Dutch Trader to be Attacked in His House

As a result of torture, the victim received serious injuries and there's no info on what exactly the mobsters extorted and whether any assets were stolen
26 February 2019   249

Armed robbers dressed as policemen broke into a Bitcoin-trader’s home in Drenthe, the Netherlands, and tortured him for an hour in front of his four-year-old daughter. It is reported by De Telegraaf.

According to the publication, as a result of torture, the victim received serious injuries. The Dutch police have already formed a group of 15 law enforcement officers whose task is to find and detain the criminals. Note that so large groups usually work on murder investigations.

It is not yet known what exactly the robbers extorted and whether the digital assets of the trader were stolen.

In De Telegraaf they added that the victim worked in Italy and Thailand, and bought a house in Drenthe without a mortgage.

Wirex to Issue 26 Stablecoins on XLM Blockchain

Wirex chosen Stellar blockchain because company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use
25 April 2019   77

British online banking platform Wirex has announced the listing for the XLM token, as well as the release of 26 stablecoins on the Stellar blockchain, pegged to fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, GBP, HKD and SGD.

Prior to this, Wirex card supported eight digital assets and ten fiat currencies.

In addition, Wirex added the ability to instantly convert steablecoins to each other at over-the-counter rates.

As the company expects, new assets will be used for money transfers, issue and redemption of tokens, as well as for payments for services.

The choice of Wirex fell on the Stellar blockchain, as the company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use.

Last year Wirex became the third company in a row that received a license to provide services in the UK and Europe.