Bitstamp exchange launches Ethereum

Bitstamp exchange has announced the launch of Ethereum 
10 August 2017   1546

One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitstamp, has announced some changes in the trade commissions structure and their plans to launch of Ethereum. 

Now the value of the trade commission on the Bitstamp exchange will depend on the monthly trading volume of the user. Thus, if it does not exceed $20 thousand, then the commission will be 0.25%, if it is up to $100 thousand - 0.24%, etc. 

Bitstamp exchange commissions scale Bitstamp exchange commissions scale

As for the support for Ethereum, the cryptocurrency is to be added to the listing on August 17th, and trading will be available in USD, EUR and BTC pairs. On top of that, there will be reduced trade commissions for Ethereum until the end of the year:

Bistamp exchange trade commissions for Ethereum Bistamp exchange trade commissions for Ethereum

Thus, for example, Ethereum trading will be carried out without any commissions before October 1st, then with a 75% discount, then 50%, etc.

'Kodak Miner' Turned Out to be a Scam

KashMiner by Spotlite USA was promoted as Kodak branded bitcoin miner 
17 July 2018   143

The KashMiner bitcoin miner, exhibited at the Kodak stand during the CES technology show in Las Vegas, was in fact a product designed to mislead potential consumers and with a potentially unattainable potential return. This is reported by BBC.

Spotlite USA is licensed by Kodak's lighting division, which allows it to use the famous brand in its products. In January 2018 the company introduced its miner and announced that it intends to lease it. According to its business plan, potential users had to pay a commission before getting the device. It was expected that after depositing $ 3,400, the customer will receive a device that will allow him to easily cover expenses and receive revenue from bitcoin mining.

However the company did not have an official Kodak license to use the brand in the production of mining equipment and initially overstated the indicators of the potential profit of its device, refusing to take into account the growing complexity and costs of bitcoin mining. The advertising materials reported that KashMiner brings $ 375 a month, which, subject to a 2-year contract, would allow the client to receive $ 5,600 of profit after paying a commission. Experts from the industry of cryptocurrency call this offer a scam.

There is no way your magical Kodak miner will make the same $375 every month.

Saifedean Ammous


CEO Spotlite USA Halston Mikail previously reported that he plans to install hundreds of miners at the headquarters of Kodak. According to him, he already managed to place 80 miners there, but the Kodak spokesman denied this information.

While you saw units at CES from our licensee Spotlite, the KashMiner is not a Kodak brand licensed product. Units were not installed at our headquarters.

Kodak Spokesman

In a phone call with the BBC, Spotlite's Halston Mikail said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had prevented the scheme from going ahead.