Roundup – 09/01/2019 – French Tobacco Shops Start to Sell Bitcoin & more

French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin

KeplerK has started its service that lets tobacco shops called “buralistes” sell Bitcoin in France with 6 participants. The shops offer their customers coupons with the value of €50, €100 or €250. With these coupons, customers can enter a code on the website of KeplerK, the provider of this service, and they will get the equivalent amount of BTC in a wallet that Kepler K provides. However, French authorities including the Central Bank of France have given disapproving statements towards KeplerK’s service. A request of Coinrevolution revealead that KeplerK will also offer an exchange service where their clients can change their cryptocurrencies for fiat money. By next month Kepler K indicated that 6,500 shops will use their service.

Crypto Winter Hits Shapeshift – Layoff of a Third of Employees

The crypto exchange Shapeshift is the next company that is hit by the crypto winter. In a blog post, Erik Voorhees, the founder and CEO  explains his company expanded too quickly and aimed to develop too many projects at once. As a result, Shapeshift has to lay off 37 out of 125 employees. 

Wise Secure Memory Chip Set To Radically Transform Blockchain Technology Operations

Blockchain technology operations are set to be radically revolutionized with the development and deployment of the “Wise Secure Memory Chip”. This first-of-a-kind chip has been named after its Costa Rica-based company called Wise and it is already raising the profile of the Central American nation in the Blockchain community circles. The Wise Secure Memory Chip can support a variety of Blockchain technologies such as; Analog-mixed-signal and the next-level System-on-a-chip (AMS-SoC) feature. The AMS SoC is perfect for increasing the opening of Data Silos, Blockchain integration, Energy efficiency, Content Addressing, and Encryption.

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DX Exchange Goes Live In Europe

The revolutionary DX exchange has been unveiled on Monday 7th January 2019 at 14: 30 UTC. This new Crypto exchange has offices in Estonia and Israel and, therefore, falls under the oversight of authorities in the European Union and Israel. This crypto exchange is proffering immense opportunities to the Cryptocurrency industry as for the first time, traders are able to trade Cryptocurrencies and Tokenized Nasdaq stocks on one platform.

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Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong Billionaire, Invests in Bakkt

Bakkt, a renowned digital asset platform that is owned by Intercontinental Exchange just completed the first phrase of funding. The company executives planned this process well and managed to attract hundreds of investors from all across the globe. One of the notable investors is Li Ka-Shing, a Hong Kong billionaire who is also ranked among the top wealthiest people in the world.

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