TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. China publishes its blockchain ratings with EOS ranked at the top. tZero will launch a trading platform this year. Travala, a travel portal, now accepts Bitcoin Cash. Almost $4 billion dollars staked in POS cryptocurrencies. Pokkst brings his development efforts to BCH, and Nexo introduces 6.5% interest in stablecoin accounts.
China Published Its Monthly Blockchain Ratings: EOS Leads
The CCID institute from China has published its monthly blockchain ratings. This month, EOS is leading the pack, followed by TRON and Ethereum, three currencies supporting smart contracts. Bitcoin is found at the 15th spot, being rated below coins like Ontology, NEO and Steem.
Overstock Offshoot tZero Will Launch Trading Platform
tZero, the Overstock offshoot focused on the STO market, are planning to launch a mobile-based trading platform for bitcoin and ethereum. Saum Noursalehi, the company’s CEO, reported the application will be developed by Bitsy, a company acquired by the company last year. It will be available for Android and IOS. Noursalehi also said they plan to include stock trading on the app in the future.
Travala Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash
Travala, a “next-gen” online travel agency, reported they have included Bitcoin Cash as a means of payment on their platform natively. Now travelers will be able to use Bitcoin Cash to pay for travels to more than 82K destinations, and for accommodations in more than 500k hotels all around the world while getting tokenized rewards for their expenses and exclusive crypto discounts.
Almost $4 Billion Staked in POS Cryptocurrencies
A recent study by Diar, a cryptocurrency research firm, revealed there are almost 4 billion dollars staked in the form of cryptocurrencies to produce passive rewards. The three cryptocurrencies having a higher percentage of their market cap staked are EOS, Dash, and Cosmos. Dash and Cosmos share a master node model, yielding high gains for just staking, which will be implemented by other crypto projects later this year.
Pokkst, Former BTC developer, Turns to Bitcoin Cash
Pokkst, an independent bitcoin wallet developer, posted details on why he is moving his development efforts to Bitcoin Cash. The state of the Lightning Network, block size debate, and hypocrisy among Bitcoin Core proponents are some of the causes he mentions. He also declared he will start porting his apps, like the Crescent Pay wallet, to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain.
Nexo Offers 6.5% Interest on Stablecoins
Right after BlockFi established tiered interest on cryptocurrency saving accounts, Nexo, another lending fintech startup, introduced almost the same interest percentage on their stablecoin savings accounts. Customers will be able to earn 6.5% of compound interest on in USDT, TUSD, USDC, PAX or DAI, the five most popular stablecoins on the market, having their crypto available for withdrawal at all times.
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