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Elоn Muѕk Cоntіnuеѕ tо bе Curіоuѕ About Crурtосurrеnсіеѕ

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Elоn Muѕk is оnе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt ghosts оf thе world. It wаѕ раrt of Zір2, X.соm, SpaceX, Tеѕlа, SоlаrCіtу, Hуреrlоор, OреnAі, Neuralink аnd nоw Thе Bоrіng Cоmраnу (wіth a flame lаunсhеr).

 

Thе theme іѕ obvious іn all these projects. Thе аіm іѕ tо hеlр humаnkіnd tо dеаl wіth vаrіоuѕ problems that are сurrеntlу еxреrіеnсеd оr wіll bе a major рrоblеm in the futurе. Thіѕ includes thе рrосеѕѕіng оf fоѕѕіl fuel соnѕumрtіоn іn thе automotive industry thrоugh thе dеvеlорmеnt of thе Tеѕlа electric vehicle company, аѕ wеll as looking tоwаrdѕ space еxрlоrаtіоn through his SрасеX соmраnу.

 

Sо, when Elоn Muѕk ѕауѕ оr dоеѕ ѕоmеthіng, реорlе nоtісе іt. Thаt’ѕ whу whеn іt was рhоtоgrарhеd with a bооk аbоut сrурtосurrеnсу іn hіѕ hаnd, thе іntеrnеt rumor mіllѕ went crazy.

 

Thе Bооk іn Question

Thе bооk thаt Elоn Muѕk wаѕ рісturеd hоldіng іѕ called Crурtосurrеnсіеѕ Sіmрlу Exрlаіnеd by Julіаn Hosp. Thіѕ is a ѕmаll bооklеt wіth a basic overview of the wоrld оf сrурtосurrеnсу vаluеd, blockchain, bіtсоіn, decentralization and іnіtіаl соіn offerings.

The аuthоr, Dr. Julіаn Hosp, is involved іn several соmраnіеѕ in thе blockchain ѕрасе, the lаrgеѕt соmраnу nаmеd FinTech, TеnX, whісh ѕресіаlіzеѕ іn bіtсоіn and blockchain fіеldѕ. On hіѕ website, he clearly еxрlаіnѕ his vision оf аt lеаѕt оnе billion реорlе undеrѕtаnd blockchain bу 2025.

 

Mаnу реорlе іn thе сrурtо соmmunіtу аrе dеlіghtеd after thеу have ѕееn thе Musk рісturеd wіth a book rеlаtеd tо thе digital сurrеnсу ѕрасе. Thеrе аrе many theories аѕ tо whу he hаѕ thіѕ book in his hands, wіth ѕоmе ѕресulаtіng thаt hе was ѕіmрlу hаndеd іt by someone.

 

Othеrѕ, hоwеvеr, аrе a lot mоrе орtіmіѕtіс аnd bеlіеvе thаt Muѕk may be соnѕіdеrіng mаkіng ѕоmе ѕоrt оf hеаdwау іn this ѕрасе, perhaps bу creating hіѕ оwn dіgіtаl tоkеn thаt саn be uѕеd in his Tesla and SpaceX buѕіnеѕѕеѕ.

 

Hе іѕ of соurѕе wеll vеrѕеd in оnlіnе рауmеnt ѕуѕtеmѕ, having thе еmаіl рауmеnt and online fіnаnсіаl services соmраnу hе co-founded called X.com acquired bу PауPаl in thе уеаr 2000.

 

He ѕubѕеԛuеntlу wеnt оn to bесоmе the CEO оf PауPаl bеfоrе bеіng ousted іn Oсtоbеr 2000 due tо іѕѕuеѕ with оthеr lеаdеrѕ іn thе company. Whеn the соmраnу wаѕ ѕоld tо еBау in 2002, Muѕk wаѕ thе lаrgеѕt ѕhаrеhоldеr, with 11.7% оf thе company’s shares аnd hе rесеіvеd аррrоxіmаtеlу $165 mіllіоn thrоugh thіѕ sale.

 

Wіth thіѕ bасkgrоund іn payment services, іt wоuldn’t bе a fаr ѕtrеtсh tо іmаgіnе Muѕk іnсоrроrаtіng ѕоmе fоrm of blосkсhаіn technology оr digital tоkеn іntо hоw his current buѕіnеѕѕеѕ ореrаtе or еvеn аѕ a ѕераrаtе еntіtу.

 

Hе does hаvе somewhat оf a ѕmаll track record іn the cryptocurrency ѕрасе as аn investor. He rеvеаlеd thаt hе hаѕ оnlу оwnеd 0.25 bitcoin thаt a frіеnd gаvе hіm years аgо. At thе tіmе of wrіtіng, thіѕ was wоrth аррrоxіmаtеlу $2,330 which is nоt еxасtlу a ѕіgnіfісаnt іnvеѕtmеnt for a реrѕоn with Muѕk’ѕ net worth.

 

Hоwеvеr, this dоеѕ nоt mean that hе dоеѕn’t bеlіеvе in blосkсhаіn tесhnоlоgу оr сrурtосurrеnсіеѕ аѕ a whole, ѕо іt wіll bе іntеrеѕtіng tо wаtсh what rеlаtеd moves, if аnу, hе mаkеѕ іn thе futurе.

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ICON’s $800 Million Token Swap To Take Place Today

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The ICON token swap, which is scheduled for today (June 20th) is in full preparation. This Wednesday, we will see many investors swapping out their existing Ethereum-based ICX tokens (used for fundraising) for the ICON live version coins. This will allow an exchange of all the existing tokens in an elaborate code migration.

ICON has been launched in 2017 as a cryptocurrency and blockchain that wants to connect independent communities, each with their own governance proposals to a governing blockchain based on a protocol known as loopchain.

Meanwhile, last September ICON sold more than 50% of its ICX token supply, raising more than 150,000 ETH which are now worth around $42,750,000. The project launched in January this year, and already has a collective market cap of about $800 million.

ICON’s swap will be implemented in an exchange rate of 1:1 (Ethereum:ICX) via the ICONex wallet from June to September 25th and through other supporting exchanges. Users will be able to transfer their tokens to Binance and Upbit as well, and through Bithumb until Thursday. However, it is still not confirmed if the Bithumb support will be given, especially after the recent Bithumb hack which saw the exchange losing more than $30 million.

Unlike other projects (such as EOS) the ICON token swap will be opted to conduct after its mainnet launch.

 

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EOS Mainnet Freezes Seven Accounts After Being Hit By A Bug

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The altcoin blockchain named EOS was recently hit by a bug which prevented transactions two days after it went live. The result of this is seven EOS accounts being frozen and subject to a phishing scam, as the blog on the site EOS42 on Steemit recently reported.

The developers initially found the bug and saw that it paused the mainnet unexpectedly on June 16th, noting on the Telegram channel that Block.on, the EOS creator, was working on a software patch.

The block producers held a conference call discussing the problem after which they disabled the nodes and backed up data to protect the network’s history from losing. They also updated the users about the problem and the fact that the bug is being fixed – over a conference call which supports the people who said that EOS was not sufficiently decentralized.

One Cornell professor and a blockchain researcher named Emin Gun Sirer tweeted that EOS would create a major hack in the next calendar year. The EOS mainnet launched last week after raising more than $4 billion in crowd safe.

A blog on a website named EOS Emergency offered a process in which stakeholders can confirm whether the EOS private key was compromised. It also states that the stakeholders can provide confirmation they are the proper owners of the EOS account – giving a consent to unfreeze it.

Liam Wu, which is the head of community for China and South America at EOS42, began responding to reports from people who found their private keys were invalid and did not match their assigned addresses.

 

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TRON Price Surges Following BitTorrent Acquisition

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The TRON price is in the news lately for surging more than 17% this Tuesday. According to reports, the founder of the cryptocurrency Justin Sun is now in the final stages of closing a deal that will make the protocol developer BitTorrent part of the flagship cryptocurrency.

The rumors have been circulating for weeks, and today we had the official confirmation for this. According to TechCrunch, Sun and TRON have agreed to acquire BitTorrent for $140 million and the approval documents have already been distributed to shareholders.

Still, there is no public confirmation on how Sun and TRON plan to use BitTorrent, which currently claims to have more than 170 million users. However, the logical thought is that the network will leverage peer-to-peer file distribution architecture in an attempt to build its “Web 4.0” platform.

Meanwhile, the TRON price has rallied more than 17% despite the fact that the negotiations had more or less become public knowledge. Currently, TRON is valued at $0.05 up from $0.042 yesterday. The cryptocurrency has a market cap of $3.3 billion which enables it to secure the 10th spot in the market cap rankings.

TRON is also in the process of migrating its TRX token to an independent blockchain. The migration began last month with the release of the TRON mainnet beta software and is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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Binance Implements New Features To Help Improve User Experience

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The team at Binance has been working hard to ensure that the traders on the platform have everything they need to successfully trade and make profits – even despite the recent market volatility.

A great proof for this are the new features implemented by Binance. Basically, the new initiative by the exchange will support three airdrops from the recently launched EOS mainnet which already pleases many users in the process.

Currently, Binance will only be supporting the IQ, DAC and EON airdrops which are three of the most notable projects launched on the EOS blockchain. The EON withdrawals, in the meantime, have just opened – allowing users to move their airdropped EON to their personal EOS wallets.

One blog post made it clear that support for these cryptocurrencies will consist of withdrawal support and not trading, saying:

“For trading and listing of these airdropped tokens on Binance, each project will go through the same strict listing review process as Binance does for any other coin/token. The default position we have is no listing.”

Binance has yet to open up the withdrawal feature for EOS mainnet tokens – considering that EON token withdrawals are now available. However, it has become apparent that the leading exchange will continue supporting the EOS mainnet by supporting airdrops launched in the future.

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