A new Ethereum token called “Wrapped Bitcoin” just launched Thursday. How Wrapped Bitcoin Works The purpose of the new cryptocurrency is to enable Bitcoin users to “participate in Ethereum smart contracts natively on the Ethereum blockchain.” Last October Bitcoin custody company BitGo announced a partnership with Kyber Network and Republic Protocol to launch Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), a token on the Ethereum blockchain that acts as a 1-to-1 token backed by Bitcoin reserves. In a blog post announcing the new token BitGo stated: “WBTC users will be able to utilize Bitcoin in a wide variety of new decentralized use cases, including 7 Reasons Why That Hot New ‘Bitcoin Stablecoin’ Sounds Like Junk by CCN
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