Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 12 April 2018

Posted: 12 April 2018 6:00 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Ripple's diversity, JP Morgan getting sued, Caribbean crypto, eUSD stablecoin, crypto Agtech.



1. Variety when the strife is rife

Cryptocurrency isn't just for individuals to cut out banks. It has also opened the door to a disruption in money transfers by many tech companies.

Ripple is one of the biggest on the block, but as competition heats up it looks to diversify.

2. An ex-gruntled ex-customer

JP Morgan is getting sued for abruptly charging cash advances on cryptocurrency purchases.

And for doing so without telling its customers first.

3. A vacation from real money

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is exploring the possibilities of cryptocurrency payments in the region.

There might be some sound economic reasons for the interest.

4. "Havven you heard?"

"Nomin. Heard what?"

The eUSD stablecoin system has gone live with Ether.

5. Grain, but on the blockchain

Australian agtech startup BlockGrain was one of the first to market. You can tell because they managed to get the name "BlockGrain" before it was taken.

It has rolled through several initial funding rounds, but still has a ways to go.


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

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