Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show May 7: Bitcoin (BTC) Reaches New 2019 High of $5,970 Earlier This Morning, Taproot Privacy Upgrade and Schnorr Signatures May Be Coming to Bitcoin (BTC), White Hat Hackers Fix Serious Tron (TRX) Vulnerability, Github Ransomware Hackers Fail to Extort Developers, Starbucks to Use Microsoft Azure for Supply Chain Blockchain

May 7, 2019 / by Zachary Mashiach

Listen to the May 7 Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show

On this edition of the Crypto.IQ Daily Radio Show, we do a deep dive market analysis. Bitcoin (BTC) rose to a new 2019 high of $5,970 on Bitstamp this morning before quickly dropping to $5,800-$5,850. There continues to be a $300-$400 price premium on Bitfinex due to continued anxiety surrounding the New York Attorney General’s Office lawsuit against Bitfinex and Tether (USDT). We discuss how Taproot privacy upgrades and Schnorr signatures may be coming soon to Bitcoin (BTC) via a soft fork. Learn how white hat hackers received a $4,600 bounty for finding a serious Tron (TRX) vulnerability and how in general $878,000 of cryptocurrency bug bounties were paid out in 2018. We also discuss how Starbucks is partnering with Microsoft Azure to create a supply chain blockchain to track coffee. Hear about the iBackPack scammer who raised $800,000, failed to deliver the promised product, and then used the money to buy Bitcoin (BTC). Also hear about the GitHub ransomware scammers who failed to extort money from GitHub developers.

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