Hello and Happy Halving day everyone! Bitcoin has officially completed it's block reward halving. If you don't know what that means, I have attached a video below that explains everything you need to know about the Bitcoin Halving.
Now to the stories of the week. I have collected 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. There is a lot of news that came out last week, So let's get started!
Tether (USDT) is on track to become the third-largest cryptocurrency and surpass Ripple’s XRP. At the current rate it is issuing USDT, it could do so in the coming days. In the past two months, the stablecoin’s treasury has issued a record amount of USDT. It was reported on April 19 that Tether’s market capitalization stood at$7 billion.According to Tether’s own transparency numbers, the current amount of USDT stands at a stunning $8,597,984,360 at the time of writing. In April, it averaged over $40M USDT issued per day. What do you think about this? You can read the full article by clicking here.
Famous hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones recently went on CNBC and revealed he has more than 1% of his assets tied up in Bitcoin. Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones recently made the news over his support of Bitcoin (BTC). The investor sees the leading cryptocurrency as comparable to gold. In a CNBC interview, he clarified how much of his assets are tied up in Bitcoin. It seems that even the investment sector are looking into Bitcoin, what do you think about this? You can read the full article by clicking here.
For some reason, Coinbase was seemingly completely unresponsive as Bitcoin crashed less than two days before its halving. The leading cryptocurrency dropped $1,500 in less than an hour. It’s become something of a running joke that Coinbase seems to go down whenever there’s a surge in demand or a drastic drop. Again, the exchange failed to stay online during the most recent price collapse, according to social media posts. Is this just a system overloaded that can't take capacity? or something more sinister? To read the full article, click here.
“Google searches for ‘Bitcoin halving’ have exceeded 300% of the volume seen before the 2016 halving event,” as pointed out by Casa Co-Founder and CTO Jameson Lopp on Twitter. The massive interest in the event, what it means for Bitcoin, and how it relates to fiat currency during the crisis appear to be driving the search explosion. Will we see massive increases after the halving event in the short term? To read the full article, click here.
The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has released a tool that shows the distribution of Bitcoin hashing power around the world. Whilst the data is far from perfect, it provides a clearer picture than ever into where the largest concentrations of mining operations are in both China and the rest of the planet. Taken as a whole, the nation still enjoys a commanding share of the total Bitcoin hashrate. However, mining in China seems to be reasonably well distributed across the vast landmass. To read the full article, click here.
The prices of both EOS and XRP have broken down below important support levels. This decrease has caused both altcoins to trade at their lowest levels since December 2017. To read the full analysis, click here.
Allegations of Plagiarism on Craig Wright’s Doctoral Thesis to be Investigated by Charles Sturt University
After a bombshell article emerged accusing Craig Wright of plagiarizing his doctoral thesis, his university now plans to investigate the allegations. Charles Sturt University has been alerted to claims that Craig Wright may have plagiarized his doctoral thesis. In a recent tweet, the university said it was ‘aware of the allegations and are investigating them.’ Looks like Craig is in trouble! 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 and what was your favourite article? If you liked the content, please consider following me and tipping the article. Also are you a trader? If you are check out my favourite Telegram Trading chat, where you can discuss and find out more about crypto projects. Click here to start conversations with other crypto traders!