Monero hardfork completed successfully

Use of "ring confidential transactions" (RingCT) is now mandatory for XMR
16 September 2017   2182

Developers of Monero reported on the successful completion of hardfork.

Initially it was assumed that the protocol upgrade would take place on September 21, but later this date was postponed to an earlier date. The reason for the date shift was the growth of the network hash. At the moment, this figure exceeds 250,000,000 h / s.

The new version of the software introduced mandatory use of the so-called "ring confidential transactions" (RingCT). Previous releases also included RingCT, but their use was not mandatory.

Monero Charts
Monero Charts

At the press time, the average price of Monero (XMR) is over $ 91. The market capitalization of the coin is estimated at $ 1.519 billion, and according to this indicator XMR takes 8th place in the overall rating of the cryptocurrency.

Coinbase to Expand Services for Asia

Among the services available now there are Coinbase Prime, Pro and Custody
22 January 2019   119

Coinbase, the leading US cryptocurrency company reported that from now on its professional trading and custodial platforms are available to institutional clients and investors with large volumes from the Asian region.

In particular, according to the Coinbase blog, users of Asia will have access to the option of depositing accounts and withdrawing funds using SWIFT transfers through non-US bank accounts.

In the past 12 months, hundreds of crypto-first hedge funds have launched around the world, and many hundreds more traditional institutions such as proprietary trading firms, family offices and endowments have begun actively trading digital assets. Coinbase’s suite of professional products — Coinbase Prime and Pro, Coinbase Custody — serves these customers, along with other participants in the market, like asset issuers, crypto exchanges, and miners.

Elliott Suthers


Among the services available there are Coinbase Prime, Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Custody, which also supports the steamer USDC.

In December 2018, Coinbase began to provide services to residents of the islands of Guernsey and Maine, as well as Lithuania, Iceland, Andorra and Gibraltar.