GreenAddress supports SegWit

Popular bitcoin wallet announced the Segregated Witness support
07 September 2017   1113

Representatives of the popular bitcoin wallet GreenAddress reported about the support for the Segregated Witness (SegWit) solution. 

As noted, users of GreenAddress will receive notification of an upgrade during the next authorization, as well as the choice of whether to support the SegWit solution or not. GreenAddress representatives also note that if the user does not see the appropriate notification about the upgrade, then most likely his version of the wallet is outdated and he needs to be updated to the latest version.

We have supported segwit in our testnet environment for a long time now, and with segwit locked in on the main chain, we have deployed the changes needed to enable this to the main service. When you next log in to your wallet you will be upgraded to segwit and offered the chance to opt-out. If you don’t see the upgrade prompt, your client is too old and you will need to update it. Once segwit is enabled on your account and you have generated at least one receive address, it will be locked in and you will no longer be able to disable it.
 

GreenAddress team

 Also the GreenAddress noted the low cost of SegWit transactions.

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.