Current Bitcoin Price: $7887 (as of 8:01 AM PST)
Another day in the red as most coins fall between 5 and 10%, with Bitcoin (BTC, #1) weathering the storm the relatively well — down only 4.26% since this time yesterday.
Despite this, one coin that’s seen a lot of upwards action in the last 12 hours is Skycoin (SKY, #56), which spiked up over 35% after news of a Binance listing.
Top Bitcoin & Crypto News Stories for 23rd May 2018
IOTA to collaborate with the UN
IOTA (MIOTA, #10) is famous for its “tangle”, an alternative ledger to the classic blockchain which we know and love. It’s also renowned for a huge number of partnerships.
In a recent post on the UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) website, it was announced that IOTA would collaborate with the organization to improve the transparency and efficiency (through effective data management) of UN operations.
Google reaches out to Ethereum founder
Vitalik Buterin is the Russian-Canadian creator of Ethereum (ETH, #2), one of the most unique and influential cryptocurrencies in existence. He’s heavily praised for continuing to work on the project to this day.
A screenshot on his Twitter account (now deleted) revealed an email from Google recruiter Elizabeth Garcia, which many recognize as an inconspicuous job offer.
Ripple featured on Ellen Degeneres show
Ripple (XRP, #3) enthusiasts are often making big and bold donations — and just recently a joint Ripple donation from actor Ashton Kutcher and talk-show host Ellen Degeneres was announced on her eponymous show.
The donation of $4 million will go to Ellen DeGeneres’ Wildlife Fund which seeks to secure the future of wild gorillas in Rwanda.
Some cynics have brushed the donation off as nothing more than a shill — but it’s hard to deny that $4 million isn’t a significant amount of money.