Venezuelans to Exchange 17B VEB to BTC in 1 Week

This is situation is notable on the background of new crypto related law issued by authorities
04 February 2019   595

The past week was the most active in terms of trading volume in Venezuela - almost 17.1 billion sovereign Bolivars were exchanged for bitcoins. In terms of Bitcoin, trading volume was 1 972 BTC. This is reported by Bitcoinist.

In turn, the Venezuelan authorities have issued the “Constitutional Decree on the Integrated System of Cryptocurrency Assets”, which regulates the activities of Bitcoin exchanges and other crypto companies.

Those who operate or perform any type of activity related to the constitution, issuance, organization, operation and use of (Petro) or cryptocurrencies, including mining, without the proper authorization of the governing body and in breach of the other formalities required by this Constituent Decree, they will be sanctioned with a fine equivalent to 100 to 300 (Petro).

New Venezuelan Law

However, experts say, the decree is unlikely to have a significant impact on p2p-services, such as LocalBitcoins. The attribution of Latin American people to cryptocurrency they explain the difficult economic situation due to sanctions and hyperinflati

Lightning Network Wallet by Breez to be Out For iOs

Solution is based on the lightweight client called Neutrino and it wallet supports Submarine Swaps technology
18 June 2019   211

The Breez payment platform introduced a non-custodial wallet for iPhone that supports the Lightning Network protocol.

The basis of the new product is a lightweight client Neutrino. It is also known that the wallet supports Submarine Swaps technology, which makes it possible to conduct transactions between online addresses and the Lightning Network.

The company's blog says that immediately after installation, the application automatically connects the channel to the so-called Breez hub connected to other Lightning nodes, which allows the user to conduct transactions with any participants in the second-level network. In addition, according to the founder of the company, Ron Scheinfeld, the possibility of a refund is provided in the event of challenging purchases.

In a Lightning economy, people trade money for goods and services. Intermediaries — banks, credit cards, online payment processors, and custodians of any kind — are obsolete. All that remains are the people, trading with each other anywhere, anytime, free to do what each of them thinks is best with their own money. Scale is no longer a concern. Transactions are virtually instantaneous and practically free. The people are free too. Finally.

Roy Sheinfeld
Co-Founder and CEO, Breez

The company also noted that within only two months after the release of the version for Android, Breez benefited from "hundreds of users." Currently, the wallet is in beta.

On the eve of the release of the iOS application, the startup managed to attract $ 500,000 from Recruit Strategic Partners and Fulgur Ventures. The funds will be used to develop an application for merchants, allowing them to accept Lightning-payments.