Facebook Messenger Unlikely to Support Cryptocoins

According to Facebook Vice-President of messaging, there are still too many problems, related to crypto
07 February 2018   540

Facebook Vice-President David Marcus said that in the foreseeable future the company does not plan to launch a system of cryptocurrency payments on the platform, reports Coindesk.

According to Marcus, while there are too many problems and negative factors with existing cryptocurrencies, including high remittance fees and low transaction confirmation rates.

Once the industry self regulates a lot better and you have better more legit products that want to be advertised on the platform. When we get to that stage, we'll figure out a way to reintroduce these things.

David Marcus

Facebook Vice-President of messaging

It is worth noting that at the end of 2017 he joined the board of directors of the largest American crypto-exchange platform Coinbase. According to Marcus, if the development community "corrects all problems", then Facebook can reconsider its position.

This statement was made a few days after Facebook banned the advertising of Crypto-Currency and ICO. It is also worth reminding that this adblock doesn't work properly.

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   68

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.