Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 31 July 2018

Posted: 31 July 2018 7:31 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Read about McSecurity, HTC LN implications, a Steam cryptojacker, Moroccan wind finance and the Sky Mining bailout.

1. Oi, ref! Come on!

That's a clear foul from McDonald's.

The MacCoin is very clearly a cryptocurrency and doesn't look like it passes the Howey Test.

2. Diving acron-ymto it

BTC and LTC LN on HTC.

What does it all mean? As in, what are the implications of this?

3. The 2D minimalist platformer probably just has great graphics

An alleged cryptojacker has made an appearance on the Steam stores.

Either that or it's just really poorly optimised.

4. What did Bon Jovi say when invited to buy into Soluna?

That's wild. Like, the wind?

ICOs might be an effective finance model when traditional fundraising fails.

5. Better out than in

It's particularly better when you're trying to mine crypto in Vietnam with $35 million in your pocket, even more in the hole and some violently angry investors.

The Sky Mining CEO wove his own golden parachute then bailed out.

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VET, XLM, BTC and ADA.

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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