ViaBTC unveils Bitcoin Cash Token and BTC ABC mining pool

ViaBTC exchange introduces the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) Token and launches a Bitcoin Cash mining pool 
17 July 2017   2097
Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

On August the 1st, the Bitcoin User Activated Soft Fork (UASF) is to be activated. The UASF is intended to address scaling issues faced by the Bitcoin network by accelerating the adoption of Segregated Witness. 

Recently, at “The Future of Bitcoin Conference 2017”, big block of supporters presented a BitcoinABC solution, which has an 8mb block size default, but does not include the upgrade for Segregated Witness (Segwit).

Since then, as ViaBTC reports, the exchange have received multiple inquiries from miners and users, asking if ViaBTC would be supporting BitcoinABC mining. Thus, ViaBTC published a statement concerning the possible upcoming Bitcoin User Activated Hard Fork (UAHF):

We decide to make precautions for the upcoming UAHF and provide a new option for users, on the basis of our support of SegWit2x under New York Agreement. We will designate the token “Bitcoin Cash” (BCC) to the possible split coin led by the activation of UAHF.
 

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 Viabtc is also launching a BCC mining pool:

On 22nd July 2017, we will be launching a brand new BCC mining pool and lock the activation time of UAHF at 12:20 1st August 2017 (UTC Time).
 

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Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Those who want to mine on the new BCC blockchain can begin mining in the new pool on July 22th, but they can only mine bitcoins since the fork has not taken place yet. On August the 1st, the new pool will automatically switch from mining bitcoin to BCC, ViaBTC detailed.

On July 22th, the company’s cloud mining division is to start offering BCC-mining contracts. On this day, the customers will be also given an opportunity to trade their bitcoins for two new assets on Viabtc’s exchange: the new BCC token and a temporary asset called Btc_Frozen2, which “represents frozen BTC assets and is not available for trading.” 

According to Viabtc, the customers could trade 1 BTC into 1 BCC token and 1 Btc_Frozen2 token, or vice versa. After UAHF activates at 12:20 UTC time on August 1st, all of the Btc_Frozen2 assets will be redeemed as bitcoins and it will be decided on the best timing to allow deposit and withdrawal for BCC, as ViaBTC reports. 

Switcheo to Launch Cross-Chain ETH-NEO Atomic Swaps

Developers says that the technology of atomic swaps has been known for few years, but is not popular, since its implementation in practice is quite complicated
25 April 2019   59

Switcheo announced the official launch of the atomic swaps feature for the Ethereum and NEO blockchains.

From now on, Switcheo users have access to the inter-block exchange of their own token exchange, SWTH and ETH, which allows for the transfer of assets between two markets represented on the trading platform and makes Switcheo the first decentralized exchange that implements this functionality.

A challenge with existing trustless exchanges is that trades are confined to individual blockchains, limiting the market combinations that can be offered to users” says . With the launch of the new feature, users can now trade conveniently between ETH and NEO markets, while retaining full custody of their funds.
 

Ivan Poon

CEO, Switcheo

According to the developers, the technology of atomic swaps has been known for several years, but is not widely used, since its implementation in practice is quite problematic. Switcheo lead developer John Wong explained that his team spent a lot of time adapting the process to the user's needs and achieved the desired result.