Every year, cryptocurrency creators put their best efforts into crafting convincing April Fools’ Day jokes. Some are easy to spot, and some aren’t—here are some of the best of 2019.
Ethereum Endorses TRON
Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum decided to sarcastically extol the virtues of TRON, a rival blockchain. Buterin’s change of heart isn’t real, but the rival projects have been locked in friendly competition, so the jab is fairly affectionate.
Toward a brighter tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/7FAWC7TS8z
— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) April 1, 2019
Verge Abandons Privacy
Meanwhile, Verge, a minor privacy coin, announced in jest that it plans to drop all of its anonymity features. In fact, it says, it plans to add several tracking features to the coin—but not for real, of course.
⚡️FULL TRANSPARENCY: We decided to remove tor, stealth addressing and putting your personal IP address and geo location to each transaction.
Additionally we will add a new analytics engine on top of the blockchain to recommend…