From a provocative look at Bitcoin’s strongest allies and critics to the release of Stellar’s 2019 roadmap, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
A tweet from one of the most prominent crypto investors on the globe has gone viral.
Barry Silbert pitted six of Bitcoin’s most prominent bulls against six of its most prominent critics. The tweet poses the question: What side are you on?
What side are you on?
— Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) February 28, 2019
Collectively, the bulls have called Bitcoin brilliant, resilient, undervalued, mathematical and pure digital gold. Collectively, the bears have called Bitcoin worthless bullshit, fraudulent, rat poison squared, and useless garbage.
Silbert founded Digital Currency Group (DCG), a New York-based venture capital company with investments in early-stage crypto startups such as Coinbase. DCG also owns and operates Grayscale Investments and Genesis Trading.
Ethereum’s big Constantinople hard fork appears to be a complete success. The upgrade, which implements a number of improvements and decreases the mining reward by 33%, has been running smoothly for about 12 hours. Ethereum core developer Lane Rettig told Decrypt the successful launch is a big weight off his shoulders.
“My reaction is relief, actually more than I expected. And excitement, too – this was my first successful mainnet hard fork since joining Ethereum.