70% of finance execs: crypto here to stay – September 27

Current Bitcoin Price: $6517 (as of 1130 AM PST)

The waters are flat today in the cryptocurrency market, with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple having all shifted downwards less than a quarter of a percent. Similarly, EOS hasn’t moved a bit.

Some of Bitcoin’s derivatives, i.e. direct forks Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold, as well as descendant currency Litecoin, are doing fantastic today — with those currencies up by 9, 12, and 7 percent respectively.

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70% of finance execs: crypto here to stay

There are hundreds of metrics the cryptocurrency community uses to evaluate the space, but one of them is getting the public’s thoughts on whether they think crypto will be around much longer.

A recent study has reported that over 70% of finance executives believe that cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology are “here to stay”. That’s a pretty comforting statistic!

MetaMask adds Ledger, Trezor support

MetaMask is an online application/platform that you can use to easily access and interact with Ethereum’s various DApps, or decentralized applications. Part of its core offering is an online wallet for storing tokens needed to use the apps.

They’ve just added support for two of the most popular hardware wallet manufacturers, Ledger and Trezor, which allows users the security of a hardware wallet with the speed and versatility of a hot wallet!

“Blockchain is not a hype”

What we’re all trying to figure out is whether cryptocurrency is a hyped-up fad (let’s hope not!) or a real paradigm shift in money and technology that’s here to stay, as we touched on a second ago.

The qiibee CEO has told CNN that “[Cryptocurrency is] hype like the internet was before, but we all saw that the internet wasn’t hype and we are actually using it every day.”