Dutch bitcoin and altcoin brokerage Anycoin Direct expands its instant buying and selling service to an additional fourteen – predominantly Eastern European – countries. The move is the result of a new partnership by Anycoin Direct with the European payment institution TrustPay.
Feathercoin is a cryptocurrency released in 2013, with the aim to become an alternative to Bitcoin. Feathercoin is a fork of Litecoin and doesn’t have a lot of interesting features, especially in comparison with most of today’s projects, which have rather colossal plans of connecting all the blockchains, replacing fiat money or becoming an engine for the worldwide banking systems. Still, Feathercoin has its advantages and differs from other currencies of its time. Feathercoin is nine time faster than the Bitcoin blockchain is in generating a block and has an increased maximum number of coins that is equal to 336 million coins. Feathercoin was one of the first altcoins to garner great support and was popular for some time, though it is now seemingly semi-abandoned. However, in the latest news on Feathercoin, Peter Bushnell, the founder of Feathercoin, is reportedly returning to its development and may be a signal of Feathercoin coming back on the scene.
ShapeShift releases the Shifty Button, a tool allowing online merchants to start accepting payments in 11 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and leading altcoins Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Darkcoin.877
A popular vendor that sells gift cards for cryptocurrencies dropped altcoin support, in part due to the negative reaction he received from the community.371
GHash.IO, the mining pool that almost created a 51% attack back in January, recently announced some big changes, including a Scrypt mining pool that allows customers to mine Litecoin, Dogecoin, Auroracoin and Feathercoin.411
The cryptocurrency trader from Canada yesterday have added the support of 5 mainstream “coins” and some new features.252
Feather announced that it would be using a system called advanced checkpointing in an effort to guard its blockchain. The announcement said the mechanism could protect against a 51% attack.407