Chatter Report: Antonopoulos on Rolling Checkpoints, Vays Defends Song’s Stance on Credit Cards

News In today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Andreas Antonopoulos explains rolling checkpoints and how consensus is achieved between miners, developers, exchanges, merchants, and wallets. Chris DeRose believes new Bitcoin pundits are toxic compared to the old ones. Also, Tone Vays defends

XRP Overtakes Ethereum Despite Looming ‘Constantinople’ Upgrade

XRP has reclaimed the position of the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap from ETH just days before Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’ hard-fork upgrade.  Pre-Fork Drop On January 16th, Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a network-wide system update called ‘Constantinople’. Among other things,

Russia Reportedly Investing in Bitcoin to Avoid Sanctions

Russia is reportedly planning to replace the U.S. dollar with Bitcoin as its reserve currency in a bid to limit the impact of US sanctions imposed on the country. Last week, the cryptocurrency news site Micky quoted a Russian economist

Bakkt Expands Compliance Capabilities With Its First Acquisition

Fresh from completing its maiden funding round, Bakkt announced its first acquisition on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. The daughter company of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also eyeing the possibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market. Bakkt Acquires RCG Back

Russia Planning $10B Bitcoin Investment, Insists Kremlin Economist

Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, says Russia is looking to invest $10 billion in Bitcoin as the State Duma has put cryptocurrency legislation high on the agenda for 2019. Rumored $10 Billion Bitcoin Investment Ginko, an economist with ties to the

Quantum Threat – Bitcoinist.com

IBM has just come out with the world’s very first commercially available quantum computer known as the Q System One.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, quantum computers think a bit differently than the PCs and smartphones we have now

PR: Bitex Global Launches XBX on Global Exchanges

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