Cryptocurrency News for the Week of April 22-28, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain are reaching toward mainstream acceptance. The largest websites, regulators, and exchanges in the country are all crypto-focused these days.

Here’s all the important crypto and blockchain news for the last week of April 2018.

Wikipedia Announces Partnership With Request Network

by Paddy Baker, Crypto Briefing

Wikipedia runs off strictly donations. We know this because they panhandle to the users several times per year. Although I’ve had my battles with Wikipedia (and Cracked, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, and just about every other publisher online), it’s a necessary evil. Now it’s planning to streamline donations using blockchain technology.

SEC Official Defends ‘Balanced’ ICO Oversight in Congress

by David Floyd, Coindesk

The United States government continues to mull cryptocurrency and blockchain regulations. Like cannabis, several states pushed legislation faster, so the country can see over time how each state’s economy bears the weight of miners, investors, and cryptos as currencies. Federal watchdogs are quickly taking stances though.

Switzerland Wants to Be the World Capital of Cryptocurrency

by Brian Blackstone, The Wall Street Journal

Swiss bank accounts are legendary, and the government of Switzerland is aiming to be the same type of safe haven for crypto hodlers, who now include several billionaires and disruptive startups. This burgeoning industry is global, and while governments like China and the U.S. struggle to accept crypto, the Swiss government is racing to become the top of the global crypto-economy.

Nasdaq is open to becoming cryptocurrency exchange, CEO says

by Kate Rooney, CNBC

Once regulations are in place, the CEO of Nasdaq is open to accepting cryptos into its exchange. Adena Friedman says her company is supporting existing crypto exchanges and working to reach deals with both them and the government. This move signals a strong support for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries as they struggle to maintain global compliance.

THE FIX FOR E. COLI OUTBREAKS COULD BE … THE BLOCKCHAIN

by Maryn McKenna, Wired

E. coli is a deadly disease that infects our food on a massive scale. People around the country suffer from eating contaminated food, often unknowingly, and food recalls are costly. Blockchain technology embedded throughout the food distribution network (from seed to sale) will have major affects on the safety of our food.

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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