NordVPN to Accept BTT

NordVPN started operating since 2012, and today its user base is estimated at more than 8 million people worldwide
23 May 2019   371

The popular virtual private network provider NordVPN has added the BitTorrent (BTT) token as one of the payment methods.

It also support such payment options as Bitcoin, Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX).

NordVPN has been offering services since 2012, and today its user base is estimated at more than 8 million people worldwide.

BitTorrent Crowdsale, which lasted 18 minutes and collected $ 7.2 million, took place on January 28th. The token will be used to reward users for distributing files on BitTorrent and µTorrent torrent trackers.

Additionally, Sun shared some news on the upcoming BTT to µTorrent Classic integration. It should happen before the end of June. The function is implemented as part of the BitTorrent Speed project and will allow more than 100 million users to earn BTT tokens, which can then be spent on the purchase of various products and services.

We are proud to be working with providers in the privacy and security industry to accept BTT, and more exciting announcements are coming.

Justin Sun

Founder, TRON\ CEO, Bittorrent

In March, BitTorrent developers announced the opening of early access to the BitTorrent Live streaming service.

OCamlPro May Implement Unplanned Tezos Hardfork

Anyone can fork Tezos' blockchain but Foundation says "OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind"
18 June 2019   304

The non-profit organization Tezos Commons Foundation has published an official statement about a potential hardfork, which may be initiated by the French development team OCamlPro, the company's grantee.

As evidence, the organization published the text of an e-mail allegedly sent by Starchain Capital, a recently registered cryptocurrency fund.

According to the document, the management of OCamlPro and Starchain Capital announced a collaboration to develop and implement a fork of the Tezos blockchain called Dune Protocol in September 2019. The letter also says that Starchain Capital is attracting “investments to finance a separate project.”

Representatives of Tezos recalled that the blockchain can hold forks anyone. The problem, according to them, is the “OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind".

We found the text also includes a number of inaccurate (to put it mildly) statements that are intended to exaggerate the position of OCamlPro leadership. They did not create OCaml, Fabrice was not the ‘teacher’ of Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman, and the main Tezos engineers who were originally at OCamlPro are now working at Nomadic Labs, not OCamlPro.

Shaun Belcher

Executive Director, Tezos Commons Foundation

However, confirmation of whether the letter is an original or a fake has not yet been submitted.

OCamlPro participated in the Tezos grants program and worked on projects, Liquidity and TzScan. However, OCamlPro refused to fully disclose the code of their products, which is one of the conditions for receiving grants. Tezos Foundation announced the termination of funding OCamlPro in case of non-compliance in the second quarter of this year.

In March, the Tezos blockchain project completed the first round of voting for proposals for updating the protocol. The winning bid was ‘Athens A’, which received 18,181 votes.