Bitwage, a cryptocurrency payroll company today announced the implementation and direct support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) addresses for bitcoin payroll outputs. Benefits, of course, will see reduced fees from SegWit implementation and allow the company to offer users a better value for services.
Cryptocurrencies, also known as virtual money, appeared on the world stage in 2008 and since that time they have been exhilarating heads and captivating minds and hearts of crypto enthusiasts and the common public from different countries.
The cryptocurrency industry is indisputably leagues from where it began. However, it’s easy to lose perspective among the headlines, which preach bitcoin’s demigod status among financial markets yet also call for its replacement with faster and better technology.
BitQuick, a US instant buying and selling Bitcoin marketplace has relaunched its Compliance API. Initially released in 2015, it allows state and federally regulated businesses to access customer data in order to remain compliant and fulfill their policy obligations.
Forbes is releasing the first-ever Crypto Rich List, a compilation of the 20 wealthiest people in crypto. “Our first-ever Crypto Rich list provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as an unknown currency,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media.
The domain name XBT.com is currently up for sale in an online auction that is set to close on February 4th, 2018. The domain is widely associated with cryptocurrencies and has sparked interest from investors in new bitcoin futures products.
BTC.com, the popular bitcoin wallet application from Bitmain Technologies announced today it has released updated options for Bitcoin network fee transactions in order to give users more liberty to choose the preferred fee that best fits a particular purpose of a transfer.
The Bitfury Group blockchain technology company and its global development team today detailed a new solution to help reveal relationships between bitcoin addresses that minimizes errors in data and ensures greater accuracy in linking bitcoin addresses for criminal investigations, while also showing bitcoin users ways to protect their privacy.
German financial index firm Solactive announced today they are originating the Solactive Bitcoin Front Month Rolling Futures 5D Index, an index tracking the performance of XBT futures listed on Cboe Global Markets (Cboe).
Back in March 2017, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ released the alpha version of its Bitcoin Lightning Network eclair wallet. The company mentioned back then it was working on an explorer for the Lightning Network (LN).
RSK, the Bitcoin smart contract developers have announced the release of its open source MainNet Network, Bamboo, in its Beta version. The company is now inviting the global community of developers to peer review the source code and be part of the Bug Bounty Program.
The developers of the Lightning Network protocol announced that version 1.0 RC of the Lightning protocol specification along with a successful cross-implementation test on Bitcoin mainnet.
2017 was a record-breaking year for bitcoin. The alternative currency started at a price of around $900 USD at the start of the year and grew to $6,300 by the end of October.
CME Group, who announced in late October the official launch of their much talked about bitcoin futures listing, today stated that it has self-certified the initial listing of its bitcoin futures contract for launch Monday, December 18th, 2017.