NANO

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