Bitcoin Card Shift by Coinbase to be Deactivated

There's no info on reasons for this decision, but Shift Payments hope to relaunch the program and issue new cards in the near future
18 February 2019   657

Representatives of Shift Payments have announced the completion of the debit card service program for clients of the American cryptocurrency company Coinbase. So, from April 11, the cards will become invalid, according to The Block.

Note that the issuer of bitcoin cards with support for networks of Visa and Mastercard was Metropolitan Commercial Bank.

As reported, Shift Payments said that they "hope to relaunch the program and issue new cards in the near future." It remains unclear why the debit card is shutting down.

Debit bitcoin cards became available to Coinbase users in November 2015.

Poloniex to Bring Back the Trollbox

According to Poloniex owner, the "most frequent request has been, “BRING BACK THE TROLLBOX”, a general topic chat  
19 June 2019   180

Due to numerous requests from users, the Bitcoin exchange Poloniex activated a general chat, better known as Trollbox.

You’ve been asking for it and we’re excited to tell you IT’S HAPPENING: Trollbox is back! Poloniex’s Trollbox is the original forum for traders to talk all things crypto. Our legendary mods are ready to go, armed as always with the mighty Banhammer to maintain order.
 

Poloniex Team

From now on, traders can again communicate on a wide range of topics without leaving the stock exchange, and moderators will use the legendary ban-hammers in case of violation of the rules.