Polish Crypto Exchange Shuts Down Abruptly

Poland-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMarket has closed shop without warning, leaving customers high and dry. In a closure message that was posted on its website, the operators blame loss of liquidity as the chief reason for the shutdown. It’s still unclear how much of BitMarket’s users’ funds are trapped in the firm’s wallets. In the notice…

Playing on Layer 2: Satoshi’s Games Brings Lightning to the Next Level

Though Bitcoin’s second layer is mostly appreciated for its speed and scalability, it also helps enable some interesting smart contract functions. In this regard, the intricate microtransaction features have inspired enthusiasts to work on Lightning applications (LApps) that disrupt everything from content monetization (with Y’alls and LNCast) to privacy-friendly text messaging (like LnSMS and Receive…

ShapeShift Launches New Noncustodial Crypto Platform

ShapeShift announced today, July 8, 2019, the launch of its latest platform to provide users with an end-to-end solution for securely controlling all aspects of their digital assets. With the announcement of this new noncustodial platform, the five-year-old digital asset company will allow users to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies while maintaining full control of…

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine‘s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news affecting Bitcoin this week. Adoption Coinbase: Bitcoin Adoption on the Rise in the U.S. Bitcoin adoption is on the rise in the U.S. and is gradually becoming mainstream, as more people have Google searched “Bitcoin” this year than the “royal wedding”…