Current Bitcoin Price: $3881 (as of 12:00 AM PST)
The cryptocurrency market is churning sideways today, with less than a tenth of a percent in market-wide valuation over the last 24 hours. Ethereum is down one percent, while XRP is up one percent to average it out. Bitcoin is stationary.
You have to go beyond the top 30 cryptocurrencies to see any digital assets moving more than a few percent either way today.
Top Crypto News Stories for 13th March 2018
60% of crypto users “afraid to make a payment”
Using cryptocurrency can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re new to the game. After all, if you mess up by even a single digit, you could lose all of your funds, with practically zero chance of recovering them.
As such, it’s no surprise that more than 60% of surveyed cryptocurrency users are “afraid” to make a Bitcoin payment. I, for one, still feel that tingling nervousness every time I make a payment and wait for it to show up on the blockchain.
Ripple’s $100m blockchain fund for games
Ripple is the company behind RippleNet, the blockchain based transaction settlement system, and XRP, the popular cryptocurrency (although they deny having created it).
Ripple has announced plans to team up with Forte to create a $100 million fund for bringing blockchain to video games. It’s hoped that this will help widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, and make Ripple a core part of that movement.
ARK: build a blockchain in 60 minutes
Like other cryptocurrency projects, ARK advertises itself as an all-in-one blockchain solution. What’s different is that ARK sees value in building multiple chains and linking those up.
ARK’s Twitter team just posted about a new developer suite which will allow users to build their own blockchains in less than an hour, starting from Monday 18th.