Again, a lot is happening in the cryptocurrency world! Giant companies – Mastercard and PayPal – are about to implement new solutions for blockchain technologies, “What is Bitcoin” is the most popular search query starting from “What is” in the USA, UK, and Romania, UAE and Saudi Arabia want to create common cryptocurrency, and much more!
Check out the summary of news from the latest week:
According to Weiss Ratings, the best time to buy Bitcoin is now and it calls it “the least speculative investment”. Bitcoin falls to such levels that it becomes one of the best buying opportunities of the year. Bitcoin will remain on the market as a means of maintaining value.
Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, claims that TRON network expects 500% rise of DApps activity because of the launch of new protocol – Proposal 7. It will allow programmers to lower the costs of transactions and the general costs related to operating DApps on TRON Network.
PayPal has started a remuneration system based on the blockchain system. Employees can receive PayPal tokens in exchange for taking part in innovative programs, and supporting the project with their ideas.
The French deputies want to make France a blockchain-based nation. In the opinion of liberal politician Jean-Michel Mis, 2018 was the year 0 for the development of the blockchain. The year 2019 is to be a breakthrough and it is proposed to invest EUR 500 million in blockchain technologies over a three-year period.
MasterCard completed another patent application for a blockchain based system. This time it concerns anonymous transactions. The system is to be completely different than those used by existing digital coins focused on privatization.
Central banks belonging to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will create a cryptocurrency that is accepted in transactions between these countries. This is the first implementation of this type for a much more efficient exchange of values between banks.
Binance Academy has been released. It is a free educational platform on cryptocurrencies with over 450 articles and videos. The materials are available in 15 languages.
According to Google statistics, Bitcoin took first place in terms of all the phrases that started with “What is” in the USA, Romania, and UK. The phrase “How to buy Ripple” is ranked on 4th place in the USA within phrases starting with “How”.
Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’ pic.twitter.com/VOxfKClutm
— Nicholas Ryan (@NicholasRyane) December 13, 2018
At the beginning of 2018, UNICEF announced that it would invest in startups related to the blockchain. After a long period of time, UNICEF decided to invest up to $100,000 in six different crypto companies: Utopixar, Atix Labs, Prescrypto, W3 Engineers, Onesmart, and Statwig.
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