BitFlyer announces plans to enter European trading market

BitFlyer, which has been ranked 14th largest cryptotrading platform in the world, has acquired the payment license to operate in European Union
25 January 2018   1055

Japanese cryptocurrency trading and coin exchange platform BitFlyer has acquired the payment license to operate in EU. It's the first of Asian exchanges to procure such a license well ahead of the competition.

BitFlyer is one of the largest exchanges in the world with daily volume over $300,000, according to Coinmarketcap.com. Their main focus is on more popular digital currencies, such as Bitcoin Core and Cash, Etherium Classic and Japanese favorite – Monocoin. European branch for now will offer only Bitcoin trading with fiat exchange to Euro. But there are plans of expanding the list of available cryptocurrencies in the future. Most probable candidates for such expansion are Bitcoin Cash, with its rising popularity, Litecoin and Etherium and its fork Etherium Zero.

The exchange's physical location will be in Luxembourg, where the permit has been issued. This decision is a logical step toward expanding their operations to meet European demand for digital currencies. Other exchanges will probably follow BitFlyer's example because Europe is, right now, one of the most high-demand regions in terms of cryptocurrency trading.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   130

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.