WikiLeaks accepts donations via SegWit

According to Julian Assange, it might help encourage more donations to keep WikiLeaks up and running
15 December 2017   1143

Today the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange announced in his twitter account that WikiLeaks now supports Bitcoin Segwit addresses. Assange also stated that transaction fees from SegWit-enabled wallets are minimized, which might help encourage more donations to keep WikiLeaks up and running.

Wikileaks

In 10 years of WikiLeaks existence, it has amassed a database of over 10 million documents that shed light on things that governments and other entities would prefer to remain in the shadows.

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks supports a number of donation methods, including ZCash, Litecoin, and Monero.

Recently, we have reported that Bitwala implemented SegWit into the Bitwala Wallet and now it is available for all users of wallet.

BitPay to Receive New York's BitLicense

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers
17 July 2018   101

The well-known cryptocurrency processing service BitPay obtained a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York. Known also as BitLicense, this license is issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and grants its holders the ability to conduct activities related to cryptocurrencies in the state.

NYDFS has carefully studied the company's application, including its policy on measures to combat money laundering, customer identification, fraud prevention, cybersecurity. The financial situation of the company was also thoroughly analyzed.

New York state has one of the strictest policies around businesses involved in cryptocurrency and working through the approval processes to obtain a License was important to BitPay. We believe this hard work will pay off as New York presents significant business opportunities for BitPay.
 

Stephen Pair

CEO, BitPay

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers: the first will be able to use the company's processing services to accept payments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter will pay for various goods and services using these two BitPay supported cryptos.

Note that BitPay was only the eighth company that received BitLicense. Other license holders are Square, Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, Ripple and Circle. In addition, special permissions for operations with crypto-currencies are exchanged by Gemini and itBit.