Blockchain.info Launches Bitcoin Cash Support

There is still no SegWit implementation
15 December 2017   2145

Yesterday Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info announced that it has now given support to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Now BCH had become one of its wallet’s main currencies alongside Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

Blockchain.info users gain the ability to ‘unlock’ duplicate balances earmarked on the fork date August 1. Now, trading in and out has the same setup as with the wallet’s other two supported coins.

The mobile support is expected to appear by the end of Q1 2018.

Blockchain.info has also faced a backlash over its prioritizing BCH features while so far failing to implement SegWit for its transactions.

It's obviously easier to duplicate your service for a nearly identical fork of your original target blockchain than it is to implement completely new types of transactions and features.

Reddit user statement

Recently, we have reported that Bitwala implemented SegWit into the Bitwala Wallet and now it is available for all users of wallet.

Line to Launch Own Cryptoexchange

BitBox cryptocurrency exchange won't be available for US and Japanese citizens
28 June 2018   304

The developer of the Line instant messenger confirmed the information that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange called BitBox next month. This is reported by TechCrunch.

In January, the company said that it plans to enter the cryptocurrency area with the launch of its own trading platform, but today it specified that BitBox will not be available to users from the US and Japan.

The new site will support 30 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, and charge a commission of 0.1% for transactions. Line reported that it was taking tokens during the “an extensive screening process” which saw an internal commitment asses what on the market represents “the most reliable and safest trading for users.”

BitBox will be available worldwide, except for the two countries mentioned above, in 15 languages. New platform won't support fiat.

Every month, 200 million people use the Line Messenger. The possibilities of the service are not limited to the transmission of messages. It also allows to listen to music, send payments, etc. Most Line users live in Japan, so excluding Japanese traders will significantly limit the potential impact of BitBox.