The Wild West Crypto Show Encourages Calm as Coronavirus Chaos Continues

March 30, 2020 12:25:10

Episode 101 of the Wild West Crypto Show, broadcast from Kerrville, Texas, had an ominous title, ‘The WORLD is in Chaos’, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on human life and economies across the globe. However, as they endorsed the national strategy of social distancing and sequestering to diminish infection rates, show hosts Drew Taylor and Brent Bates bravely remained models of composure.

Also, during the episode, Manny Alicandro reported on the scene from New York City, which has become the epicenter of the epidemic in the United States. The metropolis presently accounts for more than a quarter of all confirmed cases nationwide.

On a brighter note, Jonathan Keim, communications director of CryptoCurrencyWire, tuned in with his weekly update on the positive developments taking place within the industry.

First up was the news that Crypto Briefing has announced a partnership with CoinMarketCap, which will lead to the inclusion of Crypto Briefing’s SIMETRI digital asset ratings on CoinMarketCap ( The SIMETRI service provides institutional-grade research, including in-depth fundamental analysis and unbiased, detailed insights into cryptocurrency projects. Each reviewed project receives an investment grade aimed at guiding portfolio decisions. The service, already available on CoinGecko and Binance, will now be accessible to tens of millions of retail investors with its incorporation on CoinMarketCap.

Another promising partnership is the one between the IOTA Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and open-source ecosystem development, and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The goal of the partnership is to help TMEA in its mission to improve East African trade and global competitiveness using IOTA’s distributed-ledger technology. TMEA works closely with East African community institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to increase trade by reducing current barriers and improving business competitiveness (

Lastly, Chinese ecommerce behemoth Alibaba has announced that its import e-commerce platform, Koala, has updated its products to include a full-link traceability blockchain system. Now, online buyers will have access to the logistic information of the goods they purchase by scanning a QR code with Alipay (

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