Today in Bitcoin (2018-04-17) – Coinbase buys Earn.com/21.co – Asian Merchant Adoption – IMF Lauds

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Coinbase buys Earn.com for about $100M in a deal that is about one hire – Recode
https://www.recode.net/2018/4/16/17242796/coinbase-acquisition-earn-balaji-srinivasan

Donald McIntyre on Twitter: “Final Earn/Coinbase scam rant: 1. That $120m+ was paid in cash & stock is worse b/c that Coinbase stock will be worth billions very soon 2. Balaji as Coinbase CTO is a sham to embellish the story 3. a16z on both sides of the trade is the scam smoking-gun https://t.co/MSdLasSA53… https://t.co/harAFRpFKR”

Vake on Twitter: “If the $116 million invested in https://t.co/J0x38BYocw in 2015 had simply been used to buy Bitcoin, they would now have $3.17 billion worth of BTC.”

Marc Bettinger on Twitter: “Happy Birthday Feathercoin! 5 Years! @Feathercoin #feathercoin #ftc $ftc #altcoins #cryptocurrency #blockchain #altsareback #bitcoin… https://t.co/4DTxSRZwEF”

Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Might Just Be Accelerating In Asia – CoinDesk
https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-payments-are-booming-in-asia/

Bitcoin tools could make finance system safer, says IMF boss | Technology | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/16/bitcoin-tools-could-make-finance-system-safer-says-imf-christine-lagarde

NFC and the Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Payments Practical Again | CryptoSlate
https://cryptoslate.com/nfc-lightning-network-bitcoin-payments/

Report: Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Used for Illegal Purposes | NewsBTC

Report: Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Used for Illegal Purposes

Ryan Dippmann on Twitter: “At first; cell phones were “only for bad people & criminals.” In 2018; nearly all men, women, & children have mobile phones in their pockets. Same FUD is said about #Bitcoin; “only for bad people & criminals.” Similar to mobile; #Bitcoin will be (like) water off duck’s back.… https://t.co/KgFNjgFe6E”

Support Forming? Why $7.9K Is Bitcoin’s New Price to Watch – CoinDesk
https://www.coindesk.com/8500-bitcoin-eyes-gains-with-key-support-at-7900/

Lucas Betschart on Twitter: “Vitalik on Brink of Second Bailout for Friends.… ”

Vitalik “Not giving away ETH” Buterin on Twitter: “I recommend crypto discourse changes emphasis from “eliminating the middlemen” to some combination of “shackling the middlemen” and “making the market for middlemen more competitive”.”

Giacomo Zucco on Twitter: “So it ends the glorious era of Localbitcoins. So long and thank you for the fish. Let’s take a look at @hodlhodl!… ”

LowCapWizard on Twitter: “… ”
https://twitter.com/LowCapWizard/status/985918958934085637

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