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Visa launched a blockchain system for corporate payments B2B Connect

Payment giant Visa Inc has launched a corporate payment network B2B Connect based on the blockchain, reports Reuters. The network was created to improve the efficiency of cross-border payments between financial institutions. In particular, B2B Connect implies fast and inexpensive payments without the involvement of intermediaries. Currently B2B Connect serves 30 payment corridors, the number of which Visa plans to increase to […]

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Payment giant Visa Inc has launched a corporate payment network B2B Connect based on the blockchain, reports Reuters .

The network was created to improve the efficiency of cross-border payments between financial institutions. In particular, B2B Connect implies fast and inexpensive payments without the involvement of intermediaries.

Currently B2B Connect serves 30 payment corridors, the number of which Visa plans to increase to 90 by the end of the year.

Thus, the new payment network is an alternative to the existing correspondent relations system, in which small credit institutions use the services of large intermediary banks. Such an approach is fraught with various difficulties in carrying out operations and adversely affects the speed of the latter.

“By creating a solution that facilitates direct transactions between banks, we eliminate the difficulties associated with key problem areas of the industry ,” said Kevin Falen, head of Visa Business Solutions.

Initially, B2B Connect used solutions based on distributed registry technology from the startup Chain. However, the Hyperledger Fabric technology from the Linux Foundation subsequently laid the foundation for the network. Also in the creation of solutions from Visa participated Bottomline, FIS and IBM, Visa.

Note that the work on B2B Connect has been going on for over two years . In 2017, a pilot version of this payment system was introduced.

Recall that in the spring of this year it became known that Visa is recruiting employees into a new department related to cryptocurrency.

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Bitcoin rate will grow from $ 16,000 to $ 62,000 by the end of 2019, analysts' forecasts

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Strengthening the position of Bitcoin creates the conditions for the emergence of more aggressive forecasts regarding the future dynamics of the movement of the coin.

Back in January, one of the analysts who wished to remain anonymous, successfully predicted the trajectory of Bitcoin from April to July. He said that BTC would first overcome the $ 5,300 mark, and by the middle of summer it would trade at $ 9,200 and was right.

In addition, the analyst predicted a cryptocurrency breakthrough to $ 16,000 by October 2019 and announced the continuation of a positive trend throughout the whole next year.

However, in social networks from traders sound more aggressive statements about the prospects of the coin. One of the optimists, a trader under the nickname Galaxy, posted a tweet post in which he announced a bitcoin jerk to $ 62,000 by the end of October.

The forecast is initially perceived as fiction, but if you read the post of the analyst, then you can believe in it.

Galaxy said that in 2017 we observed a similar trend, which resulted in a 570% rise in Bitcoin over 147 days. If we take as a basis the schedule of the course of the two-year-old asset and project it on the current situation, then we can expect an increase in the price of Bitcoin to $ 62,000 by the end of October.

Many Twitter users find the trader’s forecast to be more or less realistic, but they doubt the possibility of such an aggressive jerk of the coin. But there are those who say that such forecasts are not based on anything, and publishing them on the network only aims to increase the number of subscribers.

Publication date 19/06/2019
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Tom Lee: over the next months, the BTC rate will increase by 4 times

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Bitcoin bull Tom Lee believes that the flagship cryptocurrency is close to the FOMO rally, with the result that the value of the coin can rise to $ 40,000 over the next few months.

Tom Lee, head of Fundstrat Global Advisors, noted that the Bitcoin cryptocurrency rate is close to $ 10,000, which could serve as a trigger for the FOMO. Lee refers to the events that occurred at the end of 2017, when the price of BTC, approaching the level of $ 10,000, increased in two days to $ 20,000.

On Monday, the BTC rate overcame the $ 9,000 mark, and after the Libra crypto-project from Facebook was introduced, the cost rose to $ 9,200. It is assumed that the Libra project is proof for society that cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular, large companies, including financial ones, are particularly interested in them. Lee also noted that on the same day, the value of GRAYSCALE BITCOIN TRUST (GBTC) shares rose by 11%, reaching $ 12, which was not observed since July 2018.

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The launch date of the new Ethereum 2.0 blockchain algorithm has become known – January 3, 2020

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Developer Justin Drake (Justin Drake), according to Trustnodes , called the date of transition of the Ethereum network to the second version of the protocol and the introduction of the consensus mechanism Proof of Stake (PoS). According to him, Ethereum 2.0 will become a reality in seven months – January 3, 2020, exactly 11 years after the extraction of the genesis-block of Bitcoin .

Drake also said that the developers of Ethereum for less than two weeks – until June 30 – should finalize and approve the specifications of the zero phase. Before generating the genesis block, they will have to launch a deposit contract for the accrual of funds to validators – and present it at the Devcon conference in Japan in October.

Thus, according to Drake, over the next three months, developers should collect at least 2 million ETH, and in seven months, bring the product to a “production stage”, that is, a test network that has been working for quite a long time without significant flaws and has passed a security audit, for at least two customers.

Recall that the founder of Messari, Ryan Selkis (Ryan Selkis), expects that the transition of Ethereum to the second version of the protocol will take place no earlier than 2021. In early May, Prestmatic Labs co-founder Preston Van Loon announced the public launch of a test network for Ethereum 2.0 – Sapphire – created on the basis of the Casper protocol with PoS consensus algorithm and support for stacking.

Publication date 18.06.2019
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Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$9,173.00
-0.31%
Ethereum (ETH)
$268.82
-0.32%
XRP (XRP)
$0.435410
-1.18%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$416.97
-0.86%
EOS (EOS)
$6.91
-1.21%
Stellar (XLM)
$0.126069
-1.29%
Litecoin (LTC)
$137.90
5.05%
Cardano (ADA)
$0.091419
1.04%
Tether (USDT)
$1.00
-0.02%
Monero (XMR)
$100.19
2.46%
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