Bitfinex launches BCH trading

Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange launches Bitcoin Cash trading
02 August 2017   2162
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Bitcoin Cash, a new cryptocurrency competing with Bitcoin, has emerged as a result of the Bitcoin blockchain hard fork. 

The community's attitude to BCH remains a bit diverse. Thus, while some exchanges (like Coinbase) are not going to rush to add BCH trading to their lists, the others give a warm welcome to BCH tokens. 

Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

Thus, the fifth wolrd's digital currency exchange Bitfinex added BCH/USD, BCH/BTC and BCH/ETH traiding pairs. 

Bitcoin Cash

A new cryptocurrency representing a hard-forked version of Bitcoin, different from it in the blocksize limits

When the BCH tokens were distributed, instead of the ratio of 1: 1 there was a 0.8539 coefficient. It means that if a Bitfinex user has 1 BTC, then 0.8539 BCH is charged to him. As explained by the representatives of Bitfinex, this calculation methodology takes into account the aggregate of open long and short marginal positions on the exchange. 

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   99

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.