BCH-Based Openswap Client Will Feature Trustless Atomic Swaps

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On Friday, Dec. 14, Bitcoin Cash developer Mark Lundeberg announced his new project Openswap, a fork of the Electron Cash client that features atomic swap functionality. Lundeberg’s been working on the Openswap software for months and the tool can perform swaps between bitcoin cash (BCH) and BTC in a trustless fashion. Also read: Markets Update: Bears…

Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTC

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Gab, a social network dedicated to preserving freedom of speech, has announced that its store now accepts BTC directly after banks and payment processors denied the platform service. “Literally no one can no-platform our new crypto shop,” Gab announced. The platform integrated Btcpay Server after it was refused service by Coinbase and Bitpay. Also read: Indian…

Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading

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Trade.io, a cryptocurrency exchange and investment company, has acquired British brokerage firm Primus Capital Markets Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The new subsidiary is to start trading foreign currency using digital assets as base currency under a new name, TIO Markets. Initially, customers will be able to make deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin core, ethereum,…

Gemini Announces Litecoin Availability With NY State Approval

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Gemini VP of Engineering Erin Winer announced today via the company blog that Gemini will now support Litecoin (LTC). Trading Starts Next Week, Deposits Available Now On Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. EST, users of the Gemini exchange will be able to deposit LTC into their accounts, and trading will begin the following Tuesday, October…

Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services

Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services

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Charlie Lee took to reddit Tuesday to clarify his and the Litecoin Foundation’s roles in the new acquisition of nearly 10 percent of a German bank. 

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

What Crypto Really Thinks About Litecoin's Banking Ambitions

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A much-talked-about deal between a cryptocurrency non-profit and a bank saw cheers and jeers this week, and all sorts of reactions in between.

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

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Litecoin is a persistent frontrunner in the payment cryptocurrency race. With technological limitations, many Bitcoin (BTC) investors have shifted to Litecoin (LTC)—an open-source fork of Nakamoto’s original cryptocurrency with founder Charlie Lee. As a faster, cheaper version of Bitcoin, Litecoin is nearly technically identical to BTC, but with distinctive fundamental differences. Litecoin strives to rival Bitcoin as…

Charlie Lee Announces Schedule & Speaker List for Litecoin Summit

Charlie Lee Announces Schedule & Speaker List for Litecoin Summit

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Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has announced the release of the full schedule of the upcoming Litecoin Summit, which will see the Litecoin team, Lightning Labs, RSK Labs, and a range of industry experts and influencers meet in San Francisco to discuss the future of Litecoin. I'm excited for the first ever Litecoin Summit! We have…

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

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Ukrainians are increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, and 13 percent of those using the Internet own digital coins, according to a new survey. The total of the daily turnover on the three leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the country currently reaches $2 million USD.   Also read: Ukrainian Companies Mint 25 Coins, Raise $132 Million Majority of…

NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

NYDFS Authorizes Paxos Trust Company to Add Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumen

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Despite a recent market downturn, cryptocurrencies continue to make regulatory progress. Starting June 14, Paxos Trust Company will make Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Stellar Lumens available for OTC trading on their itBit digital asset exchange. Early Bird Authorization by NYDFS Joining a short list of exchanges authorized to trade cryptocurrency, Paxos Trust Company was approved…