Ethereum was up 30% last week for the second week in a row. The move comes as the currency sees increased volume from Robinhood’s crypto expansion. Other fundamental analysts have pointed to potential deregulation caused by Ethereum’s extreme decentralization as reasons for the price rise. Technical analysts continue to insist the price spike is purely the result of increased volume across the board
The entire crypto market gained 40% last week following strong gains of 20% last week. Monero alone gained 12% ($1 billion) in a giant green candle. A bullish sentiment continues to return to the market.
Syrian Refugee Blockchain: A private fork of the Ethereum blockchain is being used to allow Syrian Refugees to check out at stores using a selfie to access their digital wallets.
Bitmain’s U.S. invasion: Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain received approval for a US bitcoin mining operation. The move comes after years of lobbying and is expected to result in a lease that will create 40 jobs.
Bitcoin Drug Bust: An Australian woman was arrested last week for buying drugs over the dark web. The authorities have not specified whether or not the police used any tool such as Bitfury’s Crystal.
Russia Banned Telegram in the wake of the companies nearly $2 million ICO 3 weeks ago. The company was banned after it failed to hand over encryption keys demanded by Russian authorities.
Coinbase bought Earn.com for $120 million last week. The move was not unexpected and has been rumored for months. Earn.com’s current CEO will become the CTO of Coinbase. Some analysts have called transaction a “talent acquisition“.
Cambridge Analytics was planning ICO: The company at the center of the Facebook data controversy had plans for a $30 million ICO. After being the subject of the much regulatory action, executive resignations, and several parliamentary testimonies, the company’s future remains uncertain.