Israeli BTC services blocked due to watchdog's request

Israeli bank Leumi blocked transactions of popular cryptocurrency services
11 December 2017   411

Such a decision is explained by the directive of the country's financial regulator to combat illegal gambling. This is reported by the Finance Magnates.

In particular, users reported that they received warnings about the impossibility of transferring payments to Bitcoin Service Coinmama using the bank's issued Leumi payment card. In the telephone mode, the bank's employees reported that the service was classified as a gambling site.

It should be noted that this information was confirmed in the bank's official letter to its clients.

As part of the framework of ongoing security activity and in light of the explicit instructions of the Bank of Israel (in accordance with the law prohibiting gambling in the State of Israel), Leumi Card monitors and blocks websites that execute gambling transactions. Leumi Card holders are not permitted to make transactions through them.
 

Leumi Letter

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Agency for Securities of Israel Shmuel Houser recently compared the fascination with crypto-currency with the gold rush of the XIX century. In doing so, he distinguished between bitcoin, blockchain technology and ICO.

Recall, in late November, the Ministry of Finance of Israel announced the formation of a working group on the study of digital currencies, which will include the heads of major audit firms and professional agencies

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   76

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806