By a mile, last week was a good week for Ethereum investors. Even though the market has been quite bearish, Ethereum has remained fairly stable amid news of exchanges getting attacked and regulators paying close attention. In fact, after the SEC(Securities and Exchange Commission) put Bitcoin and Ethereum in the clear with statements that revealed the two cryptocurrencies as not being subjugated under securities laws and regulations, Coinbase ( a leading wallet and exchange platform in the US) added Ethereum Classic to its platform while also promising to add more ERC-20 tokens.
As it seems at the moment, Ethereum Classic is the newest investment in town considering the coin has been leading the altcoin market recovery after a mild dip that came with the news of Bithumb getting hacked. However, new developments by big-time crypto investors reveal that there could be a rise of Ethereum based cryptocurrencies that we all need to consider.
Anthony Di Lorio shopping for new Blockchain ventures
Bloomberg first reported that Anthony Di Lorio, a co-founder of Ethereum, is shopping for bargains with a particular interest in Vechain and Qtum (both China-based Blockchain projects). According to Di Lorio, “The biggest stake for” him at the moment “is in Qtum and Vechain.”
In an interview he did in Toronto, the billionaire also pointed out that “there are many opportunities in newer” projects “if you can identify them.”
To the uninitiated, Di Lorio is the creator of the Jaxx crypto wallet who used his early investments in Bitcoin to become one of Ethereum’s co-founders and ground floor investors. Currently, he runs Decentral, which is a hub in Toronto that is primarily built to focus on Blockchain projects.
Why is he focusing on Vechain and Qtum?
Although Vechain and Qtum are not among the top ten crypto projects at the moment on CoinMarketCap, it is easy to see why they both appeal to Di Lorio. Both VEN and QTUM are Ethereum based cryptocurrencies. In fact, the two Blockchain projects boast of control over the biggest up and coming crypto markets including China, Japan, and South Korea.
Qtum, for instance, is improving on Blockchain with a protocol that combines Bitcoin’s reliability with Ethereum’s smart contracts and flexibility. Currently, it has a market capitalization of about $914 million while being ranked among the top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.
VeChain, on the other hand, provides a supply chain management Blockchain application with a focus on financial services. The VEN coin that runs on the Vechain’s Blockchain is currently ranked number 17 with a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion.
With pioneer crypto investors like Di Lorio looking to double down with new ventures in the crypto space almost a decade since Bitcoin was invented, it’s a clear sign that the market is shifting gears. Comparing Bitcoin to Ethereum, the former seems to have made strides in terms of building a platform where projects such as Vechain and Qtum can be established. However, when asked about Bitcoin’s future by Bloomberg, Di Lorio responded by saying that Bitcoin is “going to consistently do what it’s been doing over the last year as more people start to use it.” Clearly, he is still a Bitcoin bull.
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