Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up: 14 March 2018

Posted: 14 March 2018 7:27 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Here's your chance to meet the Binance decentralised exchange, hear out the International Monetary Fund on cryptocurrency, and take a look at the new DHL and Accenture blockchain partnership.

Plus, read about the weird world of Ravencoin as well as the good news about a Google ad ban and learn about NEM tokens.



1. Binance is everywhere these days.

Binance has announced a major step towards omniscience with a decentralised exchange and its own blockchain.

2. The last word, spoken too soon.

Christine Lagarde might be one of the most influential voices in global monetary policy.

Her outlook on cryptocurrency might be the final word in the space, but with coherent global regulations still a long way off, it might be more theory than practice right now.

3. Better together.

Peanut butter and chocolate, Bonnie and Clyde, DHL and Accenture, blockchain and logistics...

Some combinations just have what it takes to become instant classics.

4. Where does the three-eyed raven see this project going?

Ravencoin's namesake is Game of Thrones, and its gamesake is a fancy mining algorithm.

But is that enough to warrant its multi-million dollar investment from Overstock.com or is it fully deserving of its at-times $0 market cap?

5. And nothing of value was lost.

If there has ever been a worthwhile cryptocurrency-related paid advertisement, it's gone unnoticed, drowned out by a torrent of scams and other garbage. The exception is any finder.com.au cryptocurrency advertisements. Those are cool.

Google is outright banning all cryptocurrency related ads across the board, and that's a very good thing.

6. Is it edible?

What does it do? Whatever you want.


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

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