Weekly Crypto News Roundup - 11th- 18th of January
Weekly Crypto News Roundup - 11th- 18th of January

By pheonixdown-dee | Crypto 101 | 18 Jan 2020

Every week, I will be collecting some news stories / opinion pieces that I have found to be interesting in the crypto world and condensing them down into one easily digestible article. All the article and images are taken from a news source that I like to use and an alternative to CoinTelegram called BeInCrypto

BeInCrypto is a news website founded in August 2018 that specialises in cryptographic technology, privacy, fintech, and the Internet — among other related topics. The primary goal of the website is to inject transparency into an industry rife with disingenuous reporting, unlabelled sponsored articles, and paid news masquerading as honest journalism. You can visit their website by clicking here or join their new Telegram Trading channel by clicking here. I am also part of that group and like the content they are discussing. So let's get started!


Turkish City Konya Plans to Release Its Own Cryptocurrency


Konya’s mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay recently announced that the first steps were being taken on its forthcoming ‘City Coin’ cryptocurrency project.

The Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition will be held in October 2020 in Konya, and there are plans for a major blockchain-related announcement. According to reports, Konya’s mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay plans to set into motion the beginnings of the ‘City Coin’ project. To read more click here


Telegram Token Sale Canceled on Liquid Due to Failed Mainnet Launch



The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid has canceled the token sale of Telegram’s own Gram tokens because it failed to release its mainnet. Originally announced last year, it seems that the Gram project is officially in limbo. To read more details click here.


Bitcoin SV Daily Volume Nearly Topping Market Cap Shows Something Is Amiss



Bitcoin SV, the product of a second civil war between Bitcoin Cash advocates, has been in the news over the past few days as the coin first briefly flipped its rival Bitcoin Cash. To visit the article, click here


Bitcoin Outperformed by Mysterious Precious Metal With 220% Gains in 2019



The rare metal, rhodium has been unexpectedly surging in 2019 and has far exceeded Bitcoin’s returns in the past year. With new soutlets always comparing Bitcoin to gold. However, other precious metals have shown significant promise due to their rarity and how costly they are to find. To read the full article, click here.


PewDiePie Livestreamed on TRON-Powered Platform



Famous Youtuber PewDiePie has decided to live-stream his content on DLive, which recently joined the TRON ecosystem. Justin Sun took to Twitter to make the announcement.


PewDiePie, a leading YouTuber, has begun streaming on DLive – a blockchain-powered streaming site that will soon be migrating to the TRON network. The announcement is a significant boon to TRON, which announced its partnership with DLive in late December. To read the full article click here.


U.S. Has 66% of All Bitcoin ATMs, Asia Far Behind


According to LearnBonds.com, as of January 2020, the United States is the leader in Bitcoin ATMs, and it does not look like it’s going to change anytime soon. The United States alone has 66% of all of these ATMs worldwide. Expanding the scope even further, North America has 4,992 or 77.3%. To read the full article, click here.  


That is my weekly roundup of the interesting news coming from the crypto world. What do you think about the topics / news stories? If you liked the content, please consider following me and tipping the article. Also check out BeInCrypto, where the news articles came from. Until next time!


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