Bitcoin and cryptocurrency roundup: 2 February 2018

Andrew Munro 2 February 2018

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What's going on?

The cryptocurrency market continues to crash. Speculators are, like, super unimpressed.

But the Ripple CEO hits back at doubters, FedEx leans into the blockchain, Taipei falls in love with IOTA and Venezuela drops the hotly anticipated national Petro Dollar whitepaper.



1. Crypto Bloodbath Part IX – The Unnecessary Sequel

This unimpressive sequel leaves viewers unable to look away, yet thoroughly dissatisfied.

Tether has a starring role despite testing poorly among audiences, although a new generation of asset-backed stablecoins may be coming in to steal the spotlight.

2. I am Ripple you are glue

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse might be the least impartial person on the entire planet to comment on the coin's future and hit back at the XRP doubters.

But that doesn't necessarily mean his arguments should be discarded.

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Blockchains and logistics networks go together like chocolate and peanut butter. A pairing which, incidentally, is only possible thanks to extraordinarily complicated global logistics networks.

FedEx has plans to taste test the blockchain and find out for itself.

4. Taipei is getting all tangled up

Once you go directed acrylic graph you don't go back.

IOTA showed off its assets, and Taiwan liked what it saw.

5. Venezuela turns the key on Petro Dollar

Venezuela revs the PD engine with the release of its whitepaper, revealing some key technical details and answering some widely asked questions.


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