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Scottish Brewery began selling its shares for cryptocurrencies

Shares of the Scottish brewery BrewDog are now available to investors for Bitcoin and almost a dozen other cryptocurrencies, according to a company press release earlier this week. Sale of shares for cryptocurrencies started in the framework of the new investment round of the Equity for Punks campaign and will last until April of next year. In addition to Bitcoin, you can also purchase them for Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, […]

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Shares of the Scottish brewery BrewDog are now available to investors for Bitcoin and almost a dozen other cryptocurrencies, according to a company press release earlier this week.

Sale of shares for cryptocurrencies started in the framework of the new investment round of the Equity for Punks campaign and will last until April of next year. In addition to Bitcoin, you can also purchase them for Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Ethereum, Litecoin, Omisego, Qtum, Augur, Ripple and 0x.

“For us, this is the natural next step. BrewDog was founded as an alternative to the status quo to challenge perception and revolutionize its industry. Developers, miners and users of cryptocurrency are no different from other people, and we want to link the old and new financial systems, ”the company said.

Equity for Punks began as a crowdfunding attempt by BrewDog to expand its presence in the market where industrial beer traditionally dominates. Currently, BrewDog owns about 114 thousand investors, and the company expects to significantly increase their number at the expense of cryptocurrency users.

In honor of the cryptocurrency, the company also creates a new beer called Cryptonite West Coast IPA. Investors who purchase shares in BrewDog using cryptocurrency are promised six packs of original craft beer.

It is noteworthy that in October 2018, the company celebrated the opening of its representative office in Canary Wharf in London by raffling bitcoin wallets.

Recall that last year, the American blockchain start-up Civic, together with the brewing company Anheuser-Busch, presented the world's first anonymous “crypto-machine for selling beer”, checking the age of the buyer.

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Wells Fargo will launch stablecoin for internal settlements

Wells Fargo & Company, an American financial company, will launch Wells Fargo Digital Cash, a pilot blockchain service for internal payments, based on Corda Enterprise. According to a press release, Wells Fargo Digital Cash will provide almost instant international transfers between company branches using digitized funds (tokens). The company has already tested the concept on transfers from the USA to Canada. The launch of the project is scheduled for 2020 […]

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Wells Fargo & Company, an American financial company, will launch Wells Fargo Digital Cash, a pilot blockchain service for internal payments, based on Corda Enterprise.

According to a press release , Wells Fargo Digital Cash will provide almost instant international transfers between company branches using digitized funds (tokens).

The company has already tested the concept on transfers from the USA to Canada.

The launch of the project is scheduled for 2020. Wells Fargo Digital Cash will initially provide dollar payments, but then add support for other currencies.

Recall that previously the largest US financial holding company JPMorgan developed its own stablecoin JPMCoin for making international payments to large customers.

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Wells Fargo is going to present its own stablecoin in 2020

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Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the US, plans to introduce its own stablecoin in 2020, which will be used in cross-border transfers.

The press release said that the new Wells Fargo platform will create an international payment network based on distributed ledger technology. With the help of this system, as well as the Wells Fargo Digital Cash asset, payments will be made. The stablecoin being developed will be pegged to the US dollar. Initially, the network will be used for internal calculations, after which it will be integrated with other applications.

Lisa Fraser, representative of Wells Fagro, noted that DLT technology has many options for use, the company believes that it can also be successfully applied in banking. In addition, Wells Fargo Digital Cash is expected to enable the company to overcome barriers that still hindered effective cross-border payments in real time.

As you can see Wells Fargo followed the example of the bank JPMorgan Chase, which also introduced its own digital currency. It is noteworthy that back in July, Wells Fargo forbade customers to use credit cards to purchase cryptocurrency and its use in transactions.

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In the Bitcoin blockchain, a record of the network hashrate and the share of SegWit transactions

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The volume of computing power in the Bitcoin blockchain this Monday reached a record value above 104 quintillion per second, according to Smartbit portal data.

The record was fixed after approaching the level of 100 EH / s last week and the subsequent small rollback. Before the current growth period, which began in December and accelerated in June, the previous maximum was fixed at 60 EH / s in October 2018.

As noted earlier, over the past three months , about 600,000 new ASIC miners have joined the Bitcoin network, which has led to a rapid increase in the hash rate .

Last week, another message appeared that the authorities of one of the provinces of China are taking measures to close mining enterprises on their territory.

Also today, transactionfee portal announced another record – the share of transactions in the Bitcoin blockchain using Segregated Witness (SegWit) technology for the first time exceeded 50%.

On the main Bitcoin network, SegWit was activated on August 24, 2017. The technology is aimed at solving the problems of blockchain scalability, transaction plasticity, and also allows you to implement other optimizations. After the jump to 38% last May, the spread of SegWit slowed down and until recently ranged from 40-45%.

Casa Bitcoin developer and CTO Jameson Lopp previously spoke of the proliferation of technology that responded to the congestion of the cryptocurrency network:

"Reducing the demand for transactions, improving algorithms for calculating commissions, distributing SegWit and grouping transactions have led to more efficient use of space in blocks and reduced competition for this scarce resource."

At the same time, the price of the leading cryptocurrency , having shown a steady rise in the first half of the year, has remained in a fairly narrow range over the past months and amounts to about $ 10,000.

Publication date 09/17/2019
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Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$10,207.70
-0.06%
Ethereum (ETH)
$212.43
7.86%
XRP (XRP)
$0.300699
15.52%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$323.65
5.76%
EOS (EOS)
$4.09
1.46%
Stellar (XLM)
$0.065192
11.66%
Litecoin (LTC)
$75.86
4.95%
Cardano (ADA)
$0.050705
7.81%
Tether (USDT)
$1.00
-0.03%
Monero (XMR)
$74.66
-0.20%
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