JUN 11 DIGEST: Nick Szabo weighs in on Block Size Debate; BitShares integrates SmartChain technology

Nick Szabo believes that the block size debate needs more computer science and less noise; BitShares 2.0 integrates SmartChain technology and more top stories for June 11.

Nick Szabo: Block size debate "needs more computer science, less noise"

Renowned cryptographer, Nick Szabo, who many believe to be the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, has weighed in on the debate about changing the block size. In a tweet reply to another famous cryptographer, Adam Back, Szabo thinks that there is too much noise in the debate and not enough computer science.

BitShares Integrates SmartChain tech

BitShares has become the first company integrate the new Graphene toolkit powered Smartchain technology on its platform. The technology, which was developed by Virginia-based Cryptonomex Inc., is part of the new features that the newly upgraded BitShares 2.0 utilizes.


"This is the next step in the evolution of BitShares, and incorporates all of the feedback and lessons learned from the BitShares stakeholders, partners, developers, marketers, and other community leaders throughout this past year of research and development."

Visa predicts boom in mobile payments by 2020

A report from Visa Europe has indicated that Mobile payment methods will replace cash and cards in the UK by 2020. By 2015, only one in 12 Britons uses mobile payment methods. This figure is expected to grow to six in ten.

Over 12,000 UK consumers participated in the study, which also predicted that the