Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 5 July 2018

Posted: 5 July 2018 6:32 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Read about how funds are SAFU, the Turcoin Ponzi, J5, Huobi in Australia, Bitcoin Gold's post-fork and Litecoin's price analysis.

1. Funds were snafu, now are SAFU

Binance and Syscoin share a hearty post-mortem after yesterday's events.

It might not close all loose ends, but what can you do.

2. A multi-layered turducken scheme

Borrow from the quail to pay back the duck to pay back the chicken to pay back the turkey.

Turkey's so-called national cryptocurrency turned out to be a scam – allegedly.

3. IRS spearheads creation of international boy band to fight crypto tax evasion

J5 is set to be the hottest act in town, rocking the charts with hits like Mmm Nero, Bitcoin Ain't Anonymous and an on-request set of Backstreet Boys covers.

Either that or it's a new international crypto task force.

4. Huobi seeks Australian partners

A tasteless person might comment about Huobi just being in it for the visa.

Huobi's first order of business after its Australian launch is building bridges and helping crypto grow in Australia.

5. Hash something out

BTG's hash power is looking quite skinny following its anti-ASIC fork.

It was a very slimming fork, which may be worth considering next to the timing of the recent 51% attack.

Litecoin price analysis: Perspective edition

Litecoin is down under a third of its all-time high and showing a best case current scenario of at least not falling any more right now. Bullish.

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

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