TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a set of flashy costumes, worn by your favorite festival organizer, Linzerd. Memopay updates its design. Bitcoin to be featured in Brazil’s Carnival. Canada’s largest crypto exchange QuadrigaCX loses more money. Reddit bitcoin cash merchant adoption post manipulated. CFTC considers cryptocurrency surveillance a top priority, and Nasdaq will include cryptocurrency indexes for bitcoin and ethereum.
Bitcoin Introduced as the Future of Money in Brazil Carnival
Bitcoin will be featured as the future of money by the Samba School Imperatriz Leopoldinenese, whose theme for this Carnival will be the history of money, going from its humble beginnings through Midas and Robin Hood, and finishing with Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency ever created. The Bitcoin theme will be futuristic, with references to the TRON movie, according to some sources.
Memopay Updates Its Design and Presents New Services
Memopay, the advertising company that runs ad campaigns using the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, using transactions as messages, updated the design on its webpage to a much more intuitive one. They are also introducing a new type of service, where the customer only pays for the traffic directly produced to the website referred in the campaign, something they are calling CPC (cost per click).
Reddit Post About Merchant Adoption Manipulated
— Hayden Otto (@CryptoStratz) February 13, 2019
A Reddit post that announced rising merchant adoption of bitcoin cash (BCH) in the North Queensland region of Australia was manipulated by another user to show that bitcoin core (BTC) adoption was on the rise instead. The altered post almost got to the top of the r/bitcoin subreddit, making everyone believe this was the truth.
CFTC Lists Cryptocurrencies as Top Priority
In a press release by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) titled “CFTC Divisions Announce Examination Priorities,” it was announced that one of the first priorities of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO) would be to establish and monitor the best practices in cryptocurrency surveillance. This news follows that of similar priorities stated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2019.
Nasdaq to List New Cryptocurrency Indexes
Nasdaq, one of the most important stock markets in the US, announced they will include new cryptocurrency indexes on their platform. These indexes would serve investors to know the price of the two popular cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and ethereum. The Bitcoin Liquid Index and Ethereum Liquid Index will start to be included in the Nasdaq platform February 25, 2019.
QuadrigaCX Loses More Money by Mistake
According to a monitor appointed by the court in charge of the case, Ernst & Young, QuadrigaCX lost more than 500,000 CAD on February 6, when they transferred 100 bitcoin to a cold address they cannot access. This happened after the exchange filed for creditor protection because they declared they could not access other cold wallets due to the death of their CEO Gerald Cotten, who died in India, as Coinspice reported earlier.
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