Week’s news: BitMEX figures out Satoshi Nakamoto’s capital and ZCash is upgraded to 2.0.0 version
Facebook representatives are going to design a payment system based on blockchain. Meanwhile, the eToro investment platform has gain support of UK soccer players in order to promote distributed ledger technologies. Discover details about these and other news in our weekly digest.
Facebook to compete with banks using blockchain
Facebook is going to enter the banking market and to press giants of this sector using distributed ledger technology. Currently, company representatives are engaged in preliminary negotiations with the Stellar crypto project.
Facebook blockchain group has met with developers of Stellar payment technologies to discuss the ways of applying distributed ledger technology. exact discussion topic is unknown, as well as whether the parties have agreed upon something or not. However, Facebook interest in blockchain-based payment systems means the social network desire to compete with banks.
Stellar representatives say that registering blockchain payments will be an interesting opportunity for Facebook. The platform applying DLT is able to compete with the Swift network of bank transfers.
Satoshi Nakamoto mines equal to or less than 700 000 BTC
BitMEX analysts decided to assess the current capital of a miner who was a Bitcoin network leader beginning from 2009. Probably, this person or several people are hidden under a pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto.
A previous investigation initiated by Sergio Lerner from RSK Labs was conducted in 2013. According to the expert, Satoshi Nakamoto managed to obtain about 1 million ВТС, but a new study denied this speculation. BitMEX analysts calculated the amount of blocks extracted by the miner in 2009. Based on the results, they have concluded that the capital of this person does not exceed 700 000 BTC. Exchange representatives are not able to either prove or disprove the hypothesis that this miner is Satoshi Nakamoto.
eToro promotes blockchain with the help of UK soccer players
The eToro investment platform has signed a cooperation agreement with UK Premier League football clubs. Their collaboration is aimed at promoting blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and eToro’s certain solutions.
It’s official. We’re bringing bitcoin to football :)— eToro (@eToro) 21 августа 2018 г.
eToro has launched landmark partnerships with 7 Premier League clubs all paid using #bitcoin.
“Blockchain can improve the experience for everyone who loves the ‘beautiful game’,” says eToro UK MD Iqbal V. Gandham.
On the official Twitter page, company representatives write that they are proud of bringing Bitcoin to the football sector. eToro believes that the blockchain technology can protect tickets to matches from fakes and make ticket sales more transparent. The investment blockchain platform has concluded the agreement with such clubs as Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Southampton, and Tottenham Hotspur.
ZCash is upgraded to 2.0.0 version
ZCash has introduced the first Sapling-compatible version of its software. Sapling’s first block will be block 419200, which is expected to be mined on October 28, 2018, on the second anniversary of Zcash’s launch.
The new software version supports rollbacks of testing network and experimental wallet for Sapling z addresses. Besides, it has fixed a range of err and upgraded network spy points in order to improve the speed of initial synchronization. The team strongly recommends all node holders to upgrade software as soon as possible.
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