Entry Submitted by Matt at 7:18 PM EDT on May 1, 2017
The screen shots you see are merely one part of the bigger picture. What I was witnessing Saturday night was the collection of all of the "first basket" currencies trading throughout the hour and then within the last minute or two leading up to and crossing over the top of the hour, all of the currencies would "eliminate" the fractional portion of the currency value, leaving only whole numbers to see.
As I followed this same trend for four consecutive hours, the rationale I had deduced was this: For those in the exchange centers, the multiplication of whole numbers is simply that much easier. And with the gift we were all working towards, to lose those 3-6 numbers to the right of the decimal point was certainly a move I was happy to concede.
Now, coupled with the explanation that 2:00am EDT being the most likely time to launch, as I saw the numbers again flash to whole numbers, I simply figured that as each new time zone was released on Sunday morning, the exchange rates would go to whole numbers for those few moments, facilitating the easier transition for us and then simply slide back to their fractional exchange rates for those around the world who might be looking at those numbers for other purposes,
Felt as if I was seeing a positive sign at the right time.