LedgerX offers first Bitcoin savings account

LedgerX launches the first CFTC-regulated Bitcoin savings product, allows customers to get revenue from their cryptocurrency holdings
16 May 2018   1137

Cryptocurrency holders even when they manage to secure their assets on cold storage or harware wallets, have a significant disadvantage compared to people with fiat accounts in large banks – they don't get revenue from their holdings. LedgerX aims at providing something along these lines with their new savings product.

One of the most popular investing techniques for clients of LedgerX proved to be where person deposits Bitcoin to the company and then sells call option at a slightly longer date, with a higher strike call option. Essentially, the new product mirrors this proceedings but with one-click approach to all the operations. Potentially it allows for the customers to receive a revenue in US dollars for selling the option without all the operations of setting up and selling the option by themselves, reducing the user input to the same of opening the bank account in regular financial institution.

All that the client has to do is to chose how much Bitcoin they want to put into the account and the implied rate they look to earn from the operation. The contracts initially will be available for three and six month duration with LedgerX charging the transaction fee for their services.

The notable thing about the New York company is CFTC approval for operations with cryptocurrency with licenses both for derivatives clearing organization (DCO) and swap execution facility (SEF). It shows that the LedgerX takes clients' security seriously and is operating totally above the law, which is quite important in light of recent CFTC crackdown on unlicensed cryptocurrency companies.

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   130

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.