Daily Roundup – October 23, 2017

Daily Roundup – October 23, 2017

Over on the Coinbase support portal, the longtime bitcoin exchange has clarified their stance on the upcoming hard fork related to the SegWit2x proposal. The exchange has stated their intention to list the current version of Bitcoin with the ‘BTC’ ticker.

According to CNBC, a surge in demand for bitcoin in Zimbabwe has highlighted an interesting quirk of trading involving the digital asset, in addition to the economic woes currently facing the country.

According to CoinDesk, Russian President Vladimir Putin has mandated new rules for cryptocurrencies and ICOs. The new rules include registration requirements for cryptocurrency miners and the application of securities laws to ICOs.

According to Bloomberg, Jeff Garzik, who is the key developer behind the SegWit2x proposal, is working on an alternative cryptocurrency that will be usable on multiple smart contracts-focused platforms such as Ethereum and RSK.

According to Bitcoin Magazine, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has stated that bitcoin is better than gold and the U.S. dollar.

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