Goldman Sachs considering direct Bitcoin trading

A leading global investment firm, Goldman Sachs, is to launch direct Bitcoin trading
03 October 2017   1120

Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and management firm providing a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base, is rumored to be considering the launching of the direct Bitcoin trading service.  

As detailed by wsj.com, Goldman Sachs would open a whole new marketplace for investors.

In response to client interest in digital currencies we are exploring how best to serve them in this space.
 

Goldman Sachs spokeswoman

Letting alone the client interest, Goldman Sachs also looks to benefit from the inherent volatility present within the cryptocurrency markets: the traditional markets have been less volatile lately, so the investment banks like Goldman have posted sluggish revenues from their trading operations. As cryptocoinsnews.com speculates, though the dramatic price swings within the crypto markets intimidate many investors, professional traders view this volatility as an opportunity to reap significant gains.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.