One of China’s largest IT research & consulting group, CCID’s has released it latest Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index, it was stated that EOS retained its title as the best cryptocurrency according to three factors assigned by CCID. Tron came in second and Ethereum was third-ranked cryptocurrency. Point to note is all the three cryptocurrencies were focusing on DApps.
BlockFi (a crypto asset management company) has announce that it has updated it interest rates. Accounts with over 25 Bitcoin BTC will receive a 0.15% increase in interest rate, and those with ether (ETH) balances between 25 and 75 ETH will decrease from 6.2% to 3.25%. BlockFi has been facing criticism from industry personnel targeting at the company’s terms and conditions, which allow the firm to set the interest rate each month at its sole discretion.
Users of major instant messaging platform WhatsApp can now send and receive Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH), via this program by using the Lite.IM bot, developed by Swiss blockchain startup Zulu Republic, the company announced on Sunday. As a matter of fact, Zulu Republic first introduced its Litecoin platform Lite.im in August 2018 via which with a simple Telegram or SMS message.
A research study by Southern Methodist University revealed that the volume of tweets and Google Search Volume Index (SVI) were found to be leading price indicators for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The researchers found that there 21 million bots on Twitter posting mostly factual information about prices, advertisements, spam etc. Not humans having real discussions about how they feel about either Bitcoin or Ethereum.
ETrade Financial Corp. may be the next online stock trading platform to offer support for cryptocurrencies. ETrade entering the cryptocurrency market is being seen as a potential boost for the market’s legitimacy. People familiar with the matter said that the company is getting close to launching cryptocurrency trading and will start with support for buying and selling Bitcoin and Ethereum with other cryptocurrencies to follow.
Dapper Labs, the team behind the first major blockchain collectibles game, CryptoKitties, began accepting early access sign-ups for its next release, a new Ethereum (ETH) wallet called Dapper, which is built to support blockchain gaming assets. Dapper will support ERC-721 tokens and a range of ERC-20 tokens, including the major Ethereum-based projects like Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Maker (MKR).
A new version of Ethereum Wallet Dapp has been launched in Opera which aims to enable the users to perform transactions and network with blockchain-powered Internet-Web 3. It will be in line with the cryptocurrency wallet in the Opera browser for smartphone and guarantees to “safeguard user’s data from third parties and secures their geographic location.”
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has brought out a limited pilot to trade Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) by signing agreement with Blockstation (a Canadian fintech company) to develop tools for the trading of digital assets and security tokens. They are also planning to launch broker-dealers in crypto trading.
A Digital gift cards and mobile phone refill provider Bitrefill has made it possible for the cryptocurrency enthusiast to utilize their cryptocurrency gift cards to make reservations on Airbnb. The users are now allowed to pay for their bookings with bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dash (DASH), Litecoin (LTC), and Dogecoin (DOGE) where the card will be treated as a voucher product.
An announcement has been made to confirm that a cryptocurrency platform Abra will be expanding their support for Ethereum. Abra then explained, “Abra’s synthetic asset model is the first of its kind and leverages bitcoin and litecoin blockchain-enabled smart contracts to reduce friction for anyone interested in buying, selling, and holding other assets such as alternative cryptocurrencies.”