The Week Ahead in Crypto – 18/02-24/02

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As per usual, there are some exciting events coming up in crypto, and this week sees Stratis enter the ring, Waves give away free Bitcoin SV, and KuCoin get a facelift. Find out more right here, right now!

KuCoin Upgrade

Monday 18th sees Ian Balina’s favorite exchange KuCoin launch its Platform 2.0, which it says will bring an advanced API and the introduction of trading extras such as limit, stop, market, post only, and iceberg orders. Once one of the top exchanges for new alt coins, the exchange has since slipped to 84th place by adjusted volume, so they will be hoping the changes can bring old users back and attract new ones.

KUBO Expansion and St. Jude Partnership

This week is also big for a small coin called Kubo Coin (KUBO). This KUBO team have big plans for the project, including a crypto exchange and Kubo debit cards, and last week saw an announcement of a tie-in with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which will see KUBO be the first cryptocurrency used for donations. Monday sees a live chat with St. Jude’s to formally announce the link, while Tuesday will see a “Major Kubo Project Expansion”, including the revealing of masternodes and proof-of-stake details.

Aeternity Hard Fork and Mainnet

Aeternity will attend Nakamoto’s Den Conference in Cyprus on Monday before the first hard fork occurs on the network on Tuesday, a move that will give users a chance to move their coins over to the Aeternity mainnet, called Minerva. They will have two more hard forks in 2019, one in May and one in September.

Waves Bitcoin SV Bounty

Friday will see a bounty for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) holders on the Waves client, as the exchange is performing a kind of supplementary hard fork and giving BCH holders an equal amount of Bitcoin SV (BSV). The snapshot will be taken at midnight on Friday 22nd Pacific Time (PT), so if you want your free BSV make sure you have your BCH on Waves by that time. You’ll then be able to trade and withdraw your BCH and BCV on Thursday 28th.

Stratis Gets the Gloves On

Saturday night will be fight night for Stratis, who are sponsoring the IBO World super-middleweight title fight between James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr fight at the O2 in London, following in the footsteps of Litecoin’s sponsorship of UFC 232 in December last year.

Hard Forks and Hard Fights

There’s our top five picks of what to look out for in crypto this week. Naturally, we’re expecting you to send your Bitcoin Cash to Waves and turn the resultant Bitcoin SV into Kubo to donate to St Jude’s, but if you want a flutter on DeGale/Eubank fight we don’t blame you!