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Crypto trader explains 3 reasons ethereum is a better bet than bitcoin

Crypto trader explains 3 reasons ethereum is a better bet than bitcoin

Finance
Bitcoin is on the decline, but ethereum might be a better bet in cryptocurrency, Brian Kelly told CNBC. Bitcoin, the most popular digital coin and largest by market cap, was priced around $ 6,400 on Friday — a staggering decline from its December highs of around $ 19,500. But cryptocurrency is still a relatively new industry, and while all eyes are on bitcoin, Kelly, founder and CEO of BKCM LLC, an investment firm focused on digital currencies, said there are other digital coins that investors might want to consider. "Just remember," Kelly sa...
CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

Technology
A new craze for virtual kittens is slowing down trade in one of the largest crypto-currencies. CryptoKitties lets players buy and breed "crypto-pets" on Ethereum's underlying blockchain network. The game's developers told the Bloomberg news agency that CryptoKitties was a "key step" to making blockchains more accessible. But its popularity has underscored one of the technology's biggest downsides: its lack of scalability. Etherscan has reported a sixfold increase in pending transactions on Ethereum since the game's release, by the Axiom Zen innovation studio, on 28 November. "CryptoKitties has become so popular that it's taking up a significant amount of available space for transactions on the Ethereum platform," said Garrick Hileman, from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance."So...