eToro Comes to USA Market with 10 Cryptocurrencies

eToro will start by offering cryptocurrencies in some states including California
16 May 2018   184

On May 14, during Consensus 2018 Conference, Israel-based cryptocurrency platform eToro has announced that it is launching on USA market. The platform will offer 10 different cryptocurrencies to American users: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Ethereum Classic, NEO, and EOS.

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Yoni Assia, a Chief Executive Officer at eToro, announced during the conference that the platform will be opening to U.S customers and will be releasing a crypto wallet on eToro this week to selected customers. However, the exact date of the lauch on the US market was not specified yet.

Consumers all over the world should have access to the tools they need to participate in cryptocurrency markets, regardless of their expertise.

Yoni Assia

CEO, eToro

Reportedly, eToro company will start by offering cryptocurrencies only in some states, including California, and the users who would like to receive notifications regarding the launch can subscribe to the mailing list on eToro website, and get notified when eToro touches down.

ACINQ to Release Lightning API For Bitcoin Mainnet

Strike is API for easy acception of Lightning network payments
25 May 2018   47

Developers from ACINQ presented a version of Strike API for Lightning-payments in the main bitcoin network.

Strike is an API for easy acception of Lightning payments. From a technical point of view, the service works as follows: ACINQ receives and aggregates incoming payments, and then periodically sends transactions to the recipient's wallet. In other words, companies can offer their clients instant and low-cost payments, receiving funds through the usual cash transaction.

We take a 1% fee on payments, and that’s it. Automated payouts to your Bitcoin wallet are free of charge, because we batch them among merchants. The threshold for automated withdrawals can be set between 0.1–1 BTC.


Also, users can make a payment to the wallet manually, however in this case you will have to pay a commission of 0.5 mBTC.

According to ACINQ representatives, although using Strike and assuming the need to trust a third party, the level of risk is minimal, since the service sends an onchain-transaction every time the total amount of payments reaches a user-adjustable threshold.

The developers noted that the Strike integration with the WooCommerce plugin is currently underway. In addition, ACINQ is considering the possibility of partnership with the Canadian Internet company Shopify, which specializes in developing software for online and retail stores. The company serves 500,000 trading companies with a combined turnover of $ 45 billion.