Digest: Bitcoin Debit Cards in EU, BTC Transaction Fees, Hackers Attacked Atlanta's Government Computers

Mar 27, 2018 at 16:14 // News
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Welcome back to Coin Idol TV News channel. Today’s most important news from the world of Blockchain and cryptocurrency: Bitcoin physical debit cards are coming back in Europe; Bitcoin transaction fees hit a record low; Hackers attacked Atlanta's government computers to demand ransom in cryptocurrency.

Physical Bitcoin debit cards are coming back to Europe

Since VISA’s decision to suspend all Bitcoin prepaid debit and virtual cards in the EU, citizens of Europe and many other countries have had no option to use cryptocurrency cards for withdrawals and POS payments. However, on April 2 two cryptocurrency-related companies are preparing to bring their new physical and virtual cards to the market.

According to Dmitry Lazarichev, the founder and CEO of Wirex, in April the company will begin working with physical contactless cards supporting payments in British Pound, Euro and United States dollar.

Bitcoin transaction fees hit a record low

Bitcoin transaction fees hit a record low. According to Bitcoin fee information service, on March 26 Bitcoin transaction fees have hit a record low of only 1 satoshi per byte. Such a transaction can be confirmed in just 10 minutes.

Hackers have Attacked Atlanta's Government Computers to Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

The computer system of the City of Atlanta government has been hacked, affecting payment tools and some court data. Hackers were asking for the ransom in Bitcoin to unblock information.