Bytes of the Month
Issue 3 February 2019
Welcome back to the BC Bitcoin monthly newsletter! Every month we shall be bringing you some of the latest news going on in the Crypto space from the movement of the top coins to some of the most influential events. Be sure to read on to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the latest news.
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*All Values Taken from the 07.02.2019 @ 12:00pm & Excludes Stablecoins.
*Excluding Daily Trading Volumes of Under £250,000.
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New Coin Listing
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Crypto Wallet Guide
We have introduced a new Cryptocurrency Wallet Guide under the ‘Crypto Services’ tabon our site to provide additional help and guidance. You can currently find a guide on the popular Exodus wallet, an all-in-one desktop wallet supporting a wide range of Digital Assets. Here, we will take your through the steps from setting up your wallet to receiving and sending transactions. We will continue to make new additions to this page for more guidance on other wallets so be sure to check back in!
Top News of the Month
BitTorrent Token Sale and Additional Giveaway
The BitTorrent (BTT) sale concluded after less than 15 minutes of commencing on the Binance Launchpad due to high demand from investors. All the 59.8 Billion tokens available were sold leaving many investors without. The Binance launchpad servers experienced an overwhelming number of purchase orders resulting in some investors expressing their concerns with missing out. Due to the circumstance of the event, Binance are to give each eligible but unsuccessful individual 5,000 BTT.
FCA to Provide Further Guidance
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to provide further guidance whether firms Crypto Asset activities fall under FCA regulation to ensure they are fully compliant. This comes after recommendations from the industry and Crypto Asset Taskforce. The consumer is the goal to try and provide clarity on what’s regulated and what protection they have for the market to function effectively. You can find more information on this by heading to our ‘Articles’ section at the bottom of our ‘Sell Coins’ page.
Ledger Live Comes to Android and IOS
The popular hardware device manufacturer, Ledger, has released a new mobile version of their Ledger Live Application. The app currently allows users with a Ledger Nano S or Ledger Blue to view their balances scanning a LiveQR code on the desktop version, enabling you to view your balances on the go. The app can only display balances in a consultation mode for now but will integrate further with Android using an OTG cable and wirelessly with the Ledger Nano X.
On the 14th January, the Cryptopia Cryptocurrency exchange suffered a hack in a theft which resulted in more than $23 million of stolen crypto. This hack occurred differently to previous in which the hacker conducted many smaller transactions from multiple wallets with the private keys, as opposed to a vulnerability in the wallets smart contract. Taking the funds out slowly helped the hacker avoid detection and was able to drain further funds even after Cryptopia revealed the hack and an investigation had commenced.
Japans FSA Looking into Cryptocurrency ETF’s
After abandoning plans for derivatives based on Cryptocurrencies, Japans Financial Service Agency (FSA) could yet approve Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) tracking the assets. The decision will come after the FSA analyses the industries appetite for such products. The conclusion from this will likely aid future bills and amendments to securities legislation and potentially result in some changes to the Payment Service Act. An ETF approval could yield greater legitimacy of the markets in the eyes of some investors. Make sure you check out our article on this progress by heading to the ‘Articles’ section at the bottom of our ‘Sell Coins’ page.
Ethereum Hardfolk Postponed - Constantinople
The Constantinople upgrade for the Ethereum network was scheduled to go live on the 16th of January but has been postponed due to the detection of a security issue. The implementation of the new protocol would result in smart contracts becoming vulnerable to a re-entrancy attack and has been delayed to the 27th February. The community or developers could not risk trading security for efficiency and postponing the upgrade was the best solution.
HSBC Settles $250 Billion Worth of FX Using DLT
UK bank HSBC has reportedly settled $250 Billion worth of Foreign Exchange (FX) transactions using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Traditionally, HSBC would use the specialist financial institution, Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) to handle FX, however, this experiment has shown the applicability of Blockchain technology for the settlement of FX transactions. Perhaps HSBC has given us a glimpse of what the potential future of FX transactions could hold, though the implementation of DLT instead of traditional FX is still far off. We have more information on this development over on our site so make sure you head to our ‘Articles’ section under ‘Useful Links’.
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