In a tweet today, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees contrasted bitcoin’s price performance with the tulip bubble — which is usually cited as a pejorative comparison by cryptocurrency skeptics. Voorhees remarked:

“Tulips never re-emerged to hit new ATH’s.  Bitcoin does it every couple years. Anyone equating the two needs to explain this discrepancy.”

As Cointelegraph reported today, United States copyright archive data indicates that Wei Liu, a Chinese citizen residing in California, claimed copyright to bitcoin’s (BTC) white paper on May 24.

In other crypto news, Russian-developed encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has officially released a test client for its Telegram Open Network (TON).