- Stellar to Airdrop 2 Billion XLM Crypto Tokens Worth $120 Million ;
- Decentralized Brave Browser Tops Chrome in Google Play Rankings in Japan ;
- IBM Now Holds 6 of 11 Seats on Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board ;
- VanEck’s New Bitcoin Trust Assets Total Just $41K in First Week ;
- Japan: Bitcoin Surpasses XRP in Yen-Denominated Crypto Holdings ;
- 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 10th💰
- STEEM Trading Update
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The Stellar Development Foundation and messaging service Keybase announced Monday a 2 billion XLM airdrop, the largest in Stellar’s five-year history, worth roughly $120 million. Over the next 20 months, Keybase users can expect monthly airdrops of 100 million XLM.
Keybase currently has 300,000 active users across its various services, according to the company.
“All you have to do is have an authenticated Keybase account, and your XLM will appear in your wallet – automatically, every month, for as long as the airdrop continues,” according to a draft blog post shared with CoinDesk.
The popularity of the decentralized blockchain-enabled web browser Brave continues to grow as it has outranked other browsers in Google Play rankings in Japan.
Brave beats rival browsers
According to a Reddit post on Sept. 8, this is the first time that the privacy-focused Brave browser has overtaken its rival browsers such as Firefox, Opera and Chrome in Japan. The most recent ranking data from Google Play shows that Brave sits comfortably at number 10 on the list, while its closest competitor Firefox lags behind, occupying 14th place.
A Google Play ranking is determined by how well apps perform against several key metrics such as crash rates, app-not-responding rates, excessive WiFi, location or processing in the background.
IBM has doubled the number of its employees on the technical steering committee (TSC) of Hyperledger, stoking concerns about the tech giant’s influence on the enterprise blockchain consortium.
Six out of the 11 2019-2020 TSC members announced last week are IBM employees. Five work at Big Blue itself and one, Mark Wagner, is a senior principal engineer at Red Hat, an IBM subsidiary. By comparison, the previous year’s TSC had only two IBM representatives and the same number of total seats (Wagner served on the committee, but IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat did not close until July 2019).
The new committee will begin governing after the new TSC chair is elected next week.
Investment management firm VanEck has issued just 4 bitcoins (BTC) via its new trust focused on institutional investors.
VanEck: one week, one Bitcoin basket
Data from the company, spotted by economist and cryptocurrency commentator Alex Krüger on Sept. 10, showed that since its launch at the start of the month, VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust 144A Shares total net assets are only $41,400.
“VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust 144A Shares… looks and feels like a traditional ETF,” its official description reads.
Fresh data from the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) has revealed that as of April 2019, the value of yen-denominated Bitcoin (BTC) holdings has outstripped those in XRP on domestic exchanges.
As Cointelegraph Japan reported on Sept. 10, the surge in the value of exchanges’ Bitcoin holdings coincides with the beginning of Bitcoin’s 2019 bullish uptrend, which saw the top cryptocurrency hit close to $14,000 by late June.
More XRP is being accumulated, but value declining
📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, September, 10th💰
“We are happy to share with the community our dApp Testnet release on September 10th.”
David Atkinson at The Blockchain Centre at 7:00 PM in Singapore.
“At 1pm UTC on 10 September CEO @HMsheikh4 will be answering questions on @coin98_net’s Facebook page.”
- Beam (BEAM), Binance Coin (BNB), Credits (CS), General Event (CRYPTO), Enigma (ENG), Gnosis (GNO), Safex Token (SFT), Stellar (XLM), Tezos (XTZ)
“Gathering the key players in the blockchain space in town to discuss adoption, decentralized applications & financial systems”
STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion
Here is the chart of yersterday :
Here is the current chart :
The zone around 0.165$-0.164$ starts to be a support zone and even we tried to break it several times, it looks like that the sellers have difficulties to go lower. We have the see what will be the results in the coming hours as we are just sitting on it but a UP bounce from that zone is possible.
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