WikiLeaks accepts donations via SegWit

According to Julian Assange, it might help encourage more donations to keep WikiLeaks up and running
15 December 2017   1480

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.

SEC to Start VanEck-SolidX BTC-ETF Consideration

Starting today, the 45-day countdown to the SEC initial decision was launched
20 February 2019   105

For the first time since August of last year, two proposals on the creation of a Bitcoin-ETF are under consideration by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The application of VanEck and SolidX, issued in cooperation with the Cboe BZX exchange, as expected, was included in the Federal Register issue this Wednesday, with which the 45-day countdown to the SEC initial decision was launched. The application of Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca was published last week.

I … hope that our investment in regulatory and market education, hard work and commitment will be honored when the time comes.
 

Gabor Gurbacs

Director of digital asset strategy, VanEck

The head of Bitwise’s research department, Matt Hogan, believes that not only firms that have submitted bids to create Bitcoin-ETFs are looking for approvals, but and the entire “extremely fast-growing” crypto industry.

A year ago there was maybe one qualified crypto custodian … and now there are half-a-dozen, and that number will go up from here. A little more than year ago, we didn’t have futures. A year ago we didn’t have nearly as many firms making markets. A few months ago, you didn’t have folks like Fidelity announced in the space. It’s evolving really, really quickly.
 

Matt Hougan

Global head of research, Bitwise

 As reported, ultimately, however, a bitcoin ETF approval will depend on how companies approach their proposals.