Weekly News Roundup – 21 Jun 2021
Investment banks and funds are adding more opportunities to offer crypto services to their clients; the capacity of Bitcoin’s main scaling solution, the Lightning network, accelerated to 1,500 BTC, traditional financial institutions getting into DeFi, and more.
BANK HOLIDAY: 25 June 2021 – SEPA payments paused
Due to the upcoming public holiday on Friday, 25 June 2021, Bitstamp’s bank payment clearing system for all SEPA payments will be closed.
Instant card purchases now available in the U.S.
We’re excited to announce that instant credit and debit card purchases are now available in most states across the US, and coming to more every month!
What are private and public keys?
Cryptocurrencies employ a form of cryptography known as public-key cryptography. Two cryptographic keys form the core of this system: a public key and a private key. These are strings of characters that are used for encrypting and decrypting data, as well as for signing and verifying transactions.
Weekly News Roundup – 14 Jun 2021
Major investment institutions entering crypto market, Taproot achieves activation lock-in, Invesco plans to launch crypto-focused ETF, all-time-high web traffic for cryptocurrency exchanges in May, and more.
Thomas Hook joins Bitstamp as U.S. Chief Compliance Officer
We're excited to welcome Thomas Hook as part of Bitstamp's strategic plan for continued growth and development.
How private is blockchain?
Maintaining privacy in the digital world is getting more and more difficult nowadays. But how does blockchain promote privacy and anonymity, when it also openly displays the entire history of transactions that anyone has ever made?
Withdrawal fees for Ethereum decreased
Since the Ethereum network congestion is no longer as severe, we are now decreasing our withdrawal fees. The Ethereum withdrawal fee at Bitstamp is now ...
Introducing USDT, COMP and GRT at Bitstamp with zero fees until the end of September!
We bring you another batch of eagerly-anticipated cryptocurrencies. In this varied group, you will find two new assets that continue to show our excitement for the DeFi market and the developing crypto ecosystem, as well as a stablecoin heavyweight!