Coinme, a blockchain financial technology company announced the launch of more kiosks where Bitcoin can be bought in over various locations in the U.S. It has collaborated with Coinstar, a company that operates self-service coin-counting kiosks. The duo has launched kiosks where Bitcoin can be purchased in across U.S.A. The kiosks could only be found in 70 locations such as Albertsons and Safeway locations across California, Texas, and Washington.
The US finance regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is hiring a dedicated staff member to provide expertise on cryptocurrency. The SEC, which keeps on resolving strategy with respect to U.S. local treatment of digital currency tokens, will pay up to $239k every year for its Crypto Specialist. The SEC is dedicating extensive vitality to ensuring tokens and their backers keep surviving securities laws, focusing on organizations with legitimate procedures to guarantee consistency.
Brave browser services launched, but as it turns out, there is a caveat: they’re currently only available in five countries: the US, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK, with more geographies to be available soon. Users of Brave’s desktop browsers, available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, can now opt into Brave Rewards to view Brave Ads and receive 70% of the ad revenue as a reward in the form of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).
Twitter user, CobraBitcoin, Co-owner of Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk.org, shed some light on this issue by talking about increasing the block size of Bitcoin to support Lightning function. The conflict over increased block size mainly revolves around the security part of Bitcoin, and an increased block size could lead to major security concerns. Bitcoin enthusiasts also brought up the risks associated with increased block size such as censorship.
A payment service provider company, Bitspark have shared their plan in launching a stablecoin pegged to the Philippine peso (PHP). The announcement in launching the stablecoin was made in a press release where Bitspark has explained further that a technology start-up based in Cambodia Okra Solar will become the first to use peg.PHP launched by Bitspark.
Minister of Finance and Deputy prime minister of Japan, Taro Aso has appealed to adopt the newly-proposed legal name crypto assets and cease using other terms. In his statement: “While I think blockchain is a promising technology, it will take quite some time before it is firmly established. A variety of people will become involved with it, not all of them well-intentioned, so some could misuse this technology. To protect investors, it is essential for us to conduct a proper and strict review.”
The traditional cryptocurrency transaction works on idea that all are public non-anonymous log is created and chained together in a blockchain registry, but temporarily blending your inter-wallet funds with those of others the trail is disrupted. BitMix platform mixes a received amount of coins to disrupt the record back to the source, thereby providing the isolation need to ensure the user’s transactional security. At present they support Bitcoin, Litecoin and planning to add Ethereum soon.
Smartlands Project Firm is planning to make use of tokenizing concept to fill the liquidity gap. CEO Arnoldas Nauseda explained, Investors can then expect their returns to come usually in the form of rent from property tenants as well as when the property itself is sold. From the Notthingham property (first property to be tokenized), investors can be guaranteed of annualized returns to the tune of 16%.
Four new stablecoins pegged to to Australian dollars, euros, Canadian dollars, and Hong Kong dollars to be launched by TrustToken and they will be called TrueAUD, TrueEUR, TrueCAD, and TrueHKD respectively. TrueAUD will be immediately listed on exchanges, while TrueCAD and TrueHKD will be launched in the second quarter of 2019, with TrueEUR in the third.
American entrepreneur and crypto advocate John McAfee said he is holding back on plans to reveal the real identity of bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto, for fear it will expose him to further lawsuits as he fights potential extradition. McAfee reportedly further iterated that the alleged Nakamoto is not a happy camper about my attempt to oust him. Nakamoto sudden disappearance in late 2010 has spawned a myth about the inventor of Bitcoin.