BTC 28% – Top Cryptocurrencies in July 2018


Hot holiday July is already behind us, it would seem that the cryptocurrency market will take a break even for a moment. Nothing could be further from the truth –it is bursting with important information. How do Bitcoin and altcoins do this month? You’ll find out in this rank. Give it a look.

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r/Bitcoin recap – July 2018


Hi Bitcoiners!

I’m back with the nineteenth monthly Bitcoin news recap.

For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popular/relevant/interesting stories in r/Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.

You can see recaps of the previous months on [Bitcoinsnippets.com](http://bitcoinsnippets.com/)

**A recap of Bitcoin in July 2018**

* 01: [Lightningspin.com has routed 400 payments worth 6M satoshis for a combined $0.10 in fees](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8vaajr/thus_far_lightningspincom_routed_over_400/)
* 02: [Coinbase launches its custodial service for institutional investors](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8vj305/coinbase_is_live_with_custodial_service_for/)
* 03: [Users can now create their own assets on the Liquid sidechain](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8vmtqy/introducing_issued_assets_on_liquid/)
* 04: [According to Bitrefill’s blockchain analysis, Bitpay lost over half of their payment traffic since implementing BIP70](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8w1lqi/play_stupid_games_win_stupid_prizes_we_did_a/)
* 05: [A comparison between proof-of-stake and the central banking system](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8wc1n8/fiat_money_is_essentially_proofofstake_where_the/) & [What developers have learned from bootstrapping the Lightning Network](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8w8xzf/bootstrapping_ln_what_have_we_learned_fabrice/) & [The state of merchant adoption](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8w8xfv/on_the_state_of_merchant_adoption_sergej_kotliar/)
* 06: [Pieter Wuille submits a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal for Schnorr signatures](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8wmj5b/pieter_wuille_submits_schnorr_signatures_bip/)
* 07: [The capacity of the Lightning Network has been steadily rising](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8wuz5j/lighting_network_capacity_went_up_68_in_the_last/)
* 08: [Someone becomes the biggest node on the Lightning Network by opening $50k worth of channels](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8x4eq4/some_dude_just_became_the_biggest_node_on_the/)
* 09: [BTCPayServer has integrated with the Lightning Network](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8x4ux8/lnd_integration_to_btcpayserver_is_done_easy_way/) & [Ledger launches Leder Live, a companion app for their hardware wallet](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8xbq93/ledger_launches_ledger_live_the_allinone/)
* 10: [100 Merchants can trial Bitcoin’s Lightning Network risk free through CoinGate](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8xq4zn/100_merchants_can_now_trial_bitcoins_lightning/)
* 11: [Another day, another bank laundering $8b while claiming Bitcoin is for criminals](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8xzgci/step_1_claim_bitcoin_is_for_criminals_step_2/)
* 12: [A house is sold for bitcoin in the United States](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8y7u5u/first_home_sold_for_bitcoin_in_northeast_united/)
* 13: [Billionaire Steven Cohen invests in cryptocurrency hedge fund](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8yhnpo/billionaire_steven_cohen_invests_in_crypto_hedge/)
* 14: [There are 3 blocks over 2MB in a row](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8yszi4/three_2mb_blocks_in_a_row/) & [A 45 min talk on future technological upgrades to Bitcoin](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8yt65u/future_technological_directions_in_bitcoin_45min/) & [Someone livestreams eating M&M’s from a Lightning-powered candy dispenser](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8yvkm0/someone_is_live_streaming_eating_mms_from_a/)
* 15: [Over 40% of all transactions now use SegWit, while some large companies still haven’t adopted it](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8z0rrz/woo_hoo_we_just_broke_40_segwit_support/) & [A stress test of all the popular metal cold storage devices](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8z1lqy/i_stress_tested_all_of_the_popular_metal_cold/)
* 16: [Dave helps recover someones lost 2.44 btc](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8z926h/dave_bitcoin_from_walletrecoveryservices_did_it/) & [A story from someone working at a financial firm on how they treat clients asking about bitcoin](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8zbhqc/financial_firm_i_work_for_changed_their_tune/) & [A community member translates Bitcoin.org into his native language – Serbian](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8zde8v/ive_translated_bitcoinorg_into_my_native_language/)
* 17: [The bitcoin price rises $1000 in a day with a clear example of how connected exchanges are now](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8zq179/bitcoin_is_working_like_swiss_clock/)
* 18: [A reminder to properly secure your bitcoins](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8zuof6/please_dont_forget_to_secure_your_bitcoin_when_we/)
* 19: [A billionaire states he has 1% of his wealth in bitcoin](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/905rvj/billionaire_investor_marc_lasry_im_personally/) & [It is now possible to buy Amazon gift cards with Lightning](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/907krv/can_now_buy_amazon_gift_cards_with_lightning/) & [A US Congressman says bitcoin is for criminals, while his own funding source is from illegal gambling](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9068wn/thecryptodog_rekt_us_congressman_welcome_to_our/)
* 20: [Blockchain.com still hasn’t implemented SegWit despite promises](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/90g85x/blockchaininfo_12_months_and_still_no_segwit/) & [Robin Hood (the movie) is partnering with Robinhood (the app) to give away $50k in cryptocurrency](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/90b3j9/even_hollywood_is_getting_into_btcrobin_hood_the/)
* 21: [The Lightning Network now has over 10k channels](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/90p0zy/lightning_network_now_has_over_10000_channels_and/) & [An infographic on how to identify cryptocurrency scams](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/90q51e/we_at_blockchain_unam_criptonerds_and_el/)
* 22: [Google is allowing some cryptocurrency ads again](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/913a6z/google_brings_back_coinbase_ads/)
* 23: [People discuss a Bitcoin ETF decision on 10th of August](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/919445/i_think_interest_in_the_bitcoin_etf_is_driving/) & [The upgrade path to post-quantum computing](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/916jdn/description_of_tim_ruffings_upgrade_path_to/) & [How Square could help bitcoin adoption](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/913x9t/square_has_over_2000000_merchants_and_a_ceo_that/)
* 24: [New Zap desktop and iOS apps](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/91kaia/new_zap_desktop_zap_ios_and_whats_next_jack/)
* 25: [A visualisation of the Lightning Network growth over the past 6 months](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/91qtjh/visualizing_lightning_network_119x_growth_from_61/) & [Stratis to release a Bitcoin privacy solution using masternodes based on the TumbleBit protocol](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/91umc1/stratis_to_release_bitcoin_privacy_solution/) & [Skrill users can now buy and sell bitcoin](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/91qjwh/skrill_users_can_now_buy_and_sell_bitcoin/)
* 26: [A resort in Sri Lanka is accepting bitcoin](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/922z60/bitcoin_accepted_in_sri_lankan_resort/) & [Mycelium android wallet is implementing SegWit support a year late](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/920xhe/segwit_support_coming_to_mycellium_android_wallet/) & [Marco Polo got laughed away by the Venetian Republic upon introducing paper money](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/922m7w/marco_polo_introduces_paper_money_and_the/)
* 27: [An SEC Commissioner disagrees with a bitcoin ETF rejection](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/926oub/sec_commissioner_disagrees_with_twins_etf/) & [Google bans cryptocurrency mining apps from its Play Store](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92bo11/googles_new_updates_ban_cryptocurrency_mining/)
* 28: [An article on what happened when Jameson Lopp, a Bitcoin engineer, got SWATted a year ago](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92mhy3/i_was_swatted_a_year_ago_i_havent_revealed_what/)
* 29: [Bitcoin Core 0.16.2 is released](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92w7sn/bitcoin_core_0162_released/) & [Bitcoin adoption in New Hampshire](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92vqec/adoption_in_new_hampshire/) & [A petition to free Ross Ulbricht reaches 43k signatures](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92wewq/petition_to_free_ross_ulbricht_reaches_43000/)
* 30: [Kim Kardashian mentions bitcoin on Instagram to her 114M followers](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/92ysjx/kim_kardashian_mentioned_bitcoin_on_instagram/)
* 31: [Iran’s bitcoin trading volume rises as their currency loses value due to US sanctions](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/93fbdq/irans_bitcoin_volume_soars_as_rial_value_enters/) & [Ross Ulbricht’s murder-for-hire charges dropped related to the Silk Road](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/93ewd3/ross_ulbrichts_murderforhire_charges_dropped_by/)

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