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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up: 11 April 2018

Posted: 11 April 2018 8:26 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin bubble, good old Golem, trading terminals, Monero madness, contract concerns.

1. Double, double toil and trouble

T'was a pox on the village and resulting price spillage makes bitcoin a purulent bubble.

So goes Barclay Bank's epidemiological theory of bitcoin, at least.

2. There once was a golem in testnet

But reckoning it wasn't the best bet, GNT ran free, from plan A to plan B, hoping to find the best net.

Golem (GNT) has gone live on mainnet, marking a fairly momentous occasion in cryptocurrency.

3. Institutional trading tools

Roll out the features in spools. Blockchain Terminal BCT, wants to be easy as 1, 2, 3, provided you know the rules.

Finder took a gander at one of the first institutional trading terminals in the cryptocurrency markets.

4. Monero's catching fire

A recent fork has seemed to inspire, a sale on one side and along for the ride, four forks as a kind of spare tire.

The recent anti-ASIC Monero fork has launched one chip manufacturer into a Cryptonight ASIC miner firesale, while four new forks all now claim to be the real best Monero.

5. Smart contract AI

It's led some to ask why, and what should occur if humans demur to a robot having a try.

Smart contracts are designed for automation, which raises a whole lot of legal questions.

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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