TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a daily crypto update from your favorite reporter, Linzerd. Japan Railways considers taking crypto payments. Bitmain announces S17 launch date. Bitcoin transaction numbers soaring. TRON acquired CoinPlay, and Cryptobuyer teams with Dash to offer zero-fee remittances.
Japan Railways Considers Taking Crypto Payments
Japan Railways, the most important train operating company in the country, is considering cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for train tickets at a national level, according to a report from CCN. The company would be doing this by establishing a cryptocurrency venture exchange in partnership with a bank or another exchange, such as Rakuten, one of the biggest retailers of Japan, did recently.
Bitmain Announces S17 Line Release Date
We’re officially announcing the selling date of the long-awaited Antminer S17 Pro, S17, and T17, which will be released on April 09. Stay tuned for more information! #AntminerS17Pro #AntminerS17 #AntminerT17 #BitcoinCash #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/zu4abKrK9P
— Antminer_main (@Antminer_main) March 29, 2019
Bitmain, the leading mining hardware manufacturer, announced the launch date of their new line of SHA-256 (Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash) miners. According to the info in their Tweet, the Antminers S17 Pro, S17, and T17 will be available for purchase April 9th.
Bitcoin Transactions Rising
The number of Bitcoin transactions spiked recently, going from 220,000 operations per day to almost 400,000 transactions per day, according to data revealed by TrustNodes. This could be the signal that the so-called Crypto Winter is retreating, some analysts believe, or it could be the result of Venezuela’s blackout coming to an end, or even a combination.
TRON Acquires CoinPlay
TRON, the cryptocurrency led by Justin Sun, has reportedly acquired CoinPlay, advertised as the first blockchain global app store. With this acquisition, TRON secures an already established way of distributing dApps, one of the biggest TRON markets currently. This acquisition is the second most important for the company, after having purchased BitTorrent and releasing the now notorious BitTorrent Token not so long ago.
Cryptobuyer Partners With DASH to Offer Zero Fee Remittances
To allow foreign Venezuelans to send money to their loved ones, Cryptobuyer will offer zero fee on their ATMs network for Dash transactions until May 1, 2019 @dashpay#Venezuela #Venezuelan #Panama #venezolanosenelmundo #Dash #CryptoNews #cryptocurrency #cryptocurrencynews pic.twitter.com/9QuMle2UrC
— Cryptobuyer (@cryptobuyer) March 28, 2019
Cryptobuyer, a Panama based cryptocurrency ATM operator, announced they will be offering zero fee DASH operations in their ATMs to send remittances to Venezuela. Also, Traki stores, one of the biggest retailers in the country, announced they will be accepting DASH through their POS solution, so Venezuelans outside will be able to send crypto from countries such as Panama.
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