Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 16 May 2018

Andrew Munro 16 May 2018 NEWS

What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Kaleido, MUFG and Circle stablecoins, Bitcoin Cash bigs up, UGC on the blockchain, Bing ban and Ripple price analysis.



1. The dizzying potential of Kaleido's scope

A new piece of software, now available on Amazon Marketplace for free, might be kind of a big deal.

Especially for programmers, businesses that want to use blockchain or Ethereum enthusiasts.

2. Meet somewhere in the middle

3. Echo! cho... o... o...

Bitcoin Cash has raised its block size to 32MB in order to... send transactions in business class? Leave some room for dessert?

Its blocks weren't filling up anyway, so the move should have no impact on transaction fees or speeds.

It might open the door to other applications though, and the update included other functions.

4. It's true, Bing it and see for yourself

Microsoft Bing has announced that it will be banning cryptocurrency and scammy financial product advertising.

Downloading Firefox or Chrome will now be a much safer experience.

5. Share a Coke with the blockchain

User-generated content in advertising is a great way to expose customers to wildly inappropriate material with plausible deniability.

But when it works as intended it can work extremely well, and even better with the blockchain.

Price analysis: Tearing sound edition.


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

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