From January 13-19, 2019, these are some of the biggest cryptocurrency news stories. First and foremost, actor/director Kevin Connolly, best known for the HBO hit TV show Entourage, appears to be helping to create a show about a group of friends who want to use cryptocurrency to take over Hollywood. Secondly, Binance, one of the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, has expanded to Jersey, which many believe is a direct response to recent political events in the UK. Lastly, a former chief of France's central bank has joined the startup board of SETL, a blockchain company that wants to make trading more efficient than ever.
In the week of January 6-11, 2019 - it appears as though Asia is more open than ever to actual cryptocurrency exchanges, which might do wonders for investor confidence, the Winklevoss Twins are as bullish about Bitcoin than ever, a well-known US bullion dealer now accepts crypto, and Pablo Escobar's brother wants in on the cryptocurrency sector.
This week, 3 of the main cryptocurrency stories include the fact that Overstock.com will be paying taxes in Bitcoin, Thailand will be utilizing blockchain for voting, and hackers are demanding a Bitcoin ransom for information regarding the 9/11 attacks.
There was a lot of cryptocurrency news at the very end of 2018, including layoffs at Bitmain, the largest bitcoin mining hardware company in the world, Facebook developing a stablecoin for WhatsApp, and Bank of America continuing to file blockchain patents.