Bitcoin Cash is introduced to Thomson Reuters Eikon platform

Now Eikon Platform gives direct access to Bitcoin Cash data to over 300,000 financial professionals
19 December 2017   1647

Eikon platform is Thomson Reuters' answer to Bloomberg Terminal – financial tracker for professionals working in hedge funds, asset management and other institutions. Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE: TRI), headquartered in Toronto, is a multinational information and mass-media company, which made a fortune as a financial info broker.

Eikon had Bitcoin tracking added back in mid 2014, and now expanded its services to cover Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This can be considered an answer to the main competitor Bloomberg, who recently added Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin coverage to their platform, seeing the rise of these major altcoins.

Bitcoin Cash recently has seen a rise in popularity, backed by Bitpay announcement from just a couple days before, that they will start BCH payment processing for invoices.

The topic at hand, namely adoption by Eikon platform, can be considered as a major step toward widespread adoption of BCH, Eikon being one of the flagship platforms for a variety of financial brokers and managers. The platform provides low-latency connection to a number of exchanges, deep-liquidity pools and OTC-traded markets.

UnitedCorp to File Lawsuit Due to "BCH Manipulations"

Suit is filed against Roger Ver, Kraken and Bitmain
07 December 2018   176

The technology company United American Corp (UnitedCorp) sued Bitmain, Kraken,, Roger Ver, and others involved in a “well-planned scheme to take control of the Bitcoin Cash network.” This is reported on the website of the corporation.

Representatives of UnitedCorp argue that the actions of the defendants caused the "global capitalization meltdown of the Bitcoin Cash." These actions, the company believes, were aimed at enriching the above market participants to the detriment of others.

The company’s website also contains a diagram of the actions of the above market participants:

Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp
Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp

The events described are related to the recent hardfork of Bitcoin Cash, as a result of which the network of this cryptocurrency split into two competing chains. After hardfork, according to UnitedCorp, the companies and individuals in the lawsuit took control of Bitcoin Cash.

We are bringing this suit on behalf of UnitedCorp because we believe strongly in the value and integrity of democratic, distributed and decentralized blockchain networks which will become more important with time. In order to maintain confidence in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash, no person or entity can be allowed to control them.

Benoit Laliberte

President, UnitedCorp

At the same time, the company is convinced that these actions were aimed at centralizing the BCH network. Also, UnitedCorp claims that on November 20, the Bitcoin ABC development team introduced the “poison pill” into the blockchain. It was presented as “Deep Reorg Prevention”. These actions, confident in the company, were, in fact, aimed at strengthening control over the network and its future updates.

UnitedCorp requires a court order prohibiting defendants from engaging in future activities that harm the Bitcoin Cash network. In addition, the company intends to receive compensation for damages, the amount of which will be established in court.

It should be noted that Bitcoin SV, a cryptoactive asset that emerged as a result of hard forks, came in fifth in the CoinMarketCap market capitalization rating.

The rate of Bitcoin SV is growing despite the general decline in the market. Over the past 24 hours, the price of BSV has increased by 21%, and the asset capitalization has approached $ 2 billion.

At the same time, the main competitor of BSV - Bitcoin Cash - has fallen by 16.5% in the last 24 hours, having consolidated on the 7th line of the rating.