Electrum 3.1 Released

New version of popular wallet brings some cool new features
06 March 2018   2611

Developers of Electrum have released version 3.1 of the popular bitcoin-wallet.

Version 3.1 includes a number of innovations. Among the main of them - the calculation of commission based on the current data of the mempool. With this option, users will be able to set transaction commissions that will be directed to the desired depth in the mempool, giving priority to faster or slower transaction confirmation.

Also so-called local transactions appeared in the new version. This function will save transactions that have not been translated into the wallet file and use their output for future transactions.

The release also includes a number of other new features and enhancements, including the ability to encrypt wallets "for tracking" (watch only) and hardware wallets.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   189

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.