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Liquid Bitcoin Wallet: HolyTransaction adds support for L-BTC – Bitcoin on the Liquid Network!

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Today, we are pleased to announce that HolyTransaction Wallet is adding support for swapping L-BTC and thus introducing the ability to deposit and withdraw bitcoin using Liquid Network.

Bitcoin on the Liquid Network, or L-BTC, is verifiably backed 1:1 by bitcoins on the mainchain as Liquid is a federated sidechain between bitcoin exchanges and market makers. Once the coins are transferred from BTC to L-BTC, HolyTransaction users can take advantage of the massive speed and increased security features.

Why is Liquid support such a big deal?
Liquid Network is capable of operating ten times faster than Bitcoin’s own network, which opens up a world of possibilities for the users, particularly when it comes to the speed, faster transactions, and lower costs of making payments. Imagine having to only wait for one minute for your transaction to be processed, as opposed to at least 10 minutes, which is what Bitcoin’s blockchain requires. That is what Liquid Network offers, and what customers of HolyTransaction will now have the ability to do from within their wallet.

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Send to Bitcoin SegWit bech32 addresses!

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We are very excited to announce that HolyTransaction has implemented support for Bitcoin bech32 address formats on its platform. You can now enter a bech32 address when sending bitcoin from HolyTransaction. When depositing, you can also transfer the bitcoins to HolyTransaction from a bech32 address. HolyTransaction is the first web wallet to implement the native SegWit address format.

Native SegWit address bech32
Bitcoin bech32 addresses start with “bc1”. Segwit bech32 format has some technical benefits over the already used SegWit address format, which includes decreased transaction fees and increased throughput. Moreover, the new address format is case-insensitive and consists only of lower cases so the chance of typing an error is lower.

SegWit
SegWit makes it possible to rearrange the information in a block. Consequently, the block can contain more information and it makes transaction processing more cost-effective. Therefore, the blockchain can process much more transactions per second. This is a big step for the entire cryptocurrency community.

We believe this improvement will be welcome by the community. Tell your friends!
Check your wallet and try it out.

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Visa is working on a secure and scalable Blockchain

The American multinational financial services corporation Visa annonuced its “secure and scalable” blockchain project.
To do so, Visa opened a position for software engineers who have to “explore and develop technologies that are critical to the payments industry in the future”, as stated in the job advertisement. 
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Job Description

The researches will cover three key areas: data analytics, security and future of payments, so the team will work on develop a sort of proof-of-concept for the Visa blockchain network

“Working on Future of Payment research at Visa is a unique opportunity at a time when the payments industry is undergoing a digital transformation with data as a critical differentiator. We offer you the opportunity to be at the center of innovation in the payments industry and unleash the power Visa technologies and massive data in innovating the future of payment concept.”


The perfect candidates must have programming experience, cryptography and “competency in data structures, algorithms and software design optimized for building highly distributed and parallelized systems”. 

Visa partners with Chain

Some months ago, Chain raised $30 million in a new venture funding, drawing funds from some financial companies including Visa.
Chain is a a blockchain developer platform that serves an enterprise market.

The blockchain is no longer a choice

Previously, on December 2015, Visa Europe stated that “the blockchain is no longer a choice”.
In an interesting blog post entitled “Why 2015 was the year of payments”, in fact, they commented on financial technologies including the subject of digital currencies, by saying:

“2015 has turned blockchain into something the industry has to live with. It is no longer a choice anymore. Recent news speculating about the identity of its creator and the formalisation of virtual money as a commodity just makes it more real than ever before.”


To know more about Visa perspective on the blockchain, you can read the full post here.

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Amelia Tomasicchio