Shane is an Editor and Writer for The Cryptograph based out of West Palm Beach, FL. His immense knowledge of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies goes beyond our standards of excellence. Shane has been involved with Cryptocurrencies since 2015 and has since helped author whitepapers, plan ICOs, and actively covers cryptocurrency news. Shane is currently a student pursuing a degree in Finance, taking courses at Harvard University and Palm Beach State College
MetaMask, a decentralized app (Dapp) browser extension, has been unceremoniously removed from the Android and Google Chrome marketplaces with no indication as to why, and if or when it will be restored.
The crypto world has been swirling with rumors of a possible new Coinbase listing. The most common opinion is that 0x will earn the highly coveted spot, which provides access to more than 20 million investors. To begin, 0x is an open, permissionless protocol allowing for ERC20 tokens to be traded on the Ethereum blockchain. Most of its utility is in powering decentralized exchanges.
EOS first garnered attention for raising $4 billion in its initial coin offering (16 times more money raised than the next largest ICO). Speculators have accused Block.one of artificially inflating the market cap of EOS, as well as providing artificially high liquidity in exchanges with the ICO funds.
RIPPLE'S CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, told CNBC that Ripple would have “dozens” of banks using their XRP Ledger, the open-source codebase that can send 1,500 transactions per second while utilizing Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency. This news may sound exciting to someone who views cryptocurrencies as just a means of transacting value instantly and with little to no fees, but to most this is alarming.
The SEC's leader on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) says that Bitcoin and Ether are not securities but that many, not all, ICOs are securities and will come under the regulatory control of the SEC.