BitShares Newsletter – Issue #001 06/12/2019

What is happening in the BitShares Community this week? This BitShares weekly newsletter collects progress of projects, technical updates and events.

1. Cryptomate

BitShares (BTS) is now listed on Cryptomate, allowing direct fiat purchase of BTS in the UK through bank transfer.
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2. Wirex

BitShares Blockchain Foundation has confirmed a verbal agreement from credit card processor Wirex to list BTS, and the Wirex worker proposal has been approved. BTS holders will be able to spend their BTS with the Wirex App and Wirex Visa cards if everything goes according to plan. Wirex is an FCA Licensed global leader in digital money solutions for both personal and commercial use. Wirex was invested by SBI Holdings.
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3. Graphene DevCon 2019

The 2nd Global Graphene Blockchain DevCon 2019, supported by the BitShares community, will be held in Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai, China, July 6th-7th. Representatives from BitShares Committee, BitShares Blockchain Foundation (BBF), BitShares Core Team and BitShares UI Team will deliver keynote speeches and join the panel discussions. The DevCon is in the final stages of preparation. Please grab your ticket ASAP!
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4. Baicheng Baidian

The “BitShares Baicheng Baidian” (means “BitShares 100-Cities-100-Shops”) Program initiated by GuoAn, a senior BitShares community member, had a live streaming on Weibo. GuoAn introduced the features of the program and the problem it solved, how the program worked for BTS holders, and the new progress of the cn-vote Union. The program helps local businesses to bypass giant platforms and achieve e-commerce in a decentralized way. If you own a local business, you are more than welcome to contact GuoAn to join (WeChat: lovecz09).
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5. BUIDLBoston Hackathon

To enhance the public utilization of blockchain technology and attract more talent to the platform, BitShares sponsored the BUIDLBoston Hackathon, along with Algorand, Tezos, and GXChain. During the official Boston Blockchain Week, the BUIDLBoston Hackathon was held on May 11th and 12th in Boston, United States and its online session was continued until May 25th. Two talented teams built their projects on BitShares blockchain during the Hackathon.
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6. BitShares Core

BitShares Core v3.1.0 has been released. This upgrade brings enhancement to the HTLC and Market Fee Sharing features introduced in v3.0.
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7. BitShares UI

BitShares UI v3.1.190618-rc1 has been released. This version includes 9 feature updates and 36 bug fixes or improvements. Major updates include: Add basic HTLC support; Add support for market fee sharing.
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8. PalmPay

PalmPay has released v1.5.6 update. This version brings updated (human-corrected) translations in 104 languages, added more support for “tap-to-pay” invoices via telegram, whatsapp, email, etc., and adding support for atomic swaps, and many more enhancements. PalmPay is a chain-agnostic point of sale system built on the BitShares blockchain. It enables any business to accept one or more cryptos at zero cost.
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