BitBay Partners With Crypto Exchange and Major Retailer

BitBay has announced two exciting partnerships: with Pi Supply and Indacoin exchange
02 April 2018   695

BitBay is a decentralized marketplace, which aims to enable users to buy and sell goods and services securely and anonymously, without the need for middlemen. 

According to the announcements in the official Twitter account of BitBay, it has two exciting partnerships to announce. The first one is with Pi Supply, a major retailer of Raspberry Pi and accessories, which reportedly will list their products in the BitBay Marketplace. Later, they will release a special BitBay Staking Box, which will be available to buy this upcoming week.

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Moreover, BitBay has officially partnered with the Indacoin exchange and are looking forward to integrating fiat purchases across the BitBay platforms. Indacoin lets its users buy over 100 different cryptocurrencies through credit/debit card payment without registration. More details on both of those partnerships will be published in the next few days.

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Previously, we have reported about the release of mobile version of Bitbay Wallet App which includes the multisignature account capabilities and advanced timelock payment options. At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of BitBay:

Average price: $0,036063
Market cap: $36 425 999
24h volume: $490 180

Kraken to Add Bech32 Support for BTC and QTUM

Bech32 format corresponds to addresses that support sending transactions using SegWit scaling technology
08 November 2018   181

The popular American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced the long-awaited integration of Bech32 addresses for Bitcoin and QTUM.

To date, Bech32 addresses have been integrated only for withdrawal operations. Bech32 addresses start with “bc1” and “qc1” for bitcoin and QTUM, respectively. Support for Bech32 addresses for depositing operations will be implemented soon, the company promises.

The Bech32 format corresponds to addresses that support sending transactions using SegWit scaling technology, activated in the Bitcoin blockchain about a year ago. According to the transactionfee.info portal, by now the share of SegWit transactions in the Bitcoin blockchain has again dropped to 42%, after being briefly close to 50%.

Earlier, the Kraken exchange stated that it supported the launch of SegWit in the bitcoin blockchain and uses the Bech32 format to make transfers in its internal systems, but refused to provide customers with access to such addresses until the technology is integrated into large wallets such as Bitcoin Core. Release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 with support for SegWit was held in February of this year.

Get more info on Bech32 at GitHub.