“Bitcoin City” set to recieve 21 million visitors a year

Launched in Ljubljana, Slovenia “Bitcoin City” is a entertainment and shopping center of over 4,000 businesses unified with a common crypto-payment platform
06 June 2018   885

Sadly, real-world usecases for cryptocurrency have been lacking, or at least far behind the online implementations. The new pilot site called “Bitcoin City” aims to prove once and for all, that cryptocurrencies can be used in a large-scale business and entertainment applications.

The site is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is a commerce complex with a waterpark, a cineplex, a casino, hotels, more than 70 bars and restaurants and shopping for over 10,000 brands of clothes and goods. All this business and entertainment opportunities crammed into one big complex is a perfect place to test mainstream crypto adoption. It's estimated, that annual visitor count will exceed 21 million with more than 4,000 businesses gathered under one roof.

The whole project is powered by an AI- and blockchain-based cognitive commerce platform Eligma. The Slovenian AI developers has created a blockchain payment solution EliPay and now are testing it at the “Bitcoin City”. As part of the whole process, vendors will be equipped with EliPay cryptocurrency transaction terminals, and customers will be able to use a mobile app, for now for iOS, with a release on Android in near future. Right now the app supports Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, with more cryptocurrencies coming along. Also, the app will be part of a unified loyalty program for the whole “Bitcoin City”.

Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   114

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at Wallet.fail discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.