Never a dull week in the Cryptoverse. In the price-be-crazy news, we’ve seen Bakkt launch its long-awaited Bitcoin futures contracts, but the price of BTC dropped below USD10K, which was followed by a sudden drop to the USD8K level, pulling alts with it. Though the market seems to be recovering, ETH price erased all its gains in September, and XRP dropped to the December 2017 levels. But then, just as Stellar led among the top 10 again-appreciating coins, BTC went below USD8K, and so did alts, but then there was yet another rebound… (To be continued.) And that’s not all, as Tron’s prices dropped 55% while Sun’s trying to reschedule the Buffett lunch, Kin price nosedives after its operator announced the shutdown of Kik App, and Stellar’s free XML is either left unclaimed or exchanged for other money. But at least Maduro’s secret ‘stash’ of cryptos is unlikely to affect BTC price.
Moving on to the exchanges and securities news, where two giant European stock exchange operators made their crypto moves, Binance.US opened for trading and said there’s still room for new exchanges in the U.S., OKEx moved to defend itself from wash trading accusations through a BTC 100 bet with its accuser, and Monex Group will hand out BTC to all of its shareholders.
In the interesting developments section of the news, we learn that Spain’s Balearic Islands may eventually pay for everything they buy in crypto; South Korea plans to welcome blockchain-powered driver’s licences; Kraken plans a major change in user experience, Dan Held, Director of Business Development, told us; Blockstream’s CSO, Samson Mow, talked to us about Liquid network as the company’s main focus and about mining via satellite.
And now, we shall proceed to the weekly set of jokes. Enjoy!
Here’s a motivational poster for the beginning.
Currently, it’s likely ETH.
Can’t tell if everyone in my feed is fasting for health reasons or because of ETH price.
— Eric Conner (@econoar) 5 September 2019
The real shitcoin. pic.twitter.com/pUuv0G1Ioc
— Mati Greenspan (@MatiGreenspan) 18 September 2019
‘And how’d you describe your week?’
— Hodl Hodl (@hodlhodl) 23 September 2019
How relatable is this?
— The Crypto Dog📈 (@TheCryptoDog) 17 September 2019
No, really, do I?
Now, all together!
Crypto today. pic.twitter.com/Ob6y032fic
— Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) 24 September 2019
Since Bitcoin is clearly dead again, we should move to a more moderate/humble slogan. https://t.co/IWRckIir9O
— Giacomo Zucco [I identify as a 16yo Swedish girl] (@giacomozucco) 25 September 2019
Institutional Investor logging into Bakkt for his first tradepic.twitter.com/BGKrUg8BMo
— Mohit Sorout 📈 (@singhsoro) 23 September 2019
An analysis based on multiple personal experiences.
A Day in the Life of a Bitmex Trader pic.twitter.com/DMym91mLnM
— CryptoChimp (@Cryptanzee) 15 September 2019
And another analysis for when you try real hard to figure this out.
figuring out the cause of this bitcoin dip one sec pic.twitter.com/2Y8mxGK3B3
— The Crypto Dog📈 (@TheCryptoDog) 25 September 2019
You! Shall not! Enter! For a certain amount of time and effort!
This door is made out of Bitcoin hodlers hopes and dreams… 🤣 pic.twitter.com/46AdW8JZVk
— Panama ₿ (@Panama_TJ) 24 September 2019
It’s a distinct sound.
But am I wrong? pic.twitter.com/hDgDUPzFkn
— CitrusEmpire (@Citrus_Empire) September 16, 2019
When expectations go bye-bye.
Hat off, sir. Hat off.
When you sell the exact top… pic.twitter.com/vLGNZXxQt1
— SHILL GATES (@ImShillGates) 13 September 2019
When you develop an instinctual reaction.
— Moon Overlord (@MoonOverlord) 16 September 2019
Yes, so intense one can barely stand to watch.
2 brand new $BSV cultists convincing each other that they are buying the real Bitcoin.
So intense. 0_0 pic.twitter.com/fvxk6YAYS7
— The Crypto Monk ⛩ (@thecryptomonk) 19 September 2019
Franklin doesn’t seem amused.
A weekend crypto anthem.