Spain invests to create Blockchain center in Barcelona

Spain is intended on the development of the Blockchain based technology in the country
25 May 2018   719

As reported in the local news, Barcelona Tech City will be building a specialized space for Blockchain technology development. The new working area will be situated a second building which will be near the headquarter Pier01. Barcelona Tech City headquarters were presented back in summer 2016, and will mostly be used by Spanish Blockchain network Alastria.

Currently Pier01 hosts over 1,000 local and international specialists from tech launches and undertaking hubs throughout the country. All of the working teams and staff members are the part of the city’s digital ecosystem which is placed in the reconstructed Palau de Mar.

In the nearest future various buildings of Barcelona Tech City are aimed to be connected by electric vehicles. The Tech City will also keep all the necessary services for the “inhabitants” such as centers for health, gaming, and media. In November 2017, a famous software firm, SAP announced about joining Alastria’s Blockchain consortium. According to the report, the consortium presently has more than 150 member organizations that include several major Spanish banks, leading telecommunications networks as well as many large and IT industry based universities.

The Blockchain tech hubs building has been broadly spreading worldwide as a meaningful recent IT industry trend. The announcement from Spain was one of the recent several important initiatives which all interested in the development of Blockchain technology. 

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   96

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."