FSA to Refuse Bitcoin ETF Application Approval

Info that the Japanese regulator can give the green light to a cryptocurrency ETF was previously announced by Bloomberg
10 January 2019   483

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) does not plan to approve a bitcoin ETF in the near future. Reported by the Cointelegraph.

Information that the Japanese regulator can give the green light to a cryptocurrency ETF was previously announced by Bloomberg, citing some knowledgeable source.

At this moment, we are not exploring an approval of ETFs based on crypto assets.
 

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Earlier, the FSA refused to release cryptocurrency futures to the market, pointing to their speculative nature.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   150

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.