The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company behind the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), states in its latest announcement that over the next few months, more than $ 20 million will be spent on the development of futures trading and crypto-custody solutions to be issued. Scott Hill, CFO at ICE, states that 2019 should be a new record year, not only in terms of capital invested, but also in the development of the Bitcoin exchange Bakkt (freely translated):
Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, we look forward to the opportunities ahead, not just for our core business, but for recent initiatives such as ICE Mortgage Services, our Fixed Income business, and Bakkt, which has recently raised over $ 180 million have his first round of financing.
Privacy features in the Litecoin network will be optinal
The founder of Litecoin had already announced a few weeks ago that Litecoin will receive non-traceable transactions. This trend is inevitable, as surveys in the industry have shown that privacy and privacy are particularly important to many cryptocurrency users. However, the use of privacy features should be optional, so that users can decide for themselves how they transfer their credit.
The extension blocks concept is similar to sidechains. Think of this as a MimbleWimble sidechain that is attached to the main chain using consensus via a softfork upgrade. You can opt-in by sending coins into the MW extension blocks and so send coins back to the main chain.
– Charlie Lee[LTC[LTC](@SatoshiLite) February 10, 2019
VeChain App Development Program
The VeChain Foundation has announced the development of three new app development programs. Developers worldwide are in demand to share their ideas with VeChain and win between 100,000 to one million VeThor tokens (VTHO). All developers can apply immediately.
Introducing three new developer bounty programs!
Get paid for your ideas, documentation, and applications! To capstone these long term campaigns, you can win a share of the 40M VET pool in the VeChain Application Developer Challenge! Https: //t.co/KkVEfUxu9B
– VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) February 8, 2019
Square wants to integrate Lightning
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that Square intends to integrate the Bitcoin Lightning network. For him, there is only one true currency of the Internet and that is Bitcoin only. In his opinion, all the functionalities we find at Altcoins should be built on the Bitcoin network.
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