Bitcoin

Electrum Wallet Announces Upcoming Lightning Network Support

The wallet service’s founder, Thomas Voegtlin, said that Electrum’s lightning network implementation is now close to an official release.

US Dementia Charity Accepts Crypto Donations

The charity listed the following as accepted cryptocurrencies for general fund donations: bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ether, (ETH), litecoin (LTC), and Coinbase’s USD Coin stablecoin.

Report: US Leads in Volume of Tweets Referencing Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra

New Twitter study has discovered that the U.S. tops the world in the number of tweets relating to bitcoin and Facebook’s upcoming Libra token.

Casa Helps Crypto Newbies with New Lightning Node App

Crypto security startup Casa has made it easier to manage lightning nodes even when you’re on the go.

Perpetrator Taunts Australian Couple Who Lost $14,000 in a Bitcoin Scam

A couple from Australia lost more than AU$20,000 (US$14,000) in a bitcoin fraud and were even mocked by the scammer over their losses.

Third Defendant in Fake-ID-for-Bitcoin Case Pleads Guilty

Another defendant has pleaded guilty to charges connected to a fake ID ring said to have netted over $4.7 million in bitcoin.

ErisX Gets Green Light from CFTC for Bitcoin Futures Contracts

ErisX has received the regulatory green light to list digital asset futures contracts on its platform, which is slated to launch later this year.

Ether and Bitcoin Trade at Large Premium Across South Korean Exchanges

Bitcoin and Ether are currently trading at a large premium on South Korean exchanges.

tZERO Launches New Wallet that Allows Users to Trade Bitcoin and Ethereum

tZERO has introduced a new app that combines a digital wallet with exchange services.

Coinbase Becomes Temporarily Inaccessible as Bitcoin Price Drops $1.8K in 15 Minutes

Coinbase had a quick outage on June 26, with both its website and API became briefly unavailable, as the price of bitcoin decreased over $1,700 in just 15 minutes.

LedgerX Secures CFTC Approval for Physically Settled Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Bitcoin derivatives provider LedgerX has received the green light from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts.

Bitcoin Startup Lolli Seeks Global Expansion with Hotels.com Collaboration

The in-browser app Lolli, which enables users to receive bitcoin rewards for online shopping, just brought Hotels.com to its list of supported partners.

Square Rolls Out Bitcoin Deposits for Cash App Users

Payment firm Square is expanding access to bitcoin deposits for its mobile Cash App.

SEC Begins Public Comment Period for T-Bill, Bitcoin ETFs

On Tuesday, the SEC published a rule change proposal that would allow investment management firm Wilshire Phoenix Funds to list shares of the ETF on the NYSE Arca exchange.

DigitalMint Installs Bitcoin Kiosks at 20 Circle K Convenience Stores

DigitalMint has installed bitcoin ATMs at 20 Circle K convenience stores as part of a pilot initiative across Nevada and Arizona.
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