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Bitcoin News Summary – June 17, 2019

The post Bitcoin News Summary – June 17, 2019 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Binance, the largest exchange by volume, is launching a new trading platform specifically targeting U.S….

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What’s the Deal With the Lightning Network?

Remember that layer two scaling solution they promised for Bitcoin back in the day? Does anyone know what happened to it? It feels like we’ve been waiting for a finished Lightning Network longer than Mt. Gox victims have been awaiting…

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Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During Protests

Right now, thousands of citizens from Hong Kong are protesting certain leaders and opposing a proposed extradition law. Alongside the protests, the country’s political issues are reportedly pushing wealthy Hong Kong residents to move their capital offshore. Since last week,…

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Crypto Cards Expand in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

Crypto debit cards supporting bitcoin cash expand their international reach and a platform offers shopping at Walmart using BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel, and get a chance to take…

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

Russian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over…

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What Makes Slovenia a Cryptocurrency Leader – Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary

Slovenia has a population of just 2 million but contains more retail locations accepting bitcoin cash payments than the entire United States. What makes this small country such a cryptocurrency adoption leader? Watch the following video to find out. Also…

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Accept Direct Crypto Payments Using the Rocketr Gateway

It’s in the best interest of businesses to offer their customers a variety of payment options. Cryptocurrencies can undoubtedly bring more buyers and many merchants have introduced support for digital assets. A platform called Rocketr helps merchants accept payments in…

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Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

Companies including DMG Mori are tipped to join a data-sharing project that will secure information using blockchain. A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported…

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Russian Central Bank Head: CBDC Under Consideration, But Not For Near Future

The head of Russia’s central bank has said that while the launch of a CBDC is being explored, it is not a matter for the near future. The head of Russia’s central bank, the Bank of Russia, has said that…

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Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of Coincheck employees have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with Russian hackers. The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected…

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