TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. Bisq-Cash fork is almost ready. Paxful processes transactions manually. Cryptojacking is nearly extinct. Bitmain Antminer T17 is available for purchase. SLP decentralized token market Agora released. Bitcoin cash transactions up since January, and Jaguar Land Rover to give crypto to drivers for sharing data.
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Bisq-Cash DEX Fork Almost Ready
Bisq-Cash, a fork of the decentralized exchange project, Bisq, entered a new phase of its progress. While a Reddit post states Bisq-Cash’s first objective was to just include Bitcoin Cash again on the platform, the project has shifted. With help from bitcoincashj, written by Crescent Cash wallet developer Pokkst, it now aims to use BCH as the main currency on the forked platform. The application is already in a working state and only kinks need to be ironed out.
Paxful Processing Manual Transactions During Provider Outage
Please send your btc address, amt and time sent so we can manually credit you. If you deposited pls give us your txid!
We are working nonstop to do this manually at 1am sat night. We are so sorry but this is all we can do now. A tech partner failed for 12 hours + no excuses! pic.twitter.com/wX2KnT3T5q
— Ray Youssef (@raypaxful) April 28, 2019
Ray Youssef, the CEO of Paxful, a p2p cryptocurrency exchange, reported they were pushed to process transactions manually due to a failure from their third-party processor, BitGo. He declared 2,900 transactions were made manually by the team at Paxful, pulling more than 36 hours of straight work and showing real dedication to their customers. The outage has been resolved now, and the exchange is working to get a failsafe in case this happens again.
Ordinary Cryptojacking Nearly Extinct
A new report from MalwareBytes research states cryptojacking, the method of remotely infecting a computer to mine cryptocurrency for a third party, has gone extinct this year due to several factors. One of the most important factors is that CoinHive, a popular plugin to do it, closed down its doors, making this once profitable industry go “the way of the dodo.”
Bitmain’s Atminer T17 Available for Purchase
We are proud to announce the all-new Antminer T17! The T17 utilizes the renowned 2nd Gen 7nm chip, 40 TH/s hashrate, and has a power efficiency of 55 J/TH. Order here (https://t.co/5AR6W9GJNA) and establish your mining presence. #AntminerT17 #antminer #BitcoinCash #bitcoin pic.twitter.com/uv8EAsDDL7
— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) April 28, 2019
Bitmain, the number one crypto mining hardware company, released its latest SHA-256 miner, the Antminer T17, to the public — now available for purchase at their online store. The T17 is a miner focused on efficiency, using the BM1397 chip that has a 7nm fabrication process. It is capable of mining at 40TH per second. The price of the device is of $1,270, with units starting shipping between May 5-20.
SLP Agora, a Decentralized Market for SLP Tokens, Released
Tobias R., developer of menu.cash, surprised the community with another great app called SLP Agora, a decentralized marketplace for selling SLP tokens, the token protocol used by Bitcoin Cash. While the app is still on its infant years and lacks a graphical interface, the basic functionality is here. “SLP tokens are a great first step development in the right direction of the top of the original BCH blockchain, and the ecosystem will keep evolving and I’m optimistic on the direction,” the developer stated.
Bitcoin Cash TXs Up Since December
— Gabriel Cardona (@cgcardona) April 29, 2019
Gabriel Cardona, a top Bitcoin Cash developer, informed the community of how BCH transaction numbers have gone up significantly since the start of this year. The tx number has gone from less than 20K in a day to more than 40K in some cases. The data is taken from analytics site, BitInfoCharts, and it clearly shows the recuperation of currency usage during this last month.
Jaguar Land Rover to Use Crypto as a Reward for Drivers
Jaguar Land Rover, United Kingdom auto manufacturer, confirmed they are planning to use cryptocurrency as a reward for drivers on their cars. Supposedly, the company would give the crypto IOTA to drivers who accept to share information about their travels and traffic status in an effort to curb congestion. Also, this could evolve into an Uber-like ridesharing system. The tokens would be rewarded to a smart car wallet. The availability date of this tool has not been announced.
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