Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 23 April 2018

Posted: 23 April 2018 7:35 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

A bigger circle, the point of regulation, movements in India, Eth hybrid specs, p2p BTC and price analysis.

1. OTC exchanges get a bigger piece of the pi

Circle Trade, the OTC branch, is now doing about $2 billion of cryptocurrency trades per month.

OTC exchanges are all around booming, regardless of price actions.

2. Making yourself useful

Regulations are most successful where they add value.

The ability to add value can be weighed alongside other benefits regulation offers.

3. India's high court is getting ringside seats

Things are heating up in India, with the high court approving a lawsuit levied against the central bank by a cryptocurrency exchange.

With approval to go forward and the ball in the RBI's court, things might come to a head eventually.

4. How the handling?

New specs have been published for the hybrid phase of Ethereum's Casper update.

They're a curious show of the blurring lines between economic and technical mechanisms in today's cryptoconomy.

5. Not taking no for an answer

Peer to peer bitcoin trading is a hydra, with heads all over the world.

And when someone tries to cut off bitcoin's head in one country, it seems to sprout more.

6. Bitcoin price analysis: Athletic edition

Running, vaulting and casual strolling are all on bitcoin's agenda.

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

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