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Jack Dorsey’s Square Awarded Patent for Real-Time Crypto-to-Fiat Swaps

News Financial services and mobile payment company Square thinks it has found a way to turn fiat into crypto in real-time point-of-sale transactions. How it works On Jan. 21, the United States Patent Office awarded Square a patent for a technology that the team argues cracks a present barrier in ..

EGifter First BitPay Merchant To Accept XRP Cryptocurrency

News BitPay, a leading provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, announced on Jan. 21 the launch of XRP payments and cross-border transfers. BitPay has also added support for XRP — the cryptocurrency used by Ripple’s payment network — to the BitPay Wallet app. Although rumors were ..

Bugs Found in Compiler for Readable Ethereum Smart Contracts, Team Downplays Concerns

News A Jan. 8 post published by the Ethereum Foundation (EF) revealed that developers are working on a new implementation of the Vyper compiler, due to “multiple serious bugs” in the existing version. The Vyperlang team responded by noting that existing Vyper smart contracts were not affected by t..

Binance Will Support Newly Announced Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade

News Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance will suspend Ether (ETH) deposits and withdrawals to support the recently announced Ethereum network Muir Glacier upgrade. In a Dec. 30 blog post, Binance said that deposits and withdrawals will be suspended on the platform prior to the Ethereum network b..

Real Bitcoin Double Spends Are Hard, Looking Into Alleged Issue

Follow up Bitcoin Cash (BCH) focused firm BitcoinBCH has potentially misled the public into believing that Bitcoin (BTC) double spends can be easily carried out. On Dec. 18, BitcoinBCH’s CEO Hayden Otto published a video on YouTube allegedly showing how TravelByBit’s Bitcoin Point of Sale (PoS) wa..

Istanbul to Berlin: Ethereum Milestones on the Road to Serenity

Analysis Earlier this month, the Ethereum Foundation team lead Péter Szilágyi confirmed the date of the network’s upcoming upgrade, Istanbul. Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall and the second one this year is slated to take place on Dec. 4. Istanbul will introduce a number of improvements such a..

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Release Date Confirmed By Core Developer

News Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a..

Crypto Exchange OKEx Is Listing Tezos With Bitcoin, Tether Pairs

News The world’s 3rd largest crypto exchange OKEx has announced it will be listing Tezos (XTZ) later this week. In an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 4, OKeX said that XTZ deposits will be available as of 09.000 UTC on Nov. 6, with XTZ spot trading against Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (..

CasperLabs Shows First ‘Provably Safe’ Ethereum PoS Protocol ‘Highway’

News Ethereum development firm CasperLabs announced “Highway,” allegedly the first correct-by-construction Casper Proof of Stake (PoS) implementation that is provably live and safe. Provably safe and liveAccording to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 1, a protocol is safe if it is ..

Bakkt Teases Launch of Consumer Payments App Scheduled for 2020

News Cryptocurrency custody and futures trading platform Bakkt has announced its coming entry into mobile payments with a consumer app. Per an Oct. 28 blog post from the company, Bakkt will follow its recent successes in trading Bitcoin (BTC) futures with a consumer app. According to the company, ..

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