Paying Salaries in Bitcoin to be considered in Israel

The solution to encourage talented specialists of the technological firms with Bitcoin is presently being mulled by the authorities of Israel
14 June 2018   1177

Israel companies are generally known by high salaries, conductive working conditions and regular promotions. But all these things are not enough: nowadays the officials of the state are thinking about the encouraging perspective specialists with salaries in Bitcoin. 

The Example has been given by the company Spot.IM. The client asked the officials about a permission for paying its employees` wages in bitcoin. Such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin are hardly regulated by the security and taxation systems in Israel. In order to overcome all the possible difficulties, Spot.IM is aimed to solve these problems by setting the airbag arrangement with the state authorities. Presently the negotiations with the Israel Securities Authorities are kept. First of all, the exchange rate is being discussed, as it is necessary to consider the volatility of Bitcoin exchange rate.

As soon as all the agreements with the agency would be reached, this issue can be transferred into the Ministry of Labour coordination. The ministers of the structure are  already concerned with the matter and are to be involved in making the decision in near future. Spot.IM is going to take on the costs of conversion. 

The specialists of the technological company Spot.IM are confident about the future of cryptocurrencies, but actually the firm is not yet involved with them. Among the customers of Spot.IM are such news services as Time Magazine, NBC, Huffington Post, Engadget, Fox News and others. Spot.IM is responsible for the social interactions and commentary on these resources. Since the establishing in 2012, the company managed to raise $38 million. In November of 2017 the firm gained $25 million, partially these earnings are owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1077

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.