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Crypto Croissant - Issue #9

Crypto Croissant
Crypto Croissant - Issue #9
By Crypto Croissant • Issue #9 • View online
BTC hit $5820 (Bitstamp) - the highest point in the year to date.
Weekly Roundup:
47% of institutional investors surveyed by Fidelity see digital assets as having a place in their investment portfolios, 72% prefer to buy investment products that hold digital assets and 22% already are exposed to and have some ownership of digital assets.
Microsoft has teamed up with JP Morgan to deliver their blockchain offering, through Microsoft Azure, their cloud-computing based offering, which includes the integration of Ethereum, R3 Corda, Hyperledger and now JP Morgan’s ‘Quorum’ platform which is built on Ethereum. Starbucks, Xbox and others are already using the Azure Blockchain Services.
VeChain, which uses Proof of Authority rather than Proof of Work surpassed Bitcoin transaction volume last Saturday. BMW, PwC and now Deloitte have moved to VeChain, with Deloitte moving from Ethereum due to the more advanced features on #VeChainThor ( it sounds like the Avengers are Assembling 👀).

New Research from Fidelity® Finds Institutional Investments in Digital Assets Are Likely to Increase over the Next Five Years
Microsoft teams up with JP Morgan to support blockchain project
Deloitte Ditches Ethereum for VeChain, Brags Beating Bitcoin Transactions
Ripple partners with Ria Financial Services to "pump up" cross border trading - AMBCrypto
After An $850 Million Controversy, What Everyone Should Know About Bitfinex, Tether And Stablecoins
Want a blockchain job in big tech? This course might help you land one
Bitcoin Can't Fix Venezuela: I Should Know
Facebook Seeks Reported $1 Billion for FB Coin Amid Talks With Visa, MasterCard
Keyword Buster
Proof-of-authority (PoA) - an algorithm used with blockchains that delivers comparatively fast transactions through a consensus mechanism based on identity as a stake.
Proof-of-Work - a system requires its users to perform some form of work to participate. The work must be difficult for the client but easy for the server/network to verify. - Medium
Tether - a ‘stablecoin’ designed to always have the value of $1.00, the original claim was that each Tether was backed by a real US Dollar, a claim which is no longer true as cash equivalents and loan receivables from other companies are now included in the reserves.
If you didn’t catch it last week, you can still check out our: April Roundup 🗓️ 😻
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