Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a quick application for the use of stablecoins brought by your bank cashier, Linzerd. Mizuho Bank will launch a stablecoin. Coinflux CEO will be extradited to the USA. Craig Wright goes after Andreas Antonopoulos. Medium bans bitcoin anonymity article. BitMEX studies the impact of bitcoin mass adoption, and Cash Accounts system launches successfully.
Mizuho Bank in Japan Will Launch Stablecoin
One of the biggest banks in Japan, Mizuho Bank, announced they intend to launch a stablecoin this year to integrate it with their customer services. The stablecoin will be pegged to the Japanese yen and will be available to customers via a phone app next March. Customers will be able to transfer and deposit funds using the app at no cost. Banks, once natural cryptocurrency enemies, are getting into the stablecoin business more and more each day.
Coinflux CEO to be Extradited to the USA
Vlad Nistor, CEO of Coinflux, a Romanian cryptocurrency exchange, will be extradited to the USA in connection with money laundering charges. Supposedly, Nistor helped a group of Romanians to change money scammed in the form of cryptocurrencies into Romanian fiat money. However, his lawyer argued he had done this unknowingly as the CEO of an exchange might do. USA regulators are tightening vigilance.
Craig Wright Lashes Out Against Andreas Antonopoulos
Craig Wright called known cryptocurrency expert Andreas Antonopoulos a “shitcoin” expert via his Twitter account. Craig declared “if you want to learn bitcoin, avoid the anarchist priests.” This is not the first time Craig is featured in social media arguments, and the reason why he went after Antonopoulos is, at the moment, unknown.
Medium Bans How to Use Bitcoin Anonymously Article
Medium has reportedly banned the account of a user who posted an article which explained how to use bitcoin while maintaining anonymity. According to some Twitter users, this would not be the first time the platform uses censorship to retire cryptocurrency related articles from their site.
BitMEX Studies Consequences of Bitcoin Mass Adoption
BitMEX research published a new investigation where they wonder if bitcoin’s mass adoption could fundamentally transform the financial actual system. They concluded that, even if a cryptocurrency based system could have some interesting or unique properties compared to earlier systems, if it comes to adopting bitcoin as a global currency, some other problems related to it could emerge.
Cash Accounts System Launches Successfully
There is now more than 1000 #CashAccount registrations on-chain.
Once there is wallet support, this will likely seem small and insignificant.
— Jonathan Silverblood (@monsterbitar) January 5, 2019
The programmer of the wallet abbreviation service known as Cash Accounts, Jonathan Silverblood, tweeted the service has more than 1,000 registries processed even without current wallet support. This is a great start for a service designed to ease the use of cryptocurrency wallets for newbies. “Once there is wallet support, this will likely seem small and insignificant,” he stated.
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