Bitcoin and cryptocurrency roundup: 15 February 2018

Andrew Munro 15 February 2018

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What's up?

Ripple's volatility by the numbers, a close look at the Havven experiment and the increasing importance of crypto skills.

Meanwhile IOTA's spreading renewable roots to Canada, a dip into the least volatile coins and a chat with NEM president Lon Wong.

1. Dang, Ripple

Finder crunched the numbers to measure crypto volatility. And would you believe it, there's a powderkeg.

Ripple in particular has been known to blow its top.

2. A maybe slightly-too-brave new world

Havven is going where no economic system has gone before.

Whether it stays there is anyone's guess, but if economic wonders of the world were a thing, Havven would probably be one of them.

3. Writing, 'rithmetic and 'rypto

Freelancers with crypto skills, and general financial skills, are increasingly in demand.

In some places, they just can't get enough.

4. First the green revolution, then the IoT revolution or maybe vice versa

IOTA might best known for making plans that elicit incredulous eyebrow movements. If the energy of those movements could be harnessed, you'd realise it wasn't worth bothering. The more conventional energy sources are still much more promising.

Unrelatedly, IOTA has partnered with Kontrol Energy to open a new office in Canada, focused on energy.

5. Ssshhh, easy there crypto, who's a good coin?

The volatile crypto markets only ever sleep with one eye open and are prone to wake up with huge price swings.

But bitcoin is actually one of the more restful cryptos around.

6. Lon Wong of NEM on the long road ahead


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Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, XRB, SALT

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