Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up: 5 April 2018

Posted: 5 April 2018 6:51 pm
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What's happening in cryptocurrency?

Ripple's offers, stalled bitcoin for tax legislation, demystified crypto, Finney manufacturing plans and Verge's big day.

1. Slip a million across the table

Ripple can't buy love from exchanges, but it's not for lack of trying.

Sources say it has been offering money but is still unable to convince Gemini and Coinbase to list XRP.

2. Might as well pay taxes with gift cards

The bill proposing to let residents pay taxes with bitcoin hasn't gone very far or fast.

The sponsor attributes it to a lack of understanding.

3. Defogging the cryptosphere

Complicated technology, complicated financials, simple explanations.

A new breed of startup advisors is tackling crypto's complexity.

4. The future calls

The world's first blockchain smartphone is progressing apace.

New manufacturing deals are pulling Sirin Labs' Finney together.

5. Verge had a no good very bad day

The Verge network paid out millions an involuntary bug bounty today. That is to say, it was hacked.

But this one was an especially fascinating and potentially historic 51% hack attack.

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

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