WealthyPlumber replied the topic: Background info and about mumerous Crypto currencies
Business Insider, New York
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
LONDON -- Customers of cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex are complaining of problems withdrawing money and say they have been left in the dark by the huge U.S. exchange.
Several Bittrex customers contacted Business Insider in recent weeks to complain about problems. Others have taken to Twitter and forums such as Reddit.
The majority appear to have issues verifying their identities when trying to withdraw money from the platform. The people who BI spoke to are angry that they have received little to no communication from the platform about the issues, leaving them confused and concerned.
Bittrex on Wednesday admitted to "significant delays" in handling customer issues but claimed the issues only affect "a small percentage of our overall user base."
alexgreat replied the topic: Background info and about mumerous Crypto currencies
And the insanity continues
By Fitz Tepper
Tech Crunch, San Francisco
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like a digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it's blowing up fast.
Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is the latest fad in the world of cryptocurrency and probably soon tech in general.
People are spending a crazy amount of real money on the game. So far about $1.3 million has been transacted, with multiple kittens selling for about 50 ethereum (around $23,000) and the "genesis" kitten being sold for a record 246 ethereum, around $113,000.
This third-party site tracks the largest purchases made to date on the game. And like any good viral sensation prices are rising and fluctuating fast. Right now it will cost you about .03 ethereum, or $12, to buy the least expensive kitten in the game.
So now we have people using ethereum, an asset with arguably little tangible utility, to purchase an asset with unarguably zero tangible utility.