BitShares is upgrading its core

Protocol upgrade is to take place with BitShares Core Release 2.0.180612 on July 19
19 June 2018   868

As BitShares releases a protocol upgrade release with its BitShares Core 2.0.180612, all nodes should upgrade by July 19. The release features consensus changes like require owner authority to change asset issuer, maker orders with better prices take precedence, remove expired price feeds on maintenance interval, potential something-for-nothing fill bug and others.

On the API side, there are updates like:

  • extensions field of call_order_update_operation changed from array to an object;
  • improved pagination of list_assets node API;
  • added get_full_account command/API to cli_wallet

Other improvements concern memory leak issue in TCP socket destruction, Diffie-Hellman shared key computation fix, macOS witness node crash issue fix, an integer overflow issue fix and many others. Details of the release are available here. BitShares market parameters at the moment of publication are as follows:

Average price 0.162633 USD
Market cap 428,461,517 USD
Volume (24H) 6,566,420 USD

Bitspark to Issue Hong Kong Dollad Based Stablecoin

Sparkdex.HKD is backed up by Bitspark reserves in fiat HKD and will be audited regularly
30 January 2019   1305

The payment startup Bitspark has released a steablecoin Sparkdex.HKD tied to a Hong Kong dollar. This is reported by the Fintech Hong Kong.

According to the company, this is the first “stable coin” in the world based on the Hong Kong dollar (HKD).

Until now, US Dollar stablecoins have dominated the market but there are other national currencies in the world, like the Hong Kong Dollar. We are proud to have pioneered this landmark first for both the cryptocurrency and traditional finance industry, and anticipate that this will lead the way for much-needed diversity among other currencies within the stablecoin sector.

George Harrap

Co-Founder and CEO, Bitspark

Sparkdex.HKD is backed up by Bitspark reserves in fiat HKD. The coin will be audited regularly with results published quarterly.

The new stablecoin is already on the listing of decentralized exchanges Sparkdex (a division of Bitspark) and BitShares.