TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. Vitalik Buterin’s supposed holdings revealed. Vardex Suisse now accepts Bitcoin Cash. Visa is looking for a cryptocurrency product manager. McAfee ordered to pay $25 million for neighbor death in Belize. Google fined again for antitrust violations, and Andreas Antonopoulos does not get how Lightning Loop works.
Vitalik Buterin Ether Holdings Revealed
1/ Some data on Vitalik’s ETH … pic.twitter.com/T6Cu16aAb8
— Alex Sunnarborg (@alexsunnarborg) March 19, 2019
A Twitter thread by Alex Sunnarborg, founding partner of Tetras Capital, revealed the amount of cryptocurrency and fiat holdings of Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum. According to Sunnarborg, Vitalik Buterin has more than 50 million dollars in ether and more than 40 million dollars in fiat. However, Buterin’s rebuttal came, denying having exchanged at the highest prices and saying Sunnarborg forgot to subtract the donations he made to charity.
Vardex Suisse AG Supports Bitcoin Cash
— Värdex Suisse AG (@vaerdex) March 19, 2019
Vardex Suisse, one of the most important cryptocurrency ATM and POS operators in Switzerland, is now introducing Bitcoin Cash as an available currency in their network of ATMs. With more than 25 cryptocurrency ATMs in the Swiss territory, it opens a whole new market for customers who will now be able to transact in Bitcoin Cash using their services.
VISA Looking for Crypto Product Manager
VISA is now looking for a Crypto Product Manager, who will be the person in charge of the whole cryptocurrency related strategy of the credit behemoth. The job description details this person “should have great problem-solving skills and creativity to find new opportunities and anticipate how cryptocurrencies could impact payments.” The opening is based in Palo Alto and is a full-time job.
McAfee Must Pay 25 Million for Death of Belize Neighbor
The Estate of Gregiry Faul was just awarded a $25 Million judgement against me: https://t.co/OZ65Jirsb3
Here is my formal response to the media (who will spam my phones tomorrow and who are responsible for most of my 200+ lawsuits.) pic.twitter.com/Bsde9plr03
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) March 20, 2019
John McAfee, the known cryptocurrency advocate, has been hit with a $25 million fine for the death of his former neighbor in Belize, who was allegedly murdered on McAfee’s order. Gregory Faul, the murdered neighbor, often had disputes with McAfee before being shot dead. However, McAfee explained he won’t pay this money or any of the $200 million he owes to different people because he “has no assets.”
Google Fined Yet Again for Violating Antitrust Laws
Google will have to pay more than 1.7 billion dollars on an antitrust violation fine issued by European Union regulators. According to them, Google engaged in illegal practices that “cemented” their position as market leader. Google so far has been fined more than 9 billion dollars regarding antitrust cases by the EU.
Andreas Antonopoulos Does Not Understand Lightning Loop
This is very interesting. However, after reading the article I still don't know what Loop does. I understand what the use-case is, it's nicely described
I'd like to understand *how* Loop works.
— Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop) March 20, 2019
Andreas Antonopoulos, the famous cryptocurrency personality, expressed he was not able to understand how the latest Lightning Network tech, called Lightning Loop, released in alpha, works despite reading a lengthy article that explained the focus of this new tech. The Lightning Network has been criticized often by its technical complexity, and now even Antonopoulos was thrown for a loop.
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