Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 30 April 2018

Posted: 30 April 2018 6:49 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Mt Gox rumbling, Monero for UNICEF, Bermuda's big step, crypto street flippening, Russia's dreaming and bitcoin analysis.

1. Thar she blows

One of nature's most majestic creatures, the bitcoin whale, has been spotted mid-migration.

Lore holds that it's an omen of ill fortune.

2. Why mine crypto when you could mine a difference?

Monero is the chosen coin of criminals, North Korea and illicit hackers.

It's also the choice of UNICEF, thanks to its easy and profitable CPU mining. Now you can donate computing power to UNICEF in lieu of money.

3. Once more into the breach

Bermuda has gone where no country has gone before.

Its planned comprehensive cryptocurrency regulations are something else.

4. The whiff of Wall Street

Smelling greener grass on the other side of the fence, and an unusual amount of brown grass on theirs, a lot of top talent is leaving Wall Street for cryptoland.

5. The world's least-sneaky spies

Apparently some Russian spies showed up at last year's blockchain ISO standards meeting and livened up that snoozefest by announcing that Russia would be taking control of the blockchain.

Weird, right.

6. Bitcoin price analysis: Deja vu edition

Bitcoin price analysis: Deja vu edition.

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

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