Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most…

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Distributed Digest: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Veil prediction market platform is launching on the Ethereum mainnet soon, a tutorial to quickly deploy the Görli testnet is out, and ShapeShift is feeling the effects of crypto winter. Your daily distillation of crypto news for Wednesday, January 9, 2019: Let’s Meet Veil Launching on the Ethereum mainnet on Tuesday, January 15, is…

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Trezor Now Lets You Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptos Right From the Device

In a recent upgrade, popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallet TREZOR has enabled its Model T users to exchange directly through their wallet interface, which means users no longer have to send coins from their device for conversion.   A Crypto Exchange Inside the Trezor In an attempt to make its flagship hardware wallet TREZOR Model…

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Cryptocurrency Regulations Moving Towards Clarity, Says Investment Security Expert

Julie Myers Wood believes that the era of little or no regulations in the cryptocurrency space is fast becoming a thing of the past. The Guidepost Solutions CEO says regulators will firm up laws to protect investors from bad actors in the industry. The Sun Will Soon go Down on the Cryptocurrency ‘Wild West’ According…

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ShapeShift CEO strikes back at WSJ, says they prevented victims of scams from recouping funds

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article about ShapeShift being used by criminals to carry out money laundering activities. The CEO of ShapeShift, Erik Vorhees, responded to the article, stating that it was riddled with “factual inaccuracies”. He also stated that the report withheld information about suspicious wallet addresses, causing individuals to have difficulties…

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Shapeshift Closes Prism Portfolio Wallet Before Beta Release

Shapeshift overhauls its products before switching to a system of accounts and disclosures. Decentralized cryptocurrency conversion platform Shapeshift once again surprised the crypto community by announcing the closure of the Prism portfolio service. The Prism website announced the service would be open for withdrawals until October 10. During the 30-day period, users need to withdraw…

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ShapeShift Erik Voorhees Introduces Membership Program

Non-custodial cryptocurrency trading platform, ShapeShift made this announcement via an official post on 4th September. The CEO at ShapeShift, Erik Voorhees specifies that his platform will have to start gathering users’ basic personal information. However, he also explains about the five membership levels within the program. ShapeShift Membership Program The founder and CEO at ShapeShift, Erik…

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ShapeShift Acquires Cryptocurrency Trading Start-Up Bitfract

ShapeShift, a company that provides digital asset trading platforms, released a statement this Wednesday confirming that it has acquired Bitfract. The Texas-based start-up, which enables traders to optimise their asset allocation, should make a welcome addition to ShapeShift’s service offering. Founded only a few months ago, Bitfract enables users to exchange Bitcoin for thousands of…

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Twitter Experience Worsens, Ether Fake Giveaways Taking Over

Fake ether token giveaways are clogging Twitter threads, and seemingly by the second. Targeting well-known ecosystem figures, doppelganger accounts are created, complete with matching avatars. A particularly active post can almost assuredly be counted on to receive seemingly organic calls for participation in free crypto programs hosted by the respective personality. And now they’re incorporating…

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A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s the end of the matter. If the first hardware wallet you bought was a Ledger, you’re probably Ledger for life. Likewise if you’re in Team Trezor. Keepkey, which completes the holy trifecta of…

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Blockstack and Shapeshift Offer a $50K Bounty for a Universal Wallet

Last fall, the company Blockstack launched a Signature Bounties campaign in order to offer rewards for individuals and teams to build decentralized platforms. So far the campaign has helped produce popular apps like the messaging app ‘Stealthy,’ and ‘Graphite’ documents platform. Now Blockstack has announced it is partnering with the peer-to-peer exchange Shapeshift to offer…

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