BlockExplorer to support Bitcoin Cash

The informational service about Bitcoin blocks BlockExplorer announced adding support for Bitcoin Cash from January 10
10 January 2018   711

On January 10, the website, which provides information about the new blocks of Bitcoin, has published an announcement stating that it will be supporting Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin, which was described as currently having a negative momentum path in terms of utility. The service stated that it will go as far as to change the default to show Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin Legacy.

At such a time, we will refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only, but will make some effort to not break API calls by changing URLs of legacy automated systems.

Rick Falkvinge

Chief Executive Officer, BlockExplorer

The chief executive officer of BlockExplorer stated that they have made a decision to support the only Bitcoin fork with a "postive utility momentum", which they think is Bitcoin Cash. The Bitcoin Cash block explorer will be introduced and they will continue to launch related services.

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Moreover, it was stated in the announcement that BlockExplorer will also maintain tools for other cryptocurrencies they find appealing, such as ZCash, due to its increased privacy value.

At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of Bitcoin Cash:

  • Average Price: $2 394,28
  • Market Cap: $40 471 891 551
  • 24h Volume: $1 317 580 000 

Real Time Rates for 6 Cryptos launched by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is running a cryptocurrency real-time rates: the new service is expected to provide “reliable, real-time information” for 6 crypto coins
15 May 2018   181

The stated goal is to provide efficiency and clarity for investors within the world trading field. The new Cryptocurrency Real Time Rates are already available over a customized API interface on Thomson Reuters Eikon platform. The app is displaying a trading data from different crypto exchanges including Bitflyer and Bitpoint. Reuters affirms that more trading platforms would be added in the future. 

The announcement comes after a recent Thomson Reuters survey stated that crypto trading by financial firms is likely grow this year. Over 20% of 400 finance firms taking part in the study are deciding about the entering trading crypto assets within 1  year. That means that one in every five of the undisclosed businesses plans to set direct contact with cryptocurrencies in 2018.

Pricing data for the real-time rates will be stated for six cryptocurrencies, which were not mentioned in the report. The start of the service could reveal that Reuters is thinking about the entering the digital asset class on ‎its own market platforms. In December of 2017, the mass media added bitcoin cash (BCH) to Eikon. BCH became only the third cryptocurrency to list on the platform after bitcoin core (BTC) and ethereum. ‎

The latest release follows the announcement from CME Group which is running a daily price benchmark for ‎Ethereum, according to Financial Magnets. The service will be given in partnership with the platform Crypto Facilities.‎ Earlier this year, Thomson Reuters Corp. declared about the launch of a new version of the Marketpsych Indices sentiment data feed, which uses analysis of bitcoin market sentiment.