Hey Steemians! 👋
As we enter the second quarter of 2019, the crypto bulls have started to wake up! Here's everything you missed in crypto this week, in under 3 minutes! 🔥
The crypto markets are up 20% this week, from a total market cap of $140B to over $180B. Bitcoin (BTC)'s search volume tripled this week on search engines like Google and Baidu, and Bitcoin closed the first quarter of 2019 with 11% gains. Litecoin (LTC) closed the first quarter of 2019 with 100% gains!
Prysmatic Labs is on the verge of releasing their very first Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 / "Serenity" test net client.
Elon Musk became the CEO of Dogecoin (DOGE) this week!
Chris Larsen, co-founder of Ripple (XRP), donated $25M in XRP to a California university.
Harmony raised $18M in a token pre-sale this week.
An online drug dealer was sentenced to pay $1.4M in BTC to the Canadian government in Canadas's largest crypto forfeiture, to date.
According to Datalight, if Bitcoin continues its current rate of growth, within 10 years it will surpass Visa, PayPal, and Mastercard as the #1 payment system IN. THE. WORLD!
Thanks for watching / reading, and I'll be back next week with another crypto update!
Jon Cursi ✌️