BitFlyer released prepaid Visa cards

Now customers of the largest Japanese cryptoexchange will be able to prepaid Visa card with Bitcoins
08 October

The largest Japanese crypto exchange bitFlyer has provided users with the opportunity to use prepaid Visa cards. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

A new option appeared thanks to the cooperation with the Vandle Card. Users will be able to replenish the card with bitcoins on the bitFlyer website or through third-party cryptowallets. Also, according to the representatives of the exchange, the first 1000 users of the new service will receive gifts. The opportunity to order a card appeared on October 6.

Holders of prepaid cards from bitFlyer will be able to pay for goods and services at any outlet that accepts Visa cards. Also, representatives of bitFlyer noted that the company will not charge fees for the issue and maintenance of the card. You can top-up the balance on the website of bitFlyer or via the mobile application. The currency of the card is displayed in Japanese yen.

As for the limits, within a month, 30,000 yen (about $ 267) can be added to the card, for the entire period of use - 1 million yen ($ 8879). In this case, the balance should not exceed 100 thousand yen. The card is valid for five years.

Samourai Wallet: SegWit2x is an attack on the network

Another Bitcoin-related company expressed its position regrading upcoming SegWit2x
18 October

Samourai Wallet team said that the SegWit2x is a controversial and unnecessary change in the current rules of the network and it is the attempt of a small group of players to take control over the development of the open code of bitcoin. This is stated in the official blog of the company.

As noted in the statement, Samourai Wallet supports the development of open source code by the Bitcoin Core team, which, according to company representatives, timely introduces all the necessary updates. In this regard, the service will support the longest chain of blocks, compatible with Bitcoin Core 0.15 nodes.

The S2X hard fork is particularly troubling as the development team have NOT added an important safeguard known as ‘replay protection’ to their software. Without replay protection any transaction sent on either of the chains may also be sent on the other chain (‘replayed’), leading to the high potential of users losing funds. Because of the willful insistence by the developer(s) to not add replay protection, we are classifying this hard fork as an attack on the network.
 

Samourai Wallet team

In this regard, the service will offer additional measures to protect against repetitive playback in the case of hard-core.

It is also stressed that Samourai Wallet will not provide users with access to the equivalent number of S2X tokens, and will offer to convert them to BTC at the market price.