The Week Ahead in Crypto – 03/18/19-03/24/19

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Crypto doesn’t stand still, and this week is no exception, with dozens of events taking place both on the blockchain and in the real world. As always, we run through the key events below to keep you informed on what’s happening and where.

Tuesday, March 19 – Celer ICO

Tuesday sees the Celer ICO (or should we call it IEO now?) on the Binance Launchpad platform, as 10 billion CELR tokens go up for grabs, priced at $0.0065 each. CelerX acts as an accelerator for dApps, taking transactions and blockchain activity off-chain for instant execution, and boasting that it can upgrade slow dApps by 1000x. Celer is the third ICO on the Binance platform, and the first that has not (yet) seen a rise in the price of BNB to coincide with it. Perhaps the novelty has worn off and the token sale will end in a tortoise-slow 30 seconds instead of the usual 10.

Wednesday, March 20 – DAPS Testnet

Wednesday sees DAPS launch their testnet, an important milestone in a project that has been slowly gaining momentum in the underbelly of crypto. The goal of DAPS (Decentralized Anonymous Payment Scheme) protocol is to create a fully anonymous staking coin and payment system with a trustless governance structure, a first in cryptocurrencies, which they claim solves a trust issue with the existing masternode system. Should the testnet not uncover any huge problems, the project should still be in line for a mainnet launch in Q2.

With the price having seemingly bottomed out at 3 sats ($0.000110) this is a project that could be worth a small punt now we know what bull markets can do to micro-cap alts. They’ve even lined up a former Hollywood actor for their testnet… for some reason.

Thursday, March 21 – OKEx Talk/UK Launch Event

Thursday sees twin events for crypto exchange OKEx. Firstly, in Taipei a panel of three crypto trading pros will be discussing crypto trading strategies and tips to turn an average trader into a pro trader. ‘Taipei Talks’ runs from 7:30-9:30pm and tickets are still available. At the same time in London (or eight hours earlier depending on your point of view), OKEx is launching its C2C (customer-to-customer) fiat-to-token GBP trading service, driven it says by high demand while also “fulfilling our role of a trailblazer in driving blockchain adoption globally.” Tickets for the event are still available. A similar event is planned for Istanbul next week.

Tip of the Iceberg

If testnets, launches, trading talks, and another Binance ICO aren’t enough for you, there are a bucket-load of other things happening this week that might grab your attention. If you’re attending any of these events we hope you have a great time and spread the good word of crypto!