Monthly Archives: July 2019

R3 Doubles London Office Space for Blockchain Hiring Spree

Enterprise blockchain firm R3 is adding a second floor to its London office to accommodate a hiring spree. It’s a move that comes amidst a momentous period in the U.K., when the country appears on the verge of completing its long-in-the-making exit from the European Union. R3’s efforts to add 50 staff members to its… Read More »

You Can Now Tip on Twitter With Brave’s Basic Attention Token

Another tipping service has been added to Twitter, courtesy of Brave browser. Alternative internet browser Brave has officially launched tipping following a beta phase, according to a company blog post. Tweeters can tip content using Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT). Created by the co-founder of both Mozilla and Firefox, Brendan Eich, Brave began as a… Read More »

Square’s Q2 Bitcoin Revenue Nearly Doubles From Previous Record

Payments company Square reported its second-quarter earnings Thursday, revealing $125 million in bitcoin sales through its Cash App, nearly doubling a record first quarter. “During the quarter, bitcoin revenue benefited from increased volume as a result of the increase in the price of bitcoin, and generated $2 million of gross profit,” the earnings report explains.… Read More »

Zooko Wilcox Pushes for New Developer Fund to Support Zcash

Zooko Wilcox, CEO of Electric Coin Company (ECC) – the firm behind the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash – has made an appeal for the creation of a new “Dev Fund” to support the future operations of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency. The move comes after much debate over the continuation of the project’s controversial “founders’ reward,” which took… Read More »

Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019

Lightning-centric bitcoin wallets are gaining traction in 2019 and making small transactions affordable by reducing network fees. The bootstrapped Spanish startup Bluewallet garnered 35,000 downloads so far this year, according to co-founder Nuno Coelho, a significant jump from the 5,000 users it had in 2018. Coelho told CoinDesk the wallet’s built-in lightning marketplace, offering connections… Read More »