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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 20 April 2018

Posted: 20 April 2018 6:31 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Pranks on the blockchain, IBM moving in, Ripple on SWIFT, BCH does its thing and a strong signal.



1. It was just a prank... on the blockchain!

Hah, you thought I was going to run off with $50 million just because it looked like I was going to run off with $50 million.

Haha, look at all these death threats. Ahaha, a complete loss of investor confidence. Instant classic.

2. That's how you do it in Batavia

How? Efficiently.

IBM's Batavia blockchain system for global trade has been successfully used for live transactions.

3. Hey, SWIFT, there's something on your shirt

Gotcha!

To paraphrase Ripple's take on the prospects of a partnership with the SWIFT network.

4. The biggest, hugest block size scales goodly

Bitcoin Cash is going up to 32MB block size.

Did they lose a bet or something?

5. Indications indicate running the same riff will turn you around

Bitcoin prices are paved with disappointed analysts, but there's room for cautious optimism in the latest market outlook, say cryptocurrency market analysts Simon & Garfunkel.

Make of it what you will.


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

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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