CryptoSlate Recap | Why Vitalik Buterin thinks Ethereum and DeFi will disrupt finance | NEO plans to launch a new blockchain for version 3.0 | Tether and Bitcoin prices diverge on exchanges
|CryptoSlate||Apr 30, 2019|| 5|
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On April 30, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mysteriously tweeted “Ethereum,” engaging with Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin.
Vitalik Buterin asserted that finance is likely the first sector that will be disrupted by blockchain. The advent of decentralized finance (DeFi)—with projects such as MakerDAO, Augur, Uniswap, and Etherisc—has the potential to disrupt the “insanely inefficient” sector.
NEO announced its roadmap for the 3.0 version of its blockchain, which will introduce improved scalability, performance, and stability for the network. These features are not backward compatible and NEO will launch its 3.0 blockchain from a genesis block—compelling users to swap their tokens.
Tether, the leading stablecoin, recently unpegged from the US Dollar after news that the New York State Attorney General is investigating iFinex Inc., which operates Bitfinex and owns Tether Ltd.
Mysteriously, 25 percent of Bitcoin Cash blocks are being mined with “Satoshi Nakamoto” in the miner tags, leading some to speculate about a potential upcoming 51 percent attack.
Alex Krüger noticed a pattern in the Binance IEO tokens since public trading began.
Dovey Wan believes Bitfinex is planning an IEO to raise upwards of $1 billion.
Nathaniel Whittemore says that half of 18-34 year olds believe Bitcoin will be used by most people within 10 years.
Spencer Bogart @CremeDeLaCrypto1/ I just published ‘Bitcoin is a Demographic Mega-Trend: Data Analysis’ Which features results from a survey of American adults regarding Bitcoin awareness, familiarity, perception, conviction, propensity to purchase, and actual ownership https://t.co/UlQxfA2zpT
The Ethereum Foundation finally launched an updated website.
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