Swiss Online Retail Giant to Add Crypto Payment Option

Digital Galaxus intends to accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Ethereum, Ripple, Binance Coin, Litecoin, Tron, NEO and OmiseGO 
20 March 2019   344

Digitec Galaxus, the leading player in the online retail market in Switzerland, has added support for cryptocurrency payments. This is stated in a press release.

The company intends to accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Ethereum, Ripple, Binance Coin, Litecoin, Tron, NEO and OmiseGO as payment for goods whose price exceeds 200 francs.

Digitec Galaxus sales about 2.7 million units of various goods. In 2018, store sales reached $ 261 million, which makes it 341 the largest online retailer in the world.

Note that support for cryptocurrency payment option was implemented using the Datatrans processing and the Danish startup Coinify.

If the user intends to make a purchase for cryptocurrency, the system opens a special window for 15 minutes, during which the quotes do not change. The commission for such a service is 1.5%.

It was reported earlier Japanese retail giant Rakuten will add support for cryptocurrency in its application.

1st Alternative Zcash Client to be Created by Parity

The responsibility for the continued development and support of the new client called Zebra will be with the Zcash Foundation
18 June 2019   126

The leading developer of solutions for the Ethereum ecosystem, Parity Technologies, presented the first alternative client for cryptocurrency Zcash.

A new client called Zebra is designed to improve the security of the Zcash network. So, if the original Zcashd client will not be able to operate for some reason, the blockchain will be supported by nodes on Zebra.

In addition, with the help of an alternative client, developers will be able to identify bugs and eliminate defects in consensus.

The community wins across the board, as there are now more core developers working on clients, with more interests represented and clients taking different approaches on how to build apps on top. Zcash can now boast a more diversified community that can effectively tailor experiences for Layer 2 developers as well as end-users.
 

Fredrik Harryson
CTO, Parity Technologies

The responsibility for the continued development and support of the Zebra will be with the Zcash Foundation.