TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. EOS leads China crypto rankings. Mike Novogratz wants to tokenize SpaceX. Bitcoin Cash treasure hidden at a park in Venezuela. Poland protests new EU copyright directives. Kin raises $5 million to DefendCrypto from the SEC. Bitcoin appears as currency option in Microsoft Excel, and JP Morgan Quorum to add privacy options.
China Releases New Crypto Rankings: EOS Leads Again
The China sponsored CCID (Center for Information and Industry Development) Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index has been released with no surprises comparing it to the latest one. The leading triumvirate is composed of EOS in the first place, Tron following, and Ethereum in the third place, all of them having native smart contract functionality. Bitcoin was ranked at the 12th place, behind cryptocurrencies with less influence like NEO, Bitshares, and Ontology. China CCID takes the basic tech, applicability and creativity of each cryptocurrency to rank each project.
Mike Novogratz Calls for Tokenization of SpaceX Project
— Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) May 24, 2019
Mike Novogratz, the CEO and founder of Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency investing startup, made a bold proposal to Elon Musk, (head of SpaceX, that recently sent 60 satellites to low space orbit in a project called Starlink). Novogratz declared he wished the project to be tokenized. Tokenization would mean the assets of SpaceX would have to be converted onto a blockchain and then sold as tokens.
Bitcoin Cash Treasure Hidden in Venezuela
A group of Bitcoin Cash proponents led by Oscar Salas, a Venezuelan freelancer and founder of Cypherbits, organized a kind of treasure hunt for a wallet loaded with $70 worth of Bitcoin Cash hidden in a park within the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. The money is available in the form of a paper wallet that can be scanned with a compatible Bitcoin Cash wallet app to redeem the money.
Poland Opposes New EU Copyright Directives
Tomorrow morning #Poland will bring a case before the #CJEU against the copyright directive, a disproportionate measure that fuels censorship and threatens freedom of expression. #Article13 #Article17 #ACTA2 pic.twitter.com/2VmQV8nFWu
— Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (@PremierRP_en) May 23, 2019
Poland has introduced a series of complaints to the highest courts in the EU to protest copyright directives discussed earlier this year. “This system may result in adopting regulations that are analogous to preventive censorship, which is forbidden not only in the Polish constitution but also in the EU treaties,” declared Konrad Szymanski, the deputy foreign minister of the country.
DefendCrypto.org, an Initiative to Battle SEC on Crypto and Securities
Kin, a cryptocurrency project, along with a group of crypto firms like Arrington XRP Capital and Messari, started an initiative called “DefendCrypto” that has its origin due to the ambiguous definition of cryptocurrency and initial coin offering enforcement by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Excel Presents Bitcoin as a Currency Option
New currency options in Microsoft excel pic.twitter.com/nqjUcKGqzL
— Dennis Parker⚡️ (@Xentagz) May 27, 2019
The popular Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program has a new currency option available to set up in its configuration. Bitcoin is now present in the default set of currencies, so people can use it and set it for their documents natively. This shows Bitcoin has never been more relevant, and becoming more mainstream everyday.
JP Morgan’s Quorum to Add Privacy Options
Quorum, the Ethereum based blockchain project built by JP Morgan, will add privacy options for transactions, according to CoinDesk. This extension would be based in Zether, a decentralized security protocol compatible with smart contract cryptocurrencies. The extension will be open sourced shortly, and it could be used with Quorum to obscure not only the source of the funds, but also the sender of every transaction. According to reports, this extension would be quite light and would not cause congestion on the target network.
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