Poloniex now supports Bitcoin Cash

One of the most popular cryptocurrency exchange now supports the hardfork of Bitcoin
14 August 2017   1636

The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange officially announced the addition of Bitcoin Cash to the listing. The asset is traded under the BCH and is available in pairs to BTC, ETH and USDT.

Accordingly, all users who had bitcoins on their accounts as of 13:16:14 UTC on August 1 received an equivalent number of BCH coins.

A few days before the Bitcoin Cash hotshot, the Poloniex administration refused to confirm future support for this cryptocoin, saying that such a decision would be made only after they were sure that they would be able to support the new chain without the risk of losing funds.

However, already on August 4, the exchange announced support for Bitcoin Cash.

The market reaction to this fact turned out to be quite positive: the average rate of the coin went up, reaching the high $ 327, according to Coinmarketcap. Now it's average price is $307.16

Poloniex BCH rate
Poloniex BCH rate

At the same time at the Poloniex the first hours of trading were accompanied by a rather high volatility: according to the exchange, the rate reached USDT 750 with a minimum drop to USDT 200.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.