Bitcoin and cryptocurrency roundup: 15 March 2018

Posted: 15 March 2018 6:26 pm
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What happened to cryptocurrency today?

The blockchain gaming revolution, the USA's regulatory trouble, ShareRing, Aussie bitcoin tax scam and Coinbase in the UK.

1. Get your blockgame on

Gamers have a lot of reasons to like blockchain technology, and gaming companies know it and want to embrace it. For instance:

2. Do you really need 50 states? How many do you use on a regular basis?

The USA is a regulatory dog's breakfast. It's killing innovation and harming consumers.

The problem isn't that there's too much regulation, it's that the scraps that exist form an incoherent mess as far as cryptocurrency is concerned.

3. The next Amazon of Uber

Melbourne startup ShareRing has an ambitious goal, which could very accurately and only semi-ironically be described as becoming the Amazon of Uber.

4. Get those numbers up

Stop trying to send the ATO your bitcoin. It doesn't want your bitcoin any more than it wants tax debt paid with iTunes gift cards.

If you insist on sending bitcoin to the ATO, you are encouraged to report it afterwards and make sure it counts towards Australia's score. At only $50,000 lost to this stupid scam Australia's trailing behind Canada, the USA and others.

5. They're not there for the weather

Crypto giant Coinbase has landed in the UK with big plans and a heavy impact.

Coinbase UK CEO has confirmed that it's there for the talent and customers, rather than the food and climate.

6. Blockpass it on

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

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