From the push for innovation of Bitcoin's ETF to an imminent sale of Tron tokens, here are some of the stories that open up in the world of cryptography.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency Brian Kelly says that there is absolutely no "shot" for the proposal of a Bitcoin ETF to move in 2019. The founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency BKCM told CoinTelegraph that he believes that the Bitcoin futures market will not is mature enough, and it will be at least a year before an exchange-traded fund is approved.
As for the encrypted market as a whole, Kelly says he believes Bitcoin is near or at the bottom, and he expects the market will change this year.
"Probably in 2019 the focus will be on the currencies – Bitcoin, Litecoin, some of these – because we have a lot of geopolitical tensions in the world. We are starting to see some global macro players use Bitcoin as an alternative to their position. 39, gold, or as a way to protect yourself from the fluctuations and volatility of the legal currency ".
Ripple and XRP
Ripple has partnered with Tsinghua University to launch a scholarship program for graduates in China. According to Crowdfund Insider, the program will focus on how blockchain technology works and the current state of regulation in the country.
Meanwhile, Ripple and XRP supporters Hodor has published a comprehensive look at the current status of XRP, which covers adoption, usage statistics, performance statistics, and more.
The last blog of the week sponsored by ConsenSys in Ethereum was released.
This week's edition covers a number of relevant updates for the Ethereum community and looks at new developments on platforms based on Ethereum OmiseGo, 0x and Augur.
The initiation of micropayments based on Stellar SatoshiPay has just released a multi-signature portfolio for XLM.
"We kicked off 2019 by releasing Solar, a fast and user-friendly portfolio that brings enterprise-class security to the Stellar galaxy, and it's useless to say it's open source for maximum transparency."
Tron's founder, Justin Sun, has announced that the sale of Tron-based BTT cryptocurrency tokens will start on January 28 through Binance Launchpad.
BTT will be used on the BitTorrent file sharing platform to encourage users to share files on the network.
BitTorrent $ BTT will be available exclusively on #BinanceLaunchpad January 28, 2019 at 7:00 PST! 👉 $ TRX session https://t.co/3c1SSfFuDv 👉 $ BNB session https://t.co/rrp2F3kbCC pic.twitter.com/lJ7t0I58xa
– Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) 17 January 2019
IOTA has just released an update on its progress with the new Trinity mobile wallet. Development is still in the alpha phase, after receiving much support from the community after its beta phase.
"Trinity was released on mobile beta at the end of May and desktop beta at the end of August 2018. The codebase was open source with the release of desktop beta.
Since then we have had an overwhelming response, with 10,000 active iOS users, 20,000 installations on active Android devices and over 80,000 total desktop downloads on all versions. Over 740,000 transactions were sent with Trinity, with an incredible total transaction value of around 2.7 Peta IOTA (that is, the total supply of tokens). In addition, we now support the hardware portfolio with the implementation of the community team for Ledger Nano S. "
OceanEx is about to release a new version of its cryptographic exchange and asset management platform built on the VeChainThor blockchain.
The new features will be released on January 21st and include an optimized user interface and improved performance.
We are pleased to announce that OceanEx 1.1.0 (Beta) will be online from January 21, 2019 (UTC + 8)! A preview of the optimized features, see here: https://t.co/FMBDUTCqtF
– OceanEx Official (@OceanexOfficial) January 18, 2019
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