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Updated Bitcoin ABC client, added protection against reorganization attacks. At the G20 summit will discuss cryptocurrency, in France you can buy bitcoin in the store.
From January 1, 2018, the French will be able to buy Bitcoin in tobacco shops. There will be sold coupons from the company Bimedia nominal value from 50 to 250 euros. The KeplerK platform will help transfer funds from the purchased voucher to an e-wallet.
Permission to implement this product has been issued by the Prudential Supervision and Rights Authority, which is an independent control body. Its area of interest includes supervision of banking and financial activities. At the same time, the Bank of France is wary of cryptocurrencies. However, it did not prohibit the sale of vouchers. It is expected that initially the experiment will involve up to 4,000 stores.
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After Bitcoin Cash hardfork, ABC and SV chains were repeatedly attacked by reorganization. The problem is that after such an attack, there is the possibility of delays or even cancellation of transactions.
The Bitcoin Cash team, which is now becoming known as Bitcoin ABC, has released client update 0.18.5. They note that the new software will fully protect against reorganization attacks. This will make asset trading stable and secure. However, financial organizations and stock exchanges do not yet consider the conflict to be resolved. Most of them froze the reception and payment of funds in Bitcoin Cash coins versions ABC and SV.
One of the issues that will be discussed at the G20 meeting will be the problem of the digital economy. Leaders of the 20 largest countries in the world will raise the topic of cryptocurrency. The event will take two days, and the consideration of five key issues is on the agenda.
The fact that the discussion of the digital economy and cryptocurrency is on this list indicates the importance of the issue. However, it should be recognized that countries have very different ideas about the role of the blockchain in modern society. At the last summit, the G-20 leaders were already trying to find an answer to the challenges of the time. However, the parties did not come to a common understanding of the problem and its solutions.