After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions Jul 2, 2020 at 13:00 UTCUpdated Jul 2, 2020 at 13:34 UTCSegWit inventor Pieter Wuille speaks in 2015.(Scaling Bitcoin)After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin TransactionsCrypto payments processor BitPay now supports segregated witness (SegWit), according to a company blog post shared in advance with CoinDesk.“Support for SegWit is currently an… British Court Freezes $860,000 in Bitcoin Linked to Ransomware Payout Jan 28, 2020 at 10:00 UTCUpdated Jan 28, 2020 at 10:09 UTCPROPERTY VALUES: In a possible first, a U.K.high court has recognized bitcoin as property, ordering Bitfinex to freeze an account holding 96 BTC believed to have originated from a ransomware payment.(Image via pxl.store / Shutterstock)A U.K.court has ordered Bitfinex to freeze… US Officials Allege Student Defrauded Apple as Part of SIM Swap Attack Li and a conspirator tricked an Apple representative into sending them the iPhone 8 they used in their SIM swaps, prosecutors allege (Credit: Hadrian / Shutterstock)A 20-year old California resident was charged Monday by the Department of Justice for allegedly participating in a SIM-swapping scam that defrauded Apple and stole one victim’s cryptocurrency.
Richard Yuan… High-Frequency Trading Is Newest Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race feature The Takeaway High-frequency trading (HFT), a longtime and controversial practice in traditional markets, is becoming commonplace in crypto, too.Placing trading servers physically close to exchanges’ matching engines can win an edge on speed.This helps HFT firms make large profits in the legacy markets.Crypto exchanges such as ErisX, Huobi and Gemini are… $71 Million: Galaxy Digital Sells Stake in EOS Blockchain Maker Block.One news Galaxy Digital, the crypto merchant bank founded by former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz, has received $71.2 million after selling its shares in Block.one, the maker of the EOS blockchain.Galaxy Digital said in an announcement on May 21 that it closed the transaction on Monday after a tender offer for its position in… US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Is ‘Not Comfortable’ With Facebook’s Libra news U.S.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees with his boss that crypto is for crooks.
In a press conference Monday, Mnuchin voiced the Trump administration’s concerns with Facebook’s Libra and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.Mnuchin’s statements come ahead of two hearings on Capitol Hill this week, in which Facebook blockchain lead David Marcus is expected to testify before both… SIX Exchange Launches First Crypto ETP in Swiss Franc news Another crypto-based financial product is coming to the Swiss stock exchange SIX.Fintech firm Amun and crypto service Bitcoin Suisse announced Thursday the launch of its Swiss franc denominated Amun Bitcoin Suisse BTC/ETH exchange-traded product (ETP) under the ABBA ticker.Nine parts bitcoin and one part ether, the ETP captures some 75 percent of the… Harbor Now Has Both Broker-Dealer and Transfer Agent Licenses in the US news Security token startup Harbor has secured a transfer agent license from the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).A month after receiving a broker-dealer license from the same agency, Harbor was granted the license Thursday to better ensure interest and dividend payments to investors.
The firm is the first blockchain company to be granted… A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It Just Might Split the Code With bitcoin cash developers at each other throats, the year-old cryptocurrency might just split into two.Created from a hard fork off the original bitcoin network after the scaling debate boiled over last year, bitcoin cash stakeholders seemed unified in their goal of boosting the cryptocurrency’s block size parameter in the hopes of attracting more users… Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.