Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Litecoin price nears two-year high as SegWit hopes rise

Litecoin's price rally continues as the cryptocurrency approaches the support needed to activate SegWit. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Straits Financial becomes first brokerage house to accept bitcoin

Straits Financial will become the first US-based Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) to accept bitcoin to fund trades and investments. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Blanket bitcoin ban isn’t right, says Russian finance ministry

According to a new report, the Ministry of Finance in Russia is now questioning its own bitcoin ban bill. Read more: hacked.com

Record bitcoin trading in India

Announcing the first one-stop-shop-style live trading app for the Indian market, Unocoin unsurprisingly highlighted the need for consumer convenience. Read more: www.bitcoinist.com

Bitcoin’s transaction backlog hits all-time high

Almost 100,000 bitcoin transactions are currently stuck, waiting to move, with around $30,000 in fees queued for miners to pick up. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

Unocoin partners bitwage for bitcoin-based payroll in India

A new partnership with San Francisco-based bitcoin payments company Bitwage will see Unocoin integrated into the payments platform. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com