TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a set of quickly earned tokens distributed by your favorite exchange employee, Linzerd. Coinbase gives BAT through their Earn campaign. New Dash documentary released. Vitalik Buterin insults high TPS decentralized projects, calling them “piles of trash.” Indian hospital details the death of QuadrigaCX CEO. Most Ethereum dApps are abandoned, and an SEC commissioner declares that Bitcoin ETFs will arrive eventually.
Coinbase Launches Earn BAT Campaign
We’ve launched a new Coinbase Earn page where you can earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Earn up to $10 worth of BAT today by completing educational lessons and interactive tasks. Visit: https://t.co/YheO7vhMCF
— Coinbase (@coinbase) February 6, 2019
Coinbase launched a new campaign that lets users earn BAT, the token associated with the cryptocurrency powered Brave browser. Through this initiative, Coinbase will deliver up to 10 dollars worth of BAT to every user who completes a quick course and does interactive tasks, learning about how both work. This is the second coin to get featured by the Coinbase Earn program, after 0x.
New Dash Documentary Released
A new short documentary showcasing the success Dash is having in Latin America, specifically Colombia, has been released. Rodrigo Ambrissi, who has a Dash sponsored YouTube channel called Dinheiro Digital, showed the rise of Dash in specific locations like Medellin, and how it has wide merchant support in both Colombia and also in Venezuela.
Vitalik Buterin Thinks High TPS Projects Are “Piles Of Trash”
The co-creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, expressed how he thinks projects that impress with a high amounts of transactions per second (TPS) are “centralized piles of trash.” He said high TPS projects are declaring, “We are a centralized pile of trash because we only have 7 nodes running the entire thing.” Some believe his comment was directed at NEO, as it runs 7 consensus nodes.
Indian Hospital Details QuadrigaCX CEO Death
A new report from the hospital that supposedly tended to the dying CEO of QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, moments after his death has surfaced. The man suffered from a septic shock that caused him a cardiac arrest, but he was revived. After this, his health condition worsened, and he suffered another cardiac arrest that finally took his life. Fortis Escorts, the private hospital in India that took care of Cotten shared this info with Coindesk.
90% of Ethereum dApps are Not Used
A report found almost 90% of the decentralized applications (dApps) based in ethereum have near zero transactions in any given day. Just 10% have transactions as proof of their usage, based on numbers from the popular site State of the dApps. Of 1,812 Ethereum dApps, just 180 have records of being used daily, testament to the lack of adoption these blockchain applications suffer.
SEC Commissioner Declares ETF Bitcoin Approval will Happen Eventually
#SEC Commissioner Jackson in an interview to be published next weeks is optimistic that a "fund based on #bitcoin" will eventually be approved, expresses concern about the proposed ETFs submitted to date. pic.twitter.com/3BCuiBd4CB
— Drew Hinkes (@propelforward) February 5, 2019
The SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. declared in an interview to be published soon the approval of a Bitcoin-based ETF will eventually happen. He stated, “Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards we’ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I think so.” Jay Clayton, Chairman of the SEC, said last year approval of a Bitcoin ETF was far away due to the lack of certain guarantees of the underlying market (the cryptocurrency market).
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