How to Invest Like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

If you’ve ever wanted to model your crypto portfolio after that of Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin, your chance has finally arrived. Buterin responded to an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit by disclosing his current crypto holdings and other financial interests. Based on Buterin’s statement, we can estimate that he owns less than $5 million in cryptocurrencies besides Ethereum and ETH-based tokens. We arrivate at this round figure by looking at his publicly available wallet and his statements. In Ethereum tokens, he also owns less than 10%, the majorilety of which are denominated in Kyber Network (KNC), Maker (MKR), OmiseGO

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Top Ethereum Developer Afri Schoedon Just Rage-Quit

Afri Schoedon, a long-time Ethereum contributor, abruptly quit working on the second-largest cryptocurrency. A few days ago, Schoedon tweeted a meme that said “Polkadot delivers what Serenity ought to be. Change my mind.” The meme raised ire on Reddit, and the situation devolved from there until the developer quit early this morning. I did not quit social media, I quit Ethereum. I did not go dark, I just left the community. I am no longer coordinating hard-forks, building testnets, or contributing otherwise. I did not work on Polkadot, I never did, I worked on Ethereum. I did not hate Ethereum,

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Bitcoin Cash Pools: The Majority of Bitcoin SV Blocks Are Mined By ‘Unknown’ [Yes, Really]

Bitcoin SV, BSVLike Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV has large mining pools, each with a significant share of its SHA-256 hashrate. However, unlike the others, BSV has a nearly 44% majority who are “unknown,” according to data published by Coin.Dance. Comparing the above to Bitcoin’s same period chart, about 500% of the blocks in Bitcoin SV are mined by “unknown” compared to Bitcoin. The situation led a Reddit user, who probably didn’t notice that the “unknown” miner doesn’t have to be a single outfit, to ask if an attack “is developing.” Three Pools Control Far More Than Anyone Else in Bitcoin

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7 Cryptocurrencies that Surprisingly Outperformed Bitcoin in January

Seven cryptocurrencies performed way better than Bitcoin during January’s market volatility. HOT, the native token of Holochain project, surprised the cryptocurrency community with a 178% price surge. Augur’s REP followed by posting a 51.50% monthly gain. Chainlink’s LINK came third after rising 39%, while Numeraire’s NMR became the fourth most profitable crypto asset after ballooning 35%. Tron’s TRX, Loopring’s LRC, and OAX’s token of the same name swelled between the range of 31-33% in the same time. In contrast, Bitcoin had lost close to 10% of its value by January’s close. However, the digital currency still fared better than a

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Ripple (XRP) in Pump-and-Dump Scenario, Sinks 12% from Weekly High

A substantial Ripple rally fizzled as the asset’s value fell as much as 12% from its weekly high. The XRP-to-USD exchange rate (XRP/USD) dropped to an intraday low at 0.3003 this Friday. Earlier yesterday, the pair had established a new weekly high at 0.3429 owing to global banking giant Swift’s announcement of integrating R3 Corda, which supports XRP as its native token. Traders treated the event as the sign of the next bull wave. The price surged impressively but found its upside momentum capped on a higher high formation towards $0.3429. A correction ensued and spent its Thursday maximizing. At

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Iran Pitches ‘Crypto Rial’ to 8 Countries for Transactions, Avoiding US-Dollar Led Global Commerce Altogether

Sanction-hit Iran is negotiating the use of its state-backed cryptocurrency with eight foreign countries, according to a Tehran Times report. The Middle Eastern nation had its representatives met with their counterparts from Switzerland, South Africa, France, England, Russia, Austria, Germany, and Bosnia. According to Mohammad-Reza Modoudi, the acting head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization, the meeting took place in hopes to lure foreign investors into the country. At the same time, the representatives also discussed how Iran would settle its global trades while hit by an international banking sanction. Digital Rial, as Tehran Times reported, was Modoudi’s response. Circumventing US

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100% Completed: The BitTorrent ICO is a 15-Minute Sellout

BitTorrent, acquired by Tron last year, completed an ICO today beginning at 3:00 PM UTC using Binance Launchpad. Two simultaneous sales were run for Binance Coin and Tron. Neither market lasted longer than 15 minutes, according to Binance. More BTT was available for Tron than BNB. In the BNB session, all 23.76 billion BTT were sold to token sale participants within 13 minutes and 25 seconds. Meanwhile, in the TRON session, all 35.64 billion BTT were sold within 14 minutes and 41 seconds. BTT is a TRC-10 token that incentivizes improved file sharing on the network. The new system will

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Bitcoin Cash Slips 11% as Crypto Market Starts Week with $6 Billion Loss

The light at the end of the tunnel could be a train. The saying fits Bitcoin Cash ABC whose market capitalization established a weekly high at $2.36 billion on January 24. But, at the start of this week, the cryptocurrency’s cap fell to as low as $1.94 billion. Key Support Range Broken At 1354 UTC, the BCH/USD pair was trading at 110.81, down 11% on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe, according to data aggregator CoinMarketCap.com. The service also highlighted that traders exchanged large hands between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin on LBank and P2PB2b – both of them unregulated. According to charts

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25 Crypto Networks Vulnerable to ‘Fake Stake’ Attack, are Your Funds at Risk?

More than two dozen Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency networks are vulnerable to what has been dubbed a “fake stake” attack. The vulnerability allows a node with a very small stake to overwhelm competing nodes with false data and essentially crash them. Once competing nodes are gone, the attacking node can have a majority of stake on the

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235 DApps and $3.5 Billion in Transactions: Prominent Crypto Investor Sees EOS [and TRON] ‘Crushing it’

By CCN.com: Brock Pierce, a co-founder of Blockchain Capital, a major venture capital firm that focuses on the crypto sector, has said that EOS and TRON are thriving based on the number of decentralized applications (DApps) and active users on the two smart contract blockchain protocols. In the past year, as alternatives to Ethereum (ETH),

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