Monday, November 19, 2018
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Karken has confirmed it has opened trading on Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV); in the blog post Kraken warned its users against investing in BCH SV since the new crypto "does not meet Kraken’s usual listing requirements" calling it an "extremely high-risk investment"; the exchange kept the intail ticker of BCH for Bitcoin Cash ABC; Kraken has recently been scored as the most secure cryptocurrency exchange by Group-IB - Link
Bitcoin Lightning network has reached 4,070 nodes and a ₿338.76 capacity; according to data from 1ML the network now houses 11,448 open payment channels; the average capacity for each node and payment channel comes in at ₿0.114 ($633) and ₿0.019 ($107) respectively, and with transaction fees at 1 satoshi (~ $0.000056); the average age of each node is just 137 days old - Link  Progress Report: Lightning Network Surpasses $1M BTC Capacity, 4,000 Nodes
Indie Square has announced the release of the Bitcoin lightningUnitySDK which allows developers to connect their BTCpay server running lightning LND to any Unity Game and accept Lightning payments; BTCPay is an open-sourced web service wrapping around a bitcoin daemon and lightning network daemon; this allows Unity game developers to create an In-App-Purchase or In-Game-Purchase - Link
Blockchain gaming startup, Mythical Games, raised $16M in a Series A funding round; the funding round was led by Galaxy Digital, OKCoin and Noris Capital; the startup's team is mostly Activision Alums who are building PC, console, and mobile video games based on the EOS BlockchainLink
Australian crypto IvyPay has launched its new platform that allows Australians to pay their bills directly using in cryptocurrencies; the service built by blockchain company Ivy in partnership with Hiveex, a cryptocurrency broker also allows users to convert crypto to fiat straight into their bank accounts - Link
Bitcoin-based smart contract protocol Rootstock (RSK) has announced that it is integrating with spin-off project RIF OS to expand its scope of operations; the two parties plan to enable the RSK protocol to go beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum network support and include various P2P functions; Rootstock, the brainchild of Bitcoin Core developer Sergio Lerner - Link
The Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) has approved the listing of a crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) backed by crypto startup Amun; the ETP  is currently on a ticker called "HODL" and represents the value of five cryptocurrencies that include Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (ETH); the Amun ETP will list next week; is SIX is the fourth largest stock exchange in Europe with a market capitalization of $1.6T - Link
Israel’s first dedicated crypto investment firm for institutional investors, Silver Castle Ltd., has launched two new crypto funds this month; the firm reportedly expects to have $50M in assets under management (AUM) by the end of the year; the first fund runs on an algorithmic trading system that picks the five biggest coins by market capitalization, the second fund is fully invested, automated and offers a basket of the top 10 coins; Israel has seen an over 200% increase in the number of local blockchain companies since 2015 - Link
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a statement stating is could hold open-source smart contracts developers accountable for the code's security; this comes after the SEC prosecuted Ether Delta's founder Zachary Coburn for issuing unregistered securities in the form of digital assets and several other smart contract-based startups like AirFox, Paragon, Crypto Asset Management, and TokenLot - Link
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Cannabis on the blockchain; now that cannabis is big business, entrepreneurs are eager to bring tech to the weed industry, which means that cannabis is on the blockchain and machine learning has come for marijuana cultivation - The Verge
Fidelity’s third-generation leader opens up about cryptocurrencies Kathy Murphy; she is arguably the most powerful woman in investing; in a rare interview Murphy tells the story about how her behemoth family business become more interested in Bitcoin - Bloomberg
Related imageInteresting podcasts to listen to 
Unconfirmed: The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Bitcoin ABC vs. Bitcoin SV: Bitcoin Magazine technical editor Aaron Van Wirdum breaks down what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash contentious hard fork: who is fighting, over what, and how this could play out, including the nuclear option of a proof of work algorithm change - Listen
The What Bitcoin Did Podcast: Jesse Powell is Building a Culture of Crypto Values at Kraken - Listen
Off the Chain: Juthica Chou: Crypto Derivatives 101; Juthica Chou is the founder of LedgerX. In this conversation, Anthony Pompliano and Juthica discuss working at Goldman Sachs, what options are and why they are important, how LedgerX became the only federally regulated crypto derivative platform - Listen  
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