Zap’s Strike Moves to Public Beta – Bitcoin Magazine

Today, Zap, the Lightning wallet lead by developer Jack Mallers, has announced that their Strike product is now in public beta.   Previously, Strike had only been available through a closed, private beta program. In the private beta, Mallers claims that they have “already seen $100,000 in payments”. Strike is an application that allows you to transact …

A Crypto Startup in India Raises $650k to Bring “Chit Fund” on Blockchain

Crypto startup ChitMonks has raised $650k in a pre-series A round with the help of early-stage investors Unicorn India Ventures (UIV). The firm aims to revolutionize proceedings by bringing 21st-century blockchain technology to the old-fashion chit-fund market. “At ChitMonks, we are building India’s largest blockchain network for Savings and Borrowings. We synergize Chit Fund Companies, …

Lastbit’s Wallet Hopes to Make Spending Bitcoin Simple One Day – Bitcoin Magazine

Lastbit, a Berkeley-based startup, has announced the beta launch of their Bitcoin and Lightning-enabled wallet. The company claims that their new solution is meant to address three critical problems preventing Bitcoin’s mass adoption:  price volatility, slow transactions, and technical complexities. Their solution for all of those problems seems simple:  allow the merchants to be paid …

An Infamous Bitcoin Whale Just Resurfaced — and He’s Got a Bone to Pick

In May, after building a following of tens of thousands by making millions trading Bitcoin, “Joe007” threw in the towel. At the time, the pseudonymous trader cited his inability to “afford Twitter.” “Trading is a dangerous, adversarial, high-stakes info game. It’s played against best-in-class, looking for any advantage. Your trade results and views being public …

3 Fundamental Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Bullish After Drop Under $9k

On Saturday, Bitcoin decisively dipped under $9,000, reaching lows not seen in over a week. It was a move that liquidated dozens of millions of dollars worth of longs, shaking bulls from their expectations of upside. Yet many analysts remain fundamentally optimistic, citing a number of trends indicating that Bitcoin still has a bullish undertone. …