800 million is total number of transactions in BTC
In the Bitcoin network, the amount of transferred value reached $107 trillion, and the total number of transactions in the Bitcoin network exceeded 800 million. Earlier in 2022, Bitcoin overtook Mastercard and Visa, with more than $14.8 trillion passing through the blockchain. BTC is the world's first decentralized digital currency, uses the blockchain network to secure transactions, and its value is determined by market demand. BTC has gained worldwide acceptance in recent years and is currently the largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap.
Planck hard fork planned for BNB network
The upgrade will take place on April 12 at block 27,281,024. The purpose of the hard fork is to improve the security, efficiency, and compatibility of the cross-chain bridge between Beacon Chain and Smart Chain. The network was originally launched in 2019 under the name Binance Chain. Its advantage was easy use and good throughput.
Later, there was a need for smart contracts, decentralization, forms of governance, etc. Thus, in 2020, the Binance Smart Chain network was launched, which retained performance, but already had the functions of smart contracts and DApps. After 2 years there was a rebranding. The ecosystem was named BNB Chain, and its networks Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain were renamed BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Chain.
Solana introduced a new data compression technology
Solana continues its development and becomes more and more interesting for NFTs. The developers have introduced a new data compression technology. The technology is aimed at reducing the cost of storing data on the network. The Solana Foundation's technical lead developer claims that the technology allows the creation of 100 million NFTs for 50 SOL ($1,000).
The number of BTC ATMs in the world has decreased by 10% since the beginning of the year
Since the beginning of 2023, the number of cryptocurrency ATMs worldwide has decreased by 10%. According to Coin ATM Radar, at the beginning of the year there were 37,591 of them, at the moment their number has decreased to 33,740 units. The largest number of cryptocurrency ATMs is located in the USA - 28,562 (84.6%), in Canada 2589 units (7.7%), and in Australia 362 (1%). The most popular cryptocurrency ATM manufacturers are General Bytes, BitAccess and Genesis Coin. The decline in the number of ATMs is attributed to the bankruptcy of ATM operator Coin Cloud in February 2023 and police raids against illegal bitcoin ATMs.
Binance refuses to buy Huobi exchange
The Binance exchange refused the offer of Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, to buy his part of the Huobi trading platform. According to CoinDesk, Binance is reluctant to agree to the deal due to rumors that Huobi has ties to mainland China. In February, Huobi applied for a license in Hong Kong. The offer to buy Huobi was made directly to Binance owner Changpeng Zhao. After the publication of this news by CoinDesk, Justin Sun denied this information. Binance declined to comment on this situation.
4 days DOGE was the logo of Twitter
Earlier this week, Twitter changed its logo to Doge. Elon Musk is a longtime fan of Dogecoin and periodically mentions it on his social networks, which has repeatedly influenced the exchange rate. After buying Twitter, subscribers suggested that Musk change the logo. The logo update came as a surprise to many, the price of the currency quickly jumped by 35%. After 4 days, the logo was changed to the familiar one and the price of Dogecoin fell by 7%.
White Paper Bitcoin is available on macOS
Tech blogger Andy Baio drew attention to the fact that WP Bitcoin can be found on macOS. The file is hidden so that it cannot be found during normal use of the device. To find the document, you need to enter the command in the terminal:
open /System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf. The blogger suggested that this document is just good for application testing. This is indirectly evidenced by the name of the file simpledoc.pdf and its size of 184 Kb.
SpaceX to Deliver Private Key to Bitcoin Wallet to the Moon
LunarCrush, a company developing social intelligence for the cryptocurrency ecosystem, has announced its desire to send 62 BTC ($1.76 million) to the Moon. The award will go to the first space traveler who can find a private key to a cryptocurrency wallet on the moon. The private key will be engraved and attached to the SpaceX rover. So the company wants to attract more people and awaken their interest in research.