Bitcoin Cash May Upgrade to 32MB Block Size This Spring

The initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November
21 March 2018   5416

Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Cash Development team, which is also collaborating with many other cryptocurrency-related projects, has issued a report in 2017 enlisting its major goals for next 6 - 12 months, and stating that the top priority for Bitcoin Cash is to keep improving it as a great form of money. 

Developers of Bitcoin Cash claimed that they will do their best to enable enhanced features facilitating use-cases such as timestamping, representative tokens, and more complex transaction scripting.

One of the most important features that are to be implemented is the protocol upgrade when Median Time Past reaches timestamp 1526400000, which is May 15, 2018, and a subsequent upgrade for 6-months later when Median Time Past reaches 1542300000, which is November 15, 2018. Basically, that means that the initial upgrade to 32MB should kick in on May 15, 2018 followed by a subsequent upgrade deployment in November. 

Those are incredible news for the community of Bitcoin Cash, as larger block size could make it a faster and lower-fee peer-to-peer system. For sure the protocol upgrades will need solid implementation with lots of time for review and testing, and we will report about the details of the upgrades as more information comes.

Rakuten to Allow to Convert Loyalty Points to Crypto

Rakuten Super Points can be exchanged for three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, but customers must have Rakuten Wallet
24 December 2019   271

The trading platform of the Japanese financial services giant Rakuten Wallet will allow Rakuten Group customers to convert loyalty points into digital assets.

According to the company this Tuesday, Rakuten Super Points can be exchanged for three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. Previously, customers will have to register an account with Rakuten Wallet. The minimum amount for an exchange is 100 points. During such operations, the rate of one “super point” will be set at the level of one yen ($ 0.0091).

Through the launch of the new service, Rakuten Wallet hopes to reduce the barriers of entry to crypto asset trading by providing an easy and more accessible way for new users to start, including novice users who are interested in crypto asset trading with no prior experience. The service also increases the range of uses for Rakuten Super Points across the Rakuten Group’s ecosystem of services, making the Rakuten loyalty membership program even more attractive and convenient.

 

Rakuten Wallet

Restrictions on the amount of one transaction apply, as well as the amount of points available for conversion per month - up to 500,000 ($ 4,570). Initially, the service will be available only to users of the Android application, but next month its support will be implemented in the iOS application.

The public launch of Rakuten Wallet took place this August. The exchange is one of the few regulated entities for cryptocurrency trading in Japan.