Bitcoin Private to roll out beta version of the merchant platform

Bitcoin Private announced its merchant payment platform beta version on April 13 that will signify the finish of just Phase 1 of the roadmap
05 April 2018   345

The contribution team of Bitcoin Private has developed a 4-phase roadmap for the merchant payment platform roll-out. The release date of the Phase 1 is set on April 13. Phase 1 will be characterized with the following specifics: Trezor pull request is pending; signing and broadcasting transactions of a custom build of Electrum-BTCP is a success; pull request for supporting Nano S app is submitted; Electrum 1.2 protocol have started testing; a community-built iOS wallet app on Electrum protocol is ready and will be integrated into the merchant payment solution; the integrations will adhere to BIP-0070 in order ensure security of the BTCP protocol.

As of the accomplishments, hardware wallet support code is completed; significant progress is made in both Electrum frontend and backend, iOS Electrum and the development of a Copay wallets suite that also includes Chrome extension is underway.

At the moment of publication, Bitcoin Private market characteristics are as follows

Average price: $19.75

Volume (24H): $253,860

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   77

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.