Bitcoin and cryptocurrency roundup: 15 February 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Lon Wong of NEM on the long road ahead
- Ethereum price breaks all time high of US$1,448
- Ethereum price: Massive slide as market faces bearish pressure
- Ethereum 2.0: Roadmap, timeline and implications
- Bitcoin falls to US$34,000 as confidence in money markets improves with the Biden inauguration
- Bitcoin price lags while regulators raise fears and banks grapple
Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VEN, XLM, NANO, SALT